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Released: 2001, SPV/Drakkar
Reviewer: Arto Lehtinen
The German thrash metal icons strike back to spread Agent Orange on M-16 being the tenth album in a row by the way. The previous thrash strikes back direct to the face Code Red was a welcomed choice by Sodom to return to so called roots. The commando trio keeps the same thrashing warmongering ram-it-down blast on M-16. Even getting the right combat mood for the recording session the band visited the jungle in Vietnam being the war and battle stage over 30 years ago. The war feeling has been captured on M-16 damn well that the blood, pain and sweat can be smelled and felt throughout the napalm smelling album. Sodom is definitely in strike and there is no piece of any kind of evidence of weak moments like what the albums released somewhere in the mid of the 90’s used to suffer from. Instead Harris Johns responsible for the production of the 80’s releases as well as the previous one has created the murderous sound quality. Of course Sodom 2001 ain’t and can’t be the same as in the 80’s, but to be honest it is damn great to see the old thrashers still keeping the old thrash metal flame burning and showing thrash is alive !!!
AND NOTE THIS….
Sodom will be getting on the tour with two other German thrash metal legends Destruction and Kreator and I for one am looking forward to that tour and A LOT as it is about 11 years since I screamed my lungs out "Nuclear Winter" and divided like a maniac. Check out our TOUR DATES section!!!!
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