JUSTIN’S METAL REVIEWS W/C 10/03/08
SAHG / II
If you like Doom Metal, then you will love the new album from Swedish band Sahg, their music is a mix of Classic Black Sabbath and Candlemass and is a sheer joy to behold, with lots of really good guitar sols and lengthy, moody passages with tons of dynamics.
Right from the start the band pull no punches and hit you some classic melodic guitar riffs worthy of Iommi himself and the vocals don’t sound too far off Ozzy either and this just adds to the atmosphere, one listen to “Echoes Last Forever” or the 10 minute epic “Monomainia” and you will be totally convinced. Its not out and out guitar riffs either as the beautiful and haunting acoustic track “Escape The Crimson Sun” proves, it could easily have come from Vol. 4, it’s that good.
If you love Classic Metal you wont fail to be impressed with this album as the quality of material on here is very high and there is not one song on here that could be called a filler, listen out for “Star-crossed”, “Pyromancer” and “Ascent To Decadence” .
TOTAL PLAYING TIME = 49 mins + 9 GLORIOUS TRACKS
ILLDISPOSTED / THE PRESTIGE
If you’re looking for a good, solid, no frills Death Metal album, then look no further than the new CD from Danish band Illdisposed, it really is the dog’s dangly bits, fast paced precision guitar riffs with an unyielding, tight rhythm section.
They take their lead from bands like Six Feet Under and Slayer, emulating them but not copying, which is a neat trick in its self, list to “Weak Is Your god” or “The Key To My Salvation” and you cant fail to be impressed with the quality of the material. The lead work is melodic, succinct and has a cutting edge to it that leaves you wanting more. There is nothing groundbreaking on here but what you do get is first class, sold Death Metal and you cant go wrong when songs like “A Song Of Myself”, “She Knows” and “Like Cancer” are so good, they will have you reaching for your air guitar in no time flat.
If you haven’t head of Illdisposed before, where the hell have you been, not to worry this is a fine introduction and will leave you wanting to explore their quite considerable back catalogue, their last two albums are just as good and like this one deserves to be in your collection and that’s why this is my album of the week on my HFM show.
TOTAL PLAYING TIME = 40 mins + 12 CRUSHING TRACKS