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Sabertooth Zombie

Human Performance III

The guys of Sabertooth Zombie have been doing their own thing for awhile now. That "thing" as it were is a mash up of hardcore, stoner metal, and outright rock n roll with not a fuck to be given. While they don't really tend to add onto what they already do they over the course of their last couple 7 inches (titled Human Performance 1 & 2) have stretched their compositions further into an angrier and hazier version of what they do.

The EP begins with the sound of maniacal, creepy laughter and bursts into a heavy stoner jam of a riff. The band continue this interspersing bits of thrash and fast hardcore into the mix to change things up. What can be said without irony is that STZ are one of the few bands that reside in hardcore and make a 6 and 1/2 minute song stay interesting and entertaining throughout. This style of mixing stoner jams and hardcore goes on through the last 2 and comparatively shorter songs on the record.

Not much has changed in the world of STZ over the last few records the band is finding themselves further outside of the hardcore mold while still having a foot comfortably inside that genre. So, the band make songs that unequivocally point towards their presumed roots in metal with no fear of offending anyone or any concern of that happening. The band has remained true to themselves while building their songs longer and slightly further reaching. If you miss when hardcore had palpable rage, catchy riffs and wasn't afraid to stick it's neck out to do something different, then this is for you. Closed minds need not apply.

7.3 / 10Jon E.
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