Review by Adam M on April 24, 2018.
Sinistro bring a lot of passion and drama to the table with their album Sange Cassia. This is a post metal album that has a flavor all its own. There really isn’t any post metal band that sounds like Sinistro and their take on the genre has charisma and energy. There are some more somber moments on this disc that make is a varied and diverse offering.
It has the proper atmosphere to take over the listener’s attention at all points. This still isn’t as strong as the best works from Cult of Luna and Neurosis, for example, but still carries forth the big gigantic riffs in large measure. Still even with the power, the band is almost sensual in their approach and applies this type of method to their wares. The vocalist is a somber female one that suits the material quite well. She is perhaps the most subtle element to the songs as they carry a great deal of poignancy towards the listener. This album is certainly dynamic, though it is heavy in a somber sort of way. This is really appropriate to hear, however, because there haven’t been many albums of a similar style this year. This lends the band a niche in the metal market that is very difficult to avoid. Though there have been superior albums of the style by Isis and the bands already mentioned, this album really does stick its nose out and try to do something different. It is an interesting array of guitar riffs and mood changes wrapped into one. The album is very emotive and able to convey the sensual feeling quite well.
For this reason, this is one of the better albums from the genre you’ll probably hear this year. This comes highly recommended to post metal fans.
Rating: 7.8 out of 10