Music Review-Sodom-Epitome Of Torture

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01. My Final Bullet (04:40)
02. S.O.D.O.M. (03:46)
03. Epitome Of Torture (03:31)
04. Stigmatized (02:56)
05. Cannibal (04:19)
06. Shoot Today – Kill Tomorrow (04:01)
07. Invocating The Demons (04:25)
08. Katjuscha (03:43)
09. Into The Skies Of War (03:51)
10. Tracing The Victim (04:46)

Tom Angelripper – Vocals / Bass
Bernemann – Guitars
Markus “Makka” Freiwald – Drums

Review-The last time I heard from Sodom was a few years back with In War and Pieces and I really felt that they still put out great music. Here we are now a few years later and we have the newest release and a part of me really hoped that this band would have waited a little longer to put out this cd. Now let me say this, I am a huge old school Sodom fan and like Kreator I am happy as hell that I know they are not giving up on metal. But, where Kreator has made changes throughout the years to make them seem fresh, Sodom just refuses to try and make their sound seem modern or at least throw something new in the mix. Some bands it is a good thing, but for a band that has been around so long predictability is not always a winning formula. S.O.D.O.M is the first song that really caught my eyes, it seems that they have made their version of an anthem, to get their fans and the mosh pits in a fury screaming at them their name. The album is not a bad listen, you have the anthem, and then you have the opener My Final Bullet which is a brilliant showcase of this thrash and punk hybrid this band Sodom has made their name on. The issues I have with this record is that it does not sound inspired and just comes across as a band trying to coast on their name and legacy, more than making fans feel good for spending their hard earned money on a cd. I just think fans of Sodom are both going to be like me letdown or they are going to get their anger out and vent about how lazy and bad this cd is. This was a ok record, but for a band like Sodom you expect so much more.

6 out of 10