Sinnrs – Profound - Reviewed By Metal Rules! Tuesday December 1 2020, 6:23 PM
Sinnrs – Profound - Reviewed By Metal Rules!

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Review Date: December 2020
Released: 2020, Extreme Metal Music
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: RC2000
Hailing from Denmark is the duo that forms Sinnrs, and they’ve released a full-length recording entitled PROFOUND on Extreme Metal Music. The band was formed in 2017 and they’ve been working on developing their sound ever since. PROFOUND features 10 tracks of blackened metal with some orchestral touches.
After the eerie intro “Nihil”, Sinnrs waste no time getting to the intensity and aggression with “To Derive Eden’s Flame”. One of the things that make this band interesting is the use of choir-type backing vocals. I don’t think they’re recorded with an actual choir, but it gives the songs a very epic feel. “Lift My Bones” is a good example of this, around the three-minute mark. Along with some nice keyboard work, the song has a very theatrical feel.
Throughout the record the vocals from Nero are ferocious and clear, and remind me of a slightly deeper version of Henri Sattler (God Dethroned). Also ferocious is the drumming from Maestus. Even when the overall tempo is relatively slow, like in the first part of “No Promise to Mankind”, there is a steady flow of double-bass drums setting the mood. There are plenty of structure changes in the songs to keep your attention, and the 47-minute album goes by fast.
This release has a little bit of everything, and the production sounds good. Epic, soaring passages, relentless blastbeats, tempo changes – it’s all here. If you’re a fan of acts like Fleshgod Apocalypse, Necronomicon, and Vesperian Sorrow then you’ll dig Sinnrs. Highly recommended.

For fans of: Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren

Where classical and extreme metal both collide, and merge in extreme harmony; Danish duo Sinnrs exude their own form of blackened metal , a sound that proves more brutal than their name, a sound cited in their own words, as 'pure dark matter'.

Nero and Maestus formed Sinnrs in July 2017, and immediately started conjuring songs for their debut album ' Profound '. The 10-track release was mixed and mastered at the Hertz Studios in Poland , who have previously worked on releases from Behemoth , Vader and Decapitated .

Fully conceived and performed by Nero and Maestus , ' Profound ' merges the furious brutality of extreme metal with the elegance of classical and opera, giving listeners a dimensional musical experience in pure dark matter. The juxtaposition of punishing guitar riffs and relentless blastbeats with symphonic arrangements and soaring vocals is fascinating in the way it highlights the inherent differences and similarities these genres have.

While classical fans might balk at the savagery of Sinnrs ' sound, metal enthusiasts will enjoy getting swept up in the epicness the classical elements bring to the table. Whichever side you might fall on, ' Profound ' is an honest manifest that makes a wonderful spectacle out of a rather unlikely pairing.



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