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Sister Sin
Switchblade Serenades

Company: Victory Records
Release: 2008
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: JP

  • Embraces the late 80s sound



  • "I'm like an animal locked in a cage!"

    Wow! Lead singer "Liv" certainly is. If she's let out, somebody is in for a bloody clawing.

    Sweden is an accepted home of death metal and black metal and along with those extreme offences there's a whole pack of talented hard rockers like Star Rats, Hardcore Superstar, Nasty Idols, Loud 'N Nasty and more. I would add Sister Sin to the list of those embracing the late 80s sound.

    You really don't need deep thoughts for this cd; it's not cerebral, but it will grab you by your crotch and shake you around with hot guitars and rebellious backing vocals like "Screw...you, Fuck...you!" There's more aggressive release here than party. Sister Sin's propulsive songs on Switchblade Serenades could be described as a dozen versions of Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart" covered by In This Moment with Doro gang chants. Liv pulls the standard riffs and admittedly juvenile-leaning lyrics (an exception being the title track which could indicate their future direction) up with her blistering, high energy performance.

    Sister Sin is currently supporting a tour with Bang Tango, Bullet Boys and Faster Pussycat. I'd say they fit really well.



    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    DOR
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    Switchblade SerenadesSister Sin
    2008
    JP8/12/2009


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