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Review: Sinocence - No Gods, No Masters, Vol. II
No Gods, No Masters, Vol. II

Label: Independent
Year released: 2015
Duration: 28:28
Tracks: 5
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: May 10, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
No Gods, No Masters, Vol. II

Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)

Sinocense is a 4-piece band from Belfast, Ireland and No Gods, No Masters, Vol. II is their fourth full-length release. Metal-Archives lists them as a Heavy/Thrash band and I can definitely hear that but they are also clearly a "modern" metal band something that is hinted at in things like their name and their choices of cover art (not to mention the Machinehead cover found on their YouTube page). This stuff isn't usually my cup of tea with the down/drop tuning and alternating harsh and angst-ridden singing. The songs on No God, No Masters, Vol. II like "Slavery by Consent" and "Valorous" are the kind of stuff that makes me avoid any type of traditional radio here in the U.S. as I can't stand all the Staind/Five Finger Death Punch/Danko Jones/etc. these songs remind me of even though they don't necessarily sound the same. On the other hand, there are some killer riffs on "Ascension Code" and "In Kymatica" that more than offset the modern influences and the solos are pretty cool as well.

I don't know how many the Metal Crypt readers are going to dig Sinocence but an appreciation for modern metal would seem to be a requirement so if that doesn't ring the bell for you you'll want to walk away. If you don't mind a little down tuning in your mix there are riffs to be had.

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