is a female fronted Symphonic Metal band from Denmark formed in 2004
by vocalist Tanya Bell and guitarist Morten Harboe. In 2006
Akoma released their first EP entitled “Angels of Revenge” which
was recorded, mixed and produced by the band themselves.
Well, back to 2007 and
Akoma has just released a brand new promo-CD called “Lost
Forest” recorded at Lydpotten, in Silkeborg, Denmark between October
November 2006. “Lost Forest” was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen
in his studios in Ribe, Denmark and believe me… the production is
Sadly I’m not familiar with
their first EP “Angels of Revenge” so I can’t compare it to this new
release, but at least I certainly know “Lost Forest” by now… and it’s
a very nice surprise.
What we get here is
Symphonic Metal/Symphonic Gothic Metal and bands like Within
Temptation and Leaves' Eyes comes to mind when I’m
listening to the 3 tracks there are to be found on “Lost Forest”.
There is an overall feeling
of softness that goes throughout the 3 songs and a more than
fantastic atmosphere. Beautiful landscapes go through my mind and
you get lost in the songs so easily.
Tanya Bell’s beautiful voice
is all over the 3 songs, but so are the catchy guitar riffs and it’s
sad that this release only contains 3 songs, because when the CD is
done, you just want more.
Definitely worth checking
out if you’re into bands like Within Temptation and
Leaves' Eyes or well-crafted Symphonic Metal in general.
It would be a big surprise
to me, if this band would not be covered with offers of quite some
labels soon because in my humble opinion, they can easily compete
with the best of them out there.