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Review of the Album "Exitus" by Finnish Thrash Metal Band S-Tool

Updated on May 14, 2021
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

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How Does the Album Exitus Begin?

S-Tool whom you read about in my review of their debut album called Tolerance 0 return with their second studio album in 2020 called Exitus and they waste no time in trying to show what they are all about which is to play the sort of in your face groovy aggressive thrash metal and it works out. Immediately, this album begins with a heavy song that is lyrically about someone that thinks that they can change themselves but they cannot because they are so flawed as a human being. The song is also about the fact that some people continue to engage in massive lying and deception.


Note: The reason for not listing the name of this first song is because it is too vulgar to do so and we will try and explain what the song is about in the simplest of terms. Listening to this first song further reveals that it has a sort of riff that reminds me of the band Hatesphere. As is the case with this band's first album Tolerance 0 you might find yourself going back to this first song to listen to it or not depending on what your musical tastes are.


How Is S-Tool Unique From Other Bands In This Sub-Genre?

If the band's intention was to come out and show musical intensity they did it with this first song without overwhelming your mind and body by being too heavy. What I'm trying to say is that S-Tool doesn't do Pantera style heaviness and overwhelm you. They are a groovy type of heavy band with just the right amount of heaviness.

About the Song Hole

"Hole" is a song that starts out sludgy and fast and this is a song about alleviating the pain that is our bodies. Hole also reminds me kind of like a lighter version of Sepultura's newer material. .

"Ego Cancer"

Are There Any Bad Points To This Album? Not Many

S-Tool is groove metal that isn't overly complicated but groovy thrash that should keep you excited enough. If there is anything wrong with the album Exitus it is the song title of the first song. What were these guys thinking when they wrote a song with that kind of title? This is one of those attributes that may turn off some listeners but at least their brand of thrash beats a good number of American bands especially the crossover thrash bands. Even with the odd beginning to the album, these guys know how to pack an album with efficient groovy riffs.

Final Thoughts About the Album Exitus

“I Hate Yourself” is a song that starts out with a heavy blues kind of feel as there is a repeating riff section. “The Inhumanist” is a song with a riffing style similar to the band Am I Blood but it is not as heavy as albums from that band. However, S-Tool has the potential to be considered one of the best newest Finnish thrash metal bands. They just need to work on building up their songwriting strength just a bit. “Ego Cancer” has a melodic singing section as Ville sings “so what is my name?” The song is about what our egos can do to us if we are not careful. Our egos can drag us down into a place that we wouldn't want to be in.

Exitus lyrically focuses on aspects of human nature that are flawed and the approach is a modern groovy thrash metal musical album that works out just well enough. The best songs in Exitus are the first song, St. Bas****, Ego Cancer, and Body Bag.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 Ara Vahanian

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