Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sincera - "Cursed And Proud" CD

A sort of "supergroup", with members of several Norwegian black metal bands collaborating, Sincera's sole release combines 3 studio tracks with 5 live cuts, and this is all of pretty forgettable quality. The raw-sounding "studio" set is fairy typical black metal, with blurry guitars and monotone screeched vocals.  

"Cursed" even goes for an operatic, dramatic direction with a mid-song melodic breakdown, which to these ears is simply silly. The live tracks are of dubious "bootleg" quality and, unfortunately, pretty forgettable. The closing cut, an entrance song for Norwegian wrestler Byron Lawless, titled "Byron Lawless", is another laughable transgression from a band that doesn't really make the cut among their peers.

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