Sinister have returned with a new album that remains true to their old school, brutal sound while also bringing in cover tunes and this is a review of their 2015 album "Dark Memorials" which was released by Massacre Records.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album along with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs as well as some ritualistic spoken word parts before going into a cover of Sepultura's "Beneath The Remains" that sounds identical to the original version while having more of a pure death metal vocal approach to the song.
They also bring in cover's of Carcass's "Exhume To Consume' and Bolt Thrower's "Unleashed Upon Mankind" which remain true to the original versions while having more of a modern production, while their cover of Merauder's "Master Killer" goes away from the hardcore style of the original version and has more of an old school death metal sound to it.
They also bring in cover's of Death's "Behind The Unholy Grave" Kreator's "Under The Guillotine" Autopsy's "Ridden With Disease" Slayer's "Necrophiliac" Repulsion's "Radiation Sickness" and Carnage's "Blasphemies Of the Flesh" which all remain faithful to the original versions while also adding a touch of their own style to them and they re-record a couple of their own original's as bonus track's which are very brutal, and blasphemous in an old school death metal way.
Sinister creates a recording that show's how grateful they are to the band s that have had a huge influence to them while also adding in more brutality to the songs, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover gore, violence, Satanism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sinister and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beneath The Remains" "Beyond The Unholy Grave" "Necrophiliac" and "Spiritual Immolation". 8 out of 10.