"I first heard this on cassette at 16 years old. This was at the height of the NWOBHM movement. This is what rock and roll is all about. This has; great, "thought-out," guitar solos and vocals. For me, the metal bands that stand the test of time are the ones that have/had somthing unique to offer, and not just a "puppet" for the record companies. That being said, let's hope true metal makes as equal a comeback.
"I had the original lp back in the day on the Montreal Label Banzai,(metallica's first label)I liked it back then but thought the sound was sorta fuzzy but i was a kid then what did i know or care.2009 i just bought the new remastered edition with bonus tracks limited to 2000 copies i got #13 wow!Now about the sound it still sorta sounds the same kinda like KISS Hotter Than Hell if you know what i mean.The music is O.K. to Good .The singing is a little shaky ,But the guitars make up for it and the drumming is good some good double bass beats.But you might read reviews about people comparing them to Saxon &Iron Maiden now let's get it straight they are by no means Saxon Or Maiden or part of the NWOBHM.Satan is one of those 80 metal bands that WANTED to be on the same stage as the 2 aforementioned,but couldn't get there they simply didn't have the fan base or talent and the PUSH from the label as they were busy with Metallica and Raven and Venom to mention a few.Don't get me wrong i like them and i like the cd,but they should be compared to bands like OMEN and Virgin Steele,because they just simply were not that liked or popular.Now if your a true metal head i'd say go ahead and buy Court in the Act if your not take heed and save your money"
Satan - 'Court In The Act' (Metal Mind)
Mike Reed | USA | 07/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Originally came out in 1983, this was the 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' band's (from Newcastle) first of two albums. Barely remember these guys as the info page lists just two members (for this lp, anyway): Brian Ross-vocals and Graeme Nichol-bass & guitar. Tracks I found to my liking were "Trial By Fire", the head-banging "Broken Treaties", "Hunt You Down", the heavy-duty "Pull The Trigger" and both the single and lp version of "Break Free". Fans of Pariah, Angel Witch, Judas Priest and maybe Praying Mantis should get something good here."
Pioneer punk rock with classic heavy metal themes
OOOGA BOOGA | BANANA, CANADA | 03/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a shame the orginal line up didn't continue together. This album is a diamond in the rough, a lost gem of musical history. Despite the band's name and awesome album art, they are from the satanic. They're songs range from a protest song about the Hiroshima Bombings (Trial By Fire), a song about vengence, and vikings. If you'd like a taste of classic heavy metal intertwined with early punk before there was punk...well,