SODOM — Epitome of Torture (review)

SODOM — Epitome of Torture album cover Album · 2013 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
J-Man
Judging only by its opening number, it would seem that the German thrash heavyweights in Sodom have made some serious changes to their sound with Epitome of Torture. A highly melodic and polished piece indeed, “My Final Bullet” may scare some longtime fans away with its catchy power-thrash chorus, but rest assured as the rest of the album showcases Sodom doing what they've become famous for - angry, old school Teutonic thrash metal! Although Epitome of Torture is certainly a more accessible and polished version of Sodom, it's still business as usual for Tom Angelripper and company.

I'd like to hear Sodom experiment with their sound a bit more on future releases, but with songs as killer as “Invokating the Demons”, “Epitome of Torture”, and “Into the Skies of War”, it's tough to complain. While I do get the feeling that Sodom are repeating themselves a bit too much with Epitome of Torture, this is one of 2013's stronger thrash metal releases for sure.
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