Source: Mindful of Metal
Heavy as the deepest winter chill, the kind of chill that cracks the bones, Heavydeath are aptly named and aesthetically envisioned. Sarcophagus In The Sky is an album of dark midwinter hunting, spear-in-hand, waist-deep in snow, while silently invoking primitive gods to intercede on behalf of your survival. The is a mammoth album of immense, capacious death-doom, suffused with bowel-rumbling open chords of earth shaking malignancy.
Source: Metal Archives
Sarcophagus In The Sky
Heavy as the deepest winter chill, the kind of chill that cracks the bones, Heavydeath are aptly named and properly aesthetically envisioned. Sarcophagus In The Sky is an album of dark midwinter hunting, spear-in-hand, waist-deep in snow, while silently invoking primitive gods to intercede on behalf of your survival. Less a continuation of Runemagick’s esoteric death metal distillations (from whose ashes Heavydeath arose) than a complete devolution of that sound, reduced to the ashes of the most brutish form of proto death-doom imaginable. Continue reading
Source: Doom Charts
This album can be covered in three words – heavy as fuck! Growling vocals sit uneasily on top of bludgeoning riffs that summon up an atmosphere of doom and darkness. A claustrophobic production that surrounds the listener with the weight of these songs makes sure that when the music drops down to a single instrument, you mentally take a moment to get your breath back before the next onslaught begins.
~ Tony Maim (Black Insect Laughter, Stoner HiVe)
Source: Grizzly Butts
Sarcophagus In The Sky
I’ve been a fan of these guys from the earliest days of Runemagick‘s melodic black/death metal to their transition towards death/doom and even a short foray into creepy Electric Wizard worship. While they were always inspired and hugely productive in the recording studio, I don’t feel like they were allowed to truly experiment like crazy until the final few recordings as Runemagick. Once that group dissolved, Heavydeath began to fester in the form of several jam-based demo recordings. These demos show an amazing evolution as they shaped their style. If you have the time and interest, go to their bandcamp page and listen closely to their sound and concept shaping into what would become their debut ‘Eternal Sleepwalker’. It is a perfectly unique style of spooky doom metal, darkened death/doom and what I’d describe as classic horror psychedelia. Continue reading