Singled Out: Sister – Sick

Sick is the first single to be taken from Swedish punk/metal band Sister’s upcoming second album, which is scheduled for release in early 2014.

There’s certainly a lot going on within this two-track offering that doesn’t even break the seven-minute mark, and definitely doesn’t disappoint.

Sick is a noisy attack on your eardrums and has a great Alice Cooper-esque vibe to it. The constant wall of guitars is perfectly arranged and the almost-guttural vocals smack-bang on top fit perfectly, with the chanted words of “I’m sick sick sick” simply begging for a bit of crowd participation! There’s even a great guitar solo squeezed in for good measure and it results in Sick turning out as an utterly flawless song.

The B-Side to the single is a cover of the Roky Erickson song Two-Headed Dog, and it’s a great take on the track. Whilst it doesn’t quite reach the dizzying heights of Sick, it still has all the rawness and energy of the previous track, and works great as an accompanying track to the single.

Sick is a great insight into exactly what Sister is all about and is a great introduction to those who may not be familiar with the band yet. The only problem is that we have to wait until next year to hear the rest of the tracks on the album!

9/10

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About Natalie Humphries 1821 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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