There are no flashy special effects, no elaborate costumes to tell the story. Kim and crew let the music do the talking and it’s all the scarier for it.
Who says death metal guitars can’t have a power metal singer? The band Sinergy combines the melodic arsenal of power metal and the soaring vocals of Kim Goss with the razor edge riffing of melodic death metal we’ve all come to know and love from Children of Bodom. That explosive combination is highlighted in spades on “Midnight Madness” from the band’s sophomore album, To Hell And Back.
“Midnight Madness” tells the tale of a vampire from the first person. The insatiable hunger for blood upon waking and unlike some before it, the narrator wholly embraces exactly what she is. There are no major flashy special effects, no elaborate costumes to tell the story. Kim and crew let the music do the talking and it’s all the scarier for it.
Speaking of the music, the musicianship is absolutely flawless. Pounding drums and a driving bassline propel the entire experience, highlighted by Alexi and Roope’s acrobatic guitar work with Kim’s “Tarja Turunen meets Doro Pesch” vocal power.
Of special note on the guitar solo is Alexi performing what has been called the “hands without shadows” technique. Made famous by Michael Angelo Batio, it involves playing a section with your hand under the neck like normal, rapidly flipping it over the neck and then returning. You truly have to see it to believe it!
While Sinergy as a band is no more, virtually everything they have ever put out is musical gold. Doubly so if you are a fan of Children of Bodom or operatic female vocalists in the vein of Warlock. As always, hang onto your face because anything with the “Wild Child” is going to be a shredfest! \m/
Kimberly Goss – Vocals
Alexi Laiho – Guitars
Roope Latvala – Guitars
Marco Hietala – Bass
Tommi Lillman – Drums