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dinsdag 18 juli 2017
SARCASM: Within The Sphere Of Ethereal Minds



Release: 2017-04-28
Style: old school melodic death metal
Label: http://www.darkdescentrecords.com/ - www.sureshotworx.de
Website: www.sarcasmsweden.se
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarcasmsweden
Country: Sweden
Playing Time: 35’42”
Cat. N°: DDR182CD
Review by: Guy
Translated by: Guy
Rating: 8/10


English:

In 1994 this Swedish bunch recorded their debut ‘Burial Dimensions’, only to be released in 2016. In the meantime several members had gained experience in others bands, e.g. Defleshed, where Heval and Matte were active. On this sophomore effort they stay true to their melodic old school death metal, pretty brutal with fast raw passages and rather melodic.

‘Bloodsoaked’ opens with chopping drums, Heval’s raw grunt and nice guitar solo. ‘Crimson Fog’ intertwines a nice melodic riff through the fast, sometimes hectic violence, again with a relatively quiet break in which the guitar can do its thing. Melancholic, acoustic guitar opens ‘Embodiment’, which continues rather slow plodding. Then comes ‘Scars’, short and blasting, while ‘Awakening’ harbours the nicest melody. ‘Silent Waves’ is comparable to the raw opener, but with a longer solo. ‘Black Veil’ opens acoustically as well, transits through rain and chimes into slow death, while the grunt sounds much deeper (think early My Dying Bride), followed by a short acoustic spell and before continuing sombre epic plodding. ‘Dawn’ closes faster with a whiff of thrash in the death.

Damned good raw platter!


Nederlands:

In 1994 namen deze Zweden hun debuut ‘Burial Dimensions’ op, dat pas in 2016 uitgebracht werd. Inmiddels hadden meerdere bandleden ervaring opgedaan in andere bands, o.m. Defleshed, waar zowel Heval als Matte actief waren. Op deze opvolger blijven ze trouw aan hun melodieuze old school death metal, matig brutaal met snelle rauwe brokken en vrij melodieus.

‘Bloodsoaked’ opent met hakkende drums, de rauwe strot van Heval en fijne gitaarsolo. ’Crimson Fog’ vlecht een lekker melodieuze riff doorheen het snelle, soms hectische geweld, weer met relatief rustige break waar de gitaar mag soleren. Melancholische, akoestische gitaar opent ‘Embodiment’ dat verder eerder traag verder dreunt. Daarna volgt ‘Scars’, kort en explosief, terwijl ‘Awakening’ de mooiste melodie herbergt. ‘Silent Waves’ zit helemaal in de rauwe lijn van het eerste nummer, maar met langere solo. ‘Black Veil’ opent ook akoestisch, gaat dan via onweer en klokkengelui over in trage death, terwijl de grunt hier veel dieper klinkt (vroege My Dying Bride), gevolgd door een kort akoestisch riedeltje om weer somber beukend, episch verder te gaan. ‘Dawn’ sluit
sneller af met een snuifje thrash in de death.

Verdomd goeie rauwe schijf!


Tracklist:

Bloodsoaked Sunrise (2’54”)
From the Crimson Fog They Emerged (4’22”)
Embodiment of Source (5’33”)
Scars Of A Land Forgotten (3’20”)
In the Grip of Awakening Times (3’40”)
Silent waves Summoned Your Inner Being (3’17”)
A Black Veil for Earth (8’31”)
The Drowning Light at the Edge of the Dawn (4’05”)

Musicians:

Heval Bozarslan – vocals
Peter Laitinen – guitars
Anders Eriksson – guitars
Jonas Söder - bass
Matte Modin - drums




Geplaatst door Vera op dinsdag 18 juli 2017 - 15:57:59
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