Satan's Classic Debut, "Court in the Act," To Be Reissued
Metal Mind Productions has announced the reissued of NWOBHM power thrash band Satan's debut release, "Court In The Act."
Satan is one of the most important groups that emerged in the early NWOBHM era. Their unique mixture of heavy and power metal spirit with thrash riffage brought a handful of unforgettable tunes and revolutionized heavy music as we know it. "Court in the Act" is their debut release and in the same time their highlight, containing ten tracks (including the intro) and over 40 minutes of music that was absolutely groundbreaking for a 1983 release. Satan managed to come up with a sound that was way ahead of their own time. The songs were melodic, but in the same time very aggressive – a sign of an upcoming revolution. Both guitarists, Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, delivered an amazing performance – although their styles were completely different, the duo managed to perfectly balance their playing and introduce a handful of timeless riffs and solos. The best example of the band's impressive guitar virtuosity can be heard in the sharp and heavy tune "Break Free," which features a dazzling 3-minute solo. Other highlights include the intensive "No Turning Back," the atmospheric "Alone in the Docks," and the epic instrumental track "Ritual."
"Court in the Act" remains one of Satan's best releases, as well as one of the most unappreciated – even though the album hit the stores immediately before the thrash metal explosion, being somewhat a pioneer on the scene, it failed to gain the proper popularity it deserved. Most critics claim that this LP was just a bit too much for the average listener in 1983, when even such bands as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden played music nowhere near as dynamic and aggressive as Satan.
Now, thanks to this exclusive re-edition of "Court in the Act", you can once again experience one of the best releases in the history of metal. The new digipack edition includes 3 bonus tracks and is digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc, and limited to numerated 1000 copies. Metal Mind Productions will release the album on November 24th in Europe and January 20, 2009 in the USA (via MVD).
Here is the tracklisting for Satan's reissue of "Court In The Act":
1. Into The Fire
2. Trial by Fire
3. Blades of Steel
4. No Turning Back
5. Broken Treaties
6. Break Free
7. Hunt You Down
8. The Ritual
9. Dark Side of Innocence
10. Alone In The Dock
12. Pull The Trigger
13. Break Free (single version)
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