In Voodoo Veritas - Sparzanza

Sparzanza takes a step forward with this disc

Swedish Sparzanzas fourth installment is In Voodoo Veritas. This album was released back in the year 2009, two years after the previous Banisher of the Light, which I did not like super much about. In Voodoo Veritas has a far more exciting elements in his music, and many of the annoying moments are absent, as well as a vocals that may remind you of James Hetfield.

The guitar's role In Voodoo Veritas has gained a considerable importance. There are some fine passages and riffs, and the acoustic guitar has a much better sound. It all flows really well together compared to Banisher of the Light.
But this does not, however, In Voodoo Veritas , a super cool album. I would call it mediocre, but a far greater step forward than its predecessor. I'm almost surprised by how the band has managed to make passages, which actually is just a little progressive versus it, as you already heard - but my expectations have also been minimal. There are a few more songs, which are at a slower pace, and where their aggressiveness is cut down. The vocals are more quiet, and sometimes sounds the lead singer like James Hetfield from the 90's era of Metallica. But the dog keeps Sparzanza, however, not back with their aggressive parts of their music, when they occur.
Sparzanza follow still the style with omkvæder, and it is a little commercial in their sangstruktur, but has its more aggressive moments, and the instrumental is a bit more free play. The genre is still hard rock, and southern - as well as groove metal but the inspiration is still present, but perhaps not in as great a degree as in the predecessor. The songs on the album has a nice variation, you can experience various tempos in the different songs.

The production on the album is perfectly fine, I am glad that there is space for all the instruments, and it's all successful dressing versus its predecessor, which I was going to have to turn off for a few times, since it's not quite went for me. The bass can be heard in the mix, and it's great. It also has its opmærksomhedsture - which is also lovely. Among other things, in the "Self Medication", but through the album, I sense its presence to a greater degree, than on the other discs I listen to. The guitar on the dial has gone a level up here, the effects are used well here, and the general guitar playing is not surpassed by the drums, which took the role as the most exciting feature of Banisher of the Light. The drums on the album are good. Unfortunately, my focus on them a little absent, as the guitar on this album, finally had taken together. But there is being followed in various tempos, and they put a good bottom.

The texts on the In Voodoo Veritas is still dealing with conflicts, emotions (the hard way of course), violence, and other unpleasant cases. I think that when I go through the texts, to the general atmosphere seems a bit conflict-oriented and just unpleasant, most of the songs are sung directly to one or more persons.

In Voodoo Veritas definitely has something more exciting to offer compared to Banisher of the Light. Unfortunately manages Sparzanza not to keep the listener interested throughout the album, and it makes you want to hear something else – or start over – after a short time. The first issue is - as it was also the case in the predecessor - a catchy, and through the next few tracks sounds it is still interesting instrumental, but the longer it goes, unfortunately, just don't.

The disc's fourth track, "My World of Sin", can be heard here:


>> Check the songs and lyrics here