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Review: Sacrament - The Truth
The Truth

Label: Independent
Year released: 2014
Duration: 35:10
Tracks: 7
Genre: Heavy/Thrash

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: February 19, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
The Truth

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)

Finnish metallers Sacrament have been around since 1990, playing a mix of Thrash and Heavy Metal. These guys have released an admirable number of demos, EPs and singles, trusting the DIY method since the dawn of times.

The Truth is the title of the band's first full-length album, containing 7 songs, released in 2014. The actual truth is that I just don't understand why it took me such a long time to finally listen to this band. I mean, I have seen them mentioned on several occasions, but never really bothered to check them out... Until now, of course!

Musically there's nothing wrong with the band's sort of stripped down and raw sound, which also features some of the overall general key elements in Metal music. What I find fascinating about this band is the raw and somewhat brutal heaviness that can be found throughout their sound. Take for example "All Is Done," which displays very well what this band is all about: merciless and pervasive heaviness that spares no one. The same words apply to "Endless Night," which just shows how heavy these guys can be. Janne Lindholm (on vocals and guitar) sounds a bit like Dave Mustaine of Megadeth at times, with this nice snarling vocal effect in his voice. Also, the band obviously has some sort of obsession with making intros and outros as every song here either starts or ends with an intro and/or outro. Those may, of course, add a cool effect on an album, but perhaps too much is too much, if you know what I am saying, right?

Nonetheless, I am glad I finally decided to check out Sacrament to see what (heavy) ingredients they are made of.

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