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CD REVIEW LEAVES EYES SYMPHONIES OF THE NIGHT

LEAVES EYES

SYMPHONIES OF THE NIGHT

2013

 

 

ENTER THE WORLD OF LEGENDS

 

 

The first soft soothing notes of opening track ‘Hell to the Heavens’ are soon overwhelmed by the sweeping symphonic power of the band and brooding growl of Alexander Krull: and with that the journey into Symphonies of the Night has begun.

 


Leaves Eyes’ fifth studio album invites us into a world of legends with a collection of songs that revel in sweeping soundscapes and beautiful melodies. This is an album which almost begs you to listen harder as the orchestra, choir, Uilean pipes, Irish whistle, fiddle and dulcimer weave their subtle melodies around the Metallic crunch of bass, guitar and drums.

 


It’s, in truth, not hard to be swept away by this, and whether it’s the atmospheric feats and sweeping melodies you can hear on tracks like ‘Ophelia’ or ‘Nightshade’; or the gentler moments like the folk-touched ‘Galswintha’ there’s something for every taste and emotional state.

 


Listen to the title track or the powerful ‘Fading Earth’ and you can hear a band in full flight. Sure to delight fans ‘Symphonies…’ is perhaps Leave’s Eyes most complete album to date with standouts like the intricate ‘Maid of Lorraine’ or the epic beating heart of the album – the wonderful explosive ‘Hymn to the Lone Sands’ which along with ‘Angel and the Ghost’ are perhaps our favourite tracks here.     
Be sure to check out the limited release which adds two further tracks ‘Eileen’s Ardency’ and ‘One Caress’ a cover of the Depeche Mode song.

 



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Release Dates:
13.11.2013 ESP/SWE/NOR
15.11.2013 GAS/FIN & BENELUX
18.11.2013 UK/Rest of Europe
26.11.2013 USA/CAN

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW LEAVES EYES SYMPHONIES OF THE NIGHT 2013