Saturday, December 6, 2014

SIN 7 SINS : "Purgatory Princess"

Rating: RRR
Label: Suburban Records
Review by Martien Koolen

Purgatory Princess is the third album of the Dutch female fronted metal band Sin7sinS. This new album is a lot heavier than the other two ones and as a listener you are treated to lots of double bass drums, heavy bass guitar lines, metal-like guitar hooks and riffs and sad but true also a lot of grunts; which I actually hate as you probably know.... Lotus is the female singer of the band and her voice is kind of crystal clear and reminds me of singers in bands like Stream Of Passion, Within Temptation and Epica; in other words, not really original.

However the ten new songs on the album are fun to listen to (except for the grunts), they are quite heavy and lots of tracks have very addictive choruses. Most of the songs are really up tempo tracks, but you can also enjoy a ballad called Bittersweet Dreams. For me this song is really too sweet (read: utterly boring) as it only consists of piano and vocals. Different Place, Different Stage is a kind of radio friendly song which will do very well live on stage. No Tears Left is the first single of the album and is probably a good choice as it has a catchy melody. Purgatory Princess is produced and mixed by no one less than Dan Swano and he did an excellent job as the album really sounds great, overwhelming and bombastic. So, if you like bands like Epica, Stream Of Passion, Leaves Eyes and Within Temptation then Sin7sinS is a good alternative. I could have done without the grunting vocals of Gen Morphine, but there is no account for taste, so, enjoy and play it loud!!!!

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