It has been over five years since Bestial Raids last planted its deflowered, demonic seed in the underground. Now, as a worthy follow-up to its masterpiece second full-length album, Prime Evil Damnation, Nuclear War Now! is once again proud to have conspired with the band in its release of Master Satan's Witchery. In a gesture that is certain to please this Polish horde's most ardent supporters, Master Satan's Witchery largely maintains the very same barbaric formula that earned the praise that was bestowed upon the album's predecessor and which has further been confirmed by the band's more recent live performances.
This recording again showcases the devastation with which Sadist's cudgeling bass lines act in unison with Desolator's uncompromising percussive onslaught to enact a seismic convulsion of the earth below, while Necron's diabolical riffs simultaneously raze the crumbling landscape above. Throughout this cataclysmic event, Sadist's unhallowed vocal exhortations continue to beckon for more violence and destruction until there are no physical or spiritual remnants of the holy for the feeble-minded to worship. These trademark characteristics of Bestial Raids' discography notwithstanding, one element of Master Satan's Witchery which distinguishes itself from previous recordings is the more notable presence of mid-paced song segments that contrast with the more prevalent bestial attacks.
In fact, one could reasonably draw a parallel between this added ingredient and the music of Doombringer, with whom Sadist is also involved. That said, this album is undeniably an extension of Bestial Raids' previous efforts, and these deviations effectively serve to augment and enhance rather than usurp the violent effect with which the band is most readily associated, thus emphasizing its status as a standard-bearer for the current generation of bestial black metal.