Sadist
Crust


4.5
superb

Review

by GodL1ke USER (8 Reviews)
April 25th, 2011 | 11 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It might be hard to come by this CD, but if you do and you happen to like death metal, pick it up without any hesitation.

Sadist, the Italian progressive death metal band have continued to make monstrous music since their formation in 1993 and on their third release Crust they go a step further in defining their sound and top everything they’ve done so far.

The guitar riffs and solos oscillate between being too technical and too melodic to keep the album constantly feeling fresh as you listen to it. Add to that the jazz influences and rapid transitions, they manage to give every song its own personality. The keyboards subtly add symphony to the riffs for the most part and dominate with intricately carved jazzy melodies in the two instrumentals on the album, Holy and the title track, ...Crust. The bass on this album is also fantastic, creating its bass lines and initiating the groove on many of the tracks.

However, what requires a special mention here are the harsh vocals. If you haven’t heard Sadist before you will find that his growl is quite unique. When you hear Trevor’s growl, you can probably picture a savage beast who can vocalize English and has its mouth oozing with saliva through its canines. He really sounds like a primal beast. On the track The Path when he growls ‘With bites your stomach I chop’ you can hear through this voice the inhuman hunger for such an act. Now that is something which really brings the music to life (or death) compared to the usual cookie monster vocals many death metal bands make use of.

There is not much that keeps this record from being a classic except for the fact that there are a few weaker and less memorable songs on the album. Perversion Lust Orgasm isn’t exactly the best opening track and Instinct (even though it has a killer intro) fails for not being able to live up to the standards of the first few seconds of the track. Crust is an otherwise flawless piece of work and it is a must-have for any [in]sane death metal fan.

Pros:
Cool guitar solos
Brutal vocals
Haunting clean vocals on 2 tracks provides variety
Crafty songwriting

Cons:
Few less memorable songs



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GodL1ke
April 25th 2011


804 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The Path: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DvkyHY6eaQ

Holy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWqwlB9YD7c


Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 25th 2011


6198 Comments


good review.

Kudos for writing.

These guys are so quirky, their record called Lego is soooo nuts.

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Tyrael
April 25th 2011


20895 Comments


Nice review.

These guys are so quirky, their record called Lego is soooo nuts.

That album is insane, sadly not in a good way.

GodL1ke
April 25th 2011


804 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haven't heard lego myself. wikipedia says it's "nu-metal with a thrash background". i'll just have to hear it for myself

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 25th 2011


6198 Comments


Lego is good, if you are willing to let your musical taboos out of the house.

I have it on physical copy, might review it sometime.

I listened to their last album as well, found it a bit more melodic that it should be.

I should check this one, though, as i'm into tech-death metal.

GodL1ke
April 25th 2011


804 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haha i should definitely get it then

KILL
October 12th 2011


71957 Comments


rules

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KILL
October 12th 2011


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rules [2]

RosaParks
October 12th 2011


14924 Comments


is this good

KILL
October 12th 2011


71957 Comments


rules [3]

GodL1ke
October 13th 2011


804 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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