I caught up with Mark Sugar from prog metal band Black Sites and also from death metal band Bear Mace a few weeks ago on That Metal Station to talk all about the latest album from Black Sites “Untrue” which was released worldwide on 8th October.
Progressive metal band, BLACK SITES, have powered through the previous year creating their new album Untrue with producer Sanford Parker, of SPIRIT ADRIFT/VOIVOD/CORRECTIONS HOUSE fame. With all members recording separately, with exception of one track, the album is a testament to their capabilities.
Originally forming in 2016, BLACK SITES combine old-school metal elements with their sound and draw inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists such as VOIVOD, THIN LIZZY, and BLACK SABBATH to name a few. The new release follows their previous albums In Monochrome (2017), and Exile (2019) which made Angry Metal Guy’s #3 album of the year. Untrue delivers intricate guitar leads, powerful percussion, and soaring vocals. The album explores the variations of BLACK SITES’ sound from the dramatic opening “Sword of Orion”, gradually building the anticipation to an intense climax, to the progressive nature of “Echo of a Lie”, and the emotional performance of “White Ashes”. Exploring sophisticated melodies enhanced through delicious guitar tones and powerful vocals, Untrue is an enticing record. Effortlessly entwining elements of traditional metal with progressive experimentation and their own distinctive style, BLACK SITES have produced a release with a huge impact. From beginning to end Untrue reveals their creativity on a sojourn not to be missed.
Black Sites: Mark Sugar – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Bruchert – Guitar, Vocals
Garry Naples – Drums
Social media and music links: https://blacksites.bandcamp.com/