S is for Sirenia (Ailyn)
"Sirenia is a gothic/symphonic metal band from Stavanger, Norway, created after Morten Veland left Tristania. The band uses melodic instrumentals, synthesizers, and distorted guitars with female vocals, male death vocals, clean male vocals, a choir and violins. The lyrics are concerned with human existence, emotion, and mental states".
Sirenia - Ailyn @ Masters of Rock 2012
My most listened albums of the past 6 months - last.fm
Symphonic Metal - An A-Z of Epic Songs - Playlist - Part II
I made this at the weekend - some of my favourite symphonic metal songs in languages other than English, in a short album-length Spotify playlist.
Here’s the tracklist:
New picture of Ailyn from the Perils of the Deep Blue photoshoot by Tom Knudsen
Sirenia - Perils of the Deep Blue - "Life is a tragic masquerade, A bitter serenade, a feeble parade. Life is the funeral of dreams, There is no way to redeem All we lost in this scene. Life is just a funeral march Grievance and despair at large."
This is the best this band has sounded since At Sixes and Sevens, and there’s so many incredibly rich songs here. On top of that, Ailyn’s vocals have definitely improved (though they were great before).
Top songs: My Destiny Coming To Pass, The Funeral March, Profound Scars, A Blizzard is Storming