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Band
Appice
Title
Sinister
Type
LP/EP
Company
SPV/Steamhammer
YOR
2017
Style
Traditional
11/10/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Iconic drummers team up with a who's who of metal superstars
I could dedicate a novel to this album but time and online real estate is just running out. Two iconic drummers, Carmine and Vinny Appice, team up with an all-star ensemble to create this mammoth metal record. Vocalists like Robin McAuley, Chas West and Paul Shortino combine with legends like Craig Goldy, Joel Hoekstra, Tony Franklin, Erik Norlander and Bumblefoot to name a few. Overall this is classic, hard rock and traditional metal overload, brimming with experience and showmanship. Favorite track is 'Monsters and Heroes' dedicated to Dio's legacy and sung perfectly by Shortino. One of the best cuts of the year in my opinion.
Recommended for fans of: Dio, Black Sabbath, Jorn Lande
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4.5
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
5
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
4.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: APPICE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Sinister
2017
SPV/Steamhammer
Eric Compton11/10/2017
4.5

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