November 2023 Album of the Month: Sadus – The Shadow InsideMonday, 4th December 2023
One of those Bay Area bands who straddled the thrash with speed and death angle styles starting in the early ’80s, Sadus made a solid impression on the scene through albums such as Illusions, Swallowed in Black and A Vision of Misery. Although their last studio record, Out for Blood, came out in 2006, it’s not as if the band faded away into oblivion – playing live shows and festivals when they could. Bassist Steve DiGiorgio has moved on, leaving main members guitarist/vocalist Darren Travis and drummer Jon Allen to forge ahead for this sixth studio record The Shadow Inside.
According to Matt Coe, the album showcases Sadus’s virtuosity between shifting tempos, stellar musicianship, and adequate hook/groove parts and will be rewarded to those fervent followers of the genre.