Manchester Goth/Alternative Metal band Sinnergod released their début album Seven Deadly Sinphonies on Halloween 2013. Formed in 2001 by twin brothers Mark and Chris Hampson, Sinnergod already have two EPs under their belt and have played at Bloodstock Open Air Festival and Dark-Cide-Fest.
On first listen I picked up flavours of Marilyn Manson, Rammstein and 30 Seconds to Mars. The opening track Overture was more of an introduction than a song. With similarities to Tribute by Tenacious D, I initially thought Brian Blessed was recounting a story for Jackanory set to Gothic, orchestral overtones with his last words being I am a Sinnergod! The first song, therefore, was The Thirst which reminded me of Marilyn Manson’s The Beautiful People, especially the rhythm. Hello Again with its strong keyboards was something like Erasure meeting The Sisters of Mercy, a little Respect in the Temple of Love?
Through it All with its keyboard intro is like a Gothic power ballad. Breathe and Se7en were reminiscent of Thirty Seconds to Mars tracks say Kings and Queens or Closer to the Edge. Bonus track Bang Your Dead was the highlight for me and although sung in English it reminded me of Ramstein, a cross between Du Hast and Sonne. Ugly with its machine gun fast drumming in places and powerful riffs and melodies was a beautiful ending and did indeed end with the words, we’re all just beautiful. Overall a sound début album from Sinnergod which should appeal to Goths who like their music a bit rocking and rockers who like a bit of Goth! Nine songs in total, enough to get nine ladies up dancing on this, the ninth day of Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!
Overture / The Thirst / Hello Again / Through It All / Breathe / Unknown /Se7en
Bonus Tracks – Bang You’re Dead/ Ugly
Mark Hampson – Vocals/Guitar
Chris Hampson – Drums
Dave Jones – Backing Vocals/Guitar
Karl Parker – Bass Guitar
Marc Robinson – Keyboard & Samples