Sodom - Sodom review
|Release date:||April 2006|
01. Blood On Your Lips
02. Wanted Dead
03. Buried In The Justice Ground
04. City Of God
05. Bibles And Guns
06. Axis Of Evil
07. Lords Of Depravity
08. No Captures
09. Lay Down The Law
10. Nothing To Regret
11. The Enemy Inside
12. Kamikaze Terrorizer [Japanese bonus]
Finally! Sodom releases something new since 2001's "M-16" which was a decent album, but sounded a little uninspired in my opinion. What we have here in the new album, aptly titled "SODOM" is a hammer to the face of old school thrash with some melodic influences. Right from the start, the album pushes itself forth with intensity and speed. After a quick intro with acoustic guitars, the heavy instruments kick in and you can't help but love it. This is thrash in all its glory, folks. Of course, there are good aspects of this CD, which is the speed and intensity. Not to mention the guitar solos are sometimes really wicked (Especially in City of God.) But there also some bad aspects that can't be just simply overlooked. First off is the weak sounding guitars used on the album. The guitars lack a much needed crunch and sound almost garage-ish. Also, there is a problem with the double bass drums which can't be heard at all throughout the entire cd, unless you turn your bass up almost all the way. They seem to get muffled a lot in the chaos of every instrument being played at the same time.
But of course this doesn't mean that the album is bad. On the contrary, this album is very good, although it has it's problems with the production quality. Almost every song is memorable on this album. At certain points this album will sound so old school and thrashy that you'll feel as if you've gone back to 1986 in the good old days of Kreator's "Pleasure to Kill" and at other points the songs will get slightly melodic, and even though it's slight; it still adds a lot of contrast to the songs.
To keep it short, Sodom's new album is a killer piece of thrash metal. It's better than their previous album, but it's still got some problems that will hopefully be fixed for their next album.
|Sodom is like a big, ugly rock in the middle of a river. The currents change, the seasons change, hell - even the flora and fauna changes… but Sodom is still in the same place as before. Well, at least till now! For the first time ever these legendary thrash metallers decided to alter their traditional sound and include elements of other styles. The results might not be perfect but still - appreciate the magnitude of this event, people!
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