How on earth I have missed out on this band up to know remains a mystery. Right from the start this band reminded me of Shotgun Symphony, a band whose first album I bought upon it’ s release. Yet for Serenity this is already their fourth album since their creation in 2004.
And just like the first Shotgu Symphony album, I was immediately captivated by this album. Their symphonic metal is played on world class level. What also works very well are the dual vocals by Clémentine Delauney and Georg Neuhauser. It’s striking how good their English is for Austrians. This is music that would surely please Sonata Arctica fans, but fans of Avantasia or Kamelot should also give this a listening. And if, like me, you liked the first Shotgun Symphony album, you should also give this a try. I will go searching for their earlier work I guess.