Album Review: Sahg – Born Demon

Album Review: Sahg - Born Demon
Reviewed by Richard Oliver

Purveyors of old school doomy heavy metal Sahg return with their sixth album Born Demon. Formed in 2004, Sahg have been a tour de force of classic heavy metal with big doomy riffs and that wonderful 70’s proto-metal sound. The band have taken the recent unfortunate departure of guitarist Ole Walaunet and worked in their favour deciding to continue as a power trio rather than get a replacement and the result is one of the strongest albums the band has done.

Born Demon is the result of the remaining band members - Olav Iversen (vocals and guitars), Tony Vetaas (bass) and Mads Lilletvedt (drums) - meeting and jamming after several months of doing nothing with the band. Ideas soon surged and flowed and the songs you hear on Born Demon were the result.

Album Review: Sahg - Born Demon

Stripped down to three members, the band sound tighter and more energised as can be heard on meaty pieces of heavy metal glory such as Fall Into The Fire, Evil Immortal, House Of Worship and Heksedans The bands doom chops come to the fore on Destroyer Of The Earth and the monster title track whilst the Sabbath vibes are all over songs such as Black Cross On The Moon and Killer Spirit (From Outside Hell).

Sahg have a great album with Born Demon. It is clear that the band thoroughly enjoyed writing and recording these songs as the energy and enthusiasm permeates through the music and performances. The album also sounds fantastic produced by the band themselves and mixed and mastered by Russ Russell. If you like old school heavy metal and classic doom then Born Demon is gonna tick lots of boxes. A thoroughly enjoyable album that is pure heavy metal glory.

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