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Sarnath
Life...Lies (1999)
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Reviewed: 10/22/2018

I have to say, that I'm a sucker for H.P. Lovecraft's stories. This might be a contributory cause for me checking out this Finnish band with a name taken from his legendary writings. Another reason might be comparing Sarnath to Sentenced. 'Amok' came out in 1995, and 'Overshine' the next year. Both albums mixed melodic death metal with heavy metal and rock, and rather heavy touch of Finnish melancholy. And stylistically aren't miles (sorry, kilometres...) away from each other. Loads of death metal bands in Finland went through big stylistical changes during their careers, and often at early point. Convulse, Xysma, Disgrace to name a few, and of course Sentenced... While the change towards more heavy metal/rock influenced band was evident on 'Overshine', on their sophomore album, 'Life...L...

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