Origin: Italy  
Genres: Death Metal
Page online: October 5, 2006
Last update/review: May 31, 2022

Sadist

Formed by drummer Peso following the initial breakup of Necrodeath (indeed, this band was somewhat of a continuation of that band, and originally the band name was Necrosadist), Sadist is one of the odder entities in the death metal world. Often labelled as "technical death metal", it appears that only the debut, 1993's Above The Light, really fits that description. 1996's Tribe begins the journey into weirdness, featuring prominent keyboards in ways very rarely associated with death metal, and while the vocals and some riffing still retain a deathy edge, it was clear that even at this point these guys were trying to be different. By 2000, though, the guys were really starting to explore uncharted territory, as evidenced by Lego, an album as odd as its name and cover pic would suggest. No longer having anything to do with death metal, Lego is an odd blend of shouted vocals, angular keyboards, mid-paced sparse riffing, and a general off-the-wall mentality. Surely some might welcome something that dared to be different as this, but older fans didn't like it, the reviews were mixed at best, and as a result the album was deemed a failure and the band split up. It would not be until 2005 that the foursome came back together, finally releasing a new album, entitled simply Sadist, in 2007, returning to a more conventional prog death metal style.

Recent album: Firescorched, released on May 20, 2022.

Last Lineup

Roberto Traverso

vocals

Tommy Talamanca

guitars/keyboards

Andy Marchini

bass/vocals (ex-Dark Lunacy)

Jeroen Paul Thesseling

bass (Obscura, ex-Pestilence)

Romain Goulon

drums (ex-Agressor, ex-Necrophagist)

Former Members/Guests

Zanna

vocals

Chicco Parisi

bass

Peso (Marco Pesenti)

drums (Necrodeath)

Oinos

drums (ex-Thy Nature)

Alessio Spallarossa

drums



Discography



Above The Light  
1993 Nosferatu
  1. Nadir
  2. Breathin' Cancer
  3. Enslaver Of Lies
  4. Sometimes They Come Back
  5. Hell In Myself
  6. Desert Divinities
  7. Sadist
  8. Happiness 'N' Sorrow
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Andy Marchini
  • Peso



Tribe  
1996 Rising Sun
  1. Escogido
  2. India
  3. From Bellatrix To Betelgeuse
  4. Den Siste Kamp
  5. Tribe
  6. Spiral Of Winter Ghosts
  7. The Ninth Wave
  8. The Reign Of Asmat
  • Zanna
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Chicco Parisi
  • Peso



Crust  
1997 Displeased
  1. Perversion Lust Orgasm
  2. The path
  3. 'Fools' and Dolts
  4. Holy...
  5. Ovariotomy
  6. Instinct
  7. Obsession-compulsion
  8. Crust
  9. I Rape you
  10. Christmas Beat
  11. Take on Me
  12. Relax
  • Roberto Traverso
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Andy Marchini
  • Oinos



Lego  
2000 KMG
  1. *
  2. a tender fable
  3. it's not good
  4. meat
  5. flies on me
  6. fog
  7. plastic star
  8. flowing out red
  9. i want it
  10. welcome to my zoo
  11. small great child
  12. dodgy fuckin cow
  13. deline
  14. dogs sledge man
  15. cappuccetto grosso
  • Roberto Traverso
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Andy Marchini
  • Oinos



Sadist  
2007 Beyond
  1. Jagriti
  2. One Thousand Memories
  3. I Feel You Climb
  4. Embracing The Form of Life
  5. Tearing Away
  6. Kopto
  7. Excited And Desirous
  8. Different Melodies
  9. Invisible
  10. Hope To Be Deaf
  11. Sadist
  • Roberto Traverso
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Andy Marchini
  • Alessio Spallarossa



Season In Silence  
2010 Liveglobal
  1. Aput
  2. Broken and Reborn
  3. Season in Silence
  4. The Attic and the World of Emotions
  5. Evil Birds
  6. Ogron
  7. Night Owl
  8. Snowman
  9. Bloody Cold Winter
  10. The Abyss
  11. Frozen Hands
  12. Hiberna
  • Roberto Traverso
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Andy Marchini
  • Alessio Spallarossa



Hyaena  
2015 Scarlet
  1. The Lonely Mountain
  2. Pachycrocuta
  3. Bouki
  4. The Devil Riding the Evil Steed
  5. Scavenger and Thief
  6. Gadawan Kura
  7. Eternal Enemies
  8. African Devourers
  9. Scratching Rocks
  10. Genital Mask
  • Roberto Traverso
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Andy Marchini
  • Alessio Spallarossa



Spellbound  
2018 Scarlet
  1. 39 Steps
  2. The Birds
  3. Spellbound
  4. Rear Window
  5. Bloody Bates
  6. Notorius
  7. Stage Fright
  8. I’m the Man Who Knew Too Much
  9. Frenzy
  10. The Mountain Eagle
  11. Downhill
  • Roberto Traverso
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Andy Marchini
  • Alessio Spallarossa



Firescorched  
2022 Agonia
  1. Accabadora
  2. Fleshbound
  3. Finger Food
  4. Burial of a Clown
  5. Loa
  6. Aggression/Regression
  7. Three Mothers and the Old Devil Father
  8. Trauma (Impaired Mind Functionality)
  9. Firescorched
  10. Rerek
  11. Accabadora (Atitai)
  • Roberto Traverso
  • Tommy Talamanca
  • Jeroen Paul Thesseling
  • Romain Goulon




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