Sadus
Death to Posers


4.5
superb

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
August 24th, 2012 | 92 replies


Release Date: 1986 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Raw thrash with aggression that only pleases.

Sadus are one of the best thrash/death bands to ever exist. Their sheer level of aggression and brutality is off the charts. Their strongest release is actually their demo over all their LP’s. Death to Posers was their first demo released on cassette tape. It effortlessly shows off everything they are capable of and was their prime. They were all bunch of hungry beasts ready to take the thrash world on full force. There is absolutely no fear found on this demo which is what Death to Posers is really all about. When thrash began in the early 80’s it was all about defiance and being true to who you are. Sadus realized in order for planet earth to continue there must be death to posers, otherwise the world would be filled with faux. Speaking of faux I was watching faux 11 news last night and there was a severe beating on a kid who was at a thrash metal concert. It goes to show that Sadus’ debut demo really had an everlasting effect on the thrash community.

When vocalist Darren Travis screams “death to posers is what I mean, stand tall never fall, we will rise to kill them all, there’s an evil in your bran, driving you fuking insane, torture, fighting off, the evil in your brain, at any cost, to release you from this pain, death will come” you can really feel the passion. His vox are Chuck-like and literally tear holes through eardrums. His vocal approach is really fast and aggressive but it feels so pure and honest. To be able to rip riffs as hard as he does and still nail vocals that are faster than his gujitar riffs is an amazing feat. If you’ve ever seen national geographic when an eagle dives in for a mouse catch, that sound the bird makes, you know the high screech, well, that’s pretty much Darren’s style. He literally sounds like his vocal goal is to decapitate heads left and right. It’s also amazing how Sadus is a 3 piece band with bass, guitar, and drums. This triple threat is so effective. They’re all about speed and punishing anything in their way, which is what thrash is all about.

Every track rips as hard as the last. “Disolator” starts with a solid chugging hammer on pull off riff section that fits the crustier than normal thrash production found here. Bassist Steve Digiorgio, ex-Death member, can be clearly heard matching speed for speed. He keeps up with Darren without a sweat. The song picks up half way with raging tremolos into warped speed. “Fight or Die” shows Darren’s perfect alternating tremolos techniques of demon wrath. Jon Allen’s drum blast beats are invincible and he gets very expressive with is passion. Every riff and slam is perfect and only drives this cassette even further. Although many of the tracks here are short, they are gutsy and full of power. Their utilizing every second to destroy and if destroying isn’t happening then they’re not gonna play; they won’t the song last a second longer.

The closing track “Twisted Face” is one of my favorites as it has some really unique riffing and pinch riff harmonics. It’s got a solid solo executed at about 300bpm and the speed continues right after. I have to say that the production really got me with this one as the raw edgy crust is consuming and enlivening.I really appreciated their style of early thrash riffs that work power chords like I've never heard before. Death to Posers shows Sadus at their peak. They released several LP’s which are all top notch but his is unique and special and showed them at their highest energy levels so I respect this the most. Get it now and trash hard.



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KILL
August 24th 2012


72667 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol nice one i'll add the tracks for u because i am staff

Digging: Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.

KILL
August 24th 2012


72667 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

demos are for fade not me!

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
August 24th 2012


22202 Comments


neurosis is better than all thrash bro

Digging: Torche - Restarter

KILL
August 24th 2012


72667 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol insurrection youve prob heard 2 thrash albums both of which are metallica

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
August 24th 2012


22202 Comments


bro i listen to a lot of thrash but they just dont compare with neurosis well besides rust in peace

KILL
August 24th 2012


72667 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sure you do have you heard heathen? demolition hammer? exhorder? the lizt goes on

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
August 24th 2012


22202 Comments


yea heathen rules, i have a demolition hammer album but i havent heard it yet, uhh but no exhorder anyway neorusis are kings i doubt they can be better

KILL
August 24th 2012


72667 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sure if you like post metal aka boring metal



nah theyre good but i like bpmz with my riffs

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
August 24th 2012


22202 Comments


true yea sometimes i need fast metal to get my blood pumping and neurosis just doesnt cut it

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
August 24th 2012


16138 Comments


gr8 demo

NoMeansYes
August 24th 2012


1012 Comments


death to poseurs

seedofnothing
August 24th 2012


3425 Comments


excellent review

GiaNXGX
August 24th 2012


4867 Comments


Album title is so thrash, damn bro; judging by the chuck comparison this most be very old, like-possesed old; right up my alley, checking out & have the thrashiest pos'd ever.

alachlahol
August 24th 2012


7567 Comments


ok so captaindooright just started listening to thrash??

alachlahol
August 24th 2012


7567 Comments


starts listening to thrash ----> posts in every thrash thread

GiaNXGX
August 24th 2012


4867 Comments



rofl and alaklocakl started listening to powerviolence

Lol so true ahhahahaahah

GiaNXGX
August 24th 2012


4867 Comments


Yeah, sputnikers are so problematic.

Hey bro, just finished my Katatonia review, I'll ask a friend of mine to proofread (since I've received lot of construc. critics about my punctuation & I'm not American) and wait till aug 28, it looks awesome; you will like it :] for me it's a 3.5 right now.

LifeAsAChipmunk
August 24th 2012


4854 Comments


Nice reivew, Captain! Album name is awesome.

Graveyard
August 25th 2012


5877 Comments


no it isn't

BodomThrashMachine
August 25th 2012


316 Comments


^ lol



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