Bay Area thrash punks, Sabré, share part two of their self-titled EP collection. Released months ago, the 5-track gut punch is very well the soundtrack to dismantle the system. And one of the best things about punk and rap is the exact capture of the people’s voice.
Relatively short, the 5-track EP still manages to introduce the band and deliver their message within 5 minutes. The energy though, can last for days. “Complications” takes a live soundbite that aptly introduces before getting lost in tight drum rolls. Low growls thrash each line of “the future” in the blast beats that carry onto “No Worries.” For its length of 0:40, the standard length of comfort, the bite comes as a transition for the remaining tracks.
“Over Death Praises” is dingy in its delivery and takes more from street punk and the classic counts of punk. Fast, loud, and beaming with the endurance of a beast, tracks like this scratch the build-up and makes you, ironically enough considering the title, feel alive.
“Sim Eyes” is driven more by a psychobilly guitar sound and deeper drums heard thus far. Vocals still roast each line and are grounded by the track’s clean timing, once again praising the rhythm section. Switch-ups on this track give the EP a fuller array of sounds to be explored within the pogo punk scene.
Closing with the digital only track “Forever,” the rounding 1-minute shock is a bonus gruff of raw sounds thrown against a sweaty building that very well makes us miss live shows.
While much of the band isn’t online, as true punks, most music can be found on German roster, ETT which is a independent underground music label.