Review – Sarcophagus In The Sky

Source: Grizzly Butts
URL: https://grizzlybutts.com/2017/11/20/heavydeath-sarcofagus-in-the-sky-2017-review/

4.5/5

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

Review – Sarcophagus In The Sky

Source: Doomed to Darkness
URL: http://hatredmeanswar2.blogspot.se/2017/11/heavydeathsarcophagus-in-skyaftermath.html

Sarcophagus In The Sky

Sweden’s Heavydeath have returned with a new recording which continues the doom/death metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 album “Sarcophagus In The Sky” which was released by Aftermath Music.

Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album before going into a very slow and heavy doom metal direction which also uses a great amount of dark sounding melodies while the vocals are mostly death metal growls along with some melodic chants also being utilized in certain sections of the recording. Continue reading

Review – Sarcophagus In The Sky

Source: Abysmal Hymns (by Wil Lewellyn)
URL: http://abysmalhymns.blogspot.se/2017/11/heavydeath-sarcophagus-in-sky.html

Sarcophagus In The Sky

The Swedish doom band who is no stranger to this blog is back. The lines between death metal and doom are much clearer on this album. In fact this would border that where doom and sludge meet more than death metal .The vocals are low and gruff , but not totally growled going into the ten minute opening. It does build into more of a moving rumble, but stays pretty satisfied in its own shadows. “Hunter” has more movement and gets closer in it’s throb to sludge. Though there is a very depressing energy to it’s melody. The vocals are more of a growl here, though this song is more melodic than the first. Continue reading