Sinergy-To Hell And Back - Nuclear Blast 2000 - Reviewed by IcedMojo
1. The Bitch Is Back! 2. Midnight Madness 3. Lead Us To War 4. Laid To Rest 5. Gallowmere 6. Return To The Fourth World 7. Last Escape 8. Wake Up In Hell 9. Hanging On The Telephone
The Greatest Band to come out of Finland. Fronted by Kimberly Goss (former keyboardist, and back up vocalist of Dimmu Borgir, also of Nuclear Blast) and joined by such magnificent talents such as guitarist (and Husband) Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom) and former member and Cofounder Jesper Strömblad (In Flames), Sinergy proves that a woman can and should be more than just some cheesy back-up singer or just a face in the crowd.
The second of 3 Nuclear Blast releases, To Hell And Back is a true masterpiece in every sense of that word. As far as sound, the only way I can classify the group is an in-your-face power metal with a taste of what an 80s metal sounds. If you don't own this CD, then let me ask why? You only like the "Hair metal" of the eighties. Guess what? you need to check out "Hanging On The Telephone." So you want a softer spoken ballad. Damn, got that too. It is called "Laid To Rest." You need something fast to get your adrenaline pumping, check out "Lead Us To War." Now, you see, there is something for everyone.
Kimberly can cover all spectrums of the power sound, so what is your excuse for not running out and getting a copy of it now? To much? I have found it for as cheap as $8. This is, in my opinion, the most solid, and greatest showcase of Sinergy's talents in one record. Check it out for Kimberly's vocal abilities if nothing else. You won't be sorry, guaranteed.
I put this in my top 10 of all time.
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