1. Domino
2. Star Dome
3. Without a Reason
4. My Only Faith
5. Unspoken Words
6. Under Your Skin
7. The Island of Salt and Grass
8. Ocean of Deception
9. Believe
10. …Another Life

Cecilia Petrini – Vocals
Stefano Sain – Vocals
Davide Sportiello – Bass Guitar
Lorenzo Pasutto – Guitars
Alex Vescovi – Drums
Daniele Girardelli – Keyboards

The Spider and the Butterfly (2012)

Paint the World (2013)


Drums, keyboards and guitars recorded at Zolfo Studio (Udine, Italy) May 2016
Engineered by Gabriele Gritti
Bass and vocals recorded at 16th Cellar Studio (Rome, Italy) April 2016
Engineered by Stefano Morabito
Mixed at 16th Cellar Studio (Rome, Italy) June 2016
Mixed by Stefano Morabito
Mastered at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki, Finland) June 2016
Mastered by Mika Jussila
Cover art by Jan "Örkki" Yrlund

Released 2017-04-07
Reviewed 2017-04-10


scarlet records

Last time around Sinheresy painted the world in a bright and colourful way, now four years later they are back with a darker album called Domino. The Italians have surely taken their time but I am not so sure that they have really taken any real steps forward, this new album is solid and well made but I still think that the predecessor was better, perhaps much because of its more colourful disposition. I liked their previous album but I also criticised them for being a little too cautious with their songs, they could have let go of the reins a bit more.

And the same can be said about this one, it is the same female fronted symphonic metal with some progressive undertones etc. There are some male vocals for good measure and it is rather obvious that a Finnish band called Nightwish inspires them. The album could have had a bit more depth but the production is modern and attractive, as are the vocals but the cover artwork is nowhere near as nice as the predecessor’s. And the same can be said about the music that is less colourful than the debut album but will still appeal to the band’s fans.

It is a good album, it presses the right buttons etc. and they even keep the playing time sensible. I like it. But I also have to criticise the fact that they aren’t really brave enough to really stand out, their previous album was good enough to be interesting without standing out and the brighter colour scheme also helped. This doesn’t have any standout moments and I can’t help feeling that they should have dared a bit more and been a bit less cautious. A hit song would have helped as well.

A step back compared with what came before but still a solid effort, they show that they are a good band with some great musical skills. They just need to let go a bit more and let their creativity roam more freely if they really want to make something that will stand out in this already saturated genre. Domino is really difficult to write much about, it is good but doesn’t really do much for me. More bravery would have raised this album several levels.




Label: Scarlet Records
Three similar bands: Nightwish/Within Temptation/Epica
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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