No Cure For Death is the second album by hardcore band SECT, which will be released by Southern Lord on November 24th. The album was recorded with Kurt Ballou at God City studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, uniting vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.

We asked Scott Crouse about the 3 albums that have influenced him the most as a musician for SECT.

His Hero is Gone – Monuments To Thieves

A record that seems we are always looking to for inspiration when it comes to writing for SECT, is His Hero Is Gone – Monuments To Thieves. One of the things I really like about this album is they did a great job of keeping the songs short and to the point, but they don’t feel incomplete. That’s absolutely something that SECT strives for as well. They perfectly created the illusion that they were a band that didn’t put too much thought into the writing, but when you pay attention, there was clearly a tremendous amount of thought put into it. 

Behemoth – The Apostasy

I really admire the dark simplicity of a lot of the guitar work in Behemoth. They aren’t afraid to let a part breathe, and just hang on a note for a while, which I think really adds to the atmosphere that they are trying to create. I’m sure now that I’ve mentioned this people will be able to hear that influence in moments of SECT. SECT as band also denies Christ so that’s another place we find common ground. 

Entombed – To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak The Truth!

For a band that uses the HM2 guitar sound, it’s impossible to not acknowledge Entombed. They own this tone and we are all just borrowing it! This is my favorite album by Entombed, and I try to incorporate little “bluesy” parts in SECT when it’s tasteful to do so because of it.

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