There seems to be some buzz surrounding the full length debut release from Sister Sin, especially around the Scandinavian and European areas. This four piece with a female lead, Liv, has a raw old school hard rock and heavy metal sound reminding one of Mötley Crüe colliding with Mötorhead of yesterday. Yet, youth, enthusiasm, raw talent and great songs give 'Switchblade Serenade' positive and current appeal.
Sister Sin begins strong on 'Switchblade Serenade' putting the pedal to the metal and never looking back. Except for a few incidents, this is a thoroughly convincing and strong work of blended hard rock and heavy metal. The two lead strengths of Sister Sin lie in Liv's effortless and sneering vocals and the unstoppable rhythm section of Chris (bass) and Dave (drums). Liv is particularly exciting on the opener 'Beat The Street' as well as 'Breaking New Ground,' 'Make My Day,' (Mötorhead cover) and 'Eye To Eye.' The bass work excels on 'Death Will Greet Us' and 'Hostile-Violent;' and for amazing drumming look no further than 'Breaking New Ground.' Make no doubt about it, Jimmy is a ripping good guitarist; he's particularly ravaging and eloquent on 'One Out Of Ten,' 'Make My Day, and ' Love-Hate.' Although all these are first rate songs, I leaned toward the more melodic numbers. The best include 'One Out Of Ten,' the Motorhead cover, 'Switchblade Serenade,' and 'All Systems Go.' For pure raw and rowdy metal, 'Breaking New Ground' is just plain fist-in-the-air, bang-your-head fun.
If you like your rock & metal raw, rowdy and unrelenting with more than small nod to old school fire, than you will love Sister Sin and 'Switchblade Serenade.' This is a solid act with great music and huge potential. Very recommended!
- Craig Hartranft
If you like your rock/ metal raw, rowdy and unrelenting with more than small nod to old school fire, than you will love Sister Sin and 'Switchblade Serenade.' This is solid act with great music and huge potential.