Sinister - The Silent Howling LP (Red vinyl)
2008 sees the band release its latest album on the death metal hordes and The Silent Howling is quite an impressive recording that has almost managed to erase the bitter taste of those mid-period albums. The album starts with the pounding Republic of the Grave and it’s immediately apparent that the energy levels are quite high. It’s that energy and a sense of momentum that carries this album forward. The death metal on offer is pretty much Sinister from the Hate era but the song writing has evolved over time so that melody, aggression and even the word progression are not just clichéd buzz words but actually mean something.