Sister Sins’s new CD, “Switchblade Serenades” came with a huge sticker on the cover that said “Heavy Metal Album of the Year”. That is a pretty strong statement for a new band to make. They better have the tunes to back it up, in order to put something like that on their cover.
Typically I have a tendency to shy away from bands with a female lead singer. Once again another band quickly proves that I need to throw away all of my old notions against female singers.
Sister Sin’s singer Liv has a voice that falls somewhere in between Doro Pesch, Lita Ford and Brett Anderson from The Donnas. I like all of these singers, so I was quickly able to get into Sister Sin’s music.
Sister Sin’s style of sleaze metal sounds like a mixture of old Motley Crue, W.A.S.P., and maybe a dash of 80’s Ozzy Osbourne. What is most important to me is that the music rocks, and “Switchblade Serenades” does just that.
There are a bunch of good heavy rockers on this disc, with “One Out of Ten”, “On Parole” and “Beat the Street” being my current favorites. Sister Sin even pulls off a really cool cover of the Motorhead classic “Make My Day”.
“Switchblade Serenades” didn’t crack my top 15 in 2008, but if I heard this sooner, it probably would have. They are a definitely a band you should look into!
1. Beat the Street
2. Death Will Greet Us
3. One out of Ten
4. Breaking New Ground
5. On Parole
6. Make My Day
7. Hostile Violent
8. Switchblade Serenade
10. All Systems Go!
11. Eye to Eye
Sister Sin is:
Liv – Vocals
Jimmy – Guitar
Dave – Drums
Chris – Bass
An e-card for “Switchblade Serenades”, the debut album from the Swedish female-fronted heavy rock band SISTER SIN, can be found at this location.
A release party at Stars n Bars in Gothenburg on the 26th of September. Doors open at 10 P.M. For our German fans we have arranged a second release party at the Ballroom in Hamburg at 4th of October.
-On the 19th Sept. until the 26th of September we will in association with Myspace Sweden stream the entire album! Check out Sister Sin on myspace here!
Here is the track listing for Switchblade Serenades:
01. Beat The Street (mp3 clip)
02. Death Will Greet Us
03. One Out Of Ten
04. Breaking New Ground (mp3 clip)
05. On Parole
06. Make My Day (MOTÖRHEAD cover) (audio stream)
07. Hostile-Violent (mp3 clip)
08. Switchblade Serenade
10. All Systems Go!
11. Eye To Eye