Sound: Sodom are back in the sh**t and they brought their M-16s proving not only that you can have a great comeback but that you can also surpass it tenfold. Code Red, the previous album was a return to the thrash style of Agent Orange and M-16 continues that return, there are a couple of properly fast songs and a few more mid-tempo ones, a bunch of nice leads and a lot of good riffs. The album is very well balanced being very heavy and just slightly melodic, the performance is at the usual polished level. My only dislike is that a couple of songs, namely "Lead Injection" and "Napalm In The Morning" are to long and they get boring towards the end. // 9
Lyrics: Tom Such "Angelripper" does a nice job on the vocals whether the harsh style on songs like "Minejumper" or the more clean like on "M-16".
The lyrics mostly deal with the Vietnam War, they neither glorify it nor mystify it in any way, they deal with the people caught in it and there are a lot of memorable lines like the chorus of "M-16". The lyrics definitely add to the great atmosphere of this album. // 9
Overall Impression: There are so many good songs on this album, "Canon Fodder", "Little Boy", "Marines", I am The War", but M-16 is my favorite, it's a straightforward song with a couple of good riffs and of course the lyrics. M-16 is a lot like Agent Orange and if you liked Agent Orange you will like M-16 as well. The only flaw are the long songs, they ruin overall feel of the album. // 9