Sacred Mother Tongue
The Ruin Of Man
13 April 2009
Sacred Mother Tongue have well and truly arrived. Since forming in 2004 these guys have rocketed through the local pub/club circuit, gradually stamping their own mark on the metal scene. A debut EP in 2007 Revenge Is Personal made sure the media and fans stood up and listened. The first single from the debut album, ‘Two Thousand Eight Hundred’ whetted the appetite and was quite simply huge, a battle cry of a wake-up call to the current metal scene.
Now the mighty juggernaut is gaining momentum with The Ruin Of Man. Kicking off with ‘The End’ we are thrust into a heavy, fast and furious feast that would wipe the smug grin of Heston Blumenthal in an instant. Darrin South’s vocals get a mighty work out with deliciously sour epic choruses and gravel-drenched, throat-ripping verses.
‘Anger On Reflection’ is fist pumping metal at its finest, with Andy James throwing in some mighty fine fretwork. Lee Newell is a rhythm machine, and along with Josh Gurner on bass we have military precision thundering through our skulls with the likes of ‘Force Fed’.
Watch the video to ‘Two Thousand Eight Hundred’ by Sacred Mother Tongue
The album does not relent as more spine-wrenching brutality is delivered with the likes of ‘Two Thousand Eight Hundred’, ‘The Man You Tried To Hide’ and ‘The Suffering’. This is a cracking album without any doubt, and the bonus is that the guys are bringing it all out on the road with a tour starting 09 April 2009.
If this album doesn’t smack through your skull like a pick-axe, then please put your knickers back on and get back to Strictly Come Dancing On Ice…
Sounds like: Bullet For My Valentine, the future of British Metal, a metal party to scare the crap out of your parents.
Top tracks: Anger On Reflection, Two Thousand Eight Hundred, The Man You Tried to Hide
Sacred Mother Tongue – The Ruin Of Man tracklisting
Anger On Reflection
Two Thousand Eight Hundred
The Man You Tried To Hide
Talking To The Ears Of The Deaf
Wake Up Call
My Sins Have Become My Fears
A Final Idea