Symphonic metal gives most people another scope into the world of heavy music. Many of the major names in this particular scene are where they are today as a result of their skill in combining the force and pace of metal with the angelic sounds of female vocals and orchestral instruments to make a sound of elegance but also power. A new face to symphonic metal, Sinheresy, now bring their debut EP entitled The Spiders and the Butterfly to the masses to see if they can make their mark on this vast genre.
The EP has plenty of overall strengths encompassing the entirety of the record. There’s an excellent blend of synthesisers and guitars, whilst the drums add a speedier pace to ensure the metal edge of the music. Both the male and female vocals are powerful and have those perfect operatic elements to add to the symphonic atmosphere. But quite uniquely to Sinheresy, and quite possibly the best thing about their music, is the male vocals are not simply kept in the background. Particularly in the song Merciless Game, the male vocals are considerably prominent which shows a nice, fresher side to symphonic metal.
The broadness in the tones and general sounds of songs is immensely vast. Temptation Flame and The Spiders and the butterfly are both your standard synthesiser driven anthems with big, epic chorus’ and grand solos. But then you’ve got the soft, acoustic Forever Us contrasted against the appropriately titled and near gothic When Darkness Falls which begins with a very Cradle of Filth style opening to demonstrate the possibilities of Sinheresy’s creativity.
Essentially there are no faults to this EP, other than there’s only 5 songs worth of it. Sinheresy have created a diverse and powerful piece with songs that you will have on repeat for many months to come. We honestly cannot wait for them to release a full-length album in the near future.
1. Temptation Flame
2. The Spiders and the Butterfly
3. Merciless Game
4. Forever Us
5. When Darkness Falls
Cecilia Petrini – Vocals
Stefano Sain – Vocals
Davide Sportiello – Bass Guitar
Lorenzo Pasutto – Guitar
Alex Vescovi – Drums
Daniele Girardelli – Keyboards