Review: Sister “Stand Up, Forward, March!”

Review: Sister “Stand Up, Forward, March!”

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25th November, 2016
Metal Blade Records

To be honest, I have never heard Sister before (do not be confused, we are not talking about legendary US band). When I red they are playing sleaze/punk influenced metal I was terrified. I love metal, I love punk but mixture of it? I don’t think so.

However, I decided to leave my comfort zone and try to write something new, at least for me. And Sister is new. The band was formed in Jönkoping, Sweeden, in 2006.

First impression? Soft version of Children of Bodom. Listening to the album, you might have a feeling it is made for parties. “Destination Dust” will give you a sign what kind of album you can expect. The beginning of the album is tricky one, slow, slower, the slowest, and than it crushes like a hurricane. Jamie Anderson is trying (or not) to sing in Alexi  Laiho style. Melodic riffs are used in wide range. At some points you can hear Motőrhead riffs, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie fusion with a little bit of Marilyn Manson touch. “Carry On”, mid tempo, great solo, but somehow that voice rips my ears. I would describe it as very, very sick cat weeping for help. Song by song and party, at least for me, becomes boring. I have to be honest, last night before I started writing this review, I felt asleep at Let It Bleed”.

This could never ever happen when you are listening metal, or punk, no matter how tired you are!

When someone mentions sleaze metal, somehow in my head is always Skid Row, Mötley Crüe, L. A. Guns, Poison, Cinderella, Warrant. But, back in the period when I started listening metal, we used term glam metal/sweet/melodic metal. However, I don’t think Sister at this point can stand face to face with those bands I mentioned. They need to work hard in the future. How to achieve it? They might ask Steel Panther for advice.

If this is the band`s first album I might forgive them. Since this is their third, I say NO! I am open-minded, but somehow mixture of goth, punk, rock whatever are too much for me. If you are young, if you like parties, than, this is for you.

Track list:

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  1. Destination Dust
  2. Carved In Stone
  3. Lost In Line
  4. Trail Of Destruction
  5. Carry On
  6. Unbeliever
  7. Let It Bleed
  8. Liberation Song
  9. Dead Man’s Dirt
  10. Endangered Species
  11. Piece Of Shame