Greek hardcore crew, SARABANTE, has issued a track from their incoming second LP, Poisonous Legacy, which is set for release through Southern Lord in June. Tune in and hear the band take their tense, foreboding sound found to new lows, mirroring and capturing the anguish of their native country in the track “Mass Grave.”
Stream SARABANTE’s “Mass Grave” at THIS LOCATION.
The gripping, lamenting melodies of the guitars on Poisonous Legacy define the album’s sound, and speak volumes about SARABANTE’s world view. Eloquently miserable harmonies soar then hammer down on the listener, constantly seeking nervous and reverberating moments to amplify and meld into their modern crust motion, involving copious amounts of righteous d-beat and clarity amongst the crunch. Few have done it so well since the advent of Tragedy and His Hero Is Gone, and SARABANTE is undoubtedly creating their own approach with impressive, aggressive songwriting, and forceful momentum. Their meticulous attention to mournful atmospheres is maintained across the twenty-six minutes, filling Poisonous Legacy with rampaging passages and brooding breakdowns, and making the record a thrilling and powerful statement from SARABANTE.
After forming in Athens in late 2006, the Summer of 2011 saw SARABANTE release their first album Remnants. The LP was released by Sara Records, the band’s own label, followed by a limited edition CD by Southern Lord. This was followed by an Eastern European tour and numerous local live shows, as well as 2013’s Έρμαια Των Καιρών / Under The Shadows, a 7” EP via Man in Decline Records.
Heavily influenced by oppression and trying to withstand the ongoing crisis in their home country Greece, SARABANTE’s new music is forged in times of extreme austerity, which has without doubt blackened their focus. As a result, the music on Poisonous Legacy is darker, filthier, more straightforward, and more destructive than we’ve heard before. Featuring grim artwork by Karouk, Poisonous Legacy was mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Nails, Obituary) and will be released on vinyl and digital through Southern Lord, June 10th. Preorders are available HERE.