Finnish death metal is known for its quality, and Sadistik Forest are another band to testify to that fact. They’re gnarlier than their contemporaries and play a mix of death metal that not only pays homage to the genre’s greats but also fuses the sound in a way that’s refreshing and also powerful. Guttural vocals by ex-Hooded Menace member soar over the music that borrows elements from doom as well as black metal and yet remains distinctly death metal in its sonic output. Pulsating and heaving like an anguished monster, Sadistik Forest‘s music rampages over the course of 35 minutes, leaving you beaten down, sore, and asking for more.
Markus Makkonen – Vocals, Bass (ex-Hooded Menace)
Antti Heikkinen – Guitar
Matti Salo – Guitars
Vesa Mutka – Drums
Artwork by Raul Fuentes
Guest vocals on Destructive Art by Cris Pervertor (Satanika)
Guest vocals on Zero Progress by Michael Dorrian (Anatomy Of I)
1. Morbidly Majestic
2. Decades of Torment Then Death
3. The Hour of Dread
4. Destructive Art
5. Zero Progress
6. Monsters of Death
7. The Maelstrom Opens
8. Bones of a Giant
You can listen to “Morbid Majesties” at BandCamp.
Read our review here.