Sinamore
A New Day


3.5
great

Review

by Suicide Boy 777 USER (202 Reviews)
September 27th, 2007 | 9 replies | 4,241 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Catchy goth rock form Finland. Fans of any type of rock should find this enjoyable.

Hailing from Hamina Finland, a new band has risen above the ashes of the Finnish metal scene. Sinamore had just released their first album " A New Day" back in 2006 although they began their musical career back in 1998. Finland is known for producing many upscale metal bands throughout the various regions. Children of Bodom and Nightwish have tended to be the bigger names around the block for the past decade, inspiring countless bands with their technical abilities and unique sound, attracting the youth and giving the scene a new life. A new wave has began to expand rapidly as many young bands add their own diversity to the metal genre, attracting many fans in the process. Sinamore, although been around since 1998, had very little luck in releasing anything with success. Producing demo's until 2005. In 2006 things changed drastically for this unknown band. They were given a chance to shine, taking no break to create a well crafted rock album.



Mikko Heikkila- Vocals, guitars

Jarno Uski- Bass

Tommi Muhli- Guitars

Miika Hostikka- Drums


Sinamore recently produced their first album " A New Day" back in 2006, and have returned to the studio for the new album. Sinamore play slow to mid tempo gothic metal recalling Katatonia or old Sentenced. Although lacking in origanillty, Sinamore present the listener with a strong musical performance with impeccable production. Slower paced metal riffs seem to blend in greatly with keyboard fills, as the atmosphere produces a relaxed environment for the listener. Sinamore pulls no strings with their debut. This CD has plenty of hooks, catchy guitar lines, and a strong vocal performance from Mikko. This is a perfect album to listen too on a rainy day, stuck inside, you'll find that, this a very serene record, very calming and addicting upon first hearing.

"A New Day" opens up strong with bittersweet melodies and mid paced vocals that are easily digestible upon first listen, giving the viewer a taste of what's to come. Guitar wise the band plays pretty well at what they do. Heavy riffs are churned at a slow pace , keeping a rocking beat and holding a deep rhythm for the keyboards to follow along with. Occasionaly Tommi and Miiko drop down a well executed solo, adding more meloduy to the somber music. Mikko has a strong yet subtle voice, very mellow that many people can enjoy, regardless of what type of music you listen too. Throughout the disk, Miiko employs clean vocals in all the songs. Miiko has great vocal range with his voice, showing off hints of Depeche Mode when hitting his lower notes, and sometimes elements from other bands can be heard in the distance . Lyrics are typical of this type of music but never delve into the cheese factor of tsome of the more famous bands. The keyboard melodies blend in perfectly with the music, adding a bit of sadness and despair to the slow pace music being played. Drumming is effective, holding a steady beat for the course of the disk. No blastbeats or pounding doublebass to be found on here, drumming plays second fiddle to the rest of the instruments. One song Sinamore manage to blend these elements together greatly is, "Sleeping Away". Opening with melodic riffing, keyboards soon enter, creating a mid tempo rocker. Mikko begins to sing. The chorus shines in as the guitar lines build up a rocking vibe that will have people moving with it's undeniable catchieness. Before the song ends, a guitar solo hits you slowly. A perfect finish to a great song.

Sinamore has been in the studio about to release their second album, but I assure that everyone should listen to this album first. Fans of Sentenced or any type of rock should find this an enjoyable listen, as this record is littered in hooks and sweet melodies. Sinamore should become a force in the evergrowing Goth rock scene after recording a stunning debut.

Pros:

Strong vocal performance from Miiko.

Very somber and melodic but not to the point of cheese.

Excellent production for a first album.


Cons:

Lacking originallity to seperate them from the rest of the pack.



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Willie
Moderator
September 27th 2007



15912 Comments


It's not bad (the review... the band sounds boring). I'd try to make the first paragraph flow a little more though.

Edit: Although the whole thing could probably do with a little more attention to flow and wording... your past ones have been a lot better.This Message Edited On 09.27.07

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BallsToTheWall
September 27th 2007



44194 Comments


What the f*ck is happening to me. I cant write anymore, arrhh Im back to failing english in high school again. Now I will write no more, delete them all curse this.

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Willie
Moderator
September 27th 2007



15912 Comments


ha ha, don't quit... just read through it and make some minor changes.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 27th 2007



16314 Comments


Not your best review dude, I hate to tell you. Maybe you should try a different format of your reviews, or review a different genre. I think you would do better reviewing, say, a melodic death metal album.

BallsToTheWall
September 27th 2007



44194 Comments


Cant do it. Im rattled again after declining on the last couple of reviews, reminds me of past failures from working to suceeed. Maybe i'll throw my computer in a lake and then I wont have to worry. F*ck.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 27th 2007



16314 Comments


It could also be the fact that you are churning out reviews really quickly. You'll be lucky to get 1 review out of me a week. I usually do a review every two weeks, I don't like to rush it. Just take your time and be sure to proof-read everything.

ToWhatEnd
September 28th 2007



3172 Comments


Dude bttw relax, it's not the end of the world...

Dethtrasher
September 28th 2007



2211 Comments


Balls, experiment. Thats all you need to do, experiment while you writing reviews. You don't need to put out reviews as you do with your lists. You will find a format that suits you, and I know exactly how you feel right now, trust me.

Oh, forgot about the review. I love finnish metal, even though that this isn't really metal I still find it interesting.This Message Edited On 09.28.07

Willie
Moderator
April 1st 2009



15912 Comments


I've had this album on my list for over a year, and I finally stumbled across them used but it was their second album not this one. It's pretty good. It reminds me of a Sentenced cover band.



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