DEVIL – MAGISTER MUNDI XUM / THE NOBLE SAVAGE

Devil – “Magister Mundi Xum / The Noble Savage”
Soulseller Records (2012)

When you have a fan-base that is growing faster than a speeding bullet then you are doing something right! People line up to buy your releases, you cause the demise of countless denim sleeves.

The band with the rapidly growing fan-base is Norway’s Devil, a band that is unknown to many but carries many underground heavyweights that have toiled away in bands like Faustcoven & Vesen. They made quite an impact with last year’s “Time to Repent” so there’s no better time to give people access to Devil’s primal past than now. There’s no better way than to re-issue the band’s first two releases, 2010’s “Magister Mundi Xum” demo cassette and the “The Noble Savage” seven-inch which was released one year later. In the end of august Holland’s Soulseller Records will release both releases on one album, both on compact disc as well as on vinyl

From these old recording the putrid stench of the garage arises! These were simple times, almost primitive, and you can hear it in Devil’s music which is much rawer than most releases that belong to the great occult rock n’ roll revival. This is occult rock for people who like it rough & raw and don’t bathe after the Friday night rituals. If you thought “Time to Repent” was too polished then take a peak into the band’s past with this “2 for the price of 1 special”.

When it comes to re-issues you have to set some standards. If they don’t make you want to rip the sleeves of your denim jackets then they aren’t worth the money. I’m sure you will agree with me that Devil leaves no denim jacket unharmed. If you are unsure click this link. You might want to say goodbye to your jacket first.

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