Samsarra is first and foremost a metal band, but defining labels can only be applied in the broadest, general sense. Every song takes the listener on a unique journey. "Samsarra" is, after all, when literally translated from the Sanskrit, "The Wandering".
Gentle, melodic passages lure listeners into the seething, barely restrained chaos where Samsarra feel most at home. The lyrics are intelligent, thought-provoking and at times deeply poetic... Acceptance, defiance and perseverance vie with one another for center stage, and the result is a rather diverse fusion of attacks on the negative aspects of existence (most of which lie within ourselves) and affirmations of the positive which our higher selves cling to, with the occasional hook/sing-along chorus thrown in.
The four members of Samsarra come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, and each one brings a unique perspective and a vital element to the band. They reside in Santa Barbara and Goleta, California and have been together for over a year.
The self-produced Savor The Taste e.p. became Samsarra's first release on May 21, 2004.
Check their MP3's out at www.soundclick.com/bands/4/samsarramusic.htm