history of Beautiful Sin goes back to 2002, when Uli Kusch
(Masterplan, ex-Helloween) produced a demo CD for an underground band
from Belgium fronted by Magali Luyten. The band broke up, and when Uli in 2004 came
up with the concept and ideas to make something on his own with a female
vocalist, then the answer was starring him in the face, and Beautiful
Sin was born.
Uli and Magali in this all-star project is Jorn Viggo Lofstad (guitars)
and Steiner Krokmo (bass) from Norwegian progressive metal band: Pagan's
Mind as well as Axel Mackenrott (keyboards, Masterplan), so the
technical level is set in stones, and they prove throughout the album
that they are all very talented and skilful musicians.
how do you get away from the typical "metal band with female
vocals"-thing? Well first off all that's impossible in metal today if
you choose a female vocalist, but Beautiful Sin has concentrated
on writing strong melodic songs, they have wisely stayed away from big
choruses and big pompous songs. The result is a solid piece of melodic
and powerful metal, which I at first though was just OK. But given a few
more spins, this actually turned out to be a good album...
has a strong and charismatic voice, and she steers wisely away from all
of Tarja's etc. of the metal scene, the drumming is outstanding, and
Jorn Viggo throws in some excellent guitar work, so do give them a
chance, I do think they deserve that much!
"Lost", "The Spark of Ignition", "Metalwaves"
& "Beautiful Sin".