"Savage or Grace" (Nuclear Blast)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Sinister plays the type of blistering death metal that you'd expect to hear in a secluded wooded area while an animal sacrifice was taking place. Nine tracks of ruthless guitar chugging, bellowing vocal growls, and a fair share of blast-beated percussive madness is delivered here, and - with song titles like "Barbaric Order" and "Chapel Desecration" - don't look for Sinister to be performing at any church functions in the near future. 

Heinous and havoc wreaking, "Savage or Grace" provides all the savagery without any of the salvation. 

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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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