Sister Sin is coming from Sweden, more exactly from Gothenborg and who expects some heavy metal is right - and wrong! Sister Sin was founded in 2002 to play sleaze rock / metal. The foursome wanted heavy riffs, a raw sound and melodies. Their music is in the vein of Mötley Crüe, Motörhead and Rock Goddess. They play loud, they are heavy and bring you back to the early 80's! So if you are looking for innovative sounds, this isn't what you looking for!
First you hear the crackling sound as you know it from vinyl, but then they go full force ahead with heavy riffs and a lot of street attitude! They fight the current metal trends and do what they like. Singer Liv reminds me a bit of Doro at Warlock's debut, even if Liv's voice is more raspy... The guys add powerful backings like we all know them from the 80's. They don't present something new, but as the opener Beat The Street shows, they enjoy it! At the following Death Will Great Us they add some heaviness. The quintet calls their music Street Metal - and that's a good description. The songs aren't overly catchy, but the refrain can hook you up. At One Out Of Ten they remind me a bit of old W.A.S.P. ... Even if some vocal line brings up the memories of Spread Eagle's self-titled debut ... Btw, these New Yorkers had a track called Switchblade Serenade!
Quite catchy is On Parole where Liv is adding some charming melodic vocals with lots of power. After a few spins this song will haunt you. So be aware! Then they speed off with Make My Day. After this song the crackling is back... Side A ended, time to start Side B - well, that would it be in the days of vinyl. ;)
Sister Sin present with Switchblade Serenade a balladesque heavy rock and show Liv a bit more fragile - partly. With Love/Hate they push down the accelerator again. A dirty rocker with sharp riffs and a sing along chorus - quite Mötley Crüe-ish.
They don't present anything new, but the album is fun! The foursome knows how to write songs and present them. And I guess live they can blow you away! If you can imagine Mötley Crüe's Shout At The Devil with female vocals and a modern production, then you have a good idea what Sister Sin is all about! If this sounds fun to you, get yourself a copy!