|Review: Sadistic Intent - Reawakening Horrid Thoughts|
|Reawakening Horrid Thoughts|
Label: Iron Pegasus Records
Year released: 2014
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: April 17, 2021
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Reawakening Horrid Thoughts
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
You know, it'd be impressive for a band like Sadistic Intent to exist for 35 years without releasing a single full-length if it wasn't so frustrating. Here we have one of the best Death Metal bands from the U.S. who earned their status as cult icons years ago, and yet they've only released a string of EPs and demos throughout their career, making for a bunch of awesome releases that are far too short. Of course, I can't stay too mad at them since all their releases are high quality, and their 2014 EP Reawakening Horrid Thoughts is certainly no exception.
This EP consists of two atypical Sadistic Intent songs along with a cover. I say atypical because opener "Malignant Spirits'' was actually written for Possessed's comeback album back when most of Sadistic Intent were members back in the late 2000s, which is evident in that it's thrashier and more straightforward than your average Sadistic Intent song, and "Horrid Thoughts" is a re-recording of a song from their 1984 rehearsal tape, which helps explain why it's much more stripped down and rocking than the rest of their output. The cover track in question is for Darkthrone's "Fuck Off and Die", and they make it sound a good bit like something they'd have written alongside "Horrid Thoughts". That might sound like me complaining, but these are all solid songs in their own right, you just can't go in expecting another Ancient Black Earth or Resurrection is all.
I guess you could consider this a strange release from the band, as it hearkens back to sounds that don't have much to do with what they're best known for. Despite that, this is still Sadistic Fucking Intent at the end of the day, and the fact they can do something different from their standard material and do it just as well speaks a lot for how damn good they are. A worthy release, especially since we don't get many from them to begin with.
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