With a name like Sonic Violence you would come to expect what the title states, and with Unhoped and their newest release titled above, you definitely get a healthy dosage of sonic violence. I don’t believe that Unhoped has ever heard of the word slow and of course it isn’t in their vocabulary either. Unhoped take cranking it to eleven and multiply it by at least three to create something that is entirely tumultuous and purely chaotic. If your brain does not turn to mush after just one listen of Sonic Violence share your trick with the world, because Sonic Violence does and will turn your brain into soup.
Unhoped attacks right out of the gate knocking you back flat on your ass only to hammer fist away at your face until you are a bleeding pulp and a shell of a human. Listening to this release is the equivalent of putting pure chaos on a record. As soon as it hits you, you feel as though you have been a few rounds with Mike Tyson. This release leaves you bruised and bloodied and yet you keep pressing play over and over again.
This death metal and thrash combination is lethal to your health and the only outcome is death. Before your (un)timely demise however, Sonic Violence instigates dangerous mosh pits and levels your town in one fell swoop. If after you listen and your city or town is not leveled you are doing something wrong, and if you haven’t gathered enough people to terrorize your town you’re also doing it wrong.
Each song is a barrage of filthy and disgustingly raw metal that puts a blade to your throat from the beginning and never lets you breathe for a second. Of the nine songs that are present here each song is suffocating. Through the entirety of this record you get assaulted from every angle from razor sharp riffs, heavy bass lines, destructive drumming and vocals that tear your own throat out and stomp on it. The musicianship is sharp and slices you up into unrecognizable meat chunks.
Sonic Violence is incredibly violent just as the name states. This is head banging fury that leaves you with your head hanging on by just a thread. If you are in need of some debauchery, dead bodies, and just straight to the vein, good hell raising metal, look no further than Sonic Violence.