Pure Noise Records welcomes Pasadena based grindcore band Sanction. Just finishing their tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder and Rivers of Nihil, the lad’s fan base is expanding and they’re making a dent in the music world.
Their debut single Fixated Upon A Figure is typical of a grindcore band. Almost similar to Gutrot, The Infringement of God’s Plan contains gut-wrenching unholy screams, demonic drumming and a touch of hell-ish despair. Just after a minute into the song, the slow dirty breakdown unfolds into a crash of the instruments, combining to depict a sense of what hell is like.
Which brings us onto the filth of the vibrations the guitar provides in Sixhundredthirtyone. This song is definately one for the pit with the continuous breakdowns – which are almost traditional but get hacked up with pinch harmonics, adding an “oooh shit’s about to go down” vibe. The bass errupts into your head, unleashing your inner pit warrior and makes you want to move about like a violent s-club 7 fan.
On the topic of movement, The Prophet Who Saw Fire is a tune for the gym. Fast paced, energetic sound, high pitch vocals – what would you want more whilst you’re working out? You’ll get those bodybuilding muscles in no time. David’s vocals are gritty as always but in this single, it’s missing some depth that could encapsulate the listener more. Not the best song on the EP, but is still one to put on your playlist while you’re on the go.
All in all Sanction wouldn’t be heavy like it is without it’s drum beats. Definately a band to see live, their songs almost remind you of when you were younger and you just found out who the old Suicide Silence was and you entered the world of grindcore. Consistent in sound, the lads never fail to create bangers that make you want to unleash hell.. This EP is definately not for the faint hearted.
Straight from Pasadena, these five men give you a taste of hell.