Thursday, 30 January 2014


Saetia was a screamo band from New York City, New York, that existed from 1997-2000. They are heralded as being one of the most seminal and definitive bands in screamo, and for good reason. The band's dual guitar sounds, dynamics from distorted octave chaos to quiet melodies, and vocals that shrieked and pierced, but also spoke and shook to overdramatic poetry are just a few attributes of the genre that Saetia were a major part in founding and perfecting. These guys are easily one of the most essential and well-known bands in this genre, so I'm sure many people are already familiar with them. Their members went on to form two other amazing and noteworthy bands, Off Minor and Hot Cross, both of which you should check out immediately if you haven't yet. During their tenure, the band released a handful of 7"'s as well as one LP. All of this, plus some live songs are included on A Retrospective, which is below. Enjoy one of the best bands ever.

1. Notres Langues Nous Trompent
2. The Sweetness And The Light
3. An Open Letter
4. Woodwell
5. Corporeal
6. Ariadne's Thread
7. From The Firmament
8. Postlapsaria
9. Endymion
10. Roquentin
11. The Poet You Never Were
12. Some Natures Catch No Plagues
13. The Burden Of Reflecting
14. Closed Hands
15. Venus And Bacchus
16. One Dying Wish
17. Becoming The Truth
18. The Poet You Never Were (Live)
19. Ariadne's Thread (Live)
20. Notres Langues Nous Trompent (Live)
21. The Sweetness And The Light (Live)
22. Postlapasaria (Live)

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