Power of Metal.dk Review

The Post-Apocalyptic Servant
Style: Death metal
Release date: 23 May, 2014
Playing time: 60:25

If you talk about old school death metal, you can say that the band Sinister is one of the Dutch pioneers. With a small hiatus between 2003 and 2005 they have existed since 1988. In between they have released several EP's and full length albums. This new album is the follow up to their 2012 record 'The Carnage Ending'. This time with the same line-up, which for Sinister is an unique achievement. Vocalist Adrie Kloosterwaard is the only regular and original member left, so you could say that this is his band.

The music still sounds very brutal and in my opinion even more brutal, but with more variety and with a very modern sound. The drums are very tight and with a kind of groove, the vocals low grunting ones and the riffs very heavy. Besides the old school influences there are some rather melodic pieces, for example in the song "The Dome of Pleasure", with some harmonic Testament kind of guitar pieces. A song like "The End of All That Conquers" starts with a kind of Slayer intro and more influences of several bands can heard in the variable songs, but overall it is just Sinister. The tempo of the most songs is very high and this is sure not music for the weak hearted. I advice you to buy the digipack, with 3 bonus (cover)-songs. Every metal head will immediately recognize the name of the original perfomers by just looking at the titles. The Sinister versions are all good and it is especially interesting to listen to "Unstoppable Force" withhout the high vocals of the original.

Good stuff for the old school death metal fan!

01. The Science of Prophecy
The Macabre God
The Sculpture of Insanity
The End of All That Conquers
The Masquerade of an Angel
The Dome of Pleasure
The Post-Apocalyptic Servant
The Art of skin Decoration
09. The Saviour
10. The Burden of Mayhem
11. Fall From Grace
12. Deadly Inner Sense
13. Unstoppable Force
Label: Massacra Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 23 May, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/sinisterofficial