Intro part III Outta Hell My Life Future Lies Soulless Leave Me Alone I Believe One by One Liar Taste Victim Intro part IV Bonus tracks included on the Special Edition Freak Parasite Repression Painless
This band wote me one day and went on to tell me they are a “cool” band! Self esteem is very much intact here! Sober Truth hail from Bonn since 2007. This fact also intrigued me. Not many bands from Germany disappoint so this is a review I was very much interested in writing.
The first track on the cd is Introduction Part III which consists of various sounds, such as instruments being tuned, a crackling fire, then motorcyles rolling by, and finally a pneumatic sound like a door opening. That takes us directly into the first song, Outta Hell, same title as the cd.
The titles of the tunes speak to me. The imply angst, and emotion to me. This observation becames reality when listening to the powerful lyrics, which are the focus of every song. This pleases me. These are words I can relate to, and that I can totally sing with.
What I find I also like about this band is the fusion of the traditional heavy metal sound that is combined with a much newer feel and sound. I have been listening to a band that understands the importance of writing tunes with strong lyrical content, vocals clear enough to understand so we can sing with it, and to mix it up with very solid tradintional drum and bass beats, which gives way to sharp, precision laden guitar riffs.
The tunes that I had truly engaged with are: My Life, Soulless, and Liar. The bonus track, Freak, has a great headbanging rhythm, with seamless time changes.
I suggest headbangers listen to the album from beginning to end, without interuption, you don't want to miss one single beat, riff, or one word of the vocals!I thought the last track, Introduction Part IV, had more interesting sounds, like different clocks mechanisms. Clocks only run as long as they are wound. Hmm, is this ending suggesting we as a species are running out of time? Only time will tell.....