Leaves’ Eyes – Sign of the Dragonhead (2018) – Review

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I am sitting in a bar with some friends. Nice, dark, and cool it is in here, some chicks lounging not far away at a table. Fatty finger food and caloric drinks galore that will wreak havoc with my jelly-belly. But hey, the brain likes fat and sugar, so here we go.

Downright comfy, right?

If only there wasn’t just that annoying background music. Like a cold drizzle out in the boonies, always there, but never quite present. Soulless soundbites without effect, created in the cold embrace of robots and synthesizers with some dude tweaking some buttons. I guess to [...] Click to raid more!

Sirenia – Dim Days of Dolor (2016) – Review

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To look at Sirenia these days is like reliving the events around Leaves’ Eyes all over again. If you remember, out rocketed Liv Kristine earlier this year, and in came the Goth Chick from the East. And it was lightning fast, with – apparently – no prior notice to the victim in this play of villains.

In the context of Sirenia, it is Aylin Gimenez getting the boot in a tearing hurry. She actually stayed longest with the band, as female fronts go. In the past all leads left after an album or so, stating a variety of reasons. This kind of sounds [...] Click to raid more!

Reveries End – Edge of Dark Waters (2016) – Review

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Here is an interesting one! 

At first, you might think Edge of Dark Waters of Reveries End is dime-a-dozen Gothic Rock with some Metal. All heard, done and gone out of fame and fashion something like 10 years ago. The kind that makes you want to paint your lips black and slap on some sickly pale color to your face.

Right? There is some truth in that, but not so fast.

‘Tis a pretty good record that should be worthy of your time. Because you’re gonna find a helluva lot of pretty cool facets to this one single, round disc that [...] Click to raid more!

Sirenia – The Seventh Life Path (2015) – Review

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You know, I like Gothic Metal and Symphonic Metal. I really do. It is usually more melodious and varied than the more straightforward types of metal that are existing out there. And after a weekend of down ‘n’ dirty metal crunch, some Symphonic¬†band-aid to soothe my bleeding ears is a welcome change.

But here I am listening to the Spanish/Norwegian Gothic Metal band of two+ Sirenia‘s latest studio album The Seventh Life Path. And already I am confused.

No doubt: The talent at work is impressive. Morten Veland founded the gig back in 2001, the multi-instrumentalist In-Chief. And [...] Click to raid more!