Thursday, 4 July 2019

Sanity Control - Demo 2019


Labels: Self Released/Seeing Red Records
Formats: Tape/Digital
Release Date: 04 Feb 2019/21 June 2019

Tracklist:

1. Hunt
2. Swarm

Polish thrash metal, but not as you know it! Sanity Control is a pretty new band from Warsaw and this is their first demo. They self-released it back in February but it's recently been picked up by US label Seeing Red Records, who've released it on tape. The demo features two fast as hell songs that are influenced by crossover and hardcore as well as thrash. 

It feels like an age since my last review but it’s good to get back to what makes this blog tick. Sanity Control got me excited as soon as I saw the cover for their 2019 demo and the music doesn’t disappoint either. Hunt sounds like a super pissed off and heavy take on Slayer when they were fresh. There’s a definite “Araya” rasp going on and the instrumentation is super solid all the way through. There are element of hardcore within the music but overall it’s just neck-snappingly good thrash.

Like the demo opener, second song Swarm doesn’t hang around as Sanity Control fill it with blinding riffs and authoritative drumming that almost swallows up those rasping shouts. There are metallic touches to their sound in places and they're a welcome nod to metallic metalcore before it morphed into over-produced Americanized ‘core. 

This demo is great but it’s too short in my opinion, though at least it’ll have you wanting more. Sanity Control rules and shows that Poland can do more than just death metal. Keep on going guys as heavy music needs more bands like you.

You can stream "Demo 2019" and grab it as a name-your-price download via their bandcamp page below:-



Tape copies can be purchased from Seeing Red Records here - https://seeingredrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sanity-control-demo-2019

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