Songs For The Sinners" pretty much catches the band’s course where it had stopped with their previous release "The Dying Daylights" (2003). Without being too different sonically there are signs of progress especially if you get to listen to the album several times . The quite dark atmosphere is often enriched with female vocals (very good ones I have to say) stuck nicely on the refrains (even taking the lead some times) and other "details" (some keyboard solos, a cello etc).
Leppaluoto’s voice is once again dominant and it is easy to be attracted to it. The production helps to the maximum while the album’s duration (less than 45 minutes) helps the listener to absorb the album in one breath.
All in all "Songs For The Sinners" is a fine example of how the big boys of Gothic music stand their ground.