Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Sinocence are Ireland's premier metal act. The band is hailing from Belfast and this is Sinocence's newest effort which is titled "No Gods, No Masters (Volume 1)". The band's previous album, "Scar Obscura", was a really solid one hook-laden, melodic metal stuff and received some very positive feedback from all over the net.

Till' now I was a stranger to Sinocence's sound so I didn't know what to expect. After a couple spins, I have to say that I liked what I've heard!! The album contains five tracks (only!!) over six minutes length with heavy in-your-face guitars, soaring vocal performances, a tight musicianship and powerful arrangements. I would describe their music as alternative modern melodic metal with some old-fashioned metal pinches as well. For example, the excellent tune of "Occams Razors" is the perfect sample of the music abilities of this band. It's heavy with a 'clever' melody, a powerful chorus line and great arrangements!! Brilliant, just brilliant!! "Long Way Down" starts with a heavy riff, almost thrashy, and continues with a superb and moodier heavy anthem!! For sure, this is another highlight.

Bottom line is that this is a very good album all the way! The truth is that when I saw that the album contained only 5 tracks, I was a bit afraid of what to expect!! But after a couple of spins and a couple of cold beers, I was hooked to Sinocence's music immediately!!! This album rocks in its unique way, that's true! The band achieves to build its own sound and that's the thing that counts most. Check 'em out!!
Heavy Paradise's Rating : 8/10

Track List :
1. A Coda On Self Slaughter
2. Long Way Down
3. Occams Razors
4. West Of Eden
5. Cruelty In Silence


  1. That's a great review!!! Thanks for taking the time to check it's Vol 1 of 3 that we are working on, one down, two to go! Cheers....Anto, Sinocence :)

  2. You are welcome, really solid album!!! Can't wait to hear more music from you guys!!!! Best, Vassilis