Hailing from Denmark is the duo that forms Sinnrs, and they’ve released a full-length recording entitled PROFOUND on Extreme Metal Music. The band was formed in 2017 and they’ve been working on developing their sound ever since. PROFOUND features 10 tracks of blackened metal with some orchestral touches.
After the eerie intro “Nihil”, Sinnrs waste no time getting to the intensity and aggression with “To Derive Eden’s Flame”. One of the things that make this band interesting is the use of choir-type backing vocals. I don’t think they’re recorded with an actual choir, but it gives the songs a very epic feel. “Lift My Bones” is a good example of this, around the three-minute mark. Along with some nice keyboard work, the song has a very theatrical feel.
Throughout the record the vocals from Nero are ferocious and clear, and remind me of a slightly deeper version of Henri Sattler (God Dethroned). Also ferocious is the drumming from Maestus. Even when the overall tempo is relatively slow, like in the first part of “No Promise to Mankind”, there is a steady flow of double-bass drums setting the mood. There are plenty of structure changes in the songs to keep your attention, and the 47-minute album goes by fast.
This release has a little bit of everything, and the production sounds good. Epic, soaring passages, relentless blastbeats, tempo changes – it’s all here. If you’re a fan of acts like Fleshgod Apocalypse, Necronomicon, and Vesperian Sorrow then you’ll dig Sinnrs. Highly recommended.