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RELEASED ON 10/17/2005
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Paroxysm is a peculiar recording. It clocks in at under thirteen minutes and contains some awesome technical death metal that draws influences from a wide range of metal subgenres; is very melodic without having too much to do with the Gothenburg sound. Essentially, this is thrashy death with melodic leanings, and though it is hard to analyze such a short recording, I would say that Sarsekim are well worth checking out.
What is most impressive about Sarsekim is the fact that they manage to fluidly shift among several different styles without making the changes in direction too obvious. The strong songwriting skills of the members are apparent, and the band’s passages of outrageous melodic soloing sound no more out of place than their sections of gritty tech-thrash riffs. The songwriting is not only impressive, but also executed with utter precision; the bass thunders and accents the guitar riffs, the drummer pounds with aplomb, and the vocalist howls and shrieks, demonstrating his command of several different vocal styles. The production is also good, and sounds fairly professional.
Sarsekim play a style that should be interesting for pretty much any death metal fan, as they sound heavy and unique, the two most important attributes that a band must have, in the eyes of many metalheads. If you enjoy bands like Quo Vadis, you should definitely listen to Sarsekim if their music ever crosses your path. I recommend Paroxysm, and I hope that this band records a full length at some point.
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