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Sodom Sodom Sodom
on 4 September 2015
Sodom for me, are probably one of the most under rated bands in the world of Metal, I find it astonishing and even a little irritating that a band so talented and one of the pioneers of Thrash/Black Metal are so undervalued, some might think the problem is a Geographical issue as they aren't American, but then neither is Kreator and they seem to be an altogether more popular outfit, but for me Sodom are legendary... lets remember that Mr Angelripper and Co carried the banner for Thrash when just about everybody else changed musical direction or quit (Slayer being the other exception).. for this reason alone Sodom deserve some well earned respect and they have also kept the level of quality cranking at a high their fellow pioneers cant touch..
And as bands such as Kreator were heralded for their return to the Thrash family and celebrated like a new born baby lets look back at what Sodom were doing around the same time, 1999 saw the release of Code Red, in 2001 we had the brilliant M-16 and then in 2006 the self titled Sodom album, which 9 years later is still one of my all time favourite CDs was released, this is a mean meaty record and the snarling vocals and riffs never let up, only Tom can ravage each syllable with such savagery and still sound cohesive, the stand out quality of this album is the sheer amount of completely stand out tracks there is - Blood on Your Lips, Bibles and Guns, Lords of Depravity, Lay Down the Law and The Enemy Inside are all made from epicness brutality, but my ultimate favourite has to be City of God, a mid paced number that is effortlessly brilliant, Sodom ooze sheer class................awesome