Search


Categories

Latest updates...

PRIMAL - review
(November 23, 2014)
MARTYRVORE - review
(November 22, 2014)
SOULBURN - review
(November 20, 2014)
HEADHUNTER D.C. - interview
(November 19, 2014)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - review
(November 19, 2014)
NAMELESS ONE - review
(November 18, 2014)
LAVATORY - review
(November 18, 2014)
REVEL IN FLESH - review
(November 18, 2014)
KETER - review
(November 18, 2014)
MORTUARY DRAPE - review
(November 17, 2014)
ORDER OF THELEMA - review
(November 17, 2014)
ORDER TO RUIN - review
(November 16, 2014)
DEATH VOMIT - interview
(November 14, 2014)
UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN... - review
(November 14, 2014)
KARNE - review
(November 14, 2014)
PRIMAL - review
(November 14, 2014)
ETERNAL SEX AND WAR - review
(November 13, 2014)
IUGULATUS - review
(November 09, 2014)
GOD DETHRONED - review
(November 09, 2014)
MORTHRA - review
(November 09, 2014)
EXOTO - review
(November 09, 2014)
DEGENERHATE - review
(November 08, 2014)
GORY BLISTER - review
(November 07, 2014)
SINNERS BURN - review
(November 07, 2014)
NAUSEA - interview
(November 07, 2014)
GHOULGOTHA / INTO... - review
(November 07, 2014)

SINISTER

SINISTER
Diabolical Summoning
(Metal Mind Productions)
40:21min

Once again, thanks are in order to whatever trend-force or fan-coercion prompted Metal Mind to obtain the rights to re-press the early SINISTER discography - and with bonus tracks no less. The "Diabolical Summoning" album, the sophomore effort, is an even better produced, and more sophisticated "Cross The Styx". Things would only get better from here, culminating in the masterful third album, "Hate", in 1995. If one chooses to look at the first three SINISTER albums as a series of steps towards perfection, then "Diabolical Summoning" will disrupt that chain of succession, because in many respects, it is a better album than "Hate". It is the most abrupt, in-your-face SINISTER album at least as far as their early work is concerned. Yet, it retains a considerable amount of subtlety and devilishly intricate, and menacing guitar work to remain, pardon the pun, sinister. Songs such as 'Sadistic Intent', and 'Leviathan' speak for themselves. The fact of the matter is, "Diabolical Summoning" is an incontestably good record, but it also represents a turning point for the band. From this album forward, things will only get more technical. Irrespective of how good the band is, that shift did guarantee that some fans would hop off afterwards. Nevertheless, as Death Metal albums go, this is a bonafide classic. Just like the "Cross The Styx" re-release also this one comes as a limited, numbered digipack edition (again in 2000 copies) and features the additional live tracks 'Into The Forgotten' and 'Bleeding Towards The Wendigo'. www.sinister-hailthebeast.com, www.myspace.com/sinisterwingsofdeath

Nathan Shapiro

More SINISTER reviews:
Afterburner - by Dave Rotten
Creative Killings - by Edouard Vergriete
Cross The Styx - by Nathan Shapiro
Legacy Of Ashes - by László Dávid
Legacy Of Ashes - by Anders Peter Jřrgensen
Savage Or Grace - by Stefan Franke
The Blood Past - by Jaime Pérez
The Carnage Ending - by Thomas Meyer
The Post-Apocalyptic Servant - by Thomas Meyer
The Silent Howling - by Nathan Shapiro

< back   |   print   |   report errors   |   order from Amazon.de   |   order from Amazon.com


© 2011 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000