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SARABANTE: New Poisonous Legacy LP From Greek Hardcore Group Out Now Through Southern Lord


The gripping, lamenting melodies of the guitars define the Poisonous Legacy sound, and speak volumes about SARABANTE's world view. Eloquently miserable harmonies soar then swoop downwards, constantly seeking nervous and reverberating moments to amplify and meld into their modern crust motion, involving copious amounts of righteous d-beat and clarity amongst the crunch. Few have done it so well since the advent of Tragedy and His Hero Is Gone, and SARABANTE is undoubtedly creating their own approach with impressive, aggressive songwriting and attacking momentum. Their meticulous attention to mournful atmospheres is maintained across the twenty-six minutes, filling Poisonous Legacy with rampaging passages and brooding breakdowns, and making the record a thrilling and powerful statement.

Greek hardcore quintet SARABANTE was formed in Athens in late 2006, and during the Summer of 2011 they released their first album, Remnants. The LP was released by Sara Records, the band's own label, followed by a limited edition CD through Southern Lord Records. This was followed by an Eastern European tour and numerous local live shows, as well as 2013's Έρμαια Των Καιρών / Under The Shadows, a 7" EP via Man In Decline Records. SARABANTE now presents their second LP, Poisonous Legacy, through Southern Lord Recordings, the album taking their tense, foreboding sound found on their prior recordings to new lows, mirroring and capturing the anguish of their native country.

Heavily influenced by oppression and trying to withstand the ongoing crisis in their home country, SARABANTE's new anthems are forged in times of extreme austerity, which has without doubt blackened their focus. As a result, the music on Poisonous Legacy is darker, filthier, more sincere. and more destructive than before. Poisonous Legacy was mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Nails, Obituary) and is out now on Southern Lord.

"There are no two ways about it: Poisonous Legacy is a ferocious and devastating maelstrom of an album. It's the sound of pure fury, rage distilled and bottled in shot-size explosions of power stronger than any of Brewdog's gimmicky spirit-strength brews. The majority of the album's twelve tracks clock in at under to and a half minutes. Poisonous Legacy is an album of punishing intensity and astounding force." - Aural Aggravation

"A blazing bonfire of hardcore" - The Monitors

"The song [A Day With No Sun To Rise] is more than a righteous slugfest - the dark, tension-ratcheting melody paints a vividly desolate portrait of people who have lost their way, with no light ahead. True to the song's name, there's a hopeless quality to the sound, and you feel a bitter wind blowing even when the band are in rampaging mode. It makes a gripping song even more potent." - No Clean Singing

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    June 26, 2016

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