Hailing from Brooklyn Ny, Black Satellite is an emerging alternative rock group who’s music is packed with raw emotion and original sounds. Delivering a fusion of hearty blues, hard rock with a pop undercurrent that doesn’t undermine its complexity and originality. Melodic, fragile, authentic, built with emotion and groove before giving way to powerhouse vocals and screaming guitars. In a nutshell, a sound with every song to make your heart beat a little bit harder.
The band consists of Petar Krsikapa on vocals, Juan Cardenas on guitars, Rik Cava on bass and Frank Juan on drums. Played with true passion, Black Satellite’s “Infinite Delusion” is a straight from the heart, raw, visceral example of the best of rock. With a full-on, all-encompassing sound reminiscent of At the Drive-in’s incredible work, the pieces positively teem with energy. Attention to detail is everything as the songs simply shimmer with the guitar work tapping into elements of punk and post-rock. Rhythms anchor each one of the pieces showing off their undeniable dexterity. Volume is a must as these are songs that deserve to be played as loud as possible.
An infectious groove anchors the opener “Halo”. Here Black Satellite explores the space in between the absolute cacophonous and the restrained. When the song builds up towards its finale it feels so finely earned. Quietly burning on the inside is the layered work of “This Fire”. Over the course of the piece Black Satellite’s sound ebbs and flows from the introspective to the blistering. Vocals are perfect as they emphasize a certain sense of group play, as Black Satellite seem to be in alignment with each other. More casual in approach is the driving rhythm of “Chains” which sounds like a long lost early 00s indie rock classic. Playful to its core is the joyful “No Warning”. Closing the collection is the spacious work of “Until The End” whose low-key, mellowed out vibe working wonders.
Smart, stylish, and filled with a sense of urgency, Black Satellite’ “Infinite Delusion” balances beauty and power with ease. I highly recommend this album for all true lovers of alternative rock music, a genre which may not be fading out just yet, as long as Black Satellite keeps the music coming.
Written by BeachSloth