Monday, October 3, 2016

REVIEW : Darkest Sins / The Broken (2016)

Darkest Sins is a new melodic metal band from Norway that was formed back in 2009 and nowadays they present us their debut record which is entitled "The Broken". The CD was mixed and mastered by Piet Sielck (Iron Saviour) who also has mixed albums for Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Grave Digger, Paragon and many more.

The band features two vocalists (Marius Danielsen, Anniken Rasmussen), one male and one female, that share the vocal duties both in the studio and in live gigs. The sound here is heavenly influenced by the metal scene of the 80's (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden e.t.c.) and, also, enriched with many different elements that mak the final result very very interesting.

The tune that opens the new album, "The Broken", is exactly how Darkest Sins sounds! Heavy, modern and old-fashioned in the same way with some amazing guitar solos and interesting performances from both vocalists. More epic is the next song "Darkest Sins", with again some tasteful guitar work while in "Fear" we have one of the album's highlights; a killer and straight forward modern melodic metal/hard rock gem, with some Amaranthe pinches as well, that impressed me at once!! Check out, also, the head-banging and up-beat tune of "Rough Love" with the catchy chorus line!!!

What we have here is a really interesting release from Darkest Sins. "The Broken" is an album that has its moments. It, also, includes some tasteful guitar lines, a strong production and very good performances. In my humble opinion, this band with this debut leaves a promise for the future for bigger and better things. 

Rating : 7,5/10

Track Listing :
1. The Broken, 2. Darkest Sins, 3. Fear, 4. Domineer, 5. World On Fire, 6. Rough Love, 7. Slowly Dying, 8. Far Away

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