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Sirenia 'Love Like Cyanide' [Single]


21/09/18 04:02PM

Well renowned Norwegian goth metal group Sirenia are back with their new single Love Like Cyanide taken from their forthcoming album Arcane Astral Aeons

Line up:

  • Emmanuelle Zoldan - Vocals
  • Morten Veland - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums

Love Like Cyanide brings a bit of a different energy from the previous album Dim Days Of Dolor. The latest single from Sirenia features Beast In Black vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos, whose strong voice really pairs well with both Morten's growls and Emmanuelle's more rocky vocal approach on this single. Yannis Papadopoulos fills in a gap and scratches an itch I've had with Sirenia, hearing a strong, clean male voice in the mix really adds to the distinctive combinations and flair that Sirenia possesses. 

While something of a departure from the more melodic, string ladden sound of the previous album Dim Days Of Dolor there are certainly a few punches pulled with Love Like Cyanide. The single combines traditional hard rock and catchy vocal melodies with pounding drums, pulsing, heavy riffs and a flavour of strings weaving in and out of the song. Morten Veland certainly knows how to make punchy, catchy singles and Love Like Cyanide does not disappoint.

8.5/10

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Synlakross 'Dark Seed' [Single]


21/09/18 10:17AM

Synlakross are a melodic death metal band from Valencia, Spain. The band formed in 2008, released their self titled demo in 2011, and later in 2013 their debut album Melodichrome. In 2015 Synlakross went on to win the Granito Rock Festival contest. The band now ramps things up for the release of their third album Malice Murder which was released this September. 

Line up:

  • Patricia Pons - Vocals
  • "Roronoa" Pablo Fuentes - Bass 
  • Iván Muñoz - Guitars 
  • Aarón Hidalgo - Guitars
  • Tiko Marínez- Drums 

Combining spoken parts, strong clean vocals with brutal growls that blow most male death metal vocalists out of the water, Patricia Pons shows ferocity and feminimity at its finest. Dark Seed is just one example of the immense sound and energy that Synlakross bring to the metal scene, with agressive pounding riffs that get stuck in my head for hours.

Synlakross bring a storm with Dark Seed and if the single is anything to go by, then the album must be a treat. This band is definitely one to watch! 

9/10

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Autumn 'Where The River Ends' [Single]


20/09/18 05:37PM

Autumn is a goth rock/metal collective from The Netherlands who are well known for the previous works as well as their continual reinvention of self from album to album. With the band working on their long-awaited follow up to their fifth album Cold Comfort, they have teased us with a fan selected new single and several lyrics from each song on their forthcoming release. 

Line up:

  • Marjan Welman - Vocals
  • Mats van der Valk - Guitars, Backing vocals
  • Jan Munnik - Piano, Synths, Samples
  • Jens van der Valk - Guitars, Backing vocals
  • Maurice van der Es - Bass guitars
  • Jan Grijpstra - Drums

Where The River Ends is a return to Autumn's dark roots, with an almost sombre, atmospheric more down tempo approach. Weaving in subtle keys and electronics to build on the feel on the song Autumn have pulled a soothing number out the bag which is pulled on by the 'tide' of Marjan Welman's vocals that flow almost like a river - the track it would seem, it aptly named. 

A wonderful return to formation from Autumn, a certainly a delightful taste from the upcoming album that shows great promise for the future.

8/10

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Author: Tayla Dickinson

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