ssSHEENss are a band from Finland, that plays a mixture of hardcore punk. garage and classic rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Strapping Stallions" which will be released in October by Soulseller Records.
A very distorted garage punk sound starts off the album along with some of the heaviness of metal before adding in melodic vocals along with some back up shouts and after awhile old school punk rock solos and leads become a part of the bands musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with some aggressive screams and on the second track they do a cover of ZZ Top's "Concrete And Steel" and they also take the 70's classic rock influence and bring it in some of their original tracks as well which also brings a stoner vibe to their musical sound at times.
As the album progresses prog and psychedelic sounding synths can be heard in some of the songs along with some aggressive vocals that bring in the heaviness of death metal at times and on the tracks utilizes a small amount of robotic vocals and they also do a cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" before closing the album wit h one of their own original songs.
ssSHEENss bring in a great amount of energy with their musical sound taking the heaviness of metal, the rawness of punk and garage and the melody of classic and gothic rock to create a sound of their own, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover real life themes.
In my opinion ssSHEENss are a very great sounding mixture of hardcore punk, stoner, garage and and classic rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Concrete And Steel" "Wolf Street Blues" "Let's Explode" and "Saigan". 8 out of 10.