Label: Massacre Records
Review by Tony Cannella
Not to be confused with the female fronted Italian metal band of the same name, THIS Silent Opera hails from France and were formed in 2007. In 2010 this symphonic power/death metal band released their inaugural EP, “Act One”. Now the band is signed to Massacre and the release of their full-length debut (“Reflections”) is upon us.
The first thing about “Reflections” that got my attention was the duel male/female vocals utilized by Silent Opera. Laura Laborde’s vocals are very much in the operatic range whilst Steven Shriver uses the death metal style of singing. Next, Silent Opera combines dramatic classy epic style numbers with more aggressive, thrashy material, their ability to do that with conviction is a testament to the diversity of the band. I may be wrong here but musically, the band strikes me as somewhat theatrical and cinematic as well. Continue reading »
In exclusive for Femme Metal Webzine, Italian Symphonic Metal band SILENT OPERA unveils the new logo band, read the statement below for more infos :
“Today we’re proud to show you the new Silent Opera logo; new shape and new meaning: new album, new concept, new stories to tell! There are many news coming that we’ll reveal weekly. Keep following us!” Continue reading »
Review by Luisa Mercier
“Silent Siren” is a multifaceted album, but how could it be otherwise when so many disparate personalities and influences are involved in the Underhill project? It features vocals by Martina Astner (from symphonic metal legends Therion) and MC Coppa (Marvin Hay, whose vocals have shown up in many different contests ranging from drum’n'bass to dubstep, and hip-hop) and music written by Dean Rodell, Ivan Shopov and Tim Elliot.
In the first three songs alone, trip-hop, dubstep, lounge and ska music surface, but they often are mixed together therefore to label the exact style is even more a challenge. This trend is found throughout the album, as shown by tracks like “Black Sun Butterfly”, which is equally influenced by dubstep and ska. “Night Lines” opens the album with a polished instrumental of downtempo music before vocals appear in “Blind”, which is easily compared to a Portishead ballad. You might hear influences of an myth like Dead Can Dance in the ethnic-dark atmospheres of “My Shadow” . The quintet are closer to noise on a couple of occasions (“Civil Lies” and “Creator”), and “Silent Siren” includes also heavier tracks, such as the gloomy “Rivers of Hades” and drum’n'bass based “Solace”. Variety is not something that is missed on “Silent Siren”, but I found that the album is a bit too long and may result boring on the long term. Continue reading »
Italian Symphonic Metal band SILENT OPERA offers 3 more EXCLUSIVE STILLS from the upcoming videoclip “Symphony of Time”
In exclusive for Femme Metal Webzine, Italian Symphonic Metal band SILENT OPERA offers some stills from the upcoming videoclip “Symphony of Time” that will be released on February. As always we recommend to follow and like the band on Facebook for update.
This week director and guitarist Rain (you can see him pictured in the backstage) introduce for us the next stills releasing the following statement : Continue reading »
Italian Symphonic Metal band SILENT OPERA offers exclusive stills from the upcoming videoclip “Symphony of Time”
In exclusive for Femme Metal Webzine, Italian Symphonic Metal band SILENT OPERA offers some stills from the upcoming videoclip “Symphony of Time” that will be released on February. Every week, from today, the band through the webzine will publish more material and unveil more infos about the videoclip. As always we recommend to follow and like the band on Facebook for update.
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