The attack itself features an undeniable vibe that makes you believe Sodom is an institution reborn.

Sodom was undoubtedly one of the first bands that really got me into metal. Their raw unabashed style and brash attitude resonated well with me. I vividly remember smoking a bunch of dope and jamming out Obsessed By Cruelty (1986) on cassette in my parent’s basement. We were all obsessed with quality metal back then and the output of new music seemed to be never ending.

Although Sodom’s music has changed over the years, the drive of the band has never ceased. Boasting a back catalogue of fifteen full length albums is no small feat for a band that plays music in the most extreme vein but Sodom has done it. Established back in 1982, I am proud to say the band is still going strong today. In fact, a new EP entitled Partisan, was just released last month (November 23rd) via Steamhammer.

The Partisan EP is essentially two new tracks “Partisan” and “Conflagration” with a live version of “Tired & Red” thrown in. Sure, this is a ‘re-vamped’ version of the band moving from a three-piece to a quartet but the end result has undoubtedly solidified the group’s trademark sound. The attack itself features an undeniable vibe that makes you believe Sodom is an institution reborn. Throw in a classic track off Agent Orange and we have a small sample of what this lineup is capable of in a live setting. An additional song, “One Step Over The Line”, is a bonus track available only on the digital version!

Sodom has earned the right to determine its own conclusion. I for one, am glad Tom Angelripper continues to keep his villainous beast alive. Like the infamous city the band is named for, this timeless structure has woven itself into the fabric of our very lives. Check out this new EP from Sodom and let this musical depravity corrupt you! \m/

Sodom are:

  • Frank Blackfire – Guitars
  • Tom Angelripper – Bass/Vocals
  • Husky – Drums
  • Yorck Segatz – Guitars
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