Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hopelessly Devoted To You


Tears wet the coffin dust
Mourning stains the wooden lid
Through the sadness and depression
I awoke in the stone cold grave
Weird glow in the vault around me

Sargeist is an exceptional Black Metal band from Finland comprised of members of both Horna and Behexen. Satanic Black Devotion is the band's first full-length release. Sargeist manage to be very kult and very sincere in their approach with enough variation in their songs to keep it interesting. Sometimes I feel like this may be the only Black Metal album I need.


15 comments:

scott said...

Hell, I was listening to this just yesterday and wondering if you'd ever give it a nod. It's solid, sometimes strange, sometimes punky. Great album.

vugelnox said...

Always been a bit more of a Horna fan, and you gotta admit Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne is such a great album, but Sargeist is very enjoyable as well. I read recently Horna is touring the US later this fall. Just as soon as they hit NYC I'll be there waiting!

Aesop said...

I am only familiar with Horna's first album, which is fantastic. Sargeist is a bit more humble in their approach which appeals to me more. Sadly, if Horna makes it to SF (I have my doubts) it will be on Halloween and my band will be playing somewhere else.

vugelnox said...

I really hope they manage to get over here for this tour but I somewhat share your worries. After Mayhem canceled their US tour and then Blasphemer left the band and Dissection canceling their tour and Jon killing himself I've experienced several rather severe disappointments with my hopes of seeing European black metal bands. At least I've been able to see Watain, Emperor and Immortal over the last year or so but fucking goddammit I would have LOVED to have seen Mayhem live. I enjoy everything they've done from Deathcrush right upto Ordo Ad Chao.

Dave G said...

Thanks for this one. I am not much of a black metal guy, but I recently stumbled upon the LP Pimeyden Hehku by Horna and it really impressed me, so I've been trying to find everything I can that is Horna related.

Anonymous said...

Hey Aesop,

Ben West from Oaken Throne here. Its about time I left you a comment. Such a great blog!!!!
Been making mix cdrs that I play at work and putting tons of titles on my "must acquire" list.

Great to see us sharing column inches in the current Believer mag. Must Bay Area Black Metal respect in there!!!

I'll be out in SF over the weekend of Aug 9th. Maybe I'll get lucky and Ludicra will be playing a show?

Aesop said...

Hey Ben, long time no see. What is this Believer you speak of? August 12th see Ludicra and Wolves In The Throne Room at Slims. I can put you on the list if you are in town.

Anonymous said...

Nice one! Thanks alot. Actually I found your blog while searching for info on Jarma, The Second Coming. I saw it's in your wishlist and, to get to the point: I'll get the record in a couple of days and will try to share it somehow.
Best wishes
Dag

Aesop said...

Wow, Dag. Thanks. I appreciate that. Been looking for that for some time.

Drugula said...

Good fucking album! It definetely has some punk influence in there, it's a head banger....

smrat said...

Holy fuck this is good.

Twin Uzis in Hyrule said...

This totally owns. Great stuff!!!

ido said...

Thanks for posting this scorcher.

Twin Uzis in Hyrule said...

There needs to be more comments for this album because it's perfect. Thanks again for sharing this.

LeechFarm said...

Sensational. Black Metal should sweep America. That would be cool.