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Down By My Sins / Press

“Down By My Sins..... a multi-faceted New York City group influenced by NWOBHM and European power-metal bands backed up by orchestras, which explains the grander-themed lyrical content. The positive energy of Down By My Sins is undeniable passion that the forms a fiery and powerful musical performance by anyone's standards, is undoubtedly the grandiose-anchor of Down By My Sins.”

Mia Wu - Reverb Nation

“Review of DOWN BY MY SINS Live Show Under the auspices of a full moon, Down By My Sins arrives at a venue whose disturbingly generic, industrial name ominously sets the stage for the Dark Age sonorifics. For the good people of Empire City who arrived early, that clear, bright evening bestowed an extra healthy double-dose of concept-oriented metal. After a brief pitstop, our fellow sinners, being Rocker Al on Battle-Axe, Greg Swanson the Vox ,Pete Malvese on Infrasonics, and Pat Squid on Batterie, proceeded to deliver us all into visions of blood-soaked battlefields of medieval violence, the savage, yet fitting demise of a Roman emperor-despot, and a brutally realistic introspection into the self defeating machinations of our own human folly. Down By My Sins strolled onto the stage with the confidence of a band whose time has come and played as if they were filling a stadium with tidal waves of furious magnificence.”

“A review of the metal band Down By My Sins performance, On first inspection, a soundcheck. Whether referential to the purposeful event- What matters is that it happened. The constituency is as basic as animal survival: guitar, bass, drums and the voice. Lurking ears are sparse, but present and waiting. Upon further inspection, details begin to emerge... With a solid understanding of what makes balls-to-the-wall metal, "Rocker Al" as he prefers to be called, is a natural-born showman of the classic guitar-god mold while still managing to maintain a warm, affable, Everyman composure. Interspersed with the tried and true rock guitar leads is an exploratory hold and sample technique on his travels up the fretboard, punctuated by an occasional high register burst, a distinguishing characteristic. This and his steady, persistent crunch provides the red-hot engine which drives the concept-oriented framework of Down By My Sins.”

Luis Alarcon - Reverb Nation

“OFFICIAL DOWN BY MY SINS PRESS RELEASE Think ‘Screamin' for Vengeance album,’ meets " Painkiller" and some of metal's greatest classic recordings come to mind. But in the realm of metal, it's been a long time since there was a band that has managed to balance thought-provoking lyrics with metallic thunder. Since 2007, DOWN BY MY SINS has been one of New York City's premier power metal bands, playing such instant classics such as ‘Dragon Slayer of the Apocalypse’, 'Fighting the Vicious Mongol Hordes of Genghis Khan"' 'Medieval Violence,' and arena-rocking anthems such as “We Don't Know," “World Denial,” and “The Curse of the Roman Legions". To get a taste of DOWN BY MY SINS go to http://www.youtube.com/downbymysins http://www.myspace.com/downbymysins1 http://www.facebook.com/downbymysins http://www.twitter.com/dow”