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Satan Takes A Holiday
Anton Lavey
Satan Takes A Holiday
Genre: Alternative Rock
 
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Former High Priest and founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey may surprise you with his selection of tunes that he plays and sings with close friends. The songs come from the early 1900's, suicide songs and sentimenta...  more »

      
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All Artists: Anton Lavey
Title: Satan Takes A Holiday
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Phantom Domestic
Original Release Date: 5/19/1995
Re-Release Date: 8/28/2007
Genre: Alternative Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 832915000321

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Former High Priest and founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey may surprise you with his selection of tunes that he plays and sings with close friends. The songs come from the early 1900's, suicide songs and sentimental stirrings. Short descriptions for each track lend some significance on each song, but as with most of the work that Anton LaVey has done, it's a small door to a sometimes unseemly and Satanic world. Applying the true definition of "occult" to these songs is probably most appropriate, as they are hidden wonders.

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Really Great
Gustas Mavroudis | New York | 04/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is such a fantastically occult recording that I
already ordered a second one as back up in case something
happens with the first. Its simply great! The incredible
musical talent of Anton Lavey comes clearly through, and
the mostly upbeat songs have a magickal tilt to them that
actually enhanced a magickal working I was doing. Really
enjoyed Satan Takes A Holiday which is done vocally and
instrumental, and got a kick out of "The More I See You..."
Looking a little deeper, the listener can also discern
the allegorical sense of these songs, and for whom they
may be actually intended for. A large part of this recording
greatness is due to vocal talents of Nick Bougas, who
fits in perfectly with the musical talents of Anton Lavey."
Cornyval
Mark Champion | San Antonio, TX United States | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That it sounds for the most part like a the soundtrack to a carnival funhouse is intentional, I guess - - especially given the title and song selection. But given also the ominous cover photo (imagine seeing that face pop up in a Halloween spookhouse) and who Anton La Vey was, well hey. The portentious proves pretentious. Satan's a fibber after all, it seems. This is the baddest He can be?"
His Infernal majesty takes you on a holiday tour
A. Jolson | No Man's Land | 04/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Even the Devil needs a little revitalizing recreation now and again. Anton LaVey here applies his kaleidoscopic vision to conjure forth occult musical treasures, sending them out into the ethers, to haunt and delight us. With his background in classical, burlesque, circus, and roadhouse styles of playing, LaVey uses modern synthesizer technology for illegal purposes- to evoke feelings. Every number LaVey plays - from Sousa march to child's lullaby- is carefully chosen as a potent brew of major and minor chords, lyricism and prosody, then supercharged to it's most lusty interpretation. All of the instruments on this recording are played by LaVey on his keyboards, performed without the benefit of computer sequencing. Satan has little use for digitalized downloading or pixilated processing. The murky, deathless halls of Tartarus resound with songs of suicide, strained gaiety, and unreserved romance. Dim the lights, settle back and let His Infernal Majesty take you on a holiday tour of His world...."
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