Album Reviews

The Beauty Of Contrast
Sinew – The Beauty Of Contrast
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 13:00
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Sinew is a relatively new band out of Germany, having been around for just three years. Yet on their debut full-length “The Beauty Of Contrast” they already have found a style of their own which they dubbed ‘cinemascopic alternative rock’. And in their lyrics they don’t talk about the more mundane aspects of our life like relationships. No, these guys think about ‘the plight of humans in an over-rationalized world and the search for a way out of it’. Yes, we love it over here when a band doesn’t take itself too serious!

But hey, let the music do the talking, right? Well, it ain’t halfbad actually. They try and go for a Tool/Muse combo but lack the technical skills and Maynard’s voice to sound like Tool and the big, fun, hook-filled sounds that lets Muse get away with what they do.

Meaning that “The Beauty Of Contrast” is an overall okay rock album with its proggy moments that occasionally falls short of what the band is aiming for. Then again, it’s only their debut full-length so who knows what the future will bring!

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.