I don’t know who writes up the stickers that embrace the front of the CDs from Victory Records artist Sister Sin, but they always catch the eye of this 80’s metal fan. Sister Sin’s latest output True Sound of the Underground declares the CD as real street metal for fans of Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Scorpions & Accept. Typically, when I read this on the cover of a CD, I think to myself, “Yeah Right”, but in the case of Sister Sin, they completely nailed it. If you like 80’s metal, you are going to enjoy True Sound of the Underground!
My first taste of Sister Sin came with their 2008 release, Switchblade Serenades. I really like that CD a lot, so it was only natural that I was going to pick this disc up. Typically, I have an aversion to female hard rock singers, but this is not the case Sister Sin’s Liv. Liv often reminds me of Doro Pesch when she sings. She has the perfect metal voice, and one that really helps to drive these songs home. True Sound of the Underground blasts off with the opening numbers, “Sound of the Underground”, and “Outrage”. To my ears, these are the best songs on the album, but the all of the songs rock. If you are looking for some power ballads, you won’t find it here. The eleven tracks here are packed full of up tempo heavy metal. If anything, this album could have used a couple of slower tracks to break up the pace a little bit. A little more diversity could have given some of these songs a bigger impact. “Sound of the Underground” and “Outrage” are both awesome, as is the cover song “24-7”.
Most folks may not recognize “24-7” as a cover tune, but this is a Udo Dirkschneider tune from his 2005 CD, Mission No. X. I like Sister Sin’s version of the song better than Udo’s quite honestly. Liv’s voice is nowhere near as abrasive as Udo’s and this makes the lyrics much easier to understand.
Another highlight on the album is the headbanging tune “Heading for Hell”. This kick ass song will have you throwing your horns up in no time!
Overall, True Sound of the Underground doesn’t break any new ground musically, but if you are a fan of 80’s metal, you won’t care about that any more than I do. I believe Switchblade Serenades is a stronger disc than True Sound of the Underground, but this disc does not disappoint in the least. You can download the song “Outrage” for free at this link, and you can score a digital copy of True Sound of the Underground for only $5.o0 in the month of September here! Don’t miss this!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Sound of the Underground
03. Better Than Them
05. Heading For Hell
06. I Stand Alone
07. Built To Last
08. The Devil I Know
09. Times Aren’t A-Changing
11. Beat Em Down
Sister Sin is:
Benton – Bass
Dave – Drums
Liv – Vocals
Jimmy – Guitar
Sister Sin has released a new video “Outrage” in support of their new album, True Sound of the Underground. Check out “Outrage” below!
This Memorial Day weekend VICTORY RECORDS invites you to celebrate the release of a brand new MP3 sampler. Starting on Thursday May 27th, Victory Metal will feature and salute SISTER SIN‘s new song, “Outrage“ off their highly-anticipated album, True Sound Of The Underground out June 22nd. The free sampler, in addition, includes never before heard tracks from: ALL OUT WAR, WRETCHED, CORPUS CHRISTI, GRAVE MAKER and many more. On Thursday, go to the newly-designed VictoryMetal.com to get the extensive FREE sampler.
SISTER SIN‘s, True Sound Of The Underground will hit stores on June 22nd, 2010. The record that proves what real Rock n’ Roll and Heavy Metal is all about, is now available with a T-Shirt at VICTORY RECORDS for $18.00. Orders will ship to arrive on release date.
Sister Sin has posted a sample of a new song, for their up and coming album, True Sound of the Underground. Click here to check it out!
Sister Sin has been in the studio working on their follow up to their 2008 release Switchblade Serenades. No word on the release date or track listing yet. We will post more information as soon as it becomes available!
“Say goodbye to all the cookie cutter screamo/emo/metalcore bands & hello to the upcoming sophomore release from Sister Sin. ”
-Its been little over a year since “Switchblade Serenades” hit the streets and we felt it was about time to announce that we´re entering the studio again on February the 1st to record what will be known as the “True Sound of the Underground” for a 2010 release
This time Henrik Edenhed will produce & mix. We will lay down all the tracks in Stockholm at Studio 301 and Cosmos Studios.
-More to come so stay tuned for additional details & info soon.