Album Review: Sinsaeum - Repulsion For Humanity

Artist: Sinsaenum

Album: Repulsion For Humanity

Genre: Blackened Death Metal

Review by Steve Jenkins

The beginnings of Sinsaenum can be traced back as far as 1998, when guitarist Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce) began writing a number of death metal songs. Today, Sinsaenum are still a relatively unknown and underground super-group, but the line-up consists of some of the most talented, legendary and massive names in extreme music.

This blackened death metal force just released their second album titled Repulsion For Humanity, and it consists of 11 tracks that lists all the ingredients necessary for a project such as this one. There's blast beat, evil and ominous atmosphere, chuggy riffs and plenty of rage and aggression.

The metal super-group includes names known from other iconic acts. The majority of the album consists of writing provided by Frédéric Leclercq (Bass, Dragonforce), Attila Csihar (Vocals, Mayhem & Sunn O)))), and recently added into this brutal mix, Joey Jordison, (Drummer, VIMIC, ex-Slipknot & Scar the Martyr).

What you'll hear when you listen to this album is a more stripped down, raw interpretation of blackened death metal. It's quite chilling in parts, a lot of it due to the wickedly evil and dark vocal stylings of Attila Csihar, who featured on one of the most iconic and famous black metal albums of all time, Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Tracks such as "Nuit Noire" are very death metal driven in terms of drums and overall execution, but then you've got a track like "My Swan Song" which ventures into a more gloomy and droning feel. It's got a bit of everything for those extreme metal fans out there.

When you look at the line-up of this group, you might expect something a bit more creative and different, but it's a still a solid effort and an enjoyable listen. You can definitely hear unique elements of each members performance come through on this, and perhaps in time this will go down as somewhat of an underground classic, I guess time will tell.

7 out of 10.

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