ALBUM THE BROAD AND BEATEN WAY
LABEL ROCKSHOTS RECORDS
OUR RATING 80/100
Finnish band Sinisthra is ready to unleash new opus “The Broad and Beaten Way” due out May 15, 2020 on Rockshots Records.
Only six songs, a choice which we appreciate, with “Closely Guarded Distance" as the centerpiece of the album and probably the more thoughtful, with 13 mins’ lenght, divided into three parts.
The first phase is the courting, the second phase is the fulfillment and the final phase is the aftermath.
“The Broad and Beaten Way” shows different emotions, sharp riffs and heavier parts alternating with more melodic and reflexives parts.
This album comes 15 years after the debut record “Last of the Stories of Long Past Glories”, and its manifestation has been a slow and not easy process.
The songs were written ages ago while other projects, primarily vocalist Tomi Joutsen’s presence in Amorphis, were given priority from the band members.
The name for the album comes from “Paradise Lost” by John Milton; “The Broad and Beaten Way” is a bridge from Hell to Earth with the lyrics taking inspiration from the fall of man, and from leading a chaotic and self-destructive modern-day life and trying to find solid ground and perhaps even some peace of mind.
1. Eterne (4:19)
2. Closely Guarded Distance (13:10)
3. Halfway To Somewhere Else (7:43)
4. Morning Frail (5:56)
5. Safe In The Arms of The Everlasting Now (7:26)
6. Ephemeral (4:05)
Album Length: 42:43
Tomi Joutsen VC
Markku Mäkinen GT
Erkki Virta DR
Timo Vainio KB
Marko Välimäki KB
Janne Telén BG
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