Album Reviews

Sinith Hall – Synesthetic Perceptions

Released By : Self Released

Genre : Progressive Death Metal

Links : http://www.myspace.com/sinith_hall

Lineup:

Tom – Vocals

Eric – Guitar

Nick – Guitar

Mack – Drums

Ricky – Bass

Tracklist:

1.Synesthetic Percetions

2. The Writer

3. Desert Sands

4. Dream Sequence

5. New World

6. The Season

7. Austere

8. Ab Aeterno

9. Santosha

Well,  I’m a little bit stumped as to what I should write about this album so I’ll just start and see where we end up. I remember hearing samples of a couple of songs on SINITH HALL’S myspace page and being interested to hear what else they had to offer. Once I actually got the CD however, I couldn’t recall those samples at all, so I went into the album with no preconceived ideas on what to expect. This in itself was probably one of the reasons I enjoyed the album so much, it keeps on surprising you. From the cinematic intro all the way to the closing track, there is always something new happening.  The base sound is your typical Melodic Death Metal sound, but mixed with a lot of progressive and dare I say, even experimental passages. There is a fair reliance on keyboards throughout a decent chunk of this album, but they never seem to be intrusive, just there enough to notice. There is an even mix of clean and harsh vocals and a guest vocal spot from ANNA HITCHCOCK. I’m not familiar with her name, but she sure does a good job of breaking the album up. There is a couple of instrumental based songs on the album which highlight the strong songwriting and musical ability of the band and even a spoken word passage toward the earlier part of the album that is very haunting and I can only suggest to you to hear it with headphones on.

The other thing that struck me about this release was its professionalism. The music was recorded and master by the band themselves and they have done all the work of putting it together and promoting it. So the sonic quality may not me quite up there with the majors, but for a self-funded, self-produced album SYNESTHETIC PERCEPTIONS is definitely pro enough to deserve your attention.

If you like Death Metal that brings something different to the table, you should give these guys a shot, also much to like for prog fans too.

Written By ZeeZee

Rating : 7/10

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