The Great Sabatini continue to deliver a near-perfect blend of aggression and eccentricity on their new full-length record, Goodbye Audio.
“Still Life with Maggots” kicks the record off to an earth-shattering start with an array of hammering grooves rife with gritty tones and angular inflections. This burst of seismic noise leads into the burly heavy-hitter “Dog Years, which is comprised of thunderous riffs that stomp with an off-kilter sense of rhythm like a drunken prehistoric beast. This one-two punch of songs showcases some of the best aspects of this record and The Great Sabatini as a whole; unpolished, unapologetic heaviness and irreverence.
Things become more eclectic during the second half of the record, as heard in the album’s final three tracks. “Tax Season in Dreamland” weaves together a mix of seasick, bending riffs and galloping sludge grooves that escalate to crushing proportions before ending in a clean, calming fashion. “Brute Cortege” opens with a lengthy string of wavering guitar chords and clean vocals that build into a climax of melodic, post-metal riffs that tow the line between Hydra Head Records’ heyday and Amphetamine Reptile. Everything is then melded together on the 14-minute closing track “Hand of Unmaking”; a sprawling journey through the weirdo minds of this quartet featuring noisy atmospheres, acoustic ballads, violin flourishes, and more beefy riffs than PETA can handle.
The Great Sabatini‘s Goodbye Audio is simply an infectious, skull-caving good time all around and probably the band’s finest achievement thus far.
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Label: No List Records/Ancient Temple Records/No Why Records/Pink Lemonade
Favorite Tracks: “Dog Years”, “You’re Gonna Die (Unsatisfied)”, “Brute Cortege” and “Hand of Unmaking”
For Fans Of: Fight Amp, Cellos, Whores., Sofy Major and KEN mode