Netherlands's Sinister have returned with a new recording which remains true to a pure form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Syncretism" which will be released in February by Massacre Records.
Epic sounding synths start off the album and they add in a touch of classical before going into a heavier musical direction that is mostly rooted in the mid 80's and early 90's as well as introducing death metal growls onto the recording and they also bring in a modern touch to an old school genre.
High pitched screams can also be heard at times and the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of brutal blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and acoustic guitars are also used briefly.
You can also hear a touch of thrash in some of the guitar riffing and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and synths are also added onto some of the other tracks and they bring in an epic atmosphere while one song also adds in a brief use of melodic chants while the main focus remains more on a heavy and old school style of death metal and one song also adds in a brief use of ritualistic spoken word parts and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Sinister creates a recording that takes their old school and brutal style of death metal and mixes in some epic sounding synths to take their style into a newer direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness, Anti Christian and Violence 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 "Convulsion Of Christ" "Syncretism" "Rite Of the Blood Eagle" and "Confession Before Slaughter". 8/5 out of 10.