Sacred Sin – Born Suffer Die
Running Time: 11:30
Review by Victor Augusto
I am not a guy who believes in love at first sight, but when music is the subject, I can affirm that it is a perfect possibility. Maybe with a little change in the expression to “love at first listen” which is more appropriate to describe what I’ve felt on hearing the Portuguese band Sacred Sin for the first time. Just one song was enough to assure me I was hearing an incredible band and I couldn’t avoid the thought of “finally, remarkable music to listen to”, considering the massive amount of bands releasing good material, but few of them can be remarkable!
Of course, I am not talking about a young band, considering Sacred Sin have been on the road since 1991 and they have just had a short hiatus between 2011 and 2013, but they have returned with full force and this EP also celebrates the return of one of the original members, guitarist To Pica. All the years of Sacred Sin experience look like they have helped the band to know exactly what they want in their compositions.
As I said before, we have here an experienced band that plays incredible Death Metal with a mix of all the brutality of Morbid Angel with all the technique of the Swedish bands from this genre. All arrangements and compositions left me astonished by the sonority they created, from the opening riff of the first song ‘Born Suffer Die’. I was also hugely impressed with the intense atmosphere over all the brutality. This wonderful blend is what you will hear on this EP until the third and last song ‘Cursed’.
Very special mention goes to second track ‘False Deceiver’. This is an absolutely incredible song. For me, it is like a classical song that easily could figure out in any mainstream Death Metal album. The guitar work, with the riffs and solos, together with the insane drum variations and the amazing vocal interpretation; make this song so special that I’ve been listening to it, without stopping, since the first day I heard it.
Despite being a short EP, “Born Suffer Die” is a perfect release to show how incredible Sacred Sin are. This EP also makes us (fans) wish for a new full-length album, at least in my case, a new fan of the band, I am very eager for it.
Parabéns Sacred Sin!!!
01. Born Suffer Die
02. False Deceiver
Jose Costa – vocals & bass
To Pica – guitars
Luis Coelho – guitars
G. R. – drums
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