Unless you, like me, every now and then like to
chill out with some music far, far away from metal there is absolutely no point
in even considering picking this album up! Amanda Somerville has strong
ties to the metal scene participating on the AINA Metal Opera in 2006 and
touring with Tobias Sammet's Avantasia in 2008 among many things.
With her first solo record she steps out of the
metal shadows and into the singer/songwriter category and back to her roots.
This is ear-candy, if you like it the way great female singers like Kelly
Clarkson, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos and dare I say Edith Piaf presents their
music, and Amanda Somerville does not have to hide behind any of those.
Her deliverance and vocal strength is right up there with them, and with the
right amount of support she could make it with this album.
I really like the album as a singer/songwriter
album, but in the context of Power of Metal.dk I can assure you that not many
will be buying this album.