SAHG WELCOMES THE INEVITABLE DEATH WITH THEIR LATEST ALBUM "MEMENTO MORI"!
The heavy rock powerhouse have since their beginning in 2004 delivered grade-A hard rock of the fist bumping and heavy-leaded sort. When elements hoisted from the depths of doom converge with the realm of progressive rock, one can draw parallels to greats such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Mastodon. Sahg procure a unique blend of the aforementioned while resting firmly on a heavy metal base. The crisp sound on their fifth and latest effort "Memento Mori" defies the idea of simple genre categorization in favour of delivering a damn good heavy metal album!
For a long while, the title of their latest album remained undecided:
“Memento Mori was one of several options that we had on note for a long time. But then Lemmy died. And Bowie died. And all of a sudden, all these rock icons disappeared, one by one. People that have made their imprint on history and influenced us musically since childhood. It made a great impression on a personal level, and started a grieving process that influenced the making of the album. Suddenly it was very clear what the album title would be. “Remember, you must die”. Even immortal legends like Bowie and Lemmy don’t live forever”, comments singer, guitarist and songwriter Olav Iversen.
Musically the album dwell in a heavier landscape than its predecessor, “Delusions Of Grandeur”, with metal infused heavy rock containing clear progressive elements. The voices of Olav Iversen and Tony Vetaas are more present and insistent than ever. The musicianship has never been in question with Sahg, and “Memento ...” is no different – the impeccable craftsmanship is second only to the astute songwriting and its nuanced musical content.
Delusions Of Grandeur reviews:
9/10 - "Easily the best album of this young year so far, it comes highly recommended if you are already a fan or want to try something a little different. Excellent." - Welovemetal
4,5/5 - "Good stuff!" - Seaoftranquility
4,5/5 - Heavyblogisheavy.com
6/7 - Metal-Hammer.De