SARCASM Death Chants of The Ancient Realms DOUBLE CD

RM 60.00

Following “Esoteric Tales of the Unserene”, last year's opus and probably the best Sarcasm output to date, time has come to once again ravish through the dark past. “Death Chants of the Ancient Realms” is the aptly titled new release, a gargantuan compiling effort reuniting all the group's demos from 1992 to 1994 with further rehearsal tracks as extras. The result is an epic 28-song maelstrom of old-school Black/Death Metal that serves as an ideal entrance to the band's sound and vision, from the more traditional sounding first tapes to the thunderous obscure melody of 1993's demos and especially “A Touch of the Burning Red Sunset”. While the eruption of the extreme Metal Underground – in the early 1990s – and in particular concerning the Nordic shores of Europe – is well documented, one can't help but repeatedly utter a word while experiencing Sarcasm's music and its evolution in a short period of time: underrated. While the band's recognition didn't come close to the several widely successful entities of said days, they surely didn't own anything to those in terms of songwriting and performance