Band: Sadistic Intent
Album: Resurrection (EP)
Released date: January 1994
Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States
Label: Gothic Records
Sadistic Intent were one of the bands that were already active when the contemporary definition of death metal had been established by bands like Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Possessed, and all the other first generation American death metal acts. These guys had been delivering extreme music with raw and mid-tempo peculiarity in the underground metal scene since the year 1987. What I love about the band’s music is that ugly, primitive, and violent sound similar to those like of the sound produced by Death Strike, Morbid Angel, Master, Mantas, and Possessed with the characteristics of a few black metal and doom elements added into the atmosphere.
“Resurrection” is the band’s second EP which shows an improvement from their first EP “Impending Doom…“. The first EP was really not that bad. It had its moments, but it fails to give you that catchy and haunting feel that “Resurrection” had successfully administer with its overall output. This EP has every ingredient that you can find on a Morbid Angel, Obituary, and even Death album that were issued during the early and mid-90s. And those found attributes made this release a peer to albums put out by the mentioned groups above.
The guitar riffs in here exhibits a very evident traces of death, doom, and thrash metal; with the bass and intermittently expeditious blast beat drumming doing a great function as contributory elements, and in intensifying the whole overall output. The cryptic and dusky vocal delivery of Bay Cortez also augmented the already satisfactory end product of what is called “Resurrection“.
The album’s production also helped a lot in emphasizing the crushing and odious aura that the band wants to convey to the listeners. Hell, even the simple and straightforward cover art of a demon’s face did not made this offering less of a haunting magnum opus. There is really nothing I can complain about the EP. It has everything that connoisseurs of old school death metal hungers for in a classic offering.
In closing, Sadistic Intent had put out an album with a wrecking and annihilating wickedness that had surely consumed all its audiences with impenetrable darkness. This is the type of record that I recommend at the very highest level to every extreme music enthusiasts, and I marked it as a very worthy piece of extreme music release that should be added to every metalhead’s record treasury.