Title: “Demons In You” (Single) w/Alissa White-Gluz
Release Date: 10/5/2016
Genre: Melodic Metal
You know each of their names from two widely different bands and yet despite those differences there is a unified sense to what both Tarja Turunen and Alissa White-Gluz do when it comes to delivering excellent Hard Rock and Metal music. Earlier this year at the Wacken Open Air Festival, Tarja surprised the fans watching her set by bringing out White-Gluz from Arch Enemy to join her for the number “Demons In You”. It was a guest spot that quickly caused a stir across the Interwebs because Tarja’s voice is more angelic while Alissa’s is that of a raging demon. Of course the former singer of The Agonist also possesses a stratospheric vocal register and that gets some time in this special single.
The song itself is a catchy one with some interesting riffs and solid drumming by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the special single offers up three different versions with the first being the two singers united in song. Tarja begins with the soprano parts while White-Gluz growls from the recesess of the abyss but what might impress the unschooled is the sonic abilities we get from her during the chorus as well. I’ve always enjoyed Alissa’s clean singing even though she rages like a beast in Arch Enemy. Tarja is Tarja and you get what you pay for with her voice and its remained one of the most impressive of them all.
The next two tracks are of course the same song but each of them is done by a single singer so the listener gets one by Tarja alone and the other by Alissa. While I’ve long been a fan of Tarja, I found myself listening to the Alissa version more in tandem with the paired vocal single on the release. The press about the single cites that a physical version will be released in November and that will be something collectible for the fans of either singer. It’s obviously something that you’d want to get signed if you go to an area show and get to meet them. The song hails from Tarja’s latest solo album “The Shadow Self” so check it out.
1. Demons In You (w/Alissa White-Gluz)
2. Demons In You (Tarja Solo Version)
3. Demons In You (Alissa White-Gluz Lead Vox Version)