"Sunborn" (Nightmare; 2005)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers


Deadly Sin is part prog-rock and part solid rock. The solid rock part is due to the fact that the dirty guitar powers the tracks and the prog-rock gives them that expansive sound. I picked up this disc after reading Snidermann’s review; I’m not re-writing his review, just seconding his opinion because I respect his knowledge and I love this disc.

A lot of times, Rough Edge reviewers will note that, "if you like this band, you will like that band" to help readers continue in the same musical direction. Deadly Sin goes in the opposite path of any band I have listened to in a long time. I love the guitar sound here; the drums gallop along and the singer has a few styles to offer. Usually you can put a disc on and listen with a pedestrian attitude. Deadly Sin doesn’t allow you coast along. They write some great music that demands your full attention.

Ross has a melodic delivery in his voice and he also snorts at times. He powers it up when he hits the choruses as the guitar moves from ear to ear, splitting the rhythm and lead between each. The bass is so tight that it might be missed but when it thumps you’ll feel your eyeballs shake. The drummer, Markus, just plain clobbers his set to dust.

Usually I’ll recycle the music library on my MP3 player on a regular basis. Deadly Sin has stayed for months because I keep comparing them to other bands. Maybe that’s not fair to the other artists but the bar has been raised. It's about time somebody finally stepped up to the plate.

Every track on this disc could be listed as a favorite.

Deadly Sin: Stefan Schwenger – bass; Markus Nulle – drums; Nikkloas Schaffranek – guitar, vocals; Ross – vocals.

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"Sunborn" (Nightmare; 2005)

Reviewed by Snidermann


Deadly Sin's "Sunborn" is a prime example of where heavy music is headed. Whatever you want to call it -- prog metal, stadium rock or just plain good music -- Deadly Sin proves they're great at it.

The music is tight and genuine throughout, full of first-rate guitar riffs, keyboards and epic storylines. "Sunborn" is the genuine article, truly one of the most solid and down right fucking awesome rock CDs I have had the pleasure of reviewing recently. I must say I listened to "Sunborn" about four times so far and I cannot get enough of this truly astounding album. 

I have yet to absorb the complete complexity of this release, but that is the truly fun part. Deadly Sin's "Sunborn" is simply outstanding. 

Deadly Sin: Stefan Schwenger - bass; Markus Nulle - drums; Nikkloas Schaffranek - guitar and vocals; Ross - vocals. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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