Maybe you wish that Sodom had kept cranking those nice mature metal albums like M16 that had less emotion, but also more focus, so you could follow one ripping tune after another, and maybe recruited the guys from Vader to execute this vision. Militaria steps into this void.
Built like carpentry, these songs feature verse-chorus riff loops with anthemic conclusions and a few interludes upon which the band likes to project some kind of mural, whether a serpentine riff or a voice-over with samples from the Vietnam conflict of 1965-1975 which serves as the lyrical thematic center for this album.
Perhaps nothing too dramatic occurs, but each song is solidly-built around riffs designed to rush you into action and create a sense of primal freedom, in which society is suspended by disbelief and the raw impulses of the “4Fs” — feeding, fighting, fleeing, and reproduction — return. Perfect for mowing the lawn, or a little sát cộng in a suburban afternoon.
Tags: militaria, Speed Metal
4 thoughts on “Militaria – Remains With Pain (2021)”
“Maybe you wish that Sodom had kept cranking those nice mature metal albums like M16 that had less emotion, but also more focus, so you could follow one ripping tune after another, and maybe recruited the guys from Vader to execute this vision.” — I’m struggling to think of anything I’d wish for less…
Bro you do realize that core genres are some of the biggest and heaviest genres rn? You’re acting like every single Sodom riff isn’t the same riff over and over again. Out of all the years Sodom has been around, they’ve written the most boring chug chug riffs ever, yet you call Deathcore riffs that? You are actually dumb, they aren’t better at all lol. Deathcore as a whole is better than anything Sodom has ever done. Like, how the fuck is Sodom heavier than Slaughter to Prevail or Lorna Shore? No competition…
Deathcore is rap for metal fans, like nü-metal. Lots of rhythm, no continuity or spirit, so perfect music for working in a cellular phone store (the new modern neutering) or getting spitroasted by bears in a Turkish bathhouse.
I object to your categorization of Sodom; I think they have very creative riffcraft, but unevenly so. Like Motorhead, they seem to enjoy writing in the studio, which produces three songs a day that use roughly the same musical ideas, and lots of filler riffs. But if you take out the best of their career, there’s some amazing material in there.
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