Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 - Posted in Album Reviews
Location : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre : Metal/Hard Rock/Alternative Metal
Band members : Will McElwee – Vocals/Guitar, Jake King – Bass, Chase Pendleton – Drums
Release date : Lucified 01/2020
Record label : Machineman Records
Cardinal Sin is a hard n’ heavy three-piece out of Philadelphia, PA, who are back on January 1, 2020, with their second release, “Lucified” via Machineman Records. After the success of their self-titled debut, Cardinal Sin is out to prove it was no fluke. “Lucified” displays a whole new side of the metal band from the City of Brotherly Love. With a revamped line-up, the songwriting duo of Will McElwee and Chase Pendleton create a sound that is unique to themselves, and new to the world. All accomplished musicians, McElwee’s blistering blues-influenced guitar solos pay homage to his major influences, Stevie Ray Vaughan & B.B. King. Pendleton, whose background is fusion, is personally mentored by jazz drumming phenom John Riley, while bassist Jake King’s biggest influences are Cliff Burton and Geddy Lee. Cardinal Sin’s love of early metal is quite evident throughout this album, but that’s not what they’re all about. Blues influence + jazz influence + metal influence = brilliance !! Fast, heavy, sometimes dark, with one exception. The 6-minute killer power ballad “Life II” is the jewel in the rough and probably my favorite song on the album. I’m not a soft song type of guy, but having a string-section doesn’t make things any less heavy !! “Lucified” is a great addition to any music collection !! Trike’s Top Trax : Lucified, Steroid & Life II !! Check out the video below where Cardinal Sin talk about the making of “Lucified” !!
Track Listing :
2. Peace Be With You
5. The Depot
6. Life II
7. Don’t Shut Me Out
8. Ragin 20’s (feat Ricky Sobel)
Check the links below for Cardinal Sin news,music, tour info and more !! LLB !! LISTEN to it, LIKE it, BUY it !!
Keep on ROCKIN !!