BAND/AUTHOR:

SERPENTYNE

(UNITED KINGDOM)

TITLE:
ANGELS OF THE NIGHT (2019)
LABEL:
AUTRE LABEL
GENRE:
MELODIC METAL

"Between folk and symphonic metal, Serpentyne signs a strong work that should delight fans of this mix of genres."
NOISE - 17.02.2020 - (0) minds from our readers - (0) comment(s)
4/5
We left Serpentyne five years ago with a nice folk album tinged with medieval and Celtic influences. Since then, the English line-up has changed: only the singer Pamela Pecko Smith is still there. And the musical style has evolved with a good dose of symphonic metal added to the folk base.

Composed of 11 tracks, the album is a perfect balance between symphonic metal and folk, carried by Pamela's pure and angelic voice which oscillates with freshness and class between an opera style worthy of a Tarja and a heavier tone. If the colour is more metal, the band hasn't become a copy of the greats of the genre. It keeps its personality and its folk side often stands out with the hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and keyboard, giving a rich and varied disc with titles that highlight either one side or the other for a mastered result.

When the band plays symphonic and metal, he delivers punchy tracks with effective heavy solos always melodic. In this idea 'Away From The World', 'Lady Serpentine', 'Angel Of The Night', 'Lady MacBeth' and 'Salvation' are successes with a cinematographic and epic side often put forward. There are choruses and a certain dark atmosphere, like a story told in music.

Folk is not just accessory: it adds a nice touch to the heavy tracks and the band excels in this genre on several occasions. Sung by bassist Nigel Middleton, 'Bring On The Storm' and 'Seven Signs' are successful songs with a beautiful medieval feel. Sung by Pamela, 'Aphrodite' and 'Boudicca' are fresh and light with beautiful folk melodies and choirs. Finally 'The Call Of The Banshee' is a pagan folk with a superb dark side and a soul that sends us straight into the old Celtic legends.

"Angels Of The Night" is a success. Serpentyne shows himself inspired and at ease in a heavier way. Between folk and symphonic, he signs a strong work that should delight fans of this mix of genres.

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SIMILAR BANDS:
STILLE VOLK, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, DEAD CAN DANCE

TRACK LISTING:
01. Away from the World - 4:30
02. Angel of the Night - 4:51
03. Lady Serpentyne - 6:24
04. Follow Me - 3:36
05. Lady Macbeth - 5:01
06. Bring on the Storm - 4:06
07. Aphrodite - 4:17
08. Salvation - 3:40
09. Seven Signs - 3:44
10. Boudicca - 5:03
11. The Call of the Banshee - 3:40


LINEUP:
John Haithwaite: Batterie
Lee Willmer: Guitares
Meggie-beth Sand: Chant
Nigel Middleton: Chant / Basse
Vaughan Grandin: Chant / Cornemuse
Anthar Kharana: Chant / Invité / Percussions
Gerard Vaughan: Invité / Hurdy Gurdy
Mark Jenkins: Claviers / Invité


TAGS:
Celtic, Epic, Folk, Melancholic, Symphonic, Female voice, Chorus
 
 
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