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  SORRONIA
'Words Of Silence'
(Bakerteam Records)
Release Date: 28th October 2013


Ian Sutherland

ian sutherland



soronnia

Female fronted Metal bands are an established Metal sub-genre in parts of mainland Europe and over the last ten years have broken through to the mainstream with the success of Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica and others.

The appeal of this kind of dark, melodic and often symphonic take on Metal seems to be growing and new bands are popping up everywhere.

Sorronia are a Hungarian five piece who have placed themselves firmly in the genre with 'Words Of Silence', their debut album. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of ambition here, they have gone the whole hog with specially commissioned artwork and a suitably moody video up on YouTube already for 'Enemy Of Yourself'.

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Thankfully all their ambition is backed up by some very impressive music. They have a melodic, almost understated sound with plenty of keyboards in evidence which work together with the guitar to create the melodies and colours and textures in their sound, often working beautifully together.

Vocally singer Anna Kiraly is at the lighter end of the female vocal spectrum, offering a mellow, ethereal style rather than any operatic leanings, with the band being left to add the drama to the song's genre typical stories of love, loss and tragedy.

'Fallen Angel' surprises with it's unexpected spoken word sections amongst the gothic Metal stylings, 'Leave It Behind' gives the album some extra energy with some double bass drum bursts and a really nice guitar solo while 'Enemy Of Yourself' does the quiet verse big chorus thing quite well.

My favourite track here though is 'My Eternal Land' with it's slow build, chugging guitar and memorable chorus, hopefully a direction their songwriting will follow on the next album.

Verdict: I really warmed to this album after a few plays. It shows a lot of promise and despite the production leaving the sound somewhat underpowered the bands penchant for adding melodic hooks and choruses to their tales from the gothic side shone through. Well worth checking out if you are a fan of femme Metal or just like your Metal dark but very melodic.

Sorronia are:

Anna Király - vocals
István Biró - keyboards
László "Hümér" Szabó - guitars
László Ollós - bass guitars
Kristóf Vízi - drums

Online:
https://www.facebook.com/SorroniaOfficial
https://myspace.com/sorroniaofficial
https://twitter.com/SorroniaBand




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23.9.13







WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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