Sodom are a band from Germany that are part of the first wave of black metal and this is a review of their 1989 album "Agent Orange" which was released by Roadrunner Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine thrash with the first wave of black metal as well as some traditional metal influences, while the lead guitars are very raw and primitive sounding thrash metal guitar solos and leads that utilize some melody at times as well as some classic metal influences, as for the classical guitars which are only utilized briefly they use finger picking and full chords to add some darkness to the music.
Vocals are mostly first wave black metal screams and growls with some spoken word parts being utilized at times as well as some thrash style vocals in addition there is some clean singing being utilized on the last song, while the lyrics cover darkness and war themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Sodom and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Agent Orange" "Remember The Fallen" "Magic Dragon" and "Baptism By Fire". RECOMMENDED BUY.