HERETICAL SECT is a reclusive collective fixated on the physical and spiritual genocides of the Southwest.
The Southwest; represented through a nostalgic lense of cowboy culture, rarely exposes the most brutal atrocities of American history. Churches chained shut and lit on fire with the congregation inside, severed limbs piled in the streets, and disease and slavery are burned into the memory of the landscape. These horrors are sonically juxtaposed against the natural beauty of the high desert. Expansive skies, deep canyons, painted red rocks, all witnesses to untold butchery and grief.
HERETICAL SECT features members of other prominent Santa Fe (NM) bands, yet members remain hooded and anonymous. Although the band rarely appears live, it is a primary conceptual entity for its members. May all life learn to die.
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Not a second is wasted in pummeling you with such pure and raw emotion. The lyrics are shockingly poetic in a genre that tries so hard to hide behind edginess and trve kvlt coldness. This is genuine pain made cathartic with the power of music. Listening to this makes my heart want to burst having overflowed with... feelings I didn’t know I had and emotions that I buried deep to forget. Christian Beltran