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July 2006
Released: 2006, SPV/Steamhammer/Playground Music
Rating: 5.0/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

Tom Angelripper's bone-crushingly mad act Sodom is back to attack us with a new mean self-titled album. With their 20 years in the business you can say that Sodom are one of the inventors of thrash metal. Even if their albums have had their ups and downs throughout the years, the sometimes lack of inspiration is overshadowed by their genuine love for the music. And even in their weakest moments they are still a German panzer battalion on the move.

We have waited a long time for a new studio album. The previous one, M-16, came out in 2001. You know what you're going to get when you buy an album by Sodom, and just like the other ones this is a high speed thrash show off. The main difference between now and then is that today the guys have focused more on the aggressive and destructive parts in the music rather than the high speed playing.

It seems like the gentlemen have aimed at the President of the United States, the legendary George W. Bush, when it comes to the lyrics. He's indeed a man that has inspired many musicians these days. The quality of the material is equally high straight through and no parts in the production have been left behind. The more I listen to it, the more I love it, and even though I'm not a fanatic fan I can imagine that the hardcore fans are going bezerk when they hear this grand opus. The limited edition of the album contains a full-color poster and O-card. The tour has already started, so please don't miss this well-oiled machinery when they're taking over your town. This might as well be the year of Sodom!!
Track Listing

Blood On Your Lips
Wanted Dead
Buried in The Justice Ground
City of God
Bibles And Guns
Axis of Evil
Lords of Depravity
No Captures
Lat Down The Law
Nothing To Regret
The Enemy Inside


Tom Angelripper - lead vocals, bass
Bernemann - guitar
Bobby Schottkowski - drums

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