Baltimore, Maryland’s Sin 4 Sin recently sent us a copy of their new EP, 7 Deadly. Prior to receiving this CD, I haven’t heard of Sin 4 Sin before, so I had no expectations going into this CD. The opening song “Love Vice” quickly establishes the band’s influences of Guns N’ Roses & Skid Row, and shows a lot of promise for these Maryland rockers.
“Love Vice”, and “Fast, Hot Sleazy” are easily the best tunes on 7 Deadly. Both songs rock hard! You can hear a Sebastian Bach like growl with singer Brandon Hayden! I am glad to hear Hayden take some chances with his voice, and add some metal screams, instead of taking the easy way out like so many modern rock bands today.
Do I dare say that “I Quit Drinking (Again)” reminds me of the Beastie Boys? This song oscillates between heavy riffs, and a talking lyric by Brandon Hayden. It isn’t my favorite song on this EP, but this tune does get in my head.
The song title “She Can Pay the Bills in Ones” made me laugh the first time I read it. I bet you can guess what this song is about! This song reminds me a lot of the band The Last Vegas. With a little better production, Sin 4 Sin could have a hit on their hands with this tune.
Hopefully, 7 Deadly will get in the hands of some producers that can help out Sin 4 Sin. This band has a lot of potential. A few minor tweaks, here and there, and we could have another major hard rock band rockin’ the airwaves and concert halls!
1. Love Vice
2. I Quit Drinking (Again)
3. Fast, Hot, Sleazy
4. She Can Pay The Bills In Ones
5. Buy Me A Drink
6. Dirty Liar (demo)
7. Murderland (demo)
Sin 4 Sin is:
Brandon Hayden – vocals
Griff Callahan – guitar
Billy Williams – bass
Chain Saw – drums