Thursday, January 11, 2018

out now: SAR ISATUM

Sar Isatum is hellish symphonic blasting black metal, and nothing else. It’s perfect for people seeking an album that can push everything to the maximum in terms of speed and then within that channel of inhuman velocities this band somehow, some way, in some form of unexplainable miracle manages to make the music memorable for the black metal fanatics. Really, this album is not going to go well for anyone that does not want to get their hands dirty. It’s too much of everything. Too much blasting, brutality and frenzy. It is as if the musicians know that, once you challenge yourself to look deep inside the grating acidic abyss that is this work, you will reach a place where the music slows down and you can then really hear everything as songs. They have a secret, and they have the ways to make their supporters hear the music beyond the chaos. The chaos serves as a wall or a fog that can serve either to encourage the zealots to keep going or to deter those not interested in black metal.
Below is the official information.
SAR ISATUM - SHURPU
Digital Release Date: Nov 17, 2017
CD Release: December 22, 2017
Label: Self-Release Available On: All digital platforms
"Combining symphonic, atmospheric and pummeling elements of black metal history, the band conjures an impressive battle cry that any grim fan can easily connect with." - Metal Injection "Sar Isatum is Sumerian, meaning “King of Fire”, and they even incorporate lyrical themes therefrom. Combined with their own majestic vistas of the Rocky Mountains, the combination makes for mighty sweepingly soaring black metal." - No Clean Singing "Sar Isatum are not messing about...Great symphonic black does not find its way onto my radar as often as it should these days but the ritualistic drumming leading into a blistering, well produced assault of technical obsidian majesty felt like a clarion-call charge into battle and served well as a savage statement of intent." - Black Metal Daily "The trio, JP Dalkhu, Damothi and CC conjure up a pretty tight sound, precisely delivered drum work, brutal, technical blackened riffing, a crushingly dark underlying groove, slick direction switching and an acerbic vocal delivery, what's not to like!" - Metal Talk "Two things always contribute to creating epic original black metal. One is location, and by being based in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains provide the ideal canvas for technical symphonic black metal band SAR ISATUM to sweep broad musical brush strokes across a vast vista, musically, mentally, and physically." The Grim Reader "the band has assembled a collection of gripping songs with good variation on their 35-minute debut" - Gorger's Metal
Two things always contribute to creating epic original black metal… One is location, and by being based in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains provide the ideal canvas for technical symphonic black metal band Sar Isatum to sweep broad musical brush strokes across a vast vista, musically, mentally, and physically. The second is lyrical inspiration. Sar Isatum eschew all the usual flogged- to-death lyrical clichés of black metal to take inspiration from a variety of sources. The very name Sar Isatum comes from the Sumerian dialect. It means ‘King of Fire.’ Indeed, both the Sumerian and Annunaki empires provide strong lyrical inspiration. Inspired by Emperor, Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth, Sothis and Craft, band member J.P Dalkhu describes Sar Isatum’s music as “ethereal, nefarious, repugnant, abhorrent, cryptic.” Sar Isatum have high expectations of their upcoming debut album, but at the same time, Sar Isatum create music for themselves, not copying what has come before, but fans of various styles of black metal will find much to appreciate here. As Dalkhu so lyrically says Sar Isatum create “a variation of extreme and atmospheric black metal as if one went through a burning battlefield and witnessed horrid devastation.” Dalkhu feels that this is the best band its members have ever been a part of and are constantly evolving as musicians. Lyrically, Demothi of Sar Isatum very much ploughs his own furrow, creating songs that feel as though they have always existed, a part of the fabric of space and time. “Sar Isatum’s lyrics are inspired by native folklore, science fiction, historical events, extraterrestrial theory and the reimagining of biblical happenings from outside points- of- view.” Live, Sar Isatum transcends even their own recorded music. “We are gonna get on stage and take it on like a battle in a war. Expect an intense live show from us, like a fire destroying everything in its path.” (bio written by Steve Earles)
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