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Sober Truth: Unconventional and wide palette

Sober Truth - Psychosis

From the start in 2007, narrow-minded folks and rigid ears have been struggling with the edgy sound of the progressive groove metal formation Sober Truth. The band enjoy to experiment with their music and are rather unconventional and break with many of the musical conventions. On their new album Psychosis they even do thing they never done before and best of all its sound real good. Sober Truth concist singer and guitarist Torsten Schramm, lead guitarist Aaron Vogelsberg, bassist Jules RoCkwell and drummer Sam Baw. The new album is of total 42:58 minutes and are the quartet’s most mature work to date. Psychosis have many eruptive burst of modern metal music that probably would give many listeners much pleasure. The song Solitude.

The hard and groovy guitar riffs on Psychosis are a powerful base to bring out the driving choruses and the very versatile vocals along with rough shouts. Blastbeats, tappings, clean parts, and the 2019 palette is quite wide. But the accurately targeted diversity in the tracks also includes rousing played, very variably accented drums.

The band commented about the lyric «What do we see in the human being facing us, does he show us his truth or a mask? The inner grief changes him, imperceptibly, cruelly, tearing him and scarring his psyche. Everyone knows the feeling of powerlessness, at first timid, then with force flooding our consciousness, unstoppable and mercilessly. The wave ebbs, leaving behind a trembling, naked body, the worst is yet to come: fear … ».

More, «With titles like Akardos (Heartless), Solitude and especially the title track Psychosis, we enter a personal universe of grief, loneliness, doubt that many people know. With Psychosis awakens maybe a truth that we repressed … but also hope, power and confidence. Sober Truth takes us on a mental rollercoaster ride that lets the last track roll out congenially. We’re changing every day, all our lives. The new album picks up where we start to repress. ‘Psychosis’ looks at our scarred psyche and tells our story».

The web zine Time For Metal gave the new album 9 / 10 and commented,

« … full of surprises … extremely clean produced … grooving really well and can already inspire at the first listening … extremely refreshing and young metal, which knows no bounds and which radiates a great amount of energy … this can only be done by an underground band that just loves to produce cool music and does not care about anything else … ».

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (2773 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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