and bandleader behind White Willow - Jacob Holm-Lupo is a guy who
isn't afraid to follow his heart and explore new territories with
each release, but and it's a big but this album appeals to very,
very few metal fans... if any at all...
you like me enjoyed The Gathering's 'Home' album earlier this year
or if you have a soft spot for singer/songwriters like Kate Bush,
Bjork or Tori Amos, then you might find some memorable spots on
few interesting songs have found their way to this brilliantly
produced album - done by Tommy Hansen in his famous Jailhouse
Studio in Horsens, but for most parts this drift into boring
soundscapes, that sometimes reminds me a bit of Mezzoforte (and
that's not a compliment!).
album features the stunning new vocalist Trude Eidtang, who like
her predecessor Sylvia Erichsen possesses an outstanding voice,
but her style is more in the singer/songwriter area... so we end
up with a quite boring collection of songs, that most metal fans
most likely will hate, but do take a listen if you like any of the
artists mentioned above!
"Splinters", "Joyride" & "The Dark