"Black Lotus" (Victory; 2014)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I first discovered Sister Sin back in 2012 when I found their recording, "Now and Forever" in my mail box. After just one spin I was hooked.

The band's new recording, "Black Lotus" is a blunt force instrument of musical power ... just like I remember the first recording! It's solid music right from the beginning as Sister Sin delivers you into a metal maelstrom of simple but very effective sound.

The female singer, Liv Jagrell, delivers a metal performance that rivals anything out there in the current metal scene. She can take her place among the elite metal singers of the day: Otep, Doro, Lita Ford, Cristina Scabbia. Jagrell can compete for best female best metal singer with all of them and all we have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

The band shows they know what it takes to deliver a first rate metal recording. Metal music to the extreme, easy and fun to listen to. I think I may have to spin this again right now from the beginning.

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"Now and Forever" (Victory; 2012)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I was going through my email one day when I saw a message from the band Sister Sin. I thought, "What a great name for a band!" Intrigued, I opened the email and found to watch the band's video, and what I got was a 4 minute deluge of sonic power that blew me away. That fast, I was firmly entrenched into the universe of Sister Sin.

It's been seven hours since I found that e-mail and since that time, I have listened to "Now and Forever," at least ten times and each time something seems to change. Hooks are abundant throughout and these tunes are bounding around my melon like a handball against a wall.

This is one of the best sounding bands and CDs I have heard in the past year. As close as I can come to explain the band: structured malevolence. "Now and Forever" is the band's third album; I can't wait to go dig up the previous ones!

I think female metal singers are some of the sexist beings on the planet and this band's Liv Jagrell fits that bill nicely. The rest of the band includes Jimmy Hitula, Strangh and Dave Sundberg.

Check out their web site at for a taste of this excellent band.


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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