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Seraphim  


This is a bit of a surprise, Taiwan not known for much in the world of metal, and if one was asked what a Taiwanese metal band might sound like, a speed/power metal band with soprano vocals surely wouldn't come to mind. One cannot help but compare Seraphim to Nightwish, the band that made operatic vocals famous several years ago. The similarities between the two bands do indeed exist, though Seraphim might be a more aggressive band musically, approaching speed metal at times (also, bassist Jax croaks his way through a few songs, a marked contrast to the angelic operatic soprano vocals supplied by Pay Lee). So, what is the verdict on Seraphim? There is no question that Lee is an immensely talented operatic vocalist (she has since left the band, her replacement Quinn Weng has some mighty big shoes to fill), and there's also no shortage of excellent musicianship amongst the band members. If there is a criticism here, it's that the vocals don't always mesh with the music -- there is a subtle difference between blending power metal and operatic vocals (Nightwish) and having an operatic singer sing for a power metal band (Seraphim) (to be fair, the views here are based only on their debut album, they have released two albums since then). Certainly an intriguing band.

Current Members

Quinn Weng

vocals

Kessier Hsu

guitars

Lucas Huang

guitars

Van Shaw

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pay Lee

vocals

Dan

guitars

Jax Yeh

bass

Simon Lin

drums


Discography



The Soul That Never Dies 
2001
  1. Prelude
  2. Love Hate
  3. Emptiness
  4. Immortal Silence
  5. The Soul That Never Dies
  6. Samsara
  7. Mind's Sky
  8. Forever
  9. Canticle
  10. Light Of The Setting Sun
  11. Majestic Farewell
  • Pay Lee
  • Kessier Hsu
  • Dan
  • Jax Yeh
  • Simon Lin

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Equal Spirit 
2002
  • Pay Lee
  • Kessier Hsu
  • Dan
  • Jax Yeh
  • Simon Lin

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



AI 
2004
  1. Intro
  2. Tears
  3. Resurrect
  4. Implementation
  5. Desperate
  6. Can't Take
  7. My
  8. In The Air
  9. Gone
  10. Before
  11. Is That?
  12. Instantaneous
  13. The End
  • Pay Lee
  • Kessier Hsu
  • Lucas Huang
  • Jax Yeh
  • Simon Lin

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Arise 
2006
  1. Betray
  2. Innocent Endless Hope
  3. Permanence
  4. Beautiful New World
  5. Springwind
  6. Resplendent Century
  7. Destiny
  8. Rising
  9. No More
  10. Time
  • Quinn Weng
  • Kessier Hsu
  • Lucas Huang
  • Van Shaw


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