At War with Satan is the third album by heavy metal band Venom. It was released in March 1983. With this album, they returned to the more raw, unpolished sound of Welcome to Hell after the more refined albeit darker and heavier sound of Black Metal. This is especially emphasized with the raspy vocals. Shortly after its release, the HMV and WH Smith record chains withdrew the album from their shelves due to its “controversial content”.
“Warriors gather slowly round the sacred city hell Satan screams a vengeance on the land his angels fell Tyrants pray disaster for the land of love and trust Demons plot a way to turn the heaven into dust…”