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SINNER – Touch Of Sin 2

| 11 September 2013 | Reply



Label: AFM Records

Release Date:

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

This disc features 11 remade tracks and three new songs.  The newly recorded tracks have a little more bite than the originals, but that is mostly due to the aggressive nature of the players Mat Sinner has surrounded himself with on this disc.  Each of the bands albums from 1984 – 1987 are represented on this collection.  Danger Zone (1984) is represented by the song of the same name, “Danger Zone.”  Next is Touch Of Sin (1985) which has the following tracks here: “Born To Rock,” “Bad Girl,” “Shout,” “Emerald,” and “Masquerade.”  Comin’ Out Fighting (1986) has three tracks: “Comin’ Out Fighting,” “Germany Rocks,” and “Lost In A Minute.”  Finally, from Dangerous Charm (1987), we have “Knife In My Heart” and “Concrete Jungle.”

That leaves three new tracks, which I will cover here.  “Don’t Believe A Word” opens with a cool riff that prepares you for the verse.  The writing is typical Sinner fare and would have fit seamlessly on any of the earlier releases, but does have a fresh feel to it when the bridges and breakdowns take over.  “Blood On The Sand” fits nicely in the collection and has the same fresh feeling as the other new tracks.  The guitars and bass are a little heavier than the band was almost 30 years ago, but somehow still sounds like a group of guys still trying to make their mark.  “Heat Of The City” is the most 80’s like, but also one of my favorite on the disc.  The track has all the cool components of other Sinner tracks, all the while bringing the band’s legacy into the second decade of the 21st century.  Th eguitars are searing and the rhythm section on their game.  Mat’s vocals jump from the speakers and grab your attention.

Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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