Third full-length release from Sweden’s female-fronted SISTER SIN, Now and Forever, is a slab of ’80s metal anthems in the tradition of MOTORHEAD, MÖTLEY CRÜE and ACCEPT. The band’s sound is led by singer Liv Jagrell’s raspy, lusty vocals, a pounding rhythm section, anthemic gang chants and blistering guitar leads. Even though Sister Sin has a familiar sound, they aren’t retro for retro’s sake. They possess a true ’80s metal spirit and attitude with a raucous, rebellious and highly infectious sound. The first comparison to Liv’s vocals that you’ll notice is Doro Pesch, maybe with a touch of Lee Aaron and Sebastian Bach as well. Her tough as nails vocal range and rocking attitude proves that she has more balls than most of her male counterparts. ‘End of the Line’ starts with a classic-sounding ACCEPT riff combined with some layered melodic vocal harmonies and anthemic gang chants. ‘Fight Song’ really shows the band’s fighting spirit beginning with a classic Crüe riff and a hardy-shouted “Fuck You!” while ‘In it for Life,’ with its punk-driven riff, bashing cymbals and a fast-paced rhythm section makes its mark. On CD closer ‘Morning After,’ Liv’s delicate and melodic voice mixed with the piano takes on a solemn and melancholic mood before the rest of the band kicks in for an explosive, dramatic finale. There’s some great, straight-forward ass-kicking ’80s rock on Now And Forever and Sister Sin is out to prove they can stir some shit up.