With their latest masterpiece “Njord”, Leaves’ Eyes embarks on yet another enthralling journey through the myths and sagas of the North. The strong and sonorous compositions familiar to the band’s fanbase have been further developed. The adventure begins with the title track’s powerful and somber choruses and orchestra. Fans will find the continuation of the Leave’s Eyes hit “Elegy” in the rocking single “My Destiny”, which is only one of the
many catchy and soon-to-be hits delivered by Liv and her colleagues. Devilishly enticing are the refrains found on “Take the Devil in Me”, “Northbound”, and “Through Our Veins”, the last of which reminisces in the driving beats of the eighties’ rock rhythms. Leaves’ Eyes’ passion for both heavy and opulent sounds harmonizes perfectly with memorable melodies, as in the epic track “Ragnarok”, while “Emerald Island” surprises with heavy double bass passages that are counterattacked by Liv Kristine’s haunting vocals. Alongside the lavish hits, Leaves’ Eyes always finds room for the more subdued folk moments, such as in the interpretation of the English traditional song “Scarborough Fair” or the fragile acoustic ballad “Irish Rain”. The opus “Froyas Theme” rounds off the Nordic journey, uniting the choral arrangements of the magnificent Lingua Mortis Orchestra with the emotional strength inherent in the new Leaves’ Eyes compositions. “Njord” impressively defends the sextet’s claim as the leading force in symphonic Gothic Rock and Metal.
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