Sunday, 30 March 2014

Samael ‎– Ceremony Of Opposites (1994)

Country: Switzerland

1. Black Trip 03:19
2. Celebration of the Fourth 02:53
3. Son of Earth 03:58
4. 'Till We Meet Again 04:11
5. Mask of the Red Death 03:04
6. Baphomet's Throne 03:30
7. Flagellation 03:41
8. Crown 04:06
9. To Our Martyrs 02:37
10. Ceremony of Opposites 04:39

Samael are a long-running Swiss black metal band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland.
Although much of their music from the mid-1990s onwards has incorporated electronic sounds,

 which would best define their genre as industrial metal, 
Samael was originally founded as an early 2nd wave black metal band.
Their first demos presented a slow, doomy style of black metal with raw vocals, similar to that of Celtic Frost

Some of the songs would be included on Worship Him (1991) and Blood Ritual (1992).
Around 1994 the band started using industrial-styled song techniques, employed by the use of keyboards 

and (minimalist) acoustic percussion, a direction that they would take on future albums..
Ceremony Of Opposites is their second release with Century Media Records after leaving French label Osmose Productions.
It was recorded at Woodhouse Studios and produced by Waldemar Sorychta.
Also a video clip was made for the track Baphomet's Throne.



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    1. Their two first albums are also great stuff.

    2. I have a copy of this album, but the front cover is not the same. My copy has two serpent, was edited by a pro label in my country.

    3. This one is the original cover. There are re-issues, such as yours, with the yin-yang snakes cover and the Rebellion ep as bonus.

    4. Yes! that is the cover, the yin-yang cover. I must to pay more attention to this one, because I really love "Worship Him" and the sound of that album.