SECTORIAL "Erase And Reborn The Humanity" 2012
/Metal Scrap Records/

1.He Who Eats The Tale
2.Cage With No Limits \ Клітка Не Має Меж
3.Too Much? \ Забагато?
4.The Exhausted \ Сил Немає
5.Passing by… \ Проходиш Повз...
6.Stones have a vote \ Каміння Має Голос
7.In Deep Shit \ По Вуха В Лайні
8.Before The Silence Come
9.Viva Nature
10.The Unknown \ Невідома Людина
11.Internal Enemy \ Внутрішній Ворог
12.Why Are You Killing Yourself? \ Навіщо Вбивати Себе?
13.Thy New Horizon \ Твій Новий Горизонт
14.The Policy \ Користь
15.Stolen World \ Вкрадений Світ
16.Religion - Business \ Релігія - Бізнес
17.Rushing Ahead \ Скажений Темп
18.In Endless Motion \ В Постійному Русі
19.Flaw of law \ Вади Влади
20.Step By Step \ Крок За Кроком
22.Truth Of Life \ Правда Життя
23.Rise Up! (Phobia cover)


Sectorial are a band from Ukraine that plays a mixture of black metal, thrash, grind and crustcore and this is a review of their 2012 album "Erase And Reborn The Humanity" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
Drums range from mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with grinding riffs that dominate throughout the recording, as for the flutes which are only utilized briefly on a couple of songs they give the music mid 60's feeling, in addition there are some sound effects and folk instruments being used on certain songs of this recording.
Rhythm guitars range from mid paced to fast riffing that combines black metal, thrash, grind and crustcore together to create a sound of it owns, while the lead guitars are very chaotic sounding crustcore/metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly blackened/death metal screams and growls that are heavily influenced by crust and thrash with some samples from movies being used on some songs, while the lyrics hateful, anti religion and everyday themes as for the production it has a very strong, heavy and powerful sound to it.
In my opinion Sectorial are a very great sounding black/thrash/grind/crustcore hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "He Who Eats The Tale" "Passing By" "Internal Enemy" and "Religion-Business". RECOMMENDED BUY.

OccultBlackMetal (Bringer Of Death zine)

Ukrainians grinding on grind.
Slavic band Sectorial shows off out of the blue a blend between grindcore and folk music. I mean, a friend said there is a band that did it before, but I don’t believe it’s in the same shape of these Ukrainian lads!
The album is noisy, with brass-knuckled attacks of fulminant grind/hardcore and chaos runs rampant! The production is very well-made with all the instruments appearing but with the right dosage of filthiness required in a band like this. 
But although, in the basis, they stick to traditional grindcore blueprints, the folk elements with even some parts of black metal are weird! Just imagine Napalm Death with Nokturnal Mortum (mainly from the album Nechrist)
The songs are short- with few exceptions-  and after the intro He Who Eats the Tale, the fracas of Cage with no Limits pervades the ambience with very short phrases and dissonant (but never discordant) thrumming. Let the mosh pit burn!
Songs like The Exhaust (52 seconds), Stones Have a Vote (19 seconds) or Rushing Ahead (a frantic atomic strike the will nettle even the deaf) are too fast to be kept in the long-term memory and then retrieved, but that’s the intention with other grindcore attacks by the middle of the album.
But on songs like Too Much and Stolen Word (with the most memorable riff of the album, indeed, the best song), the punkish riffage hybridises with folk instrumentation and even a Jew's harp is perceived by the middle of the former song. There are even folkish interludes like the three-minute-long Before the Silence Come, with the chirping of birds and flutes from the past. Kind of anticlimactic for a grindcore CD, but interesting to say at least. 
There are more highlights like Religion-Business and its singalong eponymous chorus and the closer, Rise Up!, a cover of a band called Phobia, and its gummy refrain, “rise up, your self-esteem”…
Flaw of the Law is another one which shows their Cruachan-esque side with a Napalm Death/Agathocles mix-up.
Erase and Reborn Humanity won’t disappoint grinders out there, and as long as far as I'm concerned, they have originality and a sense of how to invite the listeners to go to a gig of theirs. I for one would kill myself in the mosh pit. Bruises guaranteed or your money back!

Sectorial is a band that was founded back in the year 2000 in Ukraine. They were a self-proclaimed garage band until the year 2007 and after that they started to take things more serious. So far they self-released three EP’s entitled ‘Cerebrum Necrosis Est In It Nobis’ (2008), ‘Boiler’ (2009) and ‘Controlled Insane’ (2009). Now the band debuts with ‘Erase And Reborn The Humanity’ through Metal Scrap Records. You might know them from their releases from Crusher, Voice Of Midnight, Ram-Page or maybe you don’t.
‘E.A.R.T.H.’ has become a no-nonsense refreshing death metal / grindcore album that contains 22 original compositions and a cover version of Phobia’s ‘Rise Up!’ track. This is grindcore with a creepy emotionless twist that slightly reminds me of Brutal Truth’s ‘Extreme Conditions…’ and Impaled Nazarene’s ‘Ugra Karma’ CD’s. There are less albums to be compared with! The cherish on Sectorial’s cake however is the use of a flute or pan flute in their music. You either love it or hate it and I fucking despise it! If you’re a Gheorge Zamfir addict just add an extra 25 points to the final score.

Koen (Lords Of Metal)

When you see that an album has 20+ songs you pretty much know that you’re not going to get a prog metal album full of 15 minutes songs. No, better prepare for countless bursts of short sharp shocks. Get ready to be blown away from a massive assault of furious intensity. Sectorial is a blank spot for me. But knowing nothing about them can be a relief too. You can take it on without any pre-conceived ideas of what it should sound like. This is short bursts of death metal/grindcore proving that you don’t have to write 5 minutes songs to make it interesting. OK, there are songs on this album longer than 3 minutes and they are just as to the point as the shorter ones. But all in all a pretty cool record from a band totally new to me.

Anders Ekdahl (Battle Helm)

Bislang gab es aus dem Hause SECTORIAL drei EPs zu begutachten, die von der Band selbst herausgebracht wurden und jetzt durch das erste Album ergänzt werden. Es trägt den Titel „E.A.R.T.H.“, der als Abkürzung für „Erase And Reborn The Humanity“ zu verstehen ist. Musikalisch treiben sich die Herren von SECTORIAL in modernen Grind-Gefilden herum, die teils crustig, teils thrashig und auch hin und wieder todesmetallisch daherkommen und immer offen für Genre-fremde Einflüsse sind. Somit muss auch eine Prise Avantgarde unterstellt werden. Der eindeutige Fokus von SECTORIAL liegt aber im Grindcore, der durch die verschiedenen Ergänzungen und Einflüsse eben individualisiert wird. Mit Einheitsbrei hat „E.A.R.T.H.“ nichts zu tun. Vielmehr erschaffen die Jungs aus der Ukraine ihre ganz eigene Interpretation von modernem Grindcore, der durch Intensität, Emotionalität und Intelligenz absolut überzeugt. Die 45 Minuten Spielzeit werden zu keinem Zeitpunkt langweilig, und man hat nie das Gefühl, dass sich die Gruppe wiederholt, wie es bei Kollegen schon einmal vorkommt. So besticht man im Hause SECTORIAL durch Abwechslungsreichtum, Eigenständigkeit und Ehrlichkeit. Auf diese Weise vermag es „E.A.R.T.H.“, den Hörer sofort in Beschlag zu nehmen und erst nach dem letzten Ton wieder zu entlassen. Für Grindcore-Fans, die auch crustigen, death-metallischen und thrashigen Elementen gegenüber nicht abgeneigt sind, ist „E.A.R.T.H.“ definitiv ein Pflichtkauf!

12 Punkte
Martin Hamann (LEGACY #79)


slowly we rot magazine 2An interesting new name coming our of Ukraine but this time not what we're used to, Black Metal, but a strange combination of Thrash Metal and Grind. Sectorial are around since 2000 but this is the first time I've heard of them and "Erase and Reborn the Humanity" is also their debut album. Fast, very aggressive, intense that's how their music sounds inhere. Definitely nothing new, but the addition of traditional instruments here and there is a novelty and from my point of view they should develop this element, they should add more Folkloric touches to their music, now that would be something really out of the ordinary and could stir a lot of interest. Their compositions and execution are not bad at all, also the production is great, so I guess traditional Grindcore fans will enjoy it a lot, but what I'm looking for is a more developed mix of Grind and Folk, and I really hope they do that on their next release. Thumbs up for having the guts to try something like this on this debut album.

Adrian (Pest Webzine/Slowly We Rot Magazine #2)


Just as I thought that there can be no more new innovations to the already saturated metal genre, I chanced upon Ukraine’s Sectorial. The fact that the band describes their music as a hybrid of thrash metal and grindcore got me somewhat interested, with most grind bands having a heavier death metal influence instead, though that’s not to say that thrash influences aren’t present. But that’s not the most interesting part of Sectorial‘s music, as one would soon find out on their debut full length release, Erase and Reborn the Humanity.
The introductory segment of He Who Eats the Tale presents some rather unconventional sound effects that one would easily attribute as electronic elements, but as the album begins one would realise how wrong he is. The music on Erase and Reborn the Humanity would be more than simply thrash metal and grindcore, but one would soon notice elements of black metal and folk metal in the band’s material as well. Sure, the main style of the band here is classic ballsy grindcore that will remind listeners of bands like Phobia and Wormrot, with the crushing riffs and the urgent pace of the music, and the short track lengths that would please those with ADD, especially with tracks like Stones Have a Vote. But the madness begins with Too Much?, with the native instrumentations that are present giving a unique touch and a contrasting sense of calm to the chaos that the rest of the band are indulging in. Furthermore, the instrumental interlude Before the Silence Came even includes sounds of nature, along with some wind instrumentation, providing some atmospheric aspect to the music and fitting to the themes of nature and social issues of Sectorial‘s lyrics, and provides a much needed calm in the midst of a raging storm.
The band could have been easily dismissed as one that simply makes use of gimmick to gain attention, but at the same time it is rather hard to overlook the talent that each of the band members have. Sure, the folk and native instrumentations that are present on the record could be the thing that allows for Sectorial to stand out from its other grindcore peers, but at the same time, the rest of the band display their abilities on their instruments, in particular the drums of Igor, who blasts relentlessly throughout the album. Guitarist Dmitriy also at times contribute to the soaring guitar solos that are on the album, providing the songs with a sense of melody, and as if those riffs that he unleash aren’t punishing enough, Boris’ bass guitars are also rather clear in the mix, providing that heavy, rumbling tone and also some groove to the music.
On Erase and Reborn the Humanity, the music of Sectorial sounds like what grindcore veterans are capable of putting out, displaying the talent that these Ukrainians have. The folk influences that the band has included has made this release all the more interesting, and Sectorial is certainly on to something good here. If Sectorial manages to continue in this excellent direction, who knows, they could one day become masters of a genre that they could call their own.

Hongrui (Heavy Metal Tribune Fanzine)

Ukraine’s Sectorial has been playing together since 2000, but it wasn’t until 2007 that they decided to start recording material and getting their name out there. After a few EP’s the band has released their debut album Erase and Reborn the Humanity and it mixes together a whole slew of metal genres. The primary styles are grindcore and thrash, but there are some folk and death metal elements that pop up throughout the course of the release. It’s an interesting mix that gives the band a unique sound, and while there are a few missteps this is still a strong and polished effort.
After a spacey intro Sectorial launches right into their instrumental assault, hitting listeners with fast paced blasts and unrelenting waves of drumming. It’s fairly typical sounding grindcore with a bit of a death metal edge to the tonality, and the recording quality gives the instrumentals a polished feel. But by the time the next track comes on it is clear that this is not going to be your typical grind album, as the tempo not only slows down but some folk instruments are added into the mix which provides a completely different sound. These influences pop up every once in a while, and on some of the later tracks the guitarists throw down some licks that sound inspired by the classic thrash bands. There’s a lot of variation in the 45 minute running time, and for the majority of it the group is able to impress. But a few of the experimental numbers drag on for a bit too long and become repetitive, and a little more fine tuning could help.
Lead singer Burz has a harsh scream that is able to go up and down in pitch throughout the course of the album. Sometimes he goes for a lower growl while on other tracks his vocals head into a higher scream, and this ensures that his performance doesn’t become repetitive at any point. The level of intensity that Burz brings to the table is admirable, and while his vocal style didn’t have any particular nuances that made it stand out in my mind it suits the material perfectly and makes the album enjoyable to listen to. The Phobia cover “Rise Up!” is admirable too, as the vocals have the right amount of energy to do the song justice.
Sectorial’s experimentation with folk elements in the context of a grindcore/thrash album works surprisingly well, but there are a few too many moments that feel like unnecessary filler. But when the band nails the combination of sounds it results in some killer arrangements and because of this Erase and Reborn the Humanity is worth giving a shot. It’s nice to find that there is still room for unique ideas in this side of the metal world, and with a little more fine tuning this group could make a major impression on listeners.

Chris Dahlberg (CosmosGaming)

Interesting piece of music aggression, coming from Ukraine. After many EPs, this gang decided to release a very long first Full Length album (23 tracks!!) and they caught my attention because of some aspects. They play a very fast and furious thrash/death metal, in the vein of what is coming lately form the north of Europe, with guttural voices and excellent guitar riffs. But, the scale of violence at times leans towards the grind core style, and that’s quite interesting because they mix both styles with underground flavor and professionalism. And believe it or not, sounds good. Also, they dare to add some touches of what seems to be local antique instruments, in some intros, and they use Ukrainian language at some songs. These aspects give them a unique sound and that’s good. I liked “Passing by…” where the snare drum attack sounds like a fucking gun machine, or “Thy New Horizon” which has some incredible fast tempo changes. The whole album comes very fluid and with good taste, the only problem is that contains too many songs, and after track 17, you have to stop it for a moment. Anyway, it’s a 45 mins album full of ferocious metal attack, you will like since the first moment. As extra info, the last track is a cover from Phobia.

Victor Varas (Zombie Ritual Zine)

Sectorial is a band hailing from the Ukraine that has released 3 EP's previously. I cannot comment on how those sounded since I never even heard of the band until I got this album in my hands.
So according to the band they play some sort of thrash/grindcore mix, now does this hold true?
The bands starts out as expected as a very grindcore band. Simple riffs but very heavy. But here they are being song with a thrasy voice. Nothing to unexpected, but on closer examination one suddenly finds black metal influences and even pagan instruments. While this sounds like a strange mix (and it definitely is), it can be a great plus for people searching for something new.
The song 'Too Much?' has a pan-flute in it, that is indeed a bit to much for a song that for the rest is just like any other random grindcore song. But balls for trying guys, balls.
The songs are all pretty short, keeping in the grindcore tradition even-though there are a few exceptions like 'Stolen World' and ' Before the Silence Comes" that latter one even including bird chirping and more flute-action (not the kind that you see in a dirty movie though).
The booklet is pretty well done, with all lyrics being both in Ukrainian and English next to each other, it also starts with and text from Plaise Pascal (thoughts), which is a very interesting way to engage your listener to your themes. Here most songs are about that you need to wake up and stop taking everything for granted.
If you like your grindcore to be just that tad bit more, that tad bit more experimental check it out. I for one did not like the more alternative bits like 'Before The Silence Comes' but I still liked the more traditional parts pretty well.

Music Guide To The Galaxy

In this case, Sectorial stands for one brutal slam in your stupid face, plus flute. If Nasum where from somewhere in Eastern Europe, and got all folk happy, the result might sound like this. Tighter than constipation, break neck speeds that make me wonder if the drums are not in fact programmed, really well recorded and produced. Even if it’s not all in English, these guys may well become the next grind powerhouse.

8/10 it grinds you down.

Averatu (Evil Warnings)

I never imagined that grindcore could sound this tasty in Ukraine. I’ve tried many varieties in the past but this one is up there with the best dishes. Usually 23 songs in 44 minutes is too much to digest but these guys know how to make enjoyable songs with all kinds of weird arrangements without losing an inch of brutality. Did I hear a flute in the second track ironically titled “Too Much”?.
This is not your classic muddy grindcore production, the sound is excellent and you can hear all the instruments with complete clarity. These dudes also rip their instruments with rocking solos, neck-breaking riffs and fantabulous speed. I think the weakest link I don’t know why, is the singer, but still, it does the job well.

8/10. Great psychotic album
Jaime Viejo (Evil Warnings)

SECTORIAL are from the Ukraine. After some Eps they released last year their first full-length cd named “Erase And Reborn The Humanity“ via Metal Scrap Records.
After a very spheric intro (“He Who Eats The Tale“) it goes with “Cage With No Limits“ directly off! You can hear here a rather weird mixture of Folk music and Grindcore. Very needs getting used to and nevertheless hard and savage songs which are played extremely fast. Constant fire from the first to the last note! By the variable use of tempi and music styles develop a pretty extraordinary cd which is very innovative and moves far away of any genre cliches. Mixed with some Thrash Metal elements “Erase And Reborn“ receives thereby additional independence and liveliness. Nevertheless the songs contain all of them a dark touch. The cd includes all in all 23 songs which are all pretty short. Very ambitious songs which come across fresh and energetic. SECTORIAL manage it here to present a colourful mixture of styles which is worth to be listened to!!!

BattlePig (Extreminal Webzine & Distro)

apocalyptic rites 6Sectorial pochodzi z Ukrainy. Na koncie oprocz opisywanego dlugograja maja jeszcze trzy EPki, ale ich nie slyszalem wiec sie nie odniose. Ciezko jednoznacznie okreslic to, co tworzy Sectorial. Muza jest prosta w konstrukcji i mocna jak grind - czyli takie umpa umpa. Kawalki przewaznie krotkie oscylujace w granicach 2 minut. Jednak brzmieniowo nie do konca mozna ja do tego gatunku zakwalifikowac gdyz sa lzejsze. Do tego chlopaki wykorzystuja dodatkowe instrumenty jak drumla (tego nie jestem pewien) albo okaryna. Efekt jest taki, ze zamiast urozmaicenia mnie osobiscie to wkurwia. Nie mozna jednak zarzucic Sectorial, ze graja zupelne gowno. Na taka ilosc kawalkow jest calkiem sporo konkretnego grzania, ktore potrafi konkretnie potargac czupryne.

Apocalyptic Rites 'zine #6


rlyeh 11Zespół zaskakuje. Tak, zaskakuje- swoim nowatorskim podejściem do Death Metalu (momentami zahaczającego o Grind). A czym konkretnie? Wyobraźcie sobie blasty, masakrujące riffy, wściekłe wokale- innymi słowy klasyczną rzeźnię, która wylewa się z głośników siejąc śmierć i zniszczenie w zasięgu rażenia decybelami. Już? To uwaga, nagle- zupełnie niespodziewanie atakują nas dyskretne melodie odgrywane na… flecie. Normalnie wyśmiałbym takie pomysły, tym razem jednak to nie nastąpi. SECTORIAL bowiem w sposób mistrzowski wkomponował w siebie dwie zupełnie różne historie. Rozbujanej przy blastach głowie nadał pozory „filozoficznej” zadumy, że tak to ujmę. Poza tym roi się tu od różnorodnych temp, wytrawnych solówek i ciekawych aranżacji. To o tyle istotne, że średnia długość kawałków to około 90 sekund! A mamy ich tu aż 23. Takie perełki, jak „Truth Of Life” można przewijać w kółko, a i cover PHOBIA wyszedł wzorcowo. No cóż- SECTORIAL to kolejny bardzo mocny punkt na scenie Ukraińskiej.

R'Lyeh #11



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