Strength & Honour

by Satanic Warmaster

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Satanic Warmaster's debute album from 2001.

"Possibly the single most powerful Finnish black metal album of the late 90´s: "Strength and Honour". Combining the satanic aggression of early Finnish black metal with the arising militant pagan awareness. this album was instrumental in the subcultural development of Finnish (black) metal. A reissue was deemed necessary because thousands of copies have been sold in several different editions but lacking the clarity and perfection of a definitive version. That version shall be available now. Despite being a well-known name these days, SATANIC WARMASTER was known from it´s inception as a serious and provocative project. It´s musical awareness of black metal tendencies from EMPEROR to MUTIILATION and moreover, awareness of the heritage of ancient pagan traditions both in national resurgence and through the witchcraft of Satan, the adversary. With it´s unconscious symbolism to modern heavy metal youth as the destructive energies in man it makes the album concrete and evil. It´s possessed with a feeling that makes you think it´s mere presence will turn over tombstones and set churches on fire. Halfway through this album back in ´99 this reviewer was turned from scepticism towards modern Finnish black metal to acclaiming it´s potential future existence as a radical artistic force. The truth of this prophecy has since been proved numerous times by the same artist and others unmentioned. Also the bonus track "Legion Werwolf" from S&H tape and vinyl version is included here. The album is remastered from the original master tape with a different vision in mind and has better dynamics and definition, yet containing the esoteric power of the original savage production."

Originally released by and still available from Northern Heritage.
Northern heritage website: www.cfprod.com/nh

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released November 13, 2001

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Satanic Warmaster Finland

Satanic Warmaster is Werwolf.
Formed in 1998.

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