What’s rolling towards me from the area around Siegen and is devastating everything I have heard in terms of Death Metal during the past few months? SARX? Strange name…They play fine old-school Death Metal that unites pretty much everything that makes this genre exciting. Blasts, breaks and by the book growler…His vocals cover the whole spectre: Thoroughly deep grunting, hoarse hysteric shrieking and guttural coffin vocals – it’s all there.
The guitars sound dreamlike and offer murderous leads that you know at best from gods like SLAYER to MORBID ANGEL to DEATH...With that said, the axemen succeed in playing heavy, melodic and technically skilled at the same time. Wow! As I already hinted SARX also mixed a lot of Thrash Metal into their sound and song-wise they beat almost all of America, including Scandinavia… At least as for the last weeks/months I haven’t heard such a great ingenious Death Metal disc except for NILE. After all there was only Melo Death or Metalcore coming out…
This is the wet dream of any fan of real Death Metal! Guys, this is a self-release with a killer production that only costs 10 euro! Check it out at any cost! (Online September 12, 2005)