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SYNNOVE - SYNNOVE E.P. (*NEW-CD, 2005, Soundmass)

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SYNNOVE - SYNNOVE E.P. (*NEW-CD, 2005, Soundmass)

“Hailing from Australia comes a brand new band called Synnöve. Comprised of four members, one of which is an ex-Virgin Black member, the band unleashes a 29 minute EP full of brutal metal mixing atmospheric black, death, doom and goth. For those of you who perked up upon hearing the Virgin Black name, yes, there are some obvious Virgin Black influences here… However, the majority of this disc is much heavier, most times faster and leaning much heavier on extreme black and death-ish vocals than Virgin Black does. Synnöve spends most of their time around mid-paced styled metal with crushing guitars and extreme vocals mixed with male and female clean vocals. So, for those of you who kinda dig Virgin Black, but wish they’d go for a heavier, more extreme style, this might be just what you’re looking for. They have the painted faces, the dark artwork, the heavy reliance on keyboards and the long, long songs… I’m really impressed by this band and I can’t wait to see how they progress on future albums. The band brings the complete package with high quality music, solid vocals, above average production, well-written, spiritually-centered lyrics and superb packaging… Despite some disappointments in recent years, this is proof that metal from Australia can still be worth your time.” -The Whipping Post

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