Perhaps you can imagine a band that takes a Nunslaughter approach to riff writing, adds the spidery melodic leads of early technical death metal, and slashes it out at a Sadistic Intent pace of mid-paced riffs alternated with fast chromatic shredding; then, you would roughly have Sadistic Drive.
Like many bands that come late in a genre, this one resembles many influences, varying with the moments, but other than aesthetically, never comes close to being another band. It has its own voice, somewhat ponderous, but incorporating a clash between speed and trudge, melody and half-steps.
Songs follow the Slayer format of verse-chorus with introductory and transitional rifflets anytime a new theme is introduced, allowing them to change like free jazz in a form specific to the tune. Vocals follow along, raving like a lunatic, as songs push from first theme to conclusion as if echoing the dark disinterest of the universe.
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2 thoughts on “Sadistic Drive – Anthropohagy (2020)”
I’ve heard that those Stacey Abrams house parties can get pretty wild but this is just ridiculous.
I’d venture to say that this record has the essence of “Slayer vs. Napalm Death”. If I’m correct? I beg thee to consider.
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