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Sober Truth


Sober Truth

Some attributes which perfectly describe the sound of SOBER TRUTH. The sound of this band is quite unique, a break of most musical conventions. From the start in 2007, narrowminded folks and rigid ears have been struggling with the edgy sound of the PROGRESSIVE GROOVE METAL formation. On the new album buster “Psychosis” singer and guitarist Torsten Schramm, lead guitarist Aaron Vogelsberg, bass-witch Jules RoCkwell and drummer Sam Baw go so massive in the full as never before. 

 The quartet’s most mature work to date presents a truly eruptive burst of modern Metal music that takes its listeners into another world. The combination of melancholic rich sounds, energetically resounding guitar riffs, driving drums and punchy bass-lines can excite fans of Progressive Rock / Metal, Groove Metal and Thrash Metal alike.

 The hard and groovy guitar riffs on “Psychosis” are a powerful base to bring out the driving choruses and the very versatile vocals along with rough shouts. Blastbeats, tappings, clean parts, the 2019 palette is quite wide. But the accurately targeted diversity in the tracks also includes rousing played, very variably accented drums.  

 Lyrically, SOBER TRUTH have gone to so much trouble for “Psychosis” to compete with a contemporary concept. (Markus Eck) The band commented about: “What do we see in the human being facing us, does he show us his truth or a mask? The inner grief changes him, imperceptibly, cruelly, tearing him and scarring his psyche. Everyone knows the feeling of powerlessness, at first timid, then with force flooding our consciousness, unstoppable and mercilessly.The wave ebbs, leaving behind a trembling, naked body, the worst is yet to come: fear …” More: “With titles like ‘Akardos’ (Heartless), ‘Solitude’ and especially the title track ‘Psychosis’, we enter a personal universe of grief, loneliness, doubt that many people know. With ‘Psychosis’ awakens maybe a truth that we repressed … but also hope, power and confidence. SOBER TRUTH takes us on a mental rollercoaster ride that lets the last track roll out congenially. We’re changing every day, all our lives. The new album picks up where we start to repress. ‘Psychosis’ looks at our scarred psyche and tells our story.” 

TRACKS:
01. Solitude (04:03)
02. Akardos (04:12)
03. Dark Valley (04:14)
04. Ode To Reality (01:06)
05. Riven (05:11)
06. Horizon (04:48)
07. Utopia (04:05)
08. Sober (ReArranged) (03.22)
09. Dying Dreams (01:22)
10. Psychosis (06:24)
11. Collapse Unplugged (04:27)

total: 42:58 min

 Founded in 2007 in Bonn, Germany as a band of rebels, the members were intent on following their own vision: constant change. Not only do they overcome all musical stereotypes, singer and guitar player Torsten Schramm, bass player Jules Rockwell, leadguitar player Marvin Creek and drummer Samir Al Baw break down all musical walls inside your head as well. The result of this evolution in sound is a one of a kind Modern Metal mix, taking all listeners on a trip to another world. The mixture of melodic sounds, massive guitar riffs, razor sharp bass lines and a dynamic drum is a sound exciting for fans of Progressive Rock and Groove Metal as well as Thrash Metal.

 Their success is obvious: since their formation the band has followed its vision without any hesitation and has played more than 250 shows so far, sharing the stage with well known bands like Crematory, The Sorrow, Sodom, Copia, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Sister Sin, Contradiction, Cripper, Rabenschrey, Monstagon and Eisbrecher while gathering many new and faithful fans during their gigs.

Vocals, Guitar:  Torsten Schramm
Bass:   Jules Rockwell 
Leadguitar:  Aaron Vogelsberg
Drums:  Sam Baw

Sober Truth – Solitude

Sober Truth – Collapse

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