Sanction (NY)
The Infringement Of God's Plan


3.5
great

Review

by Kenneth Timper USER (16 Reviews)
April 26th, 2019 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Long Island hardcore upstarts Sanction show no mercy on their latest EP.

It would be impossible to discuss Sanction without mentioning the myriad of metalcore titans they draw influence from (Martyr AD being the most obvious, as this EP’s tracklist is divided into “fractions”). New York’s Sanction is certainly a band that wears its influences on its sleeve, but that doesn’t detract from what The Infringement of God’s Plan has to offer. What sets these songs apart from Sanction’s contemporaries in the midst of yet another renaissance for metalcore is the confidence, personality, and quite frankly, skill they bring to the table. With their latest EP, it is apparent that Sanction isn’t playing around: they are hungry.

That much is clear from the beginning of “Fixated Upon a Figure” where a quick drum roll is met with burly chugs and vocalist David Blom’s earth-rattling growls. His vocals shine throughout the EP on songs like “Sixhundredthirtyone” and on the title track as he bellows “I show no mercy.” The Infringement of God’s Plan is not merely a showcase of brutality; however, as the first complete song “The Prophet Who Saw Fire” channels melodic riffage a la 7 Angels 7 Plagues. Razor-sharp buzzsaw guitars and chilling horror movie samples punctuate bruising breakdowns throughout, and neither feels out of place or forced. Sanction isn’t necessarily reinventing the wheel here, but they confidently do their influences justice while showing glimpses of their own flair and promise.



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ktjammin
April 26th 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Did this one for the review a random album game. I've had this EP for a while though and really enjoy it so it was fun to do a quick write up about a really good up and coming band.

accompliceofmydeath
April 26th 2019


4890 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love this band and album. Cool little write up. Catch them live to hear David do a bunch of random pig squeals.

Digging: Higher Power - 27 Miles Underwater

Brontosaurus
April 26th 2019


353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah vocalist has crazy range live. Good band and they are the only band i know that has knives as merch

suppatime
April 26th 2019


1542 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice review, this record is very fun

ktjammin
April 27th 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Need to stop missing them when they come through ugh

botb
April 27th 2019


13563 Comments


Band is solid but I prefer Axis for this style

ktjammin
April 27th 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Never listened, what would you recommend?

botb
April 27th 2019


13563 Comments


Anything really but Show Your Greed in particular

LOVEANDACCEPTANCE
May 1st 2019


897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

untitled breakdown nukes the entire fuckin universe twice over

dbizzles
May 23rd 2019


13839 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

BUMP



Good review. Didn't know it existed and haven't heard Martyr AD, but I might now.

ktjammin
May 23rd 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^ ooooh man. You’re in for a treat.

accompliceofmydeath
June 6th 2019


4890 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

New track dropped and it's a banger.

MELONADE13
June 6th 2019


831 Comments


eh, I'm kinda worried about it

dont like the production, dont like the new iteration of the vocals, song feels pretty lackluster to me

ktjammin
June 6th 2019


341 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's solid but nothing original, not as good as anything on the EP for sure. It's almost too much of a throwback track, that album artwork is something straight out of the late 90s.

MELONADE13
November 16th 2019


831 Comments


ahhhh shit, these guys are in town tomorrow

meth time



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