||At first, I was clueless as to how to pronounce
this bands' name. Then I heard Sadomasochism's
debut, "Worship the Dark", and I realized what a bloody
fool I was. Who cares about pronunciation when some people can't even
pronounce D-e-i-c-i-d-e correctly. Much good can be said about this
5-piece from the western portion of Michigan. Sados' influences range
from the diabolical thrash lords Slayer to the gore-infested Cannibal
Corpse and the Christian-hating legion that is Deicide. Basically,
80's thrash and early-90's death metal is the result here. "Maggots
Feed" and "Eternal Pits of Damnation" are my personal
highlights on this album. To me, these tracks tie their influences
together in their music best. Everybody in Sado appears to know what
they're doing and likewise in the tightness of their dark passages.
I would, however, like to see how they progress in the next few years
or so. They could stand beside the likes of Exhumed and Malevolent
Creation if they continue on a similar path. "Worship the Dark"
is a worthy listen, and I would definitely give these guys all the
support in the world for a very promising future. I'd like to see
how they progress with their next album. Metal horns!!