Thunderous Dutch death metal assailants Sinister return with a new album entitled The Post-Apocalyptic Servant which is slated for release in May 2014. The album will be released on Massacre Records and includes covers of songs by Morbid Angel, Agent Steel and Paradise Lost.
Sinister have released a sample track, “The Burden of Mayhem” in advance of the album’s entry into the market. The band made its name in the early death metal years with Cross the Styx which combined the percussive and fast tremolo sounds with an underpinning of melody, creating a mood between the aggressive darkness of American death metal and the melancholic emptiness of its European cousins.
Although it was legendary for Cross the Styx, Sinister probably peaked with 1996’s Hate, which combined the best riffology of percussive death metal (Suffocation, Pyrexia) with the type of unsettling melodies previously only found in black metal. The Post-Apocalyptic Servant (which is hopefully about Satan as the cover hints) will contain the following tracks:
- The Science Of Prophecy
- The Macabre God
- The Sculpture Of Insanity
- The End Of All That Conquers
- The Masquerade Of An Angel
- The Dome Of Pleasure
- The Post-Apocalyptic Servant
- The Art Of Skin Decoration
- The Saviour
- The Burden Of Mayhem
- Fall From Grace (Morbid Angel)
- Deadly Inner Sense (Paradise Lost)
- Unstoppable Force (Agent Steel)