From the brutal to the sludgy to the experimental to the symphonic, we raise our horns in welcome and warning to the coming week: we are here to ROCK.

Beginning from satisfying but deceptive funk, “Demons in You” careens into crunchy riffage and the provocative juxtaposition of seraphic singing with subterranean, guttural vocalizations. Alissa White-Gluz (Arch-Enemy) plays the demonic shadow shelf to Tarja Turunen’s radiant goddesshood; the match made in…uh, purgatory?…accentuates the strengths that have placed these women at the front of the metal vocalist pack. The resulting collaboration is at once alluring and terrifying.

As a bonus, we get a rare bit of clean singing from White-Gluz on the chorus, before her incredible range again descends to the thronedom of hades.

By Craig E. Bacon

Husband, Father, Philosopher, Music/Beer/Comics Enthusiast—Craig has written for The Prog Report and ProgRadar, and now serves as de facto progressive music editor for MusicTAP. Please direct interview requests & review submissions to [email protected]