Mephiskapheles - God Bless Satan (Cover Artwork)


God Bless Satan (1995)

Moon Ska

New York style ska. Satanism. Bumble Bee tuna. It's little things in life like these that make my tummy happy.

Combined you recieve a lethal dose of the Mephiskapheles, a satanic ska band from the spooky streets of NYC. Sadly as you read this, these tenebrous souls have unfortunately broke up. Future projects are unbeknownst to me, but I did recieve a letter from the head grotto master of the Church of Satan's Man In Black grotto of NYC, Andres Shellinger (of the oi! band the Press) and he states that the next project from these guys will most definately another satanic one. So, back to this LP. God Bless Satan is their first effort and a remarkable one at that. Jazzy lounge ska and spooky organ lace this release with a unique sound that could catch your eye even if they didn't have their infamous schtick. The Nubian Nightmare's voice is remarkably unique but still nothing too out of the ordinary. Sometimes he sounds like something out of an Izuzu commercial but you still have a good time, especially when you find yourself singing to favorites like "Bad John", "Doomsday" and "Eskamo". Okay,okay isn't this a punk web site? Well after two more LP's the Mephiskapheles experimented a little more towards ska-core, or hardcore, if you may. Either way this is one of the better ska albums to ever come out of NYC.

So if you don't like this album you don't like ska. A must for Billy Graham fans worldwide. Not for fundamentalists.

Hail Satan!