SINSAENUM – Parktheatret, Oslo –
So yeah my brain goes to pretty different places at the same time while seeing Sinsaenum. I think what surprised me the most is that the influences of each song became so apparent live. It surfaced much more than in the album. Sinsaenum is pretty metal, a mixture of Thrash, Death, Black and some touches of characteristic numetal sound here and there. It’s a kind of journey. You get Slayer, Pantera, Behemoth, Florida DM Morbid Angel, Deicide, Mayhem, Satyricon and Carpathian Forest depending of course of the song. Because each song is its own world. If you have not giving it a listen because it’s connected somewhat to Slipknot and the band happens not to be of your liking then you should just discard the prejudice and give it a fair chance because musically I find it to be more complex and at the very core of everything you hold dear, but yeah still the post thrash and numetal essence will always be there. It’s pretty American. It’s actually a pretty good DM, thrash or black, when it surfaces. I would like to see them again on a bigger stage at some festival. It’s just that kind of band that fits perfectly and can be liked by many at the same time. It is so varied and yet pretty safe! I think they must have just let out everything they really liked while composing. And you gotta appreciate the attention paid to lyrics for example the most Deicide influenced song Inverted Cross is pretty satanic so it’s tied in. This is a contrast to the new album that offers more introspective lyrics and it’s a bit less orthodox and tight.
Both bands delivered and you even get a Slipknot clown drumming impersonation as a bonus, of course without the clown outfit but still. It was a really good experience, pretty nostalgic and with a good crowd for being Oslo on a Tuesday.