Reviews Sadville Make Ready the Cross

Sadville

Make Ready the Cross

Tennessee natives Sadville without a doubt could be the biggest misnomer for a group. These dudes don’t play sad bastard emo at all. Instead they play stoner metal with elements of doom and hardcore punk. You can only imagine the relief when I heard the music after looking at their name.

Make Ready the Cross is seven tracks long, but it flies by when you put it on your record player. A mixture of southern rock and speeding metal riffs fuels the songs. Most of the songs come off as the unwanted child of Black Sabbath, High on Fire, and Born Against. Sure, this sound has been tackled before, but what they lack in originality they make up for in politically oriented lyrics and in witty song titles. The best are “Your Zao Sticker Won’t get you into Heaven Anymore” and “George Walker Bush, Texas Ranger.”

Sadville delivered an unexpected LP of tunes that I can rock out to. If you’re seeking some metal music that’ll get your foot tapping as well as your brain thinking, grab a copy of this release.

7.0 / 10Michael
Leave a comment

Inkblot

2006

7.0 / 10

7.0 / 10

Share this content
Advertisement
Riffblaster EP
Recent reviews

Fórn

Rites of Despair

8.5 / 10 Fórn  - Rites of Despair album cover

Boston’s Fórn have been making slow, emotional music that rips your heart to pieces since 2012 and in that time the band have progressed into an entity that can make ...

Maniac

Dead Dance Club

7.5 / 10 Maniac - Dead Dance Club album cover

Across the board Maniac reminds me of several bands. The vocal timbre of lead vocalist Zache Davis recalls Mark Ryan (Marked Men) and so does the rhythm section, though it’s ...

Four Fists

6666

7.5 / 10 Four Fists - 6666 album cover

Four sixes, four fists, two rappers and some punchy production that’s equally space age and heavy hitting. It’s my own interpretation here, but the group name is more a reference ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.