Top 50 Tracks of 2010: SALEM – King Night

November 21, 2010

42. SALEM – King Night.mp3

With this potentially harmful blast of their signature death disco sound, SALEM dial up the evil for an audio rendition of an apocalyptic midnight mass. It’s the suffocating sounds of pitch black celebration as hell reigns on earth, summoned by ritually abused drum machines and overdriven amps.

Those who manage to pull themselves from the primordial sinkhole will be haunted/taunted by a Hallelujah chorus of the damned. It’s enough to make the living envy the dead. All hail King Night.

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  1. Hmmmm, many songs you can ‘anticipate’ what’s coming next. Not so with this one (IMHO). You did a NICE job encapsulating the music, Capitalist. So much so, that it would be cool as shit to have you shadow someone and summarize their day in a journal. I would KILL to read your rendition.

    • Thanks for the compliments, elizabeth. Hopefully whomever I end up shadowing is ok with gratuitious swearing and occasional typos.

  2. Not bad at all, but just a couple little passages from a Black Mass sung in Latin could have boosted that track up 10+ spots on the chart.

    For some reason, it reminds me of a 1973 Canadian movie, The Pyx starring Christopher Plummer. Hookers, cops, Catholics, cults, dissociative time-lines…et les Quebecois.

    • No doubt some added Latin would have added to the mix but with the Xmas season hanging all over us like a drunken ex, Salem probably felt this would be a little more commercially viable with a huge chunk of “O Holy Night” thrown in.

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