Well, I will be damned! 'Tis 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. For those who have read it, I was not very impressed by the flat delivery of that last one - not much substance and not much of anything else.
'Irish Rain' from the Norwegian/German band 'Leaves Eyes' 2009 3rd full studio album 'Njord' actually sounds pretty good - but only just. 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.