Cinematic metal band Dark Sarah invites you to the world of horror fantasy embodied by the new album “Grim” which revolves around a spellbinding melodic essence and opulent orchestrations.
“The Chosen One” begins with pulsating electro layers that introduce a smooth blend of fiery guitar riffs and soothing melodic progressions that tend to emphasize the epic nature of the symphonic tapestries embellished by Heidi Parviainen’s impeccable operatic vocals.
The luminous orchestrations on “Melancholia” provide refined and even darker atmospheric waves entwined with utterly solemn vibes surrounding another enthralling vocal performance that highlights the poignant melodic soul and the emotional motifs.
“La Folie Verte” feels like an eerie fairytale with a playful mood as the orchestrations create a magical soundtrack spiced up by the energetic rhythmic section and the versatile vocal delivery.
Featuring a wonderful duet with talented vocalist JP Leppäluoto as Wolf “The Wolf and the Maiden” is definitely a standout track that focuses on majestic orchestrations delivering darkened nuances and dramatic depth while the melodic textures lead to a catchy chorus.
The instrumental ensemble of “The Devil’s Peak” can deliver some fierce rhythmic dynamics and is surrounded by a darkly alluring atmosphere that naturally maintains an enchanting cinematic approach.
The fantasy themes feel stronger on “Mörk” which features guest vocalist Jasse Jatala as Mörk and rely on a significantly heavier rhythmic rampage allowing guitars to add chunky riffs and flamboyant leads following faster drum blasts while the detailed orchestrations continue to evoke delightful symphonic vibes.
On “The Dark Throne” Heidi’s vocals take the center stage to fully express heartwarming emotions and pure melancholy flourishing through a compelling blend of electronic layers and elegant atmospheric arrangements.
Dark Sarah tells a fantastic fairytale through the sumptuous soundscapes of “Grim” showcasing an intricate songwriting approach and a fascinating cinematic grandeur.