REVIEW: SINNER – “Tequila Suicide”
Mat Sinner is a very busy man with projects like Primal Fear, Rock Meets Classic project and Voodoo Circle, but he has again managed to come up with another Sinner album about to be released in the 31st of March under their usual label, AFM Records. The album is entitled ‘Tequila Suicide’ and has been produced by Mat along with Dennis Ward, and features many guest musicians like Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, Black Star Riders), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) and Pete Lincoln (Sailor, Sweet).
Getting straight to the songs, the first track begins the album on a very heavy note that will sound great at peak levels. The track has a feel of traditional heavy metal of the likes of Thin Lizzy and Saxon with the riffs and the gritty vocals. Up next is the title track for which already a music video has been released recently. This one is also an up-tempo track and classic heavy metal lovers like me will enjoy this very much. The chorus and guitar solo appealed to me very much. The “Road To Hell” intro sounds a lot like Scorpions’ “Rock You Like A Hurricane” but then goes into completely different territory with melodious guitar licks and groovy bass lines. “Dragons” has elements of power metal as is implied by the name, and is another straightforward song with fillers of clean toned guitar and keys.
“Battle Hill” is another mesmerizing track with clear folk metal influences of the likes of Ensiferum and is the song that struck to me as definitely the best one on this album. I do hope that this song will be added to the list of great heavy rock anthems. The next track somewhat digresses from the usual Sinner sound and it has turned out to be a great experiment, according to me. This track proves how good a band Sinner is as they have nailed something completely different from their sound. Blues lovers will cherish this one with the breath-taking guitar playing and the old school bluesy vocals. “Why” brings back the flow of the heavy music and promises that this album has more treats for our ears. The next two tracks are also great compositions and lives up to the mark of the remaining songs.
Being a band that has been put up on the same platform as other German legends like Scorpions and Accept, Sin