With Morbid Angel, Suffocation, and Premonitions of War. Wednesday, April 21, at the Odeon.

Satyricon 

With Morbid Angel, Suffocation, and Premonitions of War. Wednesday, April 21, at the Odeon.

Most black-metal bands are as stiff and cold as the corpses they fashion themselves after by caking on deathly white face paint. But Norway's Satyricon breaks the ice with a clear affection for '80s thrash, where velocity and vicissitude went hand in hand.

Black metal's requisite blast beats, turgid rhythms, and stentorian growls all figure into Satyricon's blasphemous Exorcist-core. But on the band's latest, the volatile, aptly titled Volcano, Satyricon sounds closer to Kill 'Em All-era Metallica than Mayhem, with melodic, mid-paced riffs adding real color to a genre that's often as monotone as its name implies.

Volcano, nominated for the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy, is finally seeing the light of day (or black of night, rather) in America through System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian's new EatUrMusic imprint on Columbia. The band will make a rare U.S. appearance to support the album, though the tour was almost scuttled at the last minute when drummer Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad was denied a work visa. As a result, Zyklon's Trym will be filling in behind the kit when the band roars into the Odeon on Wednesday.

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