Leaves’ Eyes – King of Kings (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Leaves Eyes King of Kings - Album CoverI am pleasantly surprised! Leaves’ Eyes again managed to up the ante and add a lot of #metal in King of Kings to their already improved former delivery in Symphonies of the Night. They steadily increased the quality of their musical prowess over the years and King of Kings is no exception. Deeper, darker, more metally in structure, but also folk laden in certain parts. Sometimes it almost reminds me of some Folk Metal acts – but not quite to the extent of calling them that. And the lyrics delivered by the lovely Liv Kristine Espenaes are up a notch too – much more mature, very precise and varied.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Leaves’ Eyes – Symphonies of the Night (2013) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Leaves' Eyes - Symphonies of the Night - Album CoverWell, I will be damned! Symphonies of the Night is actually not bad at all. Still some sort of compound brand of the Symphonic Metal universe out there. But much improvement over the Norwegian/German band Leaves’ Eyes last record Njord I reviewed some time ago.

For those who have read it, the flat delivery of the last record did not impress me much. Not much substance and not much of anything else. That is why I did not even bother to have a look at their go-between Meredead from 2011, for which some of my co-conspirators like Angry Metal Guy had some serious woes to tell us about as well. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Leaves’ Eyes – Njord (2009) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Leaves' Eyes - Njord - Album CoverIrish Rain from the Norwegian/German band Leaves’ Eyes 2009 3rd full studio album Njord actually sounds pretty good. But only just – and it is a folk song to boot. A few pipes, a little foggy, fairy voice chirping along about the rain in Ireland and bang, you got a song. This actually fits well with the overall structure of the album – more to that later. Njord is – by the way –  the ancient god of seafarers. But also the terror of all seamen who face the ocean at their peril each day. At least that was the case back in time of the Vikings, when they were striking terror into Europe’s heart.Got hooked? Raid this some more...