Power of Metal.dk Review

Inner Silence
Style: Female fronted metal
Release date: 25 January, 2013
Playing time: 46:13

Another band from Germany, a country where metal has always been rather popular. This time a female-fronted band, which in Germany is not a common phenomenon. In 2010 they released the EP 'Beyond the Dark' and now their debut album is a fact. Their music is a mix of gothic, progressive- and melodic power metal with a few heavier parts.

Fortunately Natalie doesn't sing with an opera voice, which at least makes them different from those gothic female fronted bands. Occasionally Thomas Knauer passes by with a few grunts and in combination with Natalie that sounds very nice. The songs are also well arranged and have some fine melodies.

Thomas Knauer and Markus Herz support the tracks with some nice breaks and riffs, not all very original, but very effective. If I have to be critical, I could conclude that the band isn't really original and that there are a lot other bands that play the same kind of style. But there isn't a bad track on the album and it listens away very easy. This is an album I could listen to regularly, without bore. A song like "Satin and Silk" is heavy, catchy, aggressive and comforting all together and the melodic guitar solo in "Too Late" is very nice. There is just one thing, I don't hope they will put the keys even more in front of the mix on the next album. Now they still keep a kind of heaviness.

If you want a combination of Edenbridge, Delain, Within Temptation and Epica with a few modern influences, you found it.

01. Faceless
02. Forlorn
03. Inner Silence
04. In my Hands
05. Swallow
06. Satin and Silk
07. Mirror Soul
08. Too Late
09. Beyond the Dark
10. Demorilized
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 23 January, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/envinya