Thursday, 18 May 2017

RIFF REWIND (18/05/2013): Sadgiqacea - "False Prism"


Sadgiqacea is/were a two piece hailing originally from New Jersey from their humble beginnings in March of 2010, they took hold of the metal scene by the throat with every mind-altering note they play.

Playing almost every show they were offered and rumoured to always have a smile on their faces. They were grateful to play and be heard.   This obviously did not go unnoticed, because they would go on to  have share the stage with 40 Watt Sun, EYEHATEGOD, Floor, Tombs, Cough, Weedeater, Fight Amp, Mose Giganticus, ASG, Funeral Pyre, Hull, and many many others.  They have toured extensively throughout the United States and allow the current status of the band seems to be currently on hold; Sadiqaecea released one of the great albums of 2013.  So let us rewind the riffs to this day 4 years ago, with a review of their debut album ”False Prism” which you can check out below.


By: Steve Howe

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 07/05/2013
Label: Anthropic Records |
Candlelight Records

False Prism cover art

The production is superb throughout, the range of emotions and styles of riffs are incredible, so just press play and let Sadgiqacea take you to hell and back. It is a journey that will last long in the memory.  Sadgiqacea have matched their full potential. I cannot wait to see where they go from here as they could be on the verge of greatness.

“False Prism” CD//DD//LP track listing:

1). False Segments
2). False Cross
3). False Prism
4). True Darkness

The Review:

Sadgiqacea are a band who feature two highly talented individual individuals  who know how to write & perform a bone-crunching riff. Band Member, Evan is also a member of Ominous Black, Hivelords and more recently Tombs

Sadgiqacea’s  blend of hard-hitting blackened sludge doom is present here, as they are about to release their debut album “False Prism”, a 4 song 40 minute assault on the senses.

Sadgiqacea harness the power of legendary bands such as ISIS and Neurosis but match it with their own sludgy progressive genius that would make the likes of Mastodon and Baroness blush. That is only half the story though, because Sadgiqacea add ambient style noises to the mix along with a dose of black metal gloom  to the mix.

False Prism” demonstrates that Sadgiqacea have finally arrived in a big way. After a string of acclaimed EP’s and live performances, with this album Sadgiqacea will leave you in little doubt that a truly important band has arrived.

Opening  track “False Segments” is an epic beast full of snarling sludge/post-metal riffs that will tear at your very soul. It is unrelenting in its brutality but still has quite a groove to it. Some superb psych based riffs  also come into play, demonstrating that Sadgiqacea are a band that is not afraid to experiment with their own sound.

False Cross” is where things start to get heavier, Sadgiqacea throws down the riffs in a big way. Vocals are screamed at a frightening pace to match the loud carnage destroying everything around them. It is loud from the word go and it feels like this band have the potential to destroy everything in their wake. Do I hear a black Metal vibe coming into play? Maybe. However, it does not matter as Sadgiqacea prove with “False Cross” that this album is something special indeed.

The title track “False Prism” is the shortest track on the album. A mere 6:06 minute song, which is played at such an intense rate you will be gasping for breath. This is probably the most accessible track on the album but it still packs an almighty punch. Vocals are screamed at a harsh level to match the intensifying riffs on display and it has a great psychedelic vibe running through its veins. Just close your eyes and be ready to be transported to the harsh world that is Sadgiqacea.

Well all great albums need an epic track to end things on and “False Prism” is no different. Sadgiqacea have now entered the darkness with the brilliant almost 15 minute epic “True Darkness”.  Sadgiqacea throw caution to the wind and blast their way into your subconscious. The track takes what has came before it and turns it on its head. The drumming is simply astonishing on this track. Full of hard-hitting power that feel like they could start a war of their own. It feels like the drums and guitars are in a battle with each other, both vying for supremacy. I have to say on this song the drumming is the overall winner, fast, loud, angry and all played with a just cause. “True Darkness” is where Sadgiqacea embrace the darkness with relish and this track is a fitting end to an astonishing record.

The production is superb throughout, the range of emotions and styles of riffs are incredible, so just press play and let Sadgiqacea take you to hell and back. It is a journey that will last long in the memory.  Sadgiqacea have matched their full potential. I cannot wait to see where they go from here as they could be on the verge of greatness.

False Prism” is available here




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