Posts Tagged ‘The 69 Eyes’

Review by Jeff Maki
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Sister Sin had a fairly successful 13-year career, which saw the Swedish hard rockers sell thousands of records and play all over the world, including the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where we interviewed vocalist Liv Sin (read here), who also stakes claim as one of Revolver’s “Hottest Chicks in Metal.” When Sister Sin unexpectedly called it quits in 2015, Liv Sin—the band—was born. And what a rebirth it is. Follow Me sees Liv transforming into full-on-metal, while channeling the classic sound from the late ’80s and early ’90s.

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69eyes-XReview by Jeff Maki
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Sadly, with with no more Type O Negative or Ramones, and with fellow countrymen HIM seemingly going through the motions over the course of its past few albums, The 69 Eyes’ 10th album, appropriately titled X, can go a long way in filling this musical void left of leather wearing goth ‘n’ rollers, while chasing plenty of tail along the way. (more…)

The_69_Eyes_DevilsThough Finland’s The 69 Eyes have been around for some time, they have only recently gotten U.S. exposure, played their first show here earlier this year. Sure the band may look like Misfits wannabes, but their music is damn good. This band uses their image as a marketing tool, but its not about looks.  (more…)

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Review by Greg Maki

It had been a while since I had encountered a gathering of goths like I did at the Recher Theatre this night. Then again, there weren’t too many of them, as the venue was only about half full (which wasn’t bad for a Monday night). All I could think about was how miserable these kids must have been outside in the 98-degree heat as they waited to get inside.

Due to personal scheduling issues, I missed the first band of the evening, Night Kills the Day. I arrived minutes before Fair to Midland took the stage. The band, which is signed to System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian’s Serjical Strike imprint, played a high-energy set hopping from genre to genre seemingly by the minute. Singer Darroh Sudderth was so manic that he seemed on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Keyboardist Matt Langley is the band’s strongest asset, bringing beauty to an often chaotic sound. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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The 69 Eyes, the self-proclaimed “Helsinki Vampires,” certainly look dangerous in their Misfits-like black leather and makeup. But take away the Sisters of Mercy-inspired goth overtones and we’re left with rather innocuous hard rock packed with hooks that virtually scream out for heavy rotation on your local rock radio station—not that there’s anything wrong with that. (more…)