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Review: Sargatanas - Knights of the Southern Cross
Knights of the Southern Cross

Label: Barbarian Wrath
Year released: 2001
Duration: 48:30
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: March 18, 2016
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Knights of the Southern Cross

Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)

Sargatanas are a Mexican band (not to be confused with the eight other bands called Sargatanas) and this was their second, and to date, most recent album. Fifteen years seems a bit long to go between albums, but they have only released some splits and compilations since, though they are supposedly still an active band. Anyway, this is an overlooked slab of fucking badass awesomeness from the beloved Barbarian Wrath label.

If you know the kind of churning underground shit they like south of the Bravo, then this is exactly that. This stuff is not fast, but rather stomps along at a mostly marching pace accompanied by slashing, grinding riffs and hollow growling vocals. There are not really any blasts on here, just a heavy, crushing assault of blackened, subterranean Death Metal. An overlooked jewel of evil.

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