Suffering Souls - Official Website

Sadistic Goat Complex

Germany Country of Origin: Germany

1. Enigmatic Aeon
2. Cursed Gates Of Heaven
3. Resurrected Messiah
4. Chaotic Prophecies
5. The Art Of Ignorance
6. Elegance & Perversion
7. Blessed In Blood
8. Bloodstorm

Review by JD on November 17, 2010.

How can you perfectly describe sheer pain, utter anguish and deep contempt with the darkness of pure evil all in one?. It was hard to define all of these things that scare most people, until this album came. In one fell swoop, all of these things have perfectly capsulated this and other much darker things, and all on one shiny little CD.

Germany’s Suffering Souls is this one man darkness inspired machine, creating musical vortex of malice that's perfectly suited for scaring much more than little children. With aggressive guitars that pummel the soul while the satanic infused lyrics show hell has come onto earth in every way. With the addition of many guests, the album "Sadistic Goat Complex" is one of those albums that stand out.

With darkness laced songs like the Death/Black metal infused ‘The Act Of Arrogance’ and the mind crippling maelstrom of despotism ‘Bloodstorm’ equally powerful yet have the darkened elegance as well. It is this collaboration of a truly diabolical form and caustic function that makes Suffering Souls a project to watch... and worth to own.

It is a no-brainer that Deutschland’s Suffering Souls did not invent this style of metal, but at the same time they have surly made it better. If your looking for sonic brutality that is as heavy as it is powerfully composed have I got the album for you. Actually Suffering Souls have that. Whatever, just listen to it and you will see it for yourself.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 8.5
Production: 8.5
Originality: 7
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 8.1 out of 10