Music Reviews: Symphonic Metal

Within Temptation: The Silent Force
Stream of Passion (SoP): Embrace the Storm

 

 This music is  less technically focused than the virtuosic progressive groups, this is music about feelings, the human experience, the shadow-self, desire, passion, meaning and beauty.

Symphonic Metal has a Goth influence, provides an intense, even overwhelming, experience; . music that could be described as:
 * intense, emotional, pushing the range of emotion/experience, interesting lyrics
 * poignant
 * sensitive -  beautiful
 * epic sounding
 * dark and brooding
 * stormy or melancholy (undercurrent)

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Read my reviews:

Within Temptation: The Silent Force

Stream of Passion (SoP): Embrace the Storm

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