Liv Sin – Follow Me Review

Label: Despotz Records

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release Date EU: April 28th, 2017

 

Line Up:

Liv Sin – Lead vocals
Patrick Ankermark – Guitars
Chris Bertzell – Guitars 
Tommie Winther – Bass
Per Bjelovuk – Drums

 

Tracklist:

  1. The Fall
  2. Hypocrite
  3. Let Me Out
  4. Black Souls
  5. Godless Utopia
  6. Endless Roads
  7. Killing Ourselves to Live
  8. I’m Your Sin
  9. Emperor of Chaos
  10. Immortal Sin
  11. The Beast Inside

 

“Follow Me” is the first release of Liv Jagrell, former singer of Sister Sin. The band broke up the end of 2015 even though the announcement kept the door open for a later comeback. Besides that Liv Jagrell didn’t want to wait and started with Liv Sin an own project/band that releases as we speak their first album. Eleven songs needed to be unleashed and after having listened to them I must say that it was a very good decision.

The album starts with a blast. “The Fall” is a furious beginning of an album that I haven’t expected that strong and powerful. Screaming guitars kick off the opener, reminding of Judas Priest. Wohoo, that’s metal, enriched by Liv Sin’s great voice that covers a range of high pitch screams as well as she can easily handle darker vocals. Actually, it’s the first three songs that follow a similar path before the acoustic beginning of “Black Souls” pretends to be a calmer tune. Wrong, also this number explodes after a while and I’m not sure if I should say it; anyhow, it reminded me partly of a more melodic version of Arch Enemy with clean vocals.

“Follow Me” is an album that’s like a metal tornado. This twister catches you with the first note of “The Fall” and spites you out with heavily grooving “Immortal Sin” before the acoustic beginning of “The Beast Inside” feels like the silence after the storm. However, also the closer turns into a melodic metal beast and marks a great closure of a record that exceeded my expectations. Two thumbs up for an energetic and forceful metal album.

 

Reviewer: Markus Wiedenmann

Rating:  8/10

 

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