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Album Review: Sarke – “Bogefod”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 4:11 PM (PST)

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Sarke‘s new album Bogefod is one of the best early quarter releases for metal this year, without a doubt. Based on the story of Torolv Bogefod from the Norse classic Eyrbyggja saga, it is a very grim and gnarly record full of undead hate for the “Blood of Men”, a darkly beating rock n roll heart and dirty distortion that gives it, at times, that proto black Celtic Frost edge albeit with the skillful rendering of a metal album forged in 2016. “The wickeds transient sleep” thrashes about with enough murderous, blackened vigor to create both circle pits or isolated invisible orange clutching and scowling at a stormy sky alone in the forest.

Most of the record has a rough edge yet also a professionally executed love for classic heavy metal. The bridge of “The wickeds transient…”, for example, dips into some really brooding, sustained note Candlemass territory for a few glorious moments before a cruel mid tempo stomp riff marches in declaring “anguish”. “Sunken” declares “a final grave/the watery marsh” over a dirty riff that almost sounds like early Megadeth, capping a record that feels more often like an audio version of a bad ass historical horror movie.

“Barrow of Torolv” brings classical dynamics to a slower and more doom based highly impressive string augmented track, truly adding to the mood of the story told in pained snarls by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto. “Dawning” later on in the record, is even a classical-laced ballad with ethereal female vocals like mourning over a grave. “Evil heir” is another highlight, dark and foreboding as we realize the tale is not over. Both Sarke as a band, and the story Bogefod’s lyrics presents will even take part in a movie called SAGA, where Nocturno Culto has a leading role. If it is as good as this fourth record from an underrated band, it will be very worth your time.

New Music: “Novel Dawn” from Sarke’s new album “Oldarhian”

Posted by Fireball13 on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM (PST)

Norwegian extreme metallers Sarke fronted by Nocturno Culto from Darkthrone are streaming a new song “Novel Dawn” on their Myspace page. You can click here to give it a listen. “Novel Dawn” appears on the band’s new album “Oldarhian” which was released April 15th via Indie Recordings.

“Oldarhian” is the follow up to the band’s debut album “Vorunah” which was released April 6, 2009 also on Indie Recordings.

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Music: Sarke streaming new Single “Condemned”

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:30 AM (PST)

Norwegian Black Metallers, Sarke, are streaming a new Single, “Condemned”, on their MySpace page.

Formed in 2008 by its namesake, Sarke is a mesmerizing journey through dark and soothing soundscapes inspired by legends like Mayhem, Slayer, Darkthrone, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Motorhead and Kreator.

All music and lyrics are written by Sarke, but adding the legendary voice of Darkthone’s Nocturno Culto has brought another dimension to the grimness.

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Band Spotlight: Sarke

Posted by Christine on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM (PST)

Formed in 2008 by its namesake, Sarke is a mesmerizing journey through dark and soothing soundscapes inspired by legends like Mayhem, Slayer, Darkthrone, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Motorhead and Kreator.

All music and lyrics are written by Sarke, but adding the legendary voice of Darkthone’s Nocturno Culto has brought another dimension to the grimness.

Sarke’s new album, “Oldarhian”, will arrive in stores via Indie Recordings on April 15, 2011.

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