Epic black metal debut from Sarcoptes 'Songs and Dances of Death' originally released on CD by Cimmerian Shade Recordings in April 2016 is getting the limited edition cassette treatment via Graven Earth Records this Halloween.
Red tinted with two page insert. Limited to 100 copies. http://www.gravenearthrecords.com/produ ... s-of-death
CD, digital and tape versions available at: https://sarcoptes.bandcamp.com
Praise for Songs And Dances Of Death-
"Songs And Dances Of Death pleasantly blends the best of '80s thrash and '90s black metal into one of the most captivating debuts this year. This album absolutely rips."
-Consequence of Sound, ranked #8 best metal album of 2016 in May.
"'Barbarossa' ends on a mighty note of gunfire and artillery shells that will surely make jaded heshers from the 80s smile, but it's in the ultra-right, black metal-influenced riffs interspersed between grandiose keyboard flourishes, mesmerizing layered vocals, and nuanced percussive syncopation in 'Within the Labyrinth Mind' that the band really demonstrates their full capabilities... It's beautiful, to put it frankly."
-Toilet Ov Hell
"...this album is so lovely. Symphonic, diabolical, and above all else: effortlessly classic. Sublime."
"...a descent into sin and damnation... Sarcoptes deliver a near unrelenting assault of blackened fury, but throw in some guitar melodies, synthesized gothic choral elements, and even the odd touch of oriental unfluence, and you have yourself a lovely little witches brew of sound to pull your mind towards memento mori - the knowledge that all life is fleeting, and one day we'll have our own little dance with death."
-No Clean Singing
"Sarcoptes uses this album's six songs to share a sensibility that straddles the lines between classic death metal's pacing and riff structure and the bombast of 90's symphonic black metal with tasteful yet prominent keyboards and harsh, higher register vocals... If the beautifully uncomfortable middle ground between majesty and mayhem is a place you like to visit, I urge you to listen and lose yourself in Songs and Dances of Death."
-Black Metal And Brews