The twelfth full-length album by legendary German Heavy/Power Metal band.
Tradition in a new dimension! A new album for this cult band and a new success!! Sinner have been inspiring Melodic Rock and Metal fans alike for years. The gigantic success in the 80’s as albums like “Touch Of Sin” or “Coming Out Fighting” catapulted the band to the very top of the European Metal scene were followed by a creative pause, a solo album from mastermind Mat Sinner and then finally the bands’ comeback in 1993 with the album “Respect”. During the second half of the last decade, Sinner impressively attained the position at the top of the national Metal scene with releases like “Bottom Line” and “Judgement Day”. Their greatest commercial success to date was in 1998 as the band entered the German Top 100 LP charts (No. 63) with “The Nature Of Evil”. After that Sinner rocked 60000 fans as Special Guests on tour with Rock giants Deep Purple and clearly demonstrated their excellent live qualities. Deep Purple vocalist, Ian Gillan, personally thanked the guys after the tour and termed them "Best Special Guests of the Nineties".
In the line with their precedent release, "The Nature Of Evil", "The End Of Sanctuary" plants the flag of German domination over this kind of music. Before recording “The End Of Sanctuary”, the band had to be reformed as guitar player Tom Naumann was forced to leave due to health problems and drummer Fritz Randow has been touring with Saxon for some time. Sinner mastered the situation with impressive ease by recruiting ex-Thunderhead guitar beast Henry Wolter and the world-class Helloween drummer Uli Kusch who are both more than mere replacements as is clearly mirrored in the new recordings. “The End Of Sanctuary”, produced by Mat Sinner in the House Of Music Studios, shines in its structural versatility and the musical performance of the individual musicians.
Mat Sinner's voice getting better and better on each new release. Guitars riffs are definitely strong point of this album and added melodic touch.
Sinner’s music might became heavier that decade, especially with the closeness to Sinner’s Primal Fear that seemed charged and on the roll, however, the Rock N’ Roll edge that served him in the 80’s remained true and adamant to the bone! These kinds of records of true dedication inspire!!
Nuclear Blast Records, 2000 (NB 471-2). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Signed, Sealed And Delivered 3:25
2. Blood Relations 3:42
3. The End Of Sanctuary 5:38
4. Pain In Your Neck 5:47
5. Edge Of The Blade 4:32
6. The Prophecy 4:04
7. Destiny 6:40
8. Congress Of Deceit 4:07
9. Heavy Duty 3:14
10. Night Of The Wolf 6:37
11. Broken World 5:34
12. Hand Of The Saint 3:29
Total playing time: 56:49