Fresh from a successful Kickstarter campaign, symphonic power metal band Silent Saga have combined all songs of previously released ep’s onto one CD
Some bands seemingly come from out of nowhere to make a statement, and that’s the feeling I get from Silent Saga. The band currently is based in Hamburg, Germany by way of Brazil where vocalist Sabrina Todt and multi-instrumentalist Renato Angelo moved from in 2014. The band as it is, formed out of the Brazilian band Amazon, who has shared stages with heavyweights in the genre such as Nightwish and Epica. In 2016, Todt and Angelo added Alex Mancini on guitar and drummer Daniel Sapcu to form the current Silent Saga lineup. The band’s material on Rise has been previously released on three ep’s, Ball of Vanities, Immortal, and The Path. For all three, production was handled by Sander Gommans (After Forever), Ivo Van DIjk (Xystus, Karmaflow), and Amanda Somerville (Avantasia). Other interesting pieces of information on the songs are that some musicians from the former band Amazon were involved, with producer Sander Gommans adding some guitars and guitar solos, Andre Pedral on bass, and drums by Marcos Frassao, who recorded them in Brazil.
As I’ve written reviews, I’ve noted many times how sheltered I must be from good music as I’ll often get bands that are so good I should have heard them before receiving an album to review. Silent Saga fits nicely into that category. Rise (and by default their ep’s) is a great album for those who appreciate symphonic, power metal. Continue reading »