Friday, May 6, 2011

Sinstorm Review (By Dave Wolff of AEA zine)

Sinstorm’s debut is furious black metal that reminded me of Marduk and Dark Funeral at first listen. The band got together in California in 2008; their founding members Jeremy Barnes and Noor LaCroix had been thrown out of several schools in Sacramento before meeting to form the band. The two of them seem to work well as kindred spirits going by the precision with which these songs are presented. The musicianship is spot on; Barnes and LaCroix handle the guitars in an intricate, progressive manner without pretentiously trying to show off. Some keyboards and medieval guitar sounds appear for good measure, enhancing the extremity of this recording. The lyrics expand into cosmic proportions, presenting a theme of utter universal Armageddon that will leave an impression long after you experience this CD. Sinstorm cover Type O Negative’s “I Don’t Wanna Be Me”: and Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” adding their own unique flavor to the originals. –Dave Wolff

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