Sidewalk Mafia - 72 Hours - Reviewed By BlackenedDeathMetalZine! Wednesday July 27 2022, 3:56 PM
Sidewalk Mafia - 72 Hours - Reviewed By  BlackenedDeathMetalZine!

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 Sidewalk  Mafia  are  a  duo  from  Finland  that  plays  a  blackened  mixture  of  doom  and  gothic  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "72  Hours"  which  was  released  by  Sliptrick  Records.

  Keyboards  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.   High  pitched  black  metal  screams  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  elements  of  doom  metal.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times.  When  clear  vocals  are  utilized  they  also  add  in  touches  of  gothic  metal  along  with  the  music  also  showing  some  influences  of  acid  and  alternative  rock  on  some  of  the  tracks  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  back  up  shouts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  whole  album  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.

  Sidewalk  Mafia  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black,  gothic  and  doom  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  oppressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sidewalk  Mafia  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  gothic  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo..  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Remember  me"  "Redaround"  and  "Bloodsucker".  8  out  of  10. - BlackenedDeathMetalZine

Release Date: May 27th, 2022

FFO: Paradise Lost, Type O Negative, Cradle Of filth, Opeth, Carcass, Him

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Sidewalk Mafia is a blackened doom/goth metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The band operates as a duo, but in a live situation, the band is a trio with a guest bassist. The band's sound is extremely heavy and oppressive
with a low tuned guitars and a wall of sound style production, but also melodic and at the same time atmospheric. Sidewalk Mafia was founded in 2020 by vocalist/guitarist Tommi Paroles and drummer/vocalist Johannes Wolfpathon. 

The band just released their debut full-length album "72 Hours" as a digital version in May 2022 via Italian label Sliptrick Records. The band's previous single releases have been well received worldwide.

The band says:
The new album represents our roots. We are children of the 90's, and our influences come from the heavier and alternative rock of the time, as well as metal bands, sounds and moods. There are also lots of acid rock,
goth vibes, and darker and gloomy sounds as well in the album. The album isn't systematically a theme album, but it kind of went into that direction as we were recording it. The theme of the album is what's happening these days inside people's heads. Mental health problems have exploded and are affecting pretty much everyone around us. The subject is unavoidable, and there is no end to it in this crazy world.

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