Out of Connection

1. What Makes Us Human
2. Out Of Connection
3. Zero One
4. Facts, Words, Sand, Stone
5. Immortals
6. Absolution
7. Break The Surface
8. Shallow
9. Blood Like Water
10. The Circle

Cecilia Petrini – Vocals
Stefano Sain – Vocals
Lorenzo Pasutto – Guitars
Davide Sportiello – Bass Guitar

The Spider and the Butterfly (2012)
Paint the World (2013)

Domino (2017)


Mixed & Mastered by Jacob Hansen
Cover artwork by Gustavo Sazes

Released 2019-07-26
Reviewed 2019-07-21


scarlet records

What makes us human? That is a good question, perhaps it is the evil that men do or perhaps it is music, but it is also the start of this third album by Italian Sinheresy who then goes out of connection and eventually it goes into the circle. This new album offers cool artwork that looks a bit sci-fi or technological, something that is enhanced by the Matrix-inspired video that can be seen for the title track. We here at Hallowed has followed Sinheresy from the first release and reviewed everything they have released, the debut album Paint the World from 2013 was pretty great and the latest album Domino was good but a little bit of a step back – Out of Connection is definitely a step forward compared with the predecessor.

The band started as a Nightwish cover band but has slowly moved away from that and this album doesn’t really have me thinking of Nightwish at all, it is more personal and fresh. They employ dual vocals with Cecilia and Stefano creating a balance between the feminine voice and the man’s voice and they are both good. The music is modern metal but still with the more symphonic touches that has always been present in the band’s music. The songs are ten and the playing time quite sensible, and the variation is rather strong through the album so I doubt anyone will think of this as a too long album. They may not break very much new ground but they have a fairly fresh sound, it is a good production.

Very strong album with great songs and melodies, perhaps it is Sinheresy better than ever as I think this album competes with Paint the World for being the strongest of Sinheresy’s albums. It starts really well with What Makes us Human a really strong opening and a great track and it continues from there with great tracks all the way through. There are no discernable weakness on this album and so far I think Sinheresy has made one of those albums that might figure on the top lists over the albums this year and they are certainly establishing themselves as one of the top female fronted bands out there, but we should of course not forget Stefano’s vocals either but Cecilia is the one you notice.

Of all the tracks on this album, none feels like a weak track and it isn’t overly simple to pick just one favourite but perhaps the title track is the one that makes most impression. The opening track What Makes us Human is another one that makes an impression, and I think the ending is good. Sinheresy are certainly establishing their presence and it is surely one of the most interesting bands that has shown up this decade. It would be great to be able to be out of connection, but for those who cannot be it is a good substitute to enjoy this album for a while.






Label: Scarlet Records
Three similar bands: Nightwish/Within Temptation/Epica

Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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