Senistro: Soulripper [ALBUM REVIEW]

Band/Artist: Senistro

Release House: Independent

Genre: Gothic Rock

One Sentence Synopsis: Female fronted Gothic Rock band from Germany

Series: Standalone

Single/EP/Album: EP

Release Date: June 23, 2022

Estimated Length: 23 minutes

MSRP: $7.50

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Reviewed by: Reverend Leviathan

Final Score: 3 Moons (out of 5)


Originally founded in 1991 by Ralph Zalejski, Senistro went through some changes, including lineup and singing, and was founded new in 2020. In 2021 the EP Anymore was released, and in 2022 they released Soulripper with their new vocalist Celine Klause.



With sombre vocals and a choir the title track opens the EP, preparing you for that classic Gothic rock sound that flows through each song that’s both heavy but easy-listening, laden with keys mixed very well with the guitars.


When the song “Soulripper” started I very much enjoyed the sound of the choir mixed with the music. Anytime there’s a choir in dark metal that usually means I’m going to enjoy it! The keys by Nick Phol mixed with the guitars by Zalejski throughout was the most enjoyable part of the EP for me. And hearing “Frozen Child” in German was a pleasant surprise.

While I did enjoy Celine’s vocals, they seem very unchanging in each song. Singing in almost the same key and style to the point where I didn’t know if a new song had started. I hear a lot of potential, but very little range.

Audience Fit

Fans of Gothic rock, especially female-fronted Gothic rock, would appreciate this release.

Closing Thoughts

Though lacking in some ways, Soulripper was enjoyable in others and I do hear potential for growth and would like to see what they have next in store.


Theme: 4 Moons (out of 5.0)

Presentation: 3 Moons (out of 5.0)

Audience Fit: 4 Moons (out of 5.0)

Final Score (not an average): 3 Moons (out of 5.0)


Author: Reverend Leviathan

Reverend Leviathan is the Music & Media Editor at DarkestGoth Magazine. He has been part of the Gothic community since his high school years. He released an album in 2008 entitled "Eden's Graveyard," and in 2022 released "Vampire Friar." He has also self-published a book, Gothlic: The Testimony of a Catholic Goth. He specializes in music (Goth, ambient, industrial, horror punk and doom metal) and independent films. You can follow him at If you have questions about having your music or media reviewed or featured at DarkestGoth, you can email Reverend Leviathan directly. (Not all music or media will be eligible for coverage by DGM, due to its style or the current knowledge base of DGM staff. If your media is accepted, we are currently estimating a 90-120 day turnaround for reviews and/or other coverage, so please plan requests accordingly.)

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