Company: Cadavra Release: 2014 Genre: Hard Rock Reviewer: EC
A living exhibit of unruly disorder
French couple Steve and Sam Hill formed Sinner Sinners in 2009. The duo moved to the fecund LA scene to script their 2011 release "Cardinal Sins" with the help of esteemed producer Nic Jodoin (The Morlocks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). After shows with The Morlocks, Black Flag and The Creepshow the duo are back in business with "XI", released on their own label Cadavra Records and once again produced by Jodoin at The Glory Hole.
Sinner Sinners burkes any commercial radio tendencies with a due diligence to play rock and roll in its purest form. "XI" is a living exhibit of unruly disorder and boundless achievement. Punk-laced tracks like "Imitate" and "Rise" up are high energy discharges that recall early Black Flag, a statement hammered home by Steve Hillís uncaring screams and maniacal urges. Dirty blues licks permeate tracks like "Modified" while closer "Relax" is more angular with some slower progression. "XI" is noisy revelry that is undaunted and untamed, yet still focused enough to be entertaining and worthy.
About this Writer: Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.
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