SHIN TO SHIN
"SHIN TO SHIN"
A389 RECORDINGS

SHIN TO SHIN is the side project of Aaron Melnick, who is best known as the lead
guitarist in Hardcore legends
INTEGRITY. He later went on to form the band IN COLD
BLOOD
with his brother Leon in the '90's. SHIN TO SHIN plays off of all of Alan's
influences from being part of the Hardcore scene in Cleveland and lays down the
Hardcore elements as the foundation of the bands sound. From there on he builds up on
that by infusing elements of Death Metal, Grindcore & even some Punk from time to
times. He takes some elements of the mid 90's European Death Metal scene and melts
them together with mid '90's American Hardcore. There is definitely a strong Hardcore
sound that runs straight through each song. I love all the killer Hardcore breakdowns,
change ups and tempo changes that are in the songs. The Metal influences come more in
the form of the guitar work, which pulls from not only Death Metal, but Thrash Metal as
well. The vocals are mostly done in a mid ranged Hardcore meets Thrash Metal scream /
growl style with some lower ended Death growls as well as some melodic Hardcore
vocals. They also add in a lot of my favorite, the Hardcore chant / scream alongs. Alan
has written all the music in the band to date as well as played all the instruments, minus
the drums. He also did the lead recording and mixing of the material in the studio. This is
one killer Hardcore / Metal crossover album that will surely pull in many fans from both
genres. No surprise as to how great this album is coming from someone who has been
such a huge part of the music scene!!! Fans of
IN COLD BLOOD, INTEGRITY, BOLT
THROWER, SICK OF IT ALL, GRAVE
& ASPHYX should check this out!!!