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SedativeRomeo (Single)

15th September, 2023
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Hard Hitting!

Perth heavy merchants Sedative have returned with a torrid battering ram via their latest single Romeo.

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A grinding and monstrous outing from one of Perth’s finest, Romeo brings a ferocious blend of deathcore-meets-hardcore in a heavy as hell blender, complete with a closing Easter egg in its outro for all you Happy Gilmore fans out there.

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With mixing and mastering by Tom Cadden at Violent Sound, Romeo snapshots Sedative’s dexterous metal wares, accompanied by an equally sweltering video filmed during the band’s national tour alongside Within Destruction earlier this year. As vocalist Matthew erupts, spouting Romeo’s opening line “I see spiders in my sleep / And they’re weaving all the webs of the secrets I could never fucking keep”, Romeo wastes no time flexing Sedative’s brand of beautifully violent sonic panache. 

Already kicking goals in 2023 joining Within Destructions for their Lotus Australian Tour, as well as an appearance with Make Them Suffer and Starve for Darwin’s sold out TerrorLoud 2 festival, Sedative continue to cement their reputation for formidable vocals, towering breakdowns, and incisive riffage with their latest single – and you’d best get some neck stretches in now ahead of the group bringing their explosive live show to the East Coast later this month, supporting DIESECT’s EP release tour in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.

If you’re a lover of genuinely heavy music, this homegrown band are certainly a name to become immediately familiar with.

For a band who launched just over two years ago, Sedative have certainly become one of the scene’s most engaging and exciting bands, with their debut album Death Romantic in 2022 finding love on triple j and Spotify, as well as the band’s touring history touting the likes of Fit For An Autopsy, Signs Of The Swarm, Saviour and Honest Crooks to name a few. If you’re a lover of genuinely heavy music, this homegrown band are certainly a name to become immediately familiar with. Tough, taut, and gleefully brutal, come fall in love with Sedative’s latest track Romeo while also simultaneously getting Adam Sandler’s version of Exile’s Kiss You All Over inescapably stuck in your head. A win-win for the whole family.

Catch Sedative supporting DIESECT later this month at Melbourne’s The Cactus Room on Thursday 28 September, The Burdekin Hotel in Sydney on Friday 29 September, and at Bad Luck Bar in Brisbane on Saturday 30 September.



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