Sanhedrin-The Poisoner Review

After the glorious success of their debut album, Sanhedrin are back and they are ready to kick some serious ass.

“Meditation (All My Gods Are Gone),” is an ode to the chaos and confusion within the world. The vocals reflect this perfectly, moving in and out with perfection. The instrumentation is flawless. “Wind On The Storm,” has that seventies gallop to it, evoking images of Iron Maiden and some of the legendary bands of yesteryear. There is something to be said for the riffs that dance and weave a tale to the vocals. “Blood From A Stone,” a furious onslaught of riffs and carnage never quite hiding where it is going, but never quite revealing it either. “The Poisoner,” a slow moving tempest, filled with the sort of riffs and melodies that show how epic this song is. In the right environment, this song would be a sure fire live favourite.

“The Getaway,” another brutal onslaught, with some ferocious and on point riffs, driving the day as the vocals weave in and out. “For The Wicked,” classic sludge metal, weaving and traipsing around the ground and the audio. “Saints and Sinners,” is another song that brings that classic heavy metal spirit to the fore. A tale as old as time about hypocrisy. Weaved into being through some interesting melodies. “In From The Outside,” slow build with chaotic riffs and snarling vocal ranges.

The album is out on 22nd February via Cruz del Sur Music.


SANHEDRIN – A Funeral For The World Review

SANHEDRIN, one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Brooklyn music scene, was created in 2014 when guitarist Jeremy Sosville (BLACK ANVIL) and drummer Nathan Honor, SANHEDRIN were eventually joined by former AMBER ASYLUM and LOST GOAT bassist/vocalist Erica Stoltz, whose vocal and lyrical exploits quickly became the perfect complement to the pair’s fledgling compositions.

They start with something groovy and classic, Riding On The Dawn amply shows off the talents of vocalist Erica Stoltz with the varying melodies and the different and changing tempo proving that the band might be going for a classic style, but it is one that is innately theirs. A Funeral For The World is heavy, Black Sabbath heavy with all that entails. The guitars of Jeremy Sosville and the drums of Nathan Honor truly compliment the vocal lines of Erica Stoltz, creating an eerie song that will go down in history. Demoness is a mix of fast riffs, and classic Judas Priest screaming that goes down a treat, a rocker. Collateral Damage is haunting, right from the very first organ notes, and carrying on through the rumbling bass, a classic in waiting.

Faith Healers is somewhat symbolic in terms of being similar to songs done by bands such as REM if they were heavy as anything, the guitar leads the song with its chordal melodies and the driving riffs of the verse. No Religion starts of slowly, with a clean intro, before moving into overdrive during the chorus and the bridge, a brilliantly composed song. Massive Deceiver has swagger and groove, trademarks of a band in full confidence. Die Trying is an epic closer of a song, moving from one tone to the next, fully capturing how brilliant the band is.

Be sure to get this album when it is released on 27th Apri, via Cruz Del Sur Music.