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(7/10) Wohoo. What a storm breaks loose on Sister's new album "Stand Up, Forward, March!". "Destination Dust" is more than an opener. This song is a wake-up call. The Swedish metal gang from Stockholm obviously didn't choose for a slow start into their third longplayer. A mixture of sleaze, metal and punk pushes things forward and the opener is a perfect example for it.

"Stand Up, Forward, March!" is kept dark and grim. Already a quick look at the cover shows that we are miles away from the sunny Hollywood Boulevard. Songs like "Trail of Destruction" are gloomy ones that sounds like a mixture of Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie with a well-done guitar solo in the middle section. Even the softer moment, like the beginning of "Carry On", are, based on Jamie Anderson's coarse voice, everything but not romantic and soft. This guy screams as there would be no tomorrow.

"Let it Bleed" is another song that is worth to be mentioned. The tunes stands very much for this dark mood with bringing a Rammstein vibe together with the mentioned harsh voice and a slowly but merciless pushing beat, all together making the song to a creepy rock beast.

As mentioned earlier, Anderson's voice is special and you either like it or not, but in the end it's the passion and energy that make this album to a good release. For the rest we can conclude that the band doesn't re-invent hardrock and metal music, but they support keeping a "Swedish" hardrock sound alive that was developed by bands like the Backyard Babies and Co. many years ago.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  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

 

Label: Metal Blade

Genre: Hardrock

Release Date EU: November 25th, 2016

CD review SISTER "Stand Up, Forward, March!"
Tag(s) : #Sister, #Hardcore, #Sleaze Rock, #News, #CD Review, #Heavy Metal, #Classic Rock

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