Sect Mark hail from Rome and represent the new breed of maniacal Italian hardcore. Short, drippy, seething and nasty as hell. The fuzz fucked intro of last song, side A ("Scouts" -ed.) had me shermed up and ready to bust through a brick wall. As a whole 'Worship' brings to mind a broken pugilist pissing in an exhaust stained fountain and then fighting the cops with knuckles full of busted teeth. Not sure why, but that is the image this music evokes. It's ugly, nihilistic and mean. I like that. I hate everything else. For fans of S.H.I.T., Deformity and Warthog.
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That kind of shattered, obliterative hardcore where the only respite comes when something ruptures and the band doubles up in pain. The vocals are a jabbering nightmare, and the music a circular saw to the groin. S.H.I.T. are an obvious point of reference, as are those Discos Enfermos bands that I have uniformly compared to S.H.I.T. It's incessant. Absolutely incessant! Oh, and exhausting. Absolutely exhausting!
Dead Air at the Pulpit
Sect Mark is a four piece band from Rome, Italy who formed in 2016, from the looks of things. Sect Mark play a dirty and noise damaged style of hardcore. Musically, Sect Mark can be loosely compared to bands such as Hoax, The Lowest Form, Gag, Rash, and other like-minded bands. Since forming in 2016, Sect Mark have released a self-titled demo in November of 2017. Worship is the band's latest EP, which was released via Iron Lung records on January 26th, 2018. On Worship, Sect Mark offer up eight tracks of raw, filthy, and ugly sounding hardcore/punk. Overall, Worship makes for an amazing listen and definitely should not be missed. Highly recommended! Enjoy!
Sect Mark's Hardcore is About as Raw as Punk Can Get. Listen to a track from the Italian band's upcoming EP on the esteemed Iron Lung label.
Listening to Sect Mark’s nasty demo felt like being shoved into a high school locker and then kicked off a flight of stairs. Now, the Rome hardcore band are due to deliver Worship, a follow up EP of bruising and raw punk on the esteemed US label Iron Lung.
The track “Attempts” is up now on the Iron Lung Bandcamp page and continues the four-piece's paranoid and schized hardcore. Over hectic guitar, vocalist Johnny P. spews a tirade that brings to mind current UK bands such as The Lowest Form and Permission.
Like the demo, the artwork is by Francesco Goats and once again captures the darkness that weighs heavily on the music.