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CD REVIEW LEAH OTHERWORLD EP

LEAH

OTHERWORLD (EP)

2013

 

 

ONE TO WATCH

 

The Celtic-flavoured vocals that underpin the light opening track ‘Shoes of your Lies’ are probably the best introduction to Leah.  At once beautiful, assured and full of emotion you almost can’t wait to hear them hit their high.

 


‘The Northern Edge’ takes the vocals to a new level of intensity, still restrained; the guitar that backs them and the keys has a light intensity that adds depth to the swirling mythical soundscape. If you love your Symphonic Metal but hanker for something gentler Leah offers a lighter touch that focuses more on melody and light than crunching riffs and bluster. You can almost imagine the crowd wearing as much white as black.

 


While tracks like ‘Surrounded’ are swamped a little too much by atmospherics and seem less focused, there is plenty here to suggest that there is an audience waiting for something like this.

 


Closing out the EP both ‘Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep’ with all its  folk-infused lightness and shadow based on the poem by Mary Elizabeth Fry; and the lead single and best track here; ‘Dreamland’ (featuring Eric Peterson of Testament and Dragonlord on Guitar and dark vocals) both impress offering the two extremes of the EP. One to watch certainly.
   

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW LEAH OTHERWORLD EP 2013