Leaves’ Eyes – Elegy

Leaves' Eyes - Elegy

Elegy is a 6 track release that came out ahead of the Vinland Saga by Leaves’ Eyes.  There are two versions of the title cut (a single version and album version) which is an excellent showcase for the vocal prowess of former Theatre Of Tragedy singer Liv Kristine.

Senses Capture and A Winter’s Poem are hauntingly lush tracks with there soft verses and contrasting thick choruses.  This is a definite strength of the band as they tend to fall along the lines of atmospheric metal similar to mid 90’s Gathering and not as over the top on the vocals as say Nightwish.  Solemn Sea is a demo version of the track that appears on Vinland Saga and includes a rough male vocal to contrast Kristine’s angelic vocals.  Mot Fjerne Land is ambient instrumental. Elegy works well as an introduction to Leaves’ Eyes for those who are curious as to their sound.