Sinocence - Black Still Life Pose - 2005 - Co Pro/Casket Records
1. Requiem 2. Psycho 3. Beneath The Halo 4. Makin' A Monster 5. Six Second Stare 6. Drown The Noise 7. Shedding Skin 8. Anything For The Next Escape 9. Inside 10. Novacaine 11. Soultied 12. Scarred Human Vodoo Doll
Well, I haven't seen that much Irish metal of late, with the most recent band being that of Scavenger. Now Sinocence makes it's way across the seas to my domestic mailbox. The band releases their fifth recording to date with "Black Still Life Pose", a creative vision that dabbles in more of a progressive thrash mode.
At times this band sounds a bit like Farmer Boys, with the obvious heavy handed thrash elements in full force, but beyond that comes a more emotional vocal display and some more thought provoking arrangements and song structures, all of which are deeply rooted in heavy metal, unlike the Farmer Boys who are a bit more pop oriented at times. Fans of everything from Machine Head and Megadeth to Life Of Agony should find plenty to like with "Black Still Life Pose".
Bottom Line - Energetic, charismatic, and very entertaining. Raw thrash roots with a strong, clean vocalist and plenty of timing and tempo changes.
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