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Sinner- Tequila Suicide Review

Label: AFM Records

Genre: Hard Rock

Release Date: March 31, 2017




Mat Sinner (vocals, bass)
Tom Naumann (guitar)
Alex Scholpp (guitar)
Francesco Jovino (drums)


01. Go Down Fighting
02. Tequila Suicide
03. Road To Hell
04. Dragons
05. Battle Hill
06. Sinner Blues
07. Why
08. Gypsy Rebels
09. Loud & Clear
10. Dying On A Broken Heart
11. House Of Rock *
12. Monday Morning *
13. I Am*

* bonus tracks on Digipak & Vinyl

Mat Sinner in spite of being involved in many musical projects such as power metal favorites Primal Fear and bluesy hard rockers Voodoo Circle, he always finds the time to work with his band, Sinner. The 31st of March will feature the release of their new studio album “Tequila Suicide”, produced by Mat Sinner and Dennis Ward. The album combines solid songwriting with a good crisp sound. Numerous high-class guest musicians such as(Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne & Firewind, Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, Thin Lizzy), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) and Pete Lincoln (Sailor, Sweet)) have contributing to this new work. “Tequila Suicide” is traditional heavy rock masterclass work with a fresh approach. Expect a full dose of tracks in their typical style, a few surprises added, one of these is the fine bluesy rock ballad “Sinner Blues”.

“Go Down Fighting” the opener it’s like a jab for the ears, pure hard rock style, and great mood to start to listen to this album. “Tequila suicide”, the first single off the album is second track, its nature still the same of the opener, pure rock spiced with really good killing guitars and a nice chorus, a little bit in The Cult’s style somehow, well-done piece. “Road To Hell” sounds so ‘80s and it’s pretty cool as its spirit is just to make us party.  With “Dragons”, Sinner take us in a pseudo-epic voyage since its beginning while a march through time accompanies us into the good anthem vibes of “Battle Hill” while Mat Sinner’s voice is quite powerful here.

As mentioned before, here the bluesy “Sinner Blues”, a beautiful relaxed song, not a classic ballad but just a simply great gap from the harder songs contained in this record. “Why” take us back to the richness rock style so as for “Gypsy Rebels” with a heavily sound.  “Loud Clear” it’s a jolt before the conclusive “Dying On A Broken”, a nice quiet song with bluesy hints.

“Tequila Suicide” is a very good album, a pleasure Sinner is back with a work like this one, it will be a joy for the hard rock followers and the purist of hard rock, no new rock influences, just pure classic sound. Thank heaven, Hard Rock music is healthy and safe with Sinner. 


Reviewed by Valeria Campagnale

Rating: 10/10


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