Third album from German-Norwegian melodic metal band S.I.N.
(Somewhere into Nowhere) is entitled 'The 13th Apostle", and is a
conceptual piece about the 13th apostle: Julian. Yes, this is a
concept album about one of oldest stories known to mankind: it's
about the son of God.
But wait a minute, he chose 12 apostles to fulfil his mission, so
who's Julian? German writer Ana Kugli has dug deep into the Gospels
of the Scripture and has created a new and ardent version of the
story so well know.
So does the remarkable plot go hand in hand with some remarkable
music...? Well it's not one in a million remarkable, but the album
is packed with strong melodies, catchy choruses, great guitar work
and no less than four leading vocalists doing a good job
respectively. Norwegian vocalist Patrick Simonsen (Hush) takes care
of the main part of Julian, and German Carsten Schulz (Evidence One)
takes of the other central role of Jesus, the female parts are
shared between American vocalist Renée Walker (Renée Walker Band)
and Connie Andreszka (Crystal Ball).
has created an interesting album that sadly suffers a bit from a
weak production, but the material is strong enough to draw some well
deserved attention both lyrically and musically. So give this one a
shot if you are into bands like Dokken, PC69, Evidence One and Edguy.