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DARKYRA BLACK DRAGONS TEARS ALBUM REVIEW 2014

 

DARKYRA BLACK - DRAGON'S TEARS

DARKYRA BLACK

FEBRUARY 20 2014

 

 

It’s a testament to Darkyra Black that she has managed to produce such an elegant flowing and powerful record, and manage to also tell a strange and powerful story without one detracting from the other. ‘Dragon Tears’ though is an album that’s easy to love and to get lost in.

 

From the beguiling building ‘Madoka’s Lament’ to the final ‘Dragon Tears Story’ this is a beguiling album, outwardly it would be easy to dismiss it as symphonic rock with Gothic overtones or bundle it in with bands such as ‘Nightwish’; ‘Within Temptation’ or ‘Epica’. But there’s something much richer here, and a talent that seems to eschew such easy comparisons; it’s all less Gothic somehow than those bands, just as rich, just as powerful, but less self-consciously dark.

 

This is also an album to savour and listen through, and while you will undoubtedly have favourite tracks – ours are ‘Slither’ the most orchestral and stunning piece here; and two more traditional numbers: ‘Cold Cold Stone’ and ‘Kiss of the Dragon’ – it’s much more fulfilling to hear the album as a whole.

 

This is a great album, with a great amount of talent behind it, none more so than Black who is sure to rise to prominence on the scene.   

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

DARKYRA BLACK DRAGONS TEARS ALBUM REVIEW 2014