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Anton LaVey (1930-1997) was a man of many vocations, lion tamer, criminologist, and hypnotist among them. But he is best known as the founder and high priest of the Church of Satan. The Satanic Mass, recorded in San Franci... more »
Anton LaVey (1930-1997) was a man of many vocations, lion tamer, criminologist, and hypnotist among them. But he is best known as the founder and high priest of the Church of Satan. The Satanic Mass, recorded in San Francisco back in 1968, is a dense and, yes, slightly spooky document of LaVey's vision. He was a child-prodigy musician and accomplished arranger (he even played oboe for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra before buddying up to Beelzebub), and LaVey's chops are in fine form on this recording. Between baptizing his 3-year-old daughter and reading from the Satanic Bible, he fills his attendant coven with eerie organ swells worthy of an early Deep Purple record (a rather Satanic color, when you think about it). The Satanic Mass's fidelity is poor, and, like any church service, its rhetoric tends to bore. But as theological anachronism or party music for your next Halloween bash, it's hard to beat. --Matt Hanks
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"The best part of the CD is the track not listed, some 2minutes after the Battle Hymn of the Apocalypse. It is a powerfulinstrumental that evokes images of a military parade in Hell (at least for me). The readings of the Book of Satan by LaVey are nice, but better is the Hymn to Satan that opens and closes the ritual portions of the album and the reading of the Enochian Keys. The liner notes on the album are also interesting. Definitely worth having."
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(5 out of 5 stars)
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Draconis Blackthorne | 06/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is classic for those who want a serious interest in Satanism. It contains various Satanic rituals, which are very powerful. Then there is an accompanied version of The Satanic Bible's Book of Satan, which is evil enough to conjure visions of splendor, or scare the weak. Closing out is Hymn of the Satanic Empire, one of my favorite songs. LaVey kind of speaks, not sings. If nothing else, LaVey proved in his life he was a competant synthesizer player."