Friday, June 25, 2010

Initial Impressions: Sinister: Diabolical Summoning

Recently on the Metal Archives forum there was a thread about great old school death metal gems that were kind of forgotten about. It was there that I saw a post about this band. Sinister is a death metal band that formed in Netherlands in 1988. This albumw as released in 1993, which is surprising because it sounds like something much more recent.

Sinister's style of death metal sounds more like a combination of Immolation, Morbid Angel, and Suffocation. It's extremely heavy, and a little bit slower with deep grooves. It's incredibly brutal and intense and has the occasional faster part and blazing guitar solo. The heavy riffs, pounding drums, and deep guttural vocals give off a suffocating feel to the album. It is a death metal album that actually sounds evil.

This is one HELL of a death metal release. It's a shame that it's been largely ignored for so long.

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