Sinner The Second Decade

The fact that Mat Sinner has been flogging this dead, Teutonic metal horse for as long as he has is an amazing feat. Imagine latter day Dave Mustaine blubbering his way through Judas Priest's and Accept's lean years. Now imagine a good ninety-percent of that played with helicopter double bass rumbling in the background. Now picture a bunch of guys in mullets busting out such din for nigh on 15-plus years. Ready to give up yet? There isn't much in the way of liner notes here and with the unwavering lack of diversity and progression, it's hard to tell what era of the band's history is currently molesting your ears. Then again, when the best song on a "Best of..." compilation is a cover of "Balls to the Wall," does it matter? (Nuclear Blast)