LIV SIN – Follow Me

LIV SIN - Follow Me
  • 9/10
    LIV SIN - Follow Me - 9/10


Release date: April 28, 2017

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Swedish vocalist, Liv “Sin” Jagrell, emerges phoenix-like from the ashes of her 13-year career with Sister Sin to front her own band, Liv Sin. Liv describes the sound of the debut album, Follow Me, as a combination of Old School Heavy Metal with elements of Thrash and Black Metal updating the sound. Taking no chances with the recording process, Liv elected to have the album produced by U.D.O. veterans Stefan Kaufmann and Fitty Weinhold. The resulting album is well-mixed and delivers the Liv Sin sound as described.

Quality songwriting is evident throughout. “The Fall” opens the album with a barrage of high tempo guitar and Liv’s wail of “Yeah” leaving no doubt the band is on a mission. “Hypocrite” and “Let Me Out” follow in rapid succession. Both deliver memorable sing-along choruses, top shelf lead and rhythm guitar work, interesting bass guitar bridges, and Liv’s powerful vocals which complement rather than dominate the music.

While the first three songs show only hints of Black Metal influence, the fourth song, “Black Souls”, is darker in tone and has a chorus anchored by classic Black Metal riffing. Other highlights include: the mid-tempo riff monster, “Godless Utopia”, the eponymous, “I’m Your Sin”, and a cover of “Immortal Sin” from Fight’s 1993 release War Of Words. The latter song, a low and slow grinder featuring guest vocals from Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes, provides a refreshing respite from the mid and high tempo pace of the album.

“Follow Me” is an album proving Liv Jagrell has plenty to sing about. It’s a quality album from start to finish and will not disappoint discerning fans of aggressive Melodic Metal.



  • Zac Halter

    Zac was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. His interest in heavy music began in the 70s with his father’s Johnny Cash albums. After cousins introduced him to Steppenwolf, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, KISS, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Johnny Cash didn’t stand a chance. The 80s were spent in full pursuit of everything Metal: searching for new music at record stores, listening to albums, studying the covers and sleeves, and attending concerts. In the 90s, he preferred Death Metal over Grunge and hosted the Death Metal Juggernaut on WUPX in Marquette, Michigan. It was advertised as the only prime time Death Metal radio show in the country.

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