I Am Your God
Hailing from Lapland, Finland the bands newest album "SINister" will be a true gem for any fan of bands like Children Of Bodom, In Flames or Soilwork. In between heavy riffs and punchy breaks ("Warriors"), I Am Your God succeeds in writing huge guitar melodies intertwined with a crisp sound and catchy refrains. Surprises like a dancey clean part that opens up for an emotional and melodic climax ("Jailbreak") and a synth-based pagan vibe similar to Wintersun and other traditional Finnish metal bands ("My Venom", "Burden Of Blasphemy") create an enchanting ambiance that fits "SINister" incredibly well. At parts, I Am Your God can go really heavy, as on "Another Day To Die", a song that slams with blast beats and heavy double bass drumming. Some moments, as in "The Hell I Create" might even remind you of Dimmu Borgir, also because singer Julius Vetamajarvi offers a dry and black metal influenced style of vocals that perfectly match the bands guitar work and synth sounds. All in all, there are so many aspects within the sound of "SINister", which always maintains an affinity to melody, which makes all songs on the album easily enjoyable. Describing their record as "the culmination of our journey from the past two years with massive development as songwriters and musicians", which clearly shows within the outcome of eleven individually strong tracks. Dont sleep on this release that comes with a bombastic sonic design and huge momentum."