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The NWOBHM was a legendary movement that arose in Britain in the late 70's. The scene took off in a blazing storm by the early 80's. Many bands rose and fell, and the face of metal was molded. Some bands (for better or worse) broke up after a short career, only leaving behind a couple of releases as a legacy. Satan, sadly, are one of those bands.

1983 saw the release of Satan's Court in the Act, often considered the monumental peak of all of the NWOBHM by many (myself included). The first time I heard it I couldn't believe its release date. For 1983, Court in the Act is incredibly technical, fast, over-the-top, and even at times aggressive. Words do not do the release justice, in any regard. The band's second release, Suspended Sentence, is somewhat similar to Sabbat's Mourning has Broken. The band saw some line-up changes and the release isn't worthy of legendary status like the previous, but there are some good moments.

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The obligatory Trial by Fire.

Fans of this band would do well by looking into Pariah and Blind Fury, which are essentially just post-Satan bands. There's plenty of gold to be found there as well.

Edit: I'd just like to mention right now that Blind Guardian's Trial by Fire is a cover of Satan's song, which for some reason people have trouble understanding.
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MetalMessiah665
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#3
Court In the Act is definitely my favorite album of the NWOBHM.
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This song is amazing, some of the best NWOBHM there is. Thanks for sharing.
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#5
I'll check it out.
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#6
This band is so incredible. I showed them to one of my non-metal friends, and about halfway through Court in the Act he insisted we listen to it again.
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#7
I'm familiar with the BG cover, but have never really bothered looking up any of their stuff. I think it is time I pick this up.
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Can't go wrong with Court in the Act.
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Can't go wrong with Court in the Act.

Also pick up Blind Fury's Out of Reach. Almost as good, but daaaayyyuuuummmm Court in the Act is unbeatable.
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What are the primary idea's that fuel Gorgoroth's music?


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#11
Irrelevant, but great.
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Court in the Act is easily one of the best Heavy Metal albums ever released.
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#13
Court in the Act is amazing.

If you ever get a chance to see Blitzkrieg live, do it, they did a cover of Trial by Fire which is about the closest thing you'll get to seeing Satan do it.
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Court in the Act is easily one of the best Heavy Metal albums ever released.

Definitely. I gave it 3 spins today, astonishing stuff...
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I used to listen to this album daily. Now it's like, once a week.
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I used to listen to this album daily. Now it's like, once a week.

Basically how it went with me and Fallen Angel of Doom . Facking great album, either way.
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What is it up with these shitty bands?
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What is it up with these shitty bands?

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#23
Finally listened to some Court in the Act recently. This is really good and much more thrashy than expected. I expected it to be quality but I was really surprised. I can't believe it came out in 1983..way ahead of their time imho. I can imagine this band being pretty big(or slightly less forgotten) if it released a couple years later.
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#24
Man, Court in the act is a work of genius. Any other albums by them worth getting?

Also, EPIC BUMP LAWLZ
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These guys have been confirmed for Keep It True '11. Court In The Act line up. Holy balls.
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These guys have been confirmed for Keep It True '11. Court In The Act line up. Holy balls.

KIT is the absolute best metal fest out there. Nothing but balls out true heavy metal every damn time.

I swear, I have to go to at least 1 KIT in my life.
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Brocas Helm, Vicious Rumours, Vektor, and Enforcer also confirmed...jesus.
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#31
What am I reading? This Keep It True thing is held in Germany?

Ohmigod I simply HAVE to go there.


On topic of Satan: CitA kicks unbelievable amounts of ass. Anything else Satan-related I should know? Question became kind of irrelevant after reading the OP.
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#32
Suspended Sentence is really good too, but of course it's no Court in the Act
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Oh wow, I just realized thats the singer from Blitzkrieg, only with more interesting songs..... very good.
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I got some Live DLP in my room, as well as an audience recorded vid of the same concert on my comp... Eindhoven 86 i think
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#36
YA know after finding out this was a cover, I looked long and hard to find their actual album :/
but no luck

But DAMN that riff in the beginning is sexy as can be
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#37
You mean you haven't listened to the album yet?
Google "satan court in the act blogspot" and you should be fine.
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#38
Court in the Act is good but hardly great.
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Court in the Act is good but hardly great.
FAIL.
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#40
I mean I hate coming off as an elitist, but quite honestly I find it very difficult to see any reasoning behind your opinion. I, among many others, consider it to be the very best full length album of the entire NWOBHM. Aside from a couple of demos, you honestly can't find any music better than this from that movement. It just possesses an energy that many can't top.

Basically what I'm trying to say is, nigga diz be some good shit.