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- Symphonies Of Death - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars

Symphonies Of Death

Symphonies Of Death
(self-released - 2007)

The Finnish In Silentio Noctis is a band formed by singer Armi Päivinen and guitarist Elisas Vihma who teamed up for this demo with Raikku Tuomikanto and Jukka Hoffren.
They kick off with From Beyond and soon their musical direction is clear - symphonic metal with a black metal touch and angelic vocals. The song offers fast parts, mid-paced ones, parts which are dominated by guitar riffs while at times the keyboard takes over. In my opinion Armi's vocals are a bit one-dimensional... Funereal Verses shows their melodic black metal roots better then the opener, even if the slower passages are more based in symphonic metal and so the keyboard is as important for their sound as the guitar riffing. And with Portrait Of A Devil they come to an end, but a keyboard - sounds a bit like a spinet - leads you into this tune. While the music varies the vocals are quite the same. The music varies in speed and swings between symphonic and melodic black metal while the vocals are operatic and so are a bit limited. I miss some more powerful backing vocals... The backings In Silentio Noctis use are also sung in high notes. But this is probably more my personal taste then something to criticize... Check them out and make up your mind!

7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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