The black metal world is on fire. Over the last 18 months or so, the black metal scene has had an explosion of politically left-leaning bands. Members of the scene have become exceptionally passionate about separating themselves from the festering pigsty of NSBM and they are embracing the New Wave of Anti-Fascist Black Metal (and anti-fascist heavy metal as a whole).
Manhattan’s Sarparast is one of these fire-spewing left-wing black metal bands.
The band is a three piece who play “anti-capitalist, anti-fascist, anti-racist, pro-woman” black metal, featuring incredibly honed musicianship and intense vocals from frontwoman Julliet. And while the band have only released two singles so far, if they are anything to go by the upcoming full-length debut will be an inferno of blazing riffs and hellish song structures.
The left-wing black metal machine has only just started to move, but all signs point to it sticking around far into the future.
Check out Sarparast’s Bandcamp here.
Words: Richard Weeks (Blackened Death Records)