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Sinbreed: When Worlds Collide
Sinbreed When Worlds Collide new music review

Sinbreed: When Worlds Collide

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Within the first opening minute of Sinbreed's debut work When Worlds Collide my first thought was, "Crap, another European power metal clone." But as I advanced through this disc, I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, When Worlds Collide is typical heavy and melodic power metal, but it's some of the most powerful and consistent stuff I've heard in the last year or so. Sinbreed is built around guitarist Flo Laurin who cut his chops on guitar by learning every lick and trick from Metallica' And Justice For All .., not a bad start. Mr. Laurin is backed up by some impressive talent: Frederik Ehmke [Blind Guardian] on drums, Hebie Langhans [Seventh Avenue] on vocals, and Alexander Schulz on bass. When Worlds Collide is intense, powerful, unrelenting from the start.

Imagine a 2010 version of Helloween or GammaRay with mixtures of the pace and heaviness of Metallica and the melodic accessibility of Iron Maiden or Judas Priest, and you have a strong sense of Sinbreed. Laurin is a ripping guitarist. He may not be adding anything novel or clever here, but he's certainly puts his axe through the proper classical paces for melodic heavy power metal. The rhythm section kills too, steady and deliberate. And the Langhans' vocals and massive melodic vocal arrangements truly set this album apart. Listen for Newborn Tomorrow, Through the Dark, Infinity Call, and When Worlds Collide as premier pieces.

Ultimately, Sinbreed's When Worlds Collide benefits from it's breathless attitude, one filled with inspiration and intensity. European power metal has a new champion. Good stuff, and quite recommended.

In Short

Ultimately, Sinbreed's When Worlds Collide benefits from it's breathless attitude, one filled with inspiration and intensity. European power metal has a new champion. Good stuff, and quite recommended.

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