Sister – Stand Up, Forward, March! Review

sister-stand-up-forward-marchSister are back with their third full length album and it’s another great offering from the Swedish four-piece – and I of course expected nothing less from this tremendous band.

Although I can’t say I’m too fussed on glam/sleaze/punk as a whole, Sister do this really well and they are a band I enjoy both live and on CD, which says a lot about the quality of their music. The band knows how to write powerful and memorable material that feels very accessible and there’s always earworms a-plenty on each release they put out.

Stand Up, Forward, March! is punchy and enjoyable, with plenty of good songs to get involved with, and an early highlight comes in the form of second track Carved In Stone. There’s a bit of a familiarity to the song, and you’ll soon find yourself humming and singing along to it after only a few listens, which is testament to good songwriting. Another great inclusion is later song Unbeliever, which features a massive chorus (I can only imagine how kickass it will sound in a live environment with the crowd joining in with the chants) and it’s definitely a song that will leave an impression on you for all the right reasons.

As a whole, another great album from Sister. It’s always nice when a band is consistent, and Sister have definitely delivered with this one.

9/10

About Natalie Humphries 1834 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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