CRASH AND BURN
Presenting their first new album in almost six years, the German metal troupe Sinner bust through the gates with CRASH AND BURN. This 11-track offering renders a no-nonsense fist-pumping heavy metal vibe that falls somewhere in between fellow countrymen Accept and Scorpions in terms of fluidity and tenacity. Tracks such as "Revolution" adds a touch of Sunset Strip shimmy to the mix while "Break the Silence" hits hard with a simple yet crunchy riff that nicely melds melody and bite. While this disc would've been a can't miss smash 25 years ago, Sinner's latest manages to properly recreate heavy metal's days of yore with dignity fully intact.