If you are a fan of metal -and German rock in particular – then the name of Sinner needs no introduction, you know that quality rock is guaranteed. The band goes back to 1982 and was formed by the vocalist/bass player Mat Sinner (of Primal Fear and Voodoo Circle fame) and including new album Santa Muerte have released 16 albums. As could perhaps be expected, Mat Sinner has worked his way through a huge number of musicians over the years and is always striving to keep his music fresh, vibrant and modern.
Santa Muerte sees Sinner being joined by the spectacular Italian Giorgia Colleluori and her vocals combine so beautifully with those of Sinner who is not precious and he is very comfortable with giving musicians free reign and he has always incorporated other singers into his bands; there is no sign of an ego with this man, for him it is all about the music. In fact, Sinner has stated that involving Colleluori has added another dimension to the band’s sound as she can hit notes that he himself cannot. Making up the rest of the band are the twin guitarists Tom Naumann and Alex Scholpp with Markus Kullmann on drums. There are several high profile guests too in Swedish guitarist/co-songwriter Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Allen/Lande) on Death Letter, backing vocals from Sascha Krebs and additional vocals from Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders) on the Celtic themed What Went Wrong and Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) on Fiesta Y Copas. This is classical hard and melodic rock with a real flavor of Thin Lizzy, Accept, and Whitesnake and Mat Sinner, as expected, gives his usual first class performance and adding the extra female voice gives the band an extra edge.
Mat Sinner has always been a name synonymous with quality hard rock and he has delivered again with a fantastic addition to the Sinner range of quality and it proves he is willing and wanting to adapt and stretch himself and his team, a wonderful record from a man with a golden voice.