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Sinestesia was formed in Trieste, north-east of Italy, in 1997. After a demo-tape in 2003 titled "Aquarium", finally, they managed to release their official debut in 2007 under Immaginifica label whose owner is a certain Franz Di Cioccio, drummer of PFM. Immaginifica has also published other important contemporary bands such as FINISTERRE or LA MASCHERA DI CERA.

Sinestesia' sound is a crossover between metal and more melodic and accesible prog parts. they blend typical seventies flavor with modern hard stuff DREAM THREATRE being the main reference but also RUSH and PINK FLOYD.
Just after the release of the same titled debut they started touring in Italy playing with certain bands as BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO and LA MASCHERA DI CERA themselves.

They also took part to the live main event in Italy 2007 Gods of Metal at the Milan Idroscalo Arena along with bands such as DREAM THEATER, SYMPHONY X, DARK TRANQUILITY, HEAVEN AND HELL and many more.

Let's support this promising new band.

Why this artist must be listed in :
Prog metal has never been a strong movement in Italy. Sinestesia try to build up an accessible mix between hard and complex metal prog metal sound a la Dream Theater within melodic parts and also a touch of psychedelia. Not the most original band but they've released a convincing debut.

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 The Day After Flower by SINESTESIA album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.70 | 14 ratings

The Day After Flower
Sinestesia Progressive Metal

Review by 1967/ 1976

4 stars I, personally, I had to sweat to be able to get your hands on this CD. CD which I found very interesting. CD that is not personal but interesting, I repeat, because this time Sinesthesia compound Dream Theater and the various side projects to the Power Prog Metal in general.

Problem of "The Day After Flower" is being too static in the sense that, apart from a very "Vangelis" in "The Birth, The Death, Trance By The River" is a CD too compressed, like sound and ideas (from dizziness, however, the extraordinary [masterpiece of the album] "Hero", so DT). The debut album was, in fact, more airy, less hot, less "modern" and more personal. Here, while Eldritch bride DT is true, also, that a singer as DT does not help. And yet, I found "The Day After Flower" a good album. Not a masterpiece, an album not resting on their laurels. Has to be said. Minimally Labyrinth also would like to join in this album. They get involved Lacuna Coil, which is not bad. But it complicates things if you are not Prog metallers, as it makes it all too Dark.

Is illogical to expect that Sinestesia be a band is 100% original. The guitar solo in "Burning Times" is a duel with the synth sounds to me that 100% of Eldritch, a song very dry and very airy, great DT song, in fact, quite appropriate for a rainy day like this. Personally I'd like the evolution of Synesthesia we give birth to a band close Elegy and Dream Child o Dyslesia, without denying an album like this or debut album.

Ultimately, I find "The Day After Flower" a great album, worthy to remain in the hearts of Prog metallers. But lower than the debut album, more to band evolution that for other reasons. But it is equally true that if the albums that leave a bitter taste in the mouth were all so close to perfection we always masterpieces.

 Sinestesia by SINESTESIA album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.55 | 10 ratings

Sinestesia Progressive Metal

Review by Finnforest
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3 stars Melodic and majestic metal

I'm not generally much of a symphonic-metal fan and most of my experiences have not been pleasant ones. So I was pretty surprised when this band clicked with me. Sinestesia are from Trieste and have been around for over a decade. They are billed as being influenced by a mix of symphonic progressive (Italian and English) with Dream Theater style metal. And that sounds about right, Adagio and Symphony X (without orchestration) may be other reference points. I'll cut right to the chase. The individual musicians are as technically gifted as their peers in Dream Theater (or at least close) and the playing styles are sometimes similar: heavy, bombastic, and shred-filled. But there is something much more appealing to Sinestesia. There are melodies and compositional nuances that immediately grabbed and interested me. There are some '70s Rush and Floyd influences that sometimes permeate the proceedings and the mixture was intoxicating. I'm not a shred or a blast drumming fan but they are used with restraint here and are complimentary to the melodic and powerful charge of the tracks, they add rather than distract. Vocals are in English and the singer can occasionally wander into Labrie annoyance territory with the dramatic wailing but for the most part stays below that line. He's actually every bit as good as the players in the band, passionate and with great range. The keys are a big part of why I like this: rather than the cheesy synth sound often employed by modern acts the keys here frequently sound like mellotron, adding that soft balance to the power. The 12-minute powerhouse "Aquarium" is a standout that begins with a great Rush like bass part and moves through a nice dreamy section with acoustic guitar before finally a flurry of fireworks by everyone. "The End?" is a power ballad that manages to avoid formula with a heavy right hook that kicks in after the chorus. A truly solid work showcasing a promising band. Also of note is the production by PFM's Franz Di Cioccio and the nice gatefold mini-lp sleeve edition of the release. Highly recommended to melodic metal fans.

 Sinestesia by SINESTESIA album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.55 | 10 ratings

Sinestesia Progressive Metal

Review by Andrea Cortese
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Sinestesia is a contemporary italian band from Trieste that released their self titled debut in 2007. Unfortunately, during this year they hadn't had any recognition in this site and what a pity 'cause the album is very well produced (Immaginifica label, owner Franz Di Cioccio of PFM). Singer's accent (he sings in english) is competent (he seems John Bon Jovi, though). I mean that his accent sounds better than what other bands get us used to.

Maybe the most relevant problem for the italian prog bands is how to get their name spread outside of Italy. I don't know. Someone here are very well appreciated by foreigners as for example the neoprog glory The Watch ot the sympho-classic La Maschera di Cera. The main problem remains, though and the only thing we can do is to encourage people to buy some of this wonderful stuff.

So you won't find the Sinestesia's name in the long collaborators' top 100 that has been recently published in the forum. Anyway, the band sounds good. Very good.

They play prog metal with a strong (at times) symphonic accent. I'm not an expert of the genre so I would like to know a more specific opinion. Notwithstanding I feel this music is very hard, enjoyable and, above all, with a superb technic approach on arrengements and guitar soli sometimes recalling me prog metal miliar stone Dream Theatre some others canadian mythic band Rush.

Highly recommended. Believe me.

Thanks to Andrea Cortese for the artist addition. and to Rune2000 for the last updates

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