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I didn't know what to expect
on January 22, 2011
I first got into this type of music through a friend of mine from work. She recommended me to check out Lacuna Coil (more alternative then Xandria and a great band too) and then the you-tube searches began. I then happened onto Ravenheart. It didn't take me long to like this song...in fact, I love how the bands puts this together and Lisa looks absolutely beautiful.
Now for the CD, of all the bands I've discovered, I find Xandria the most interesting and unique. This CD has a strong classical undertone (whether it be Euro classic or Arabic) and it mixes in well with the guitar clash. Very melodic, and mixed in with Lisa's vocals creates a very atmospheric mood. I agree with the reviews about Eversleeping is a song I'll remember for a long time and is easily one of my favorite ballads from any band. The experimentation with musical arrangements reminds me more of a throw back from the early 70s (and that is a compliment-when music rapidly expanded in style and form).
Bottom line..while all the "symphonic/gothic" metal bands suffer from similarities...this one is different enough musically to separate it from the majority of the stuff you hear. It is also one of the few CDs that I like top to bottom..and that's saying a lot. Highly recommended.