SINNERS BURN - INSANITY WARMACHINE - KHAOSMASTER
When listening to the disc for the purpose of this review this writer had no inkling that Sinners Burn is basically Paganizer. Now that the Paganizer connection is known Sinners Burn’s penchant for producing Grave-like riffs and songs makes full sense. Paganizer lived off a steady diet of Grave and Sinners Burn constantly harks back to Grave’s early days. Sinners Burn was, in fact, a Paganizer song title.
Insanity Warmachine is Grave’s debut, Into The Grave, with a repetitious backbeat and without the advantage of the crunchy Sunlight Studio production. In fact, the weakness of the sound is one factor getting in the way of a better rating. On the other hand, a song like Morgue Than You Asked For is more reminiscent of Grave on the Souless album. That said, the songs are heavy as lead, very early Swedeath and have that quasi-industrial rhythm in the back courtesy of the numbing beats of the drums and the drum machine. The bass work of Fredrik Nilsson is excellent, however, with its brutal crackling distortion. He does a good job heavying up songs like Wargasm. Grave is not the only ingredient of these Swedes’ diet. Track number four, Torture Of The Gods, comes with a pure cloning of Dismember’s Override Of The Overture. Sinners Burn steals without shame. Even the last couple of cuts on the disc hint strongly at Dismember. - Ali “The Metallian”