“We’re not pandering to any trends or other genres. It’s entirely its own thing. It’s for people to open their minds and have fun with—but also get lost in.”
Such is the gospel according to Devil Master guitarist Darkest Prince, as it concerns the six-sided musical legion he helped actualize in 2016. Swirling in the ominous fog that clings to the cobblestones of their native Philadelphia, Devil Master conjure an unholy trinity of death rock, punk and black metal that manages to transcend all three.Somehow, Devil Master mark the haunted crossroads where GISM, Christian Death and Bathory meet, a chorus pedal purgatory where Rikk Agnew and Randy Uchida make a blood pact in lethal guitar tandem while black metal miscreants light felonious fires and Satan, laughing, spreads his wings. After a pair of self-issued, self-recorded cassette releases—2016’s Devil Master demo and 2017’s Inhabit The Corpse EP (both of which were later fused together on 2018’s Manifestations compilation)—Devil Master greets the final year of this bizarre decade with their first proper full-length. Entitled Satan Spits On Children Of Light, it’s the culmination of their enigmatic sorcery.