Sister Sin – Now and Forever

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Review by Tony Gaskin

Relatively unknown here in the UK, Swedish hard hitting outfit Sister Sin are on a mission to put that right with their latest album “Now and Forever”. The quartet from Gothenburg have an impressive touring C.V., having played alongside the likes of Motorhead, Doro and Arch-Enemy to name just a few and are hoping this album will gain them a wider audience.

Describing themselves as “Classic Metal with a punk attitude”, they certainly look the part, and after a short intro track, the album kicks off with the explosive “End Of The Line”, a wake up call if ever I heard one! Fast and furious, it grabs you by the scruff of the neck and pummels you into submission, great start then!

Unfortunately this track along with one other; “Shades of Black” are the only two that rise above the standard heavy metal fare on offer here. It’s not a bad album by any means, Liv Jagrells vocals may seem harsh at first, but they suit the overall style of the band, whilst the rest of the music is solid and tight, but nothing spectacular jumps out at you. An album you keep in the car for those long journeys!

You can see the Doro influences here, and they will undoubtedly be compared to Halestorm, but their slightly heavier and darker sound definitely has a market here, especially if they can get some high profile gigs such as a BOA appearance, or a tour support slot with a much bigger  artist. I quite like them and would be curious to see how they would perform live.

The album is out now on Victory Records

7 out of 10

http://www.sistersin.com/

VR669Tracklisting

  1. MMXII
  2. End Of The Line
  3. Fight Song
  4. In It For Life
  5. Hearts Of Cold
  6. The Chosen Few
  7. Hang ‘Em High
  8. I’m Not You
  9. Running Low
  10. Shades Of Black
  11. Morning After