Sinner: Born To Rock – The Noise Years 1984-1987, 4CD Box Set ; Review
Sinner’s Heavy Metal Legacy
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German heavy metal stalwarts Sinner have released an impressive 4CD box set, which is a testament to their lasting impact and dedication to the genre. Titled Sinner: The Noise Years, this treasure trove brings together four of their full-length albums from their prolific era with Noise Records, complete with six bonus tracks.
With 47 tracks spread across four discs, this set is a journey through Sinner’s formidable years:
CD 1: Begins with their third studio album, Danger Zone, which originally hit the shelves in 1984. This classic record showcases the raw energy that made Sinner a force to be reckoned with in the heavy metal scene.
CD 2: Features Touch Of Sin, the band’s lauded follow-up album released in 1985. Notably, this album’s lineup includes Herman Frank, the renowned guitarist from Accept.
CD 3: Takes you to 1986 with Comin’ Out Fighting, a more polished yet fiercely energetic album, reflecting the band’s evolution.
CD 4: Caps off with Dangerous Charm, also released in 1986, and marked the end of Sinner’s tenure with Noise Records. It epitomizes the amalgamation of the band’s experiences during this period.
A Band that Stands the Test of Time
Hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, Sinner burst into the scene in 1982 with their debut album Wild ‘n’ Evil. Fast forward 40 years, and the band boasts a staggering 20 studio albums, featuring an array of melodic metal that has evolved over the decades.
The band has seen a diverse ensemble of talents, with founding member Mat Sinner at its core. Besides his extensive contribution to Sinner, Mat Sinner also co-founded Primal Fear in 1997 alongside ex-Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers. The duo went on to release 13 high-octane metal albums often drawing comparisons to legends like Judas Priest.
In addition to the remastered albums, Sinner: The Noise Years offers six bonus tracks extracted from various singles through the years, adding a cherry on top for the collectors.
Moreover, the release is enriched with extensive liner notes penned by Thorsten Zahn, former editor of Metal Hammer Germany. It includes a brand new, in-depth interview with Mat Sinner, which is sure to provide fans with unique insights into the band’s illustrious career.
For anyone who cherishes heavy metal and its evolution, Sinner: The Noise Years is an invaluable addition to their collection. Delve into the history and relive the sonic power of one of German metal’s enduring titans, Sinner.
Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine