SANHEDRIN – The Poisoner

SANHEDRIN – The Poisoner
Label(s):
Cruz Del Sur Music
Released Year:
2019
Type:
Full-length
Tracklist:
1. Meditation (All My Gods Are Gone)2. Wind on the Storm3. Blood from Stone4. The Poisoner5. The Gateway6. For the Wicked7. Saints and Sinners8. In from the Outside

Expectations have been set really high on the SANHEDRIN case. You see they have delivered a debut that not only caused a serious buzz on the underground, thanks to its inspired music, but they have managed to prove that classic heavy metal sound can still be a great starting point still able to generate many new bands that really have something to offer.

Yes, classic heavy metal. Don’t get yourselves wrong. This was and still is the main influence of SANHEDRIN‘s music. It is mainly focused on the mid to late 70s era, taking serious influence from albums like “Sad Wings Of Destiny” by JUDAS PRIEST, or by bands like BUDGIE, but it would expand itself even on the early 80’s, capturing this very special 1980 – 1983 NWOBHM touch – mainly its dark approach, as it can be heard for example on WITCHFINDER GENERAL or ANGELWITCH debut albums. Someone can even notice this very specific vibe of the first US metal bands that were seriously inspired by the European sound on their very early steps back on the early 80s. 1976 – 1983 it is folks. The period that inspires a heavy metal band from New York formed in 2015…

They would build a dark sound basis including all the above influences, mixing some serious doom metal touches as well. And yes, this is the wall of sound that this band has built. And it was always the same. Since their same titled debut EP days, back on 3015 and of course on their “Funeral for the World” debut. It is the same on the “Poisoner” album as well.

I would have to add however that they sound a little bit melancholic in this one. Their heavy / doom metal basis generates some really magnificent songs. But their melodies are even deeper. The atmosphere even darker and the impact of each and every song to the listener, even heavier.

I enjoyed the violin on the same tiled track. I enjoyed the magnificent vocal melodies and I also have to admit that the songwriting in here is the most serious project. Well, it seems that this project by Jeremy Sosville – guitarist of thrashers BLACK ANVIL – and the female singer Erica Stoltz, brings some amazing music on the foreground.

What did you ask? If Erica carried some darkness from her AMBER ASYLUM days in here? Well, maybe…

So. Second album for the New Yorkers. Attractively dark and deeply focused on heavy metal art. A magnificent album. This band is here to stay.

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