Sargassus - The Albatross - Reviewed By ADIFFERENTSHADEOFBLACKMETALZINE! Thursday February 3 2022, 2:01 PM
Sargassus - The Albatross - Reviewed By ADIFFERENTSHADEOFBLACKMETALZINE!

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   Sargassus  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  progressive  mixture  of  post  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2022  ep  "The  Albatross".

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  solos  and  leads  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  emtal  growls.

  Elements  of  post  metal  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  music  also  has  its  progressive  moments.  The  recording  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  psychedelic  touches  at  times  along  with  some  clear  singing  also  being  utilized  on  a  couple  of  tracks  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also b e  heard  briefly  towards  the  end.  

  Sargassus  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  post  black,  melodic  death  and  progressive  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  godlike  birds,  deceased  dogs  and  the  collapse  of  time.

  In  my  opinion  Sargassus  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  mixture  of  post  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Albatross".  8 out  of  10 - ADIFFERENTSHADEOFBLACKMETALZINE

Release Date: January 18, 2022

FFO: Gojira, Mastodon, Enslaved

Location: Finland

Sargassus was formed in 2012 by guitarist Teemu Leskinen and drummer Matias Rokio. Much of their time playing and practising together culminated in the band's debut EP "The Giant", which was finalized when Matias Stenman joined the band on vocals in late 2020. Soon after that, Mohammad "Aelian" Hallaji joined the band as their new bass player. Hallaji had moved to Finland from Iran to pursue his musical passion, and with the now completed lineup the band set out to compose and record new material. The single "Tiamat" was released in 2021, followed by a lyric video. Later in 2021, the band got to finally play their debut gig, at which they teased a new EP consisting of 3 songs. The EP, titled "The Albatross", was released in early 2022, featuring better production quality than ever before, as well as more ambitious compositions and a darker and gloomier atmosphere. Interestingly, most of the songs are composed intuitively in live jamming sessions by Rokio and Leskinen. Stenman is the crazy mastermind responsible for the poetic aspect of the songs and Hallaji brings his years of experience to wake up the low frequencies like no one else! 

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