« Aptly self-labelled as « possessed punk », the sound of SATAN translates into a crude, glacial approach that nails both extreme punk and second-wave black metal vibes. Founded in 2009 in Grenoble, France, the band has since released several splits as well as one full-length, 2015’s « L’Odeur Du Sang ».
Mixed and mastered by Today Is The Day’s mastermind Steve Austin, their punishing second album « Un Deuil Indien » (An Indian Mourning) is another departure from the band’s previous works. While still going straight to the point – barely clocking at 17 minutes – with blizzard-like riffs and drumming, the pared-down production shows SATAN at its rawest form. A feeling reinforced by the vicious, more articulated vocal delivery, highlighting absinthe-fueled, surrealist proses. Corrosive yet surprisingly anthemic, minimalist yet deep in sound and meaning, « Un Deuil Indien » is a record built on contrasts behind its apparent frightening savagery. »