Sargas has released their debut single titled ‘Home’ after signing with Tough Records, the first Iranian Metal Label. Formed in 2018 by Guitarist Salar Alizadeh and Drummer Hamed Sadraei, the Tehran Death Metal/Groove Metal outfit went through various lineup changes during the initial songwriting process of their upcoming debut album, which took 3 years to complete. The band cites Six Feet Under, Feared, Dyscarnate, Chimaira, and Fear Factory as influential acts that helped shape their overall sound. Sargas also make use of Doom Metal elements in some of their compositions, and at times break away from Death Metal tradition by utilizing clean singing.
Sargas’ debut single “Home” is the band’s response to some recent personal loss and centers around the concept of death ending a person’s suffering. Initially, the song’s lyrics are loosely influenced by the song “A Patient Man” by Cult Leader, and musically alongside their distinct Death Metal style, the band also incorporates some Black Metal and Doom Metal elements. It is worth mentioning that the song was produced by Sargas’ vocalist Saleh Rezaei.
Lyrically, the band tried to highlight the tranquility and peace that comes with death and that it ends all of our suffering in life. The more the suffering, the more the tranquility, up to the point where death becomes an eternal “Home” for us.
Home was written before, during, and after the passing of two of the members’ loved ones and is meant as a way to honor their memory as well as channel that grief and hopefully help anyone who is dealing with a similar loss.
Fans should expect a plethora of heavier songs as Sargas are currently in the mixing process of their debut album and will be releasing singles from the album soon.