United State

United State

by Brand New Sin
     
 

Now five albums in, Syracuse, New York-based hard rock band Brand New Sin may not be brand-new anymore, but the group has matured and consolidated the stylistic innovations introduced on earlier discs with United State. The musicians quickly demonstrate an ability to come close to heavy metal on the raging opener, "The Lord CameSee more details below

Overview

Now five albums in, Syracuse, New York-based hard rock band Brand New Sin may not be brand-new anymore, but the group has matured and consolidated the stylistic innovations introduced on earlier discs with United State. The musicians quickly demonstrate an ability to come close to heavy metal on the raging opener, "The Lord Came Down," and in subsequent songs they bring out mammoth riffs built on lockstep drumming, the better to please headbangers everywhere. But even at the beginning, there's more going on here. Singer Kris Wiechmann has a gruff voice that cuts through the instruments to express anger ("I know you better than you know yourself," he claims in "Know Yourself"), sometimes self-directed ("I wallow in self-disdain," he confesses in "Infamous"). Meanwhile, the music becomes more varied and ambitious, with a country blues arrangement of acoustic guitar and slide given to "Rotten as Hell." It gradually becomes clear that these are musicians who know their way around the classic rock repertoire, especially including the Rolling Stones and the Who, and are able to suggest developments from such ancestors. By the time they conclude with a cover of the AC/DC Back in Black track "What Do You Do for Money Honey," their sense of rock history has been established. The obvious question is why a band this good that's on its fifth album isn't better known by now. There may be no figuring such a conundrum, but Brand New Sin's musical progress continues apace on United State, and it's past time that more people knew about it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2011
Label:
Goomba Music Llc
UPC:
0769623139923
catalogNumber:
1399
Rank:
168852

Tracks

  1. The Lord Came Down  -  Brand New Sin
  2. Know Yourself  -  Brand New Sin
  3. All My Wheels  -  Brand New Sin
  4. Rotten As Hell  -  Brand New Sin
  5. Elbow Grease  -  Brand New Sin
  6. Infamous  -  Brand New Sin
  7. Group of Five  -  Brand New Sin
  8. Your Song and Dance  -  Brand New Sin
  9. Goddess of War  -  Brand New Sin
  10. The Cup and the Lip  -  Brand New Sin
  11. Bed of Nails  -  Brand New Sin
  12. Travel Well  -  Brand New Sin
  13. What Do You Do For Money Honey  -  Brand New Sin
  14. Glory Days  -  Brand New Sin
  15. Sad Wings  -  Brand New Sin
  16. The Wizard  -  Brand New Sin

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brand New Sin   Primary Artist
Heather Jones   Vocals
Kris Wiechmann   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Chuck Kahl   Bass,Group Member
Ron Keck   Percussion
Kevin Dean   Drums,Group Member
Emmett Van Slyke   Dobro
Ronnie Dark   Background Vocals,Hammond B3
Tommy Matkowski   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ozzy Osbourne   Composer
Brian Johnson   Composer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Tony Iommi   Composer
Mike Rafferty   Composer
Angus Young   Composer
Bill Ward   Composer
Brand New Sin   Composer,Producer
Joe Altier   Composer
Chuck Kahl   Composer
Ken Dunham   Composer
Ron Keck   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Mastering
Derek Yackel   Engineer
Billy White   Artwork
Joe Sweet   Composer
Ronnie Dark   Producer
Pete Merluzzi   Executive Producer,Management
Tim King   Producer
Brian Azzoto   Composer
Dunham Wiechmann   Composer

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