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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sargatanas - Sargatanas (1995)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Mexico
Year: 1995

1. Eternal Darkness
2. Satanist
3. Sargatanas

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Metal Archives Rating: 89% (1 review)


Formed way back in 1986, these Mexican metallers finally got around to releasing a demo in 1995. What we have here is some mid-paced, heavy Death Metal that seems to hang out quite a bit in Doom territory. This is especially prevalent on the first two tracks. I really hate to use cliche terms, but this is pretty much satanic Death Metal. It has an evil vibe to it, and that can be attributed to the gruesome riffs, soggy production, and reverberated vocals. Sounds a lot like the vocalist is singing inside a deep cavern or something, and it makes for great atmosphere as you feel like the music is collapsing around you. The best track is probably the last, their self-titled song. About a third of the way into it, the drummer lets loose this nasty double bass that pounds away for the rest of the song and while it's a bit faster-paced than the other songs, retains that air of morbidity. Killer riffs, even if they're sometimes lost in the mix.

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