You know, I like Gothic Metal and Symphonic Metal. I really do. It is usually more melodious and varied than the more straightforward types of metal that are existing out there. And after a weekend of down’n’dirty metal crunch, some Symphonic band-aid to soothe my bleeding ears is a welcome change. But here I am listening to the Spanish/Norwegian Gothic Metal band of two+ Sirenia‘s latest studio album The Seventh Life Path. And already I am confused.
No doubt: The talent at work is impressive. Morten Veland founded the gig back in 2001, the multi-instrumentalist In-Chief. And Ailyn Giménez serving you with vocals since 2008. Since its inception, Sirenia produced 7 studio albums, The Seventh Life Path being the latest (get the drift..), released earlier in 2015. The music displayed on the album is complex and varied – very Gothic Metal in style with a Symphonic twist. And – unfortunately – very pop too. [...]