Xandria – Theater of Dimensions (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Xandria - Theater of Dimensions - Album CoverThey did it. They finally dit it. Xandria managed to keep one of their female fronts a bit longer than for a felt stretch of one album only. So, here they again feature the classically trained Dutch singer Dianne Van Giersbergen on their second album in a row. And rightly so. Talented girl that she is, she can easily match a range from Tarja Turunen, over Floor Jansen and back to Simone Simons. And that means something.

As the band’s progression goes, already their last contribution Sacrificium was a step up the star-studded ladder of operatic glory. This makes you wonder where their latest and seventh full length record Theater of Dimensions will take us.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Xandria – India (2005) – Review


When I read the late twitter from the German band  'Xandria' a few days ago that they are now (in 2015 - wow) heading out to India for the first time, it struck me as somewhat ironic. And this of course in light of their 2005 record and 3rd studio album 'India' that has been on the market for ... almost 10 years now.

Xandria – Ravenheart (2004) – Review


First time I came across Xandria was with their second album 'Ravenheart'. Not sure what really got my interest going to be honest. Probably the unique style they displayed, a German band, singing in some sort delirious way - kind of electronic, poppy Gothic Rock, metal style.

Their style - or more their weird mix of styles - is somewhat addictive, growing on you with the fairy voice of their then lead singer Lisa Schaphaus (also called Lisa Middelhauve) right in the center.