To look at Sirenia these days is like reliving the events around Leaves’ Eyes all over again. If you remember: Out rocketed Liv Kristine earlier this year and in came the Goth Chick from the East. And it was lightning fast with – apparently – no prior notice to the victim in this play of villains. In the context of Sirenia, it is Aylin Gimenez getting the boot in a tearing hurry. Aylin actually stayed longest with the band as female fronts go. In the past all leads left after an album or so, stating a variety of reasons. Kind of sounds like the infamous divorce excuse in the US called irreconcilable differences.
Well, we will never know what the truth really is or was, but I do see a pattern. Similar things happened with Nightwish, for example. Twice actually, once when Tarja Turunen got dismissed and the second time when the band forced Anette Olzon out into the cold. I am not sure what is wrong with the people skills of some of these guys. But hey, this kind of rough treatment seems to be the modus operandi in this genre. [...]