Scorpion Savior Sessions
Review by JD on November 15, 2011.
Ever since I started to listen to metal, I always understood one truth that always has defined the genre to a tee. It was blatantly honest to its core. No matter what subgenre the music is placed in, and what it combines into it... metal is honest music to its very soul as is its many purveyors. With some, that is hard to see, but honesty is one of metals finest peices in its metallic jigsaw.
NYC based The Resurrection Sorrow is a bombastic journey into all things metal. Sounding a lot like a crazy concoction made up of equal parts of Black Label Society, COC, older school metal like Black Sabbath and oddly some Soundgarden and then bring in some very melodic Stoner Metal as well to fill it all out. You get what makes this band tick. It is these parts that seem to mesh together, get very nasty heavy before it is unleashed by this powerhouse.
With only three songs, totalling eleven minutes and twenty four seconds, it is well worth listening to. With simple yet effective melodies and acid drenched vocals seem to fuel The Resurrection Sorrow to pound out some crazy and effective music that seems to move and pulse as if it is alive and make metal soar. When a band can do all of this, and so effortlessly I cant help but feel a kinship with them.
The recording could have been a bit better for the band, but it is a point that pales in comparrison to the standing tall music that The Resurrection Sorrow does. Their talent, dedication and purity of passion comes through to knock you on your ass. Excuse me now - I open a cold one and play it again. Just buy this album, dudes and dudettes.
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Rating: 8.1 out of 10