Sadokist don't deliver your typical '80s thrash kind of record. The black thrash category is small, and this is Finland's sadistic contribution. 'Thy Saviour's Halo, Held By Horns' is some truly raw and evil stuff.
Favorite track: Damnatio ad Bestias.
BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS is proud to present SADOKIST's Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns on vinyl LP. Originally released in 2014 on an extremely limited-edition tape, Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns soon became a cult classic with those lucky few who heard it. Duly possessed by its ancient 'n' anarchic charms, BLOOD HARVEST felt compelled to release this bewitching attack of blackthrashing metal on the format it so truly deserves: VINYL!
Although Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns is SADOKIST's debut album, the band had been lurking deep in the fertile Finnish underground since 2007, brewing up demos that pronounced its foremost aims: the telltale Evil Sado Fuckin' Metal in 2008 and 2010's Horrors From Hell, with a split tape in between with comrads Black Angel fittingly titled Sadomatik Angel Attack. A couple more demos followed in 2012, and all this hard graft eventually culminated in the opus of obscurity now known as Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns. Deeply and reverently committed to their classic forebears - from the early Big Three of Teutonic thrash to the first explosions of filth from the '80s South American underground, not to mention the almighty Bathory and Necrovore - SADOKIST nevertheless exude an effervescent elan and caustic, careening charm that immediately puts this well beyond mere "retro" retread. In fact, their youthful vibrancy puts Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns over the hump of over-familiarity and into a realm populated by the likes of Nifelheim, Desaster, and Aura Noir, such is the strength of SADOKIST's songwriting. Mandatory headbanging spills over into total and utter possession; the effect is instantaneous as well as long-lasting.
A new modern classic has been born, and now re-born courtesy of BLOOD HARVEST: Evil Sado Fuckin' Speed Metal of Death!!! - (Nathan T. Birk)
supported by 7 fans who also own “Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns 12"LP”
The guitar tone used is colossal, dare I say overpowering. It certainly makes for an oppressive album but I think some of the songwriting gets downplayed by the omnipresent heaviness. If you just need something to cave your face in though then look no further. zirtonic