Xandria – Ravenheart (2004) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Xandria - Ravenheart - Album CoverThe first time I came across Xandria was via their second album Ravenheart. Not sure what really got my interest going to be honest. It probably was their unique style this band displayed at that time.

A German outfit, rocking in a somewhat delirious and somewhat poppy brand of Gothic and Melodic Metal. And – on top – these boys and girls provided a much needed counterweight to other upcoming bands like Within Temptation back then.

Their style – or more their interesting mix of styles – is somewhat addictive and has this tendency to grow on you. For
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Xandria – Sacrificium (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Xandria - Sacrificium - Album CoverWho would have thought that Xandria would evolve in this way. From the almost failed (oh yeah..), but widely hyped album Neverworld’s End, I had no great hopes for Sacrificium, the newest concoction of these Germans from Bielefeld.

Especially because the band likes to disband their front women at a very rapid pace. With that kind of turnover, you just will have trouble with succession. And the delivery of quality work – unless your singer is just a voice-piece. And let’s hope that this is not the case with this band. Honi soit qui mal y pense! As [...] Click to raid more!