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.
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