Sawthis, from Italy, presents us with 2013’s Youniverse.
The album sounds like modern extreme metal, which touches on industrial, thrash, and progressive elements.
Lyrics are screamed in a hatecore style, so the ‘Cookie Monster’ factor is absent.
More refreshment is provided in that the drums sound like drums – like they should.
The songtitles have a wonderful flow; each is a short phrase.
Song intros often feature samples, and are all reasonable ‘radio-length’ (under 4.5 minutes each).
Not especially melodic, tunes incorporate elements from newer Sepultura, Pantera, Hatebreed, and Machine Head – this release should please fans of those bands.
The Logical Colors
The Waking Up
The Voice Falls On Me
The Crowded Room
The Impure Soul
Alessandro Fala – vocals
Adriano Quaranta – guitar
Janos Murri – guitar
Gaetano Ettorre – bass
Michele Melchiorre – drums, backing vocals