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Release date: 27 September 2013
Style: Heavy metal

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01. He Comes
02. Death Knows Where
03. Palid Hands
04. A Buried Sun
05. Lavender
06. Sister
07. Horse In The Ground
08. Inmost Nigredo

Review


Line-up
Nils Pelle "Hornper" Åhman - vocals
Niklas Lindström - guitars
Henrik Palm - guitars
Uno "Piranha" Bruniusson - drums, percussion
Gottfrid Åhman - bass

Guest musicians
Pelle "P." Forsberg - guitars
Martin Konie Ehrencrona - vibraphone, piano, tone generator
Jarboe Living - additional vocals


Additional info
Produced by Martin Konie Ehrencrona.

Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.5
Sister has something different to say about the heavy metal heritage it draws inspiration from. In their own unique way In Solitude involve themselves in the retro occult craze that seems to have taken over heavy metal lately, joining fellow Swedish bands Portrait, Enforcer and the most successful Ghost B.C., while not being as overtly "in your face" about it. Unlike Ghost B.C. these guys go about digging into the dark themes through music and music alone. Well, aside from the lyrics that is. They aren't as concerned with constructing an image around their music as much as making Sister the finely crafted exhibition of original heavy metal that it is.

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published 04.11.2013 | Comments (24)

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The Galactican - 17.08.2013 at 19:52  
Rating: 9 Oo, excited for this one.
Daggon - 17.10.2013 at 20:32  
Rating: 9 Damn, at first I thought it was just a good album, but the more I listen to it, the more I like it. One of those albums that start growing on you with each spin. I found it more consistent than their previous albums, very solid. Seems like this band will do some more great stuff un the future.
Pazdzioch - 01.11.2013 at 17:11  
  Essential listening for the fans of traditional metal.
Fritillaria - 04.11.2013 at 22:01  
Rating: 7 The vocals... not so good
DyingWorld - 27.11.2013 at 23:17  
Rating: 10 Best album I've heard all year. Other than the debut, I don't really hear much Mercyful Fate in this band. Even their last album struck me as something more original than the average retro-metal record. To me, "The World. The Flesh. The Devil." was more of an evolution for traditional metal. Now, "Sister" is probably less traditional to my ears. With all of the old school gothic influences, I think they're doing something very original right now. It isn't your typical "gothic metal" album as you couldn't really compare it to something like Type O Negative or anything else along those lines. I think these guys have really come into their own.
M C Vice - 01.12.2013 at 03:01  
Rating: 7 I think amazon sent me a Cure cd by mistake.
The Galactican - 06.01.2014 at 04:48  
Rating: 9
Written by DyingWorld on 27.11.2013 at 23:17

Best album I've heard all year. Other than the debut, I don't really hear much Mercyful Fate in this band. Even their last album struck me as something more original than the average retro-metal record. To me, "The World. The Flesh. The Devil." was more of an evolution for traditional metal. Now, "Sister" is probably less traditional to my ears. With all of the old school gothic influences, I think they're doing something very original right now. It isn't your typical "gothic metal" album as you couldn't really compare it to something like Type O Negative or anything else along those lines. I think these guys have really come into their own.


At first I didn't care much for this release, but I decided to dust it off and give it another chance based on my love their first couple of releases, as well as all the super positive reviews showing up everywhere. I think you're spot on; this is less the Mercyful Fate sound of their early work (which I could listen to all day, personally) and more of a step towards an original voice. Gothy metal with very strong songwriting. I'm a fan all over again!
Night Sight - 25.01.2014 at 16:37  
  Their" the world the flesh the devil "was stronger , but i enjoy listening to their new album though

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