The Skinny: Dallas, TX deathened black metallers Sparrows have just released Mark of the Beast: Indoctrination digitally through Bandcamp where it may be streamed in full and/or purchased for the measly sum of $6.66 – listen below! The CD version will be available in the coming weeks.
The EP is the first of a three-part series; the connection between the series will be divulged after all three have been released. At a fundamental level, the sound of Sparrows is rooted in its collective influences, including Watain, Behemoth, Enslaved, Deicide, and Goatwhore, yet the Dallas destroyers bring to the table an identity all their own. Recorded in the Sparrows Lair in Dallas’ Industrial District by drummer Bryan Nicholas (who also mixed and mastered it), Mark of the Beast: Indoctrination delivers the goods with unmitigated malevolence. The scary part is that it is only the first of three brazen black metal assaults.
Mark of the Beast: Indoctrination Track Listing:
01. Drunk on the Blood of Fools
02. Cellar of the Damned
04. Irradiated Boars
05. The Trinity Denied