Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sarcofagus - 1980 - Cycle of Life

Sarcofagus were the very first heavy metal band from Finland to officially release an album (or maybe to even exist?). And yet, for some extraordinarily bizarre reason, they are still hardly ever mentioned when the topic of Finnish metal is brought up. I am completely oblivious as to why, not only because of their historical importance in the Finnish metal scene, but also because their first two LPs are just simply brilliant.
What you will find here is outstanding heavy metal that gives other early 80's metal heroes such as Angel Witch and Manilla Road a run for their money.

The song "Feed Me" is also something of note. Where the hell did that come from? Completely awesome.

3 comments:

Thïrd World Man said...

Whoa...challenging the mighty Manilla like that warrants an immediate look.

Paul Schofield said...

That was not an extremely serious statement. It's kind of hard to compare the two.

Binx said...

Paul,

Love your sight! I'm relatively new to death and black metal, but I’ve quickly grown weary of Scandinavian BM bands. In fact, I was starting to wonder if there was anything more to BM than what one hears in (say) Emperor and Gorgoroth. I’ve really enjoyed how the bands you’ve posted approach the genre. Keep it up!