The melancholic 'Wrath Of Destruction' doesn't leave us without a good dose of edgy guitars to switch to a more power sound of 'Headless Grinder'. Closing the album is 'Cult Of Doom' (Into The Fire), with a typically NWOTHM sound, overbearingly and scrupulously metal, with strings and solos for a wonderful close.
Title: In Victory
Genre: Old School Heavy Metal
Label: Pitch Black Records
Release Date: 20th May 2022
The Northern March (Intro)
Secret of the Beast
Wrath of Destruction
Cult of Doom (Into the Fire)
Terje Singh Sidhu – Vocals
Sten Roger Knutsen – Lead Guitar
Even Håvold – Rhythm Guitar
Grzegorz Urbanski – Bass
Trygve A. Tvedt – Drums
"In Victory", third album for the Old-School Heavy Metal band Sinsid, released on 20 May via Pitch Black Records, is a particularly inspired album, more so than their previous two works, the old-school Heavy Metal reverberation is palpable and the production is also very good.
The album opener is 'The Northern March', an introduction that weaves a mighty rhythm, a march, with a good dose of melody and ushers us into the heart of the album with a good dose of power metal and indeed here the guitar spends itself in a fantastic solo.
'Iron Heart' with its chorus hooks, the folk references, the enveloping rhythm line, Terje Singh Sidhu's clean vocals are captivating, as is Sten Roger Knutsen's guitar, melodic but at the same time mighty, especially in the solo, is the right balance to make this track inviting and so lovingly old school.
'Metalheads' is the classic catchy anthem, again a catchy and catchy refrain, a brisk rhythm with punk veins for an identity piece, that of metal. A great track that will get everyone agreeing, both new metalheads and more mature ones who have experienced the old school, one person at random, me.
Fast-paced rhythms and headbanging riffs continue in 'Secret of the Beast', which here is more gloomy, Dickinson-esque vocals, great changes of pace and the excellent guitars of Sten Roger Knutsen and Even Håvold make this track my favourite; beautiful the atmosphere and mood the band managed to create.
The title track, is enthralling, the unbridled energy is the essence of the song with a brilliant rhythmic, excellent bass of Grzegorz Urbanski that together with the drums of Trygve A. Tvedt enrich 'In Victory' by adding fast guitars and catchy vocals.
'No Fear' drags us along with the powerful vocals, at times not clean and with a decidedly strong grip, the powerful music, needless to say, follows suit.
The melancholic 'Wrath Of Destruction' doesn't leave us without a good dose of edgy guitars to switch to a more power sound of 'Headless Grinder'.
Closing the album is 'Cult Of Doom' (Into The Fire), with a typically NWOBHM sound, overbearingly and scrupulously metal, with strings and solos for a wonderful close.
What more can you add, with 'In Victory' Sinsid has created an album of healthy heavy metal, a nostalgic album with piercing riffs, glowing rhythm and gritty vocals. A must have!
You know, normally it is not done but this I do, a very personal note: a praise to the bassist Grzegorz Urbanski for the low and deep markings and for the excellent bass lines.