Samael – Lux Mundi – Review

June 29, 2011

Samael settles into its trademark midtempo mood and plays things a little too safe at times, but the highlights leave more of an impression than the dips.

Samael – Above – Review

March 1, 2010

A relentless, thrashing beast that barrels endlessly forward and rarely slows down. A satisfying one-dimensional assault if you’re in the mood.

Samael – Solar Soul – Review

July 27, 2007

Beginning life as a poisonous black metal cabal, moving through luminous, magical industrial metal, through too much techno, and now, back to a heavy medium.

Samael – Reign of Light – Review

June 13, 2005

This collective (Kovenant, Satyricon, Sentenced, Amorphis, Nile, Lake of Tears) play clubby, mechanistic, Rammstein, er, disco metal, but they’re evil about it.

Firestarter – Review

November 1, 1998

Firestarter could be your foot in the door that, once opened, allows a beautiful darkness into your life.

Samael – Exodus – Review

November 1, 1998

A 29 minute grab-bag of new tracks. A no man’s land between death, black, Goth, and industrial with the smooth drinkability of classic metal.

Samael – Passage – Review

October 1, 1996

Produced by one of the best, Waldemar Sorychta, Passage alternately chops like a deranged axeman, and flows smoothly and steadily like a glacier melting.

Samael – Rebellion – Review

June 1, 1995

Two previously-released tunes, a tip-toe-through-my-nightmare instrumental, a new song of warrior rage, and a great cover of Alice Cooper’s “I Love the Dead.”