Beware the Heavens was the 1999 debut from metal supergroup Sinergy, originally released on Nuclear Blast and now reissued/remastered from the folks at Metal Mind Productions. The line-up for this release was female vocalist/ keyboardist Kim Goss (Avernus, Ancient, Dimmu Borgir, Therion) guitarist Alex Laiho (Children Of Bodom) guitarist Jesper Stromblad (In Flames), bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy, Mercyful Fate), and drummer Ronny Milianowicz. The music is a mix of power metal, progressive metal, thrash, and some classic metal elements, long on catchy melodies, strong vocals, and tasty guitar work.
Those into the work of these players from their regular acts might be a tad surprised at what you'll hear on Beware the Heavens, but no matter how you look at it, this is classy metal from start to finish. Thrashier numbers like "Venemous Vixens" and "Warrior Princess" showcase Laiho & Strombland's intricate, heavy riffage and flashy solos over the rapid rhythms from D'Angelo & Milianowicz, while the more melodic pieces such as "The Fourth World", "Pulsation", and "Beware the Heavens" show Goss in fine form, her vocals strong, powerful, and melodic, sounding not unlike the great Lana Lane, while on the complex burner "Virtual Future", Goss does battle with an endless array of catchy riff-o-rama, all elements working in top form.
Including photos and lyrics, this reissue also has a demo version of the excellent track "Beware the Heavens". Sinergy would go on to record two more albums after this one, but a planned fourth has yet to surface, mainly due to the busy schedule of Laiho with Children of Bodom. Time will tell what the future of this project holds, but in the meantime, check out this reissue now if you didn't a decade ago.
1. Venomous vixens
2. The fourth world
3. Born unto fire and passion
4. The warrior princess
5. Beware the heavens
6. Razor blade salvation
9. Virtual future
10. Beware the Heavens-bonus demo version