Tuesday, March 24, 2015

REVIEW : SINNERS MOON / Atlantis (2015)

Sinners Moon was founded by guitarist & composer LukeN in 2010. After the addition of singer Martina, LukeN started to work on a few songs, in 2011. Again, there were a few line-up changes and in 2012 they started to rehearse new songs along with some older stuff and they made few shows with line up Andrea - vocals, Derick - growl, Jarthuusen - keyboards, LukeN -guitars, Viktor - Bass & Matej -drums.

Again, and due to some personal issues, the band had some line-up changes. Meanwhile, they found a new female singer, Andrea's replacement, Simona, who was singing with another band that time. She decided to join Sinners Moon, and, also, recorded all album vocals, and fitted into the band perfectly.

Composer & lyricist Lukáš Navrátil tells about the album: "Album itself keeps the message of hope, lost & found, from my point of view as a composer but it might be possible to find another different meanings as you listen to it song by song".

After a couple of spins of "Atlantis", I have to say that like it a lot. It's melodic, it's heavy, it's epic and it, also, has a theatrical vibe in it. All of the songs here are well-written, well-performed and even the music here refers to bands such as Nightwish, Sonata Arctica and Evanescence, at the end achieve to leave a sweet taste in your ears. Another very interesting thing is the switching between the high-pitched vocals of Simona and some 'brutal' and aggressive vocals. The guitar parts are, in some parts, impressive, big and grandiose and that's a good thing for a guitar freak like me!! Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica) appears as a guest singer for "My Servant", which is a real highlight from "Atlantis".  Lukáš Navrátil tells about this : "Since I was composing the song I had his voice in my head but still couldn't really imagine him to sing it. But I was kinda "stubborn kid" in that and now I see it was worth it. After a while he accepted to be the part of the song. It really means something huge to me as a fan of him and Sonata Arctica".

All in all, this is an extremely interesting release that can't be unnoticed by any fan of the modern female fronted Epic-Power-Symphonic Metal sound. Highly recommended! 
Rating : 7,5 / 10 

Track Listing :  
Inner Demons
Memento Mori
Pray For The Child
Falls Of The Neverland
My Servant (Feat. Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica)
Fly To The Moon
Dark Episode
Sinners Moon
Upon A Star

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