Serenity‘s name and music became quite relevant around the symphonic metal and power metal scenes after the release of their sophomore album Fallen Sanctuary (2008) to later establish their mark with Death & Legacy (2011). The band’s line-up has changed quite a bit since 2015, and for the release of their upcoming album Codex Atlanticus. However, the lyrical and musical components within the band continues delivering powerful and enchanting symphonic metal.
With Codex Atlanticus Serenity has done it again, they have recorded an epic historical base thriller album, that not only has powerful characters within the lyrical story of the album but also the music goes above and beyond from what this band has done in the past. This new album shows a much more aggressive and heavier side of Serenity, they still are bombastic and epic, but it seems their music is heavier in this album. Songs like, Caught in a Myth, Fate Of Light or Follow Me have that familiar Death & Legacy sound, but they carry a bit more punch on them.
The addition of Chris Hermsdörfer to the Serenity line up has given to the band’s sound a bit more of dominance which in part is the reason I felt that this album is musically heavier that War Of Ages.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to chat with Georg Neuhauser vocalist of Serenity about Codex Atlanticus, the lineup changes, the band’s upcoming tours with Xandria and Powerwolf, and more.