Sebastian Montesi is a prolific artist, probably best known for his endeavors in Mitochondrion and for being one of the founding members of Auroch. With Saturn’s Cross, the Canadian took a very different path, delving into cold wave territories, which little have to share with the bands he is usually associated to. Yet, when we listened to what Sebastian crafted, we had no doubt, and we gladly welcomed this new project to our roster.
With neither hope nor fear, Saturn’s Cross unveils Cheat Death.
Now operating as a two piece, with 1908 entering the fold on bass and vocals, Cheat Death disregards genre with wild abandon in favour of something that is at times overwhelmingly abrasive and at others intoxicating.
This is a willing exploration of the endless labyrinth and a lamp of pitch black glass intended to serve as a beacon in the lightless depths of the human spirit. This is a headlong dive into the soul’s psychic darkness, with nothing to break the fall. This ushers in a new era Saturn’s Cross.
Verily, the record that the project has been threatening since the very inception.
“I flagellate my back with the olive branch that you offered me
There can be no forgiveness, there can be no peace at the gates
I’ve been searching through the night, screaming names you do not yet know.”