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Sinsid: Mission From Hell
Sinsid - Mission From Hell Music Review

Sinsid: Mission From Hell

Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Chris Jericho did it. The WWE wrestler formed his own modern heavy metal band, Fozzy, nearly 20 years ago. Former professional wrestler and metal vocalist Terje S. Sidhu (Zeno Morf) created Sinsid in 2012. Hailing from Norway, Sidhu and Sinsid drop their debut album, Mission From Hell, through Pitch Black Records.

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Sinsid

As opposed to Jericho's Fozzy, Sinsid plays more traditional and classic heavy metal, mixed with parts power and doom metal. One of the first things I noticed about Mission From Hell is the clarity of the production, quite crisp and clean. After this, Sinsid's songs are marked by a defined and strong bass presence and, with the drums, makes for a solid rhythm section. Another thing you'll notice is the crisp guitar work from main composer and guitarist Sten Roger Knutsen. Besides creating solid song arrangements, the man can rip off some feisty solos. As for Sidhu's vocal style, he sings clean and melodic, yet with an assertive and sometimes gruff voice.

As for the songs, many can offer mixed pacing, but with Steel Riders and Revenge By Death, you get more power metal. More traditional steady heavy metal comes with Hellhammer and Mission From Hell, which can reach a quick pace in the latter third. More doom metal rises within Infernal Pit and the appropriately titled Land Of Doom, both are heavy plodding numbers that may wear you down rather than entertain you. For something completely different, there's Union Sign, a short song that can only be described as a heavy metal rocker ala Judas Priest. All in all, Sinsid's Mission From Hell is fine first effort from the band, a solid album of traditional heavy metal with some twists of power and doom metal. Recommended.



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The Bottom Line

Sinsid's Mission From Hell is fine first effort from the band, a solid album of traditional heavy metal with some twists of power and doom metal. Recommended.

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