SADGIQACEA plays some really great sludgy doom Metal, but the problem is that this release is plagued with mixing issues. Well one issue actually. The vocals sound like they were recorded with the microphone on one of those old Radio Shack tape decks an elementary school music teacher might have had in the 70's. I think SADGIQACEA could have ended up with a better production just doing a live recording of a show with a good microphone plugged into a laptop with the Audacity software going. I think I have ended up with better audio recording bands with my video camera. I am not joking. The sound quality here is pretty pathetic. If this is some lame attempt at being "KULT" I think SADGIQACEA might be smoking a little more than just weed.
The song writing is some strange mix of 90's era Neurosis, Eyehategod, and early Mastodon. It is super heavy and crushing one second, with the soft and mellow parts coming off as somehow more creepy than the heavy parts. The clean vocals have an ethereal vibe that could really get under your skin if the production wasn't so horrible. The screaming vocals feel more like a recording of someone being victimized by a master of torture than the flat monotone death growls that are so overdone in most modern Metal.
I have to say that with the right producer SADGIQACEA could really make a huge impact. Now I'm not saying they could end up with some radio hit, headline a future Mayhem Festival, or even win an award at the Golden Gods. That stuff is for trendy Metal bands. However, SADGIQACEA could become the next big thing for those who prefer their Metal to be more raw, passionate, and real. I am willing to bet that SADGIQACEA is a band that slays all in their path live, so it is a shame that the production here is so tremendously weak.