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Sinister - Aggressive Measures
Review: Within the compact delivery system for pounding yet thoughtful metal in the style of their shattering Hate, Sinister expand song structures and move away from any kind of harmonic centering of structural elements in song. The beauty in storming emptiness is gone, replaced by pounding death metal periodically accented by a riff using melodic intervals, with more of the bouncy heavy metal rhythms that audiences like.
Abrupt patterns drop into punchy encoding of central rhythm in fragmentary derivates, or lightly take off into tremolo picked ripping speed riffs. Vocals are coughing blurt and guttural accompany the development of verse and chorus. Where necessary, songs mutate in structure, but this does not occur to an unusual degree and thus Sinister make here a more straightforward album with more linear detail than the complex imaginings of their previous works.