Deluxe Edition re-release of the first EP by legendary Swiss Symphonic Industrial Black Metal band.
“Rebellion” is an interesting little median between Samael’s strongest albums, a relic from a time, when most bands still seemed to care about releasing short-form works that had some unique content and genuine value. At the time it was easily the most experimental and varied of their recordings, if only because they saw fit to really test the waters beyond Metal with some of Xytras’ evocative, ritualistic Ambient music with beats, having a few pretty decent, harder hitting tunes which mark that transition from “Ceremony Of Opposites” to the sheer brilliance.
Though it merely collected the leftover tracks from 1994’s “Ceremony Of Opposites”, the “Rebellion” EP still serves as a tasty morsel of what Samael was about to accomplish musically. Tracks like “Rebellion” and “Static Journey” advance the Swiss Black Metal merchants’ experiments with synths and electronic drumbeats, and an amusing cover of Alice Cooper’s “I Love the Dead” adds a little variety to boot.
This is one of the first step in the new path taken by the band after their Black Metal early days and one of the most unique releases in the genre. Without a doubt, one of the best EP’s ever released!
Limited Deluxe Edition 24-kt Gold Translucent CD, housed in luxury 6-panel Soft Touch Digipak with embossed gold foil stamping and voluminous varnish. Luxury textured sticker inside!
1. Rebellion 3:25
2. After the Sepulture (New Version) 3:33
3. I Love the Dead (Alice Cooper cover) 3:33
4. Static Journey 6:04
5. Into the Pentagram (New Version) 4:24
6. Hidden Tracks 13:46
II. Static Journey (Deutsche Version)
Total playing time: 34:59 min.
GENRE: Symphonic Industrial Black Metal
RELEASE DATE: 03/11/2023