Sinistro

Sinistro
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2017
Genre

Doom

Country

Portugal

Biography

There’s no been no shortage of captivating new releases this year but the Portuguese doom outfit Sinistro is arguably one of the biggest surprises of the past twelve months. Their album ‘Semente’ takes a novel approach to the genre. Riffs of solid concrete are mitigated by blurry triphop elements reminiscent of vintage Portishead, creating an atmosphere of desolation fit for an apocalyptic metropolitan landscape. The band’s centrepiece is female vocalist Patricia Andrade who, incidentally, is also a famous actress in Portugal. Andrade’s sultry but powerful fado-inspired voice conveys the ‘saudade’ of her home country and will melt any tough guy’s heart on the spot. (#GMM17)