Media: LP Label : Dark Descent Press : DDR182LP - Sweden Year : 2017
New or Used : original new
While the music of all eight tracks was written by Peter Laitinen, he somehow did find that perfect balance in between that very specific sense of melody that could only be summarized as ‘typically Swedish' (fans of the early No Fashion records catalogue will know exactly what we mean here), raging speed and brutality. With one foot firmly planted in the mid-90's and another in the present, Sarcasm is no nostalgia trip but a genuine return to form to that specific mix of black and death-metal, before saccharine riffing and cheesy clean vocals took over and ruined it all. For the melancholic leads of “Embodiment of Source”, they answer with the blast-o-thon that is “Scars of a Land Forgotten” or the epic-to-kill-all-epic that is the eight minutes plus long “A Black Veil for Earth”.