Swedish Sleaze rockers Sister released their debut CD, Hated via Metal Blade Records in 2011. Metal Blade Records haven’t signed any glam/sleaze bands in the recent past, so their signing of Sister came as somewhat of a surprise to me.
With Sister, Metal Blade Records has scored a killer sleaze band whose sound is like a good mix of Crashdiet and Hardcore Superstar. Hated is back full of high octane, up tempo rock and roll that is going to please a lot of sleaze rock fans out there. Sister’s lyrics have plenty of angst and fire that will help a lot of folks relate to their music.
I have been listening to Sister for a few years now courtesy of their EP, Deadboys Making Noise. I love their EP, but I was glad to see that only one song “Body Blow” was carried over from that EP. I didn’t think this was the best song from the EP, so I am surprised they used this song, but it fits right in with the other hard-charging numbers on this CD.
Hated comes blasting out of the gate with several heavy rockers. The album doesn’t slow down until the piano based ballad “Would You Love A Creature” (gasp!). Hated has all the energy of a punk rock album, but it is the heavy guitars that sets it apart.
In my opinion, the best songs on Hated are “Bullshit & Backstabbing”(see video below), “Spit on Me”, “Werewolves on Blackstreet” and “Body Blow” (of course).
Overall, I have been enjoying Hated. I thought the CD could have used a little more variety, but it is still a solid debut. This is definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of the sleaze rock genre of hard rock!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Radioactive Misery
02. Body Blow
03. Bullshit & Backstabbing
05. Motherfuckers (Like You)
06. Werewolves on Blackstreet
07. Spit on Me
08. The Unlucky Minority
09. Would You Love a Creature
10. Too Bad For You
11. Drag me to the Grave
Jamie – vocals
Lestat – guitar, backing vocals
Rikki – bass, backing vocals
Cary – drums, backing vocals