Flying the flag for old school metal, Sweden’s Sister Sin brings that message firmly across throughout their four album career so far. If you yearn for the days of high octave vocals and slick riffs you can’t go wrong with this band. Formed in 2002, Sister Sin created a sound that bridged the gap between the modern sound and the classics, and developing a major following in Europe and a growing one here in the States.
Lead by the power metal-esque vocals of Liv Jagrell, Sister Sin released their fourth album, “Now and Forever” back in October on Victory Records and delivers some power in the way of songs like “Fight Song” and “The Chosen Few”. I’m not sure what’s in the water over in Europe, but this type of metal seems on short supply here in the States and Sister Sin is one of the bands that has no problem giving fans wanting some classic sounding metal to them. Late last year, I had a chance to speak with guitarist Jimmy Hitula about the band’s conception of “Now and Forever”, as well as discussing European versus American crowds- make sure to check it out here.
Sister Sin’s 2013 tour with most likely one of the band’s influences, Doro Pesch, has been in the works for months now and the band will tour the States through early March. Their Detroit show was originally supposed to be at the presumed closed Blondie’s downtown, but has moved to Westland where they’ll be playing the Token Lounge on Tuesday, February 12th. It’s gonna be a big night for fans who haven’t seen Sister Sin in a while and do some old fashioned head banging.