Finnish death metal band Sadistik Forest have been at it for several years now, putting out three full lengths and they’re now back with a brand new release which is touted to the best yet. They’ve streamlined their sound, adopted a thrashier approach while their music remains just as catchy and memorable as before if not even more so. Fyi, the vocalist/bassist of this band, Markus Makkonen, is also the co-author of the acclaimed book on Finnish death metal called ‘Rotting Ways To Misery: The History of Finnish Death Metal’. We’re glad to work with several Finnish death metal bands, including Revulsion and Sepulchral Curse, and of course this one. Please check out the first track that’s streaming currently on YouTube and Bandcamp while the promos reach you via Haulix.
Sadistik Forest (Finland) – Obscure Old Remains (May 28th, 2021)
Genre – Death Metal
Release Date – May 28th, 2021
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Revulsion, Sepulchral Curse, Wombbath, Cannibal Corpse, Adramelech, Demigod, Depravity, Malevolent Creation, Grave, Hooded Menace
Finnish death metal stalwarts Sadistik Forest return with a stunning new release after delivering a fantastic album in ‘Morbid Majestic’ which was a refreshing mix of various styles without abandoning their core sound. There’s familiarity but the manner in which it’s executed is remarkable. Musically, they don’t adhere to a particular scene either, much like their label mates Revulsion who put out an excellent album recently, but imbibe the best influences to forge a sound that is addictive and stands out. There’s a huge progression on ‘Obscure Old Remains’ where the sound is more visceral, fluid and even the vocal delivery is thrashier and faster to go hand in hand with the music that’s even more interesting and boisterous. This is a testament to the fact that the Finnish death metal scene is going strong without resting on the laurels of the old ones, with bands like Sadistik Forest, Revulsion and Sepulchral Curse on the label being at the forefront of the new wave.
Line up –
Antti Heikkinen – Guitars
Jarkko Lahtinen – Guitars
Markus Makkonen (ex-Hooded Menace) – Vocals, Bass
Vesa Mutka – Drums
Artwork by Raul ‘Mortuus’ Fuentes (Thanatos)
Track listing –
4. Waters Black