Sinner is one of those bands that has been around in the metal scene for a long time, and whose contributions to the power metal scene are huge. Their latest album One Bullet Left presents us with a more flexible perspective and a different formula that you may expect on a Sinner record. First the line up now consists of three guitar players instead of the regular two, this gave a heavy sound to the band, but also is a challenge at the time to arrange the solo parts and melodic riffs which for the most part Sinner succeeded on carry out for this album. Second the album is a more heavy rock oriented with a background on German power metal tradition.
One Bullet Left is the 17th studio album of Sinner and is a live representation of the versatility and professionalism of this power metal veterans. Songs like Back On Trail, The One You Left Behind, and Give And Take are more melodic and could be easy to listen for non-metal fans. The band experimentation with hard rock elements is clear on this album. One Bullet Left is a softer kind of album than its predecessor Crash And Burn (2008). Tracks like Rolling Away, Wake Me When I Am Sober and Suicide Mission are a perfect example of such experimentation. Matt Sinner leader and founder of the band does not repeat the same formula twice on a Sinner album. Even though he is on a bunch of different projects at the same time (Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle, Kiske/ Sommerville) just to name a few.
We had the chance to talk with Sinner about One Bullet Left, the new line up, his other projects and the new Primal Fear album. This is what he told us:
One Bullet Left is the 17th studio album of Sinner, what can you tell us about the album?
How was the writing process for this album?
The band now features three guitar players, where the idea of having three guitar players came from, and how is that working for the band?
Sinner’s last album was released three years ago, what would you say that are the main differences between crash and burn and one bullet left?
For this album you recorded a video clip for the track, back on trail, what was the idea behind the video and where it was recorded?
Its been almost 30 years since the release of the first Sinner album, what is the secret to endure all this years?, and what kind of advise can you give to young bands that wants to make it into the music industry?
You are also involved with many other bands, Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle, Kiske/Sommerville, and Rock Meets Classic, what is the inspiration to make so much music, and keep it different and interesting in each one of these projects?
Sinner would be kicking off the One Bullet Left support tour at the end of the month, what can the fans expect on this tour?
Are you bringing Sinner to the US anytime soon?
About your other band, primal fear, that will be releasing their new album unbreakable on January 2012, what can you tell us about that album?
What is next for Sinner?