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Review: Sabïre - Jätt

Label: Listenable Records
Year released: 2024
Duration: 1:09:38
Tracks: 15
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: June 28, 2024
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 4.4/5 (88%) (5 Votes)

Nice to hear something that sounds different. Sabïre play largely traditional heavy metal that also has a rock/hard rock/glam-ish vibe at times. The lyrics are a bit cliché and very '80s fun/party style—I found myself smiling more than once thinking of old '80s videos of bands singing about girls and the likes while listening to this. Mind you, at some 70 minutes, it's not limited to that, but I found that these kind of stood out. The vocals will instantly stick to your brain like a tick on steroids, very melodic and powerful stuff and often leaving the accompanying music in the dust. Speaking of which, the music itself is very catchy and rocking, even kind of "dance-inducing" at times, with a very infectious beat. Overall, the songs are rather "commercial" (though not that commercial), with some exceptions like "Rip, Rip, Kill" which, while catchy and fun in its own right, tears things apart quite a bit more than the other songs.

The album is kind of on the long side. While I won't say that there are any bad songs here, something too much of a good thing is just too much. The album leaves a weird feeling in that sense, like "this is still on?" maybe 50-55 minutes in, but then once it's finally over, it's "oh? It's over already?" Basically, it's a good thing that they still managed to fill these 70 minutes with good songs, even though as a whole the album may have benefitted from being a little shorter. That's definitely subjective.

If you dig catchy, melodic, energetic heavy metal and don't mind the occasional "glamish" lyrical clichés, Jätt is absolutely worth checking out.

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