From the promotional info-sheet: "Imagine
Evanescence mixed with Enigma goes Kate Bush.....enter: X-ANIMA". Pretty
big words and a rather strange combination, so I had to find out if it all was
I can certainly
hear the Enigma and Kate Bush references, but fail to hear the reference to
Evanescence. X-Anima is trying to create a new groundbreaking crossover
sound and does succeed to some degree. Creating a symbiosis of electronica,
symphonic and pop-rock with well written soundscapes and a very good vocal in
of synthesizers, ethnic sounds and some heavy riffs is the perfect foundation
for Jade's cool pipes, and her singing style is very close to Kate Bush and she
delivers on this album. But the album is missing a very vital part: power!
The songs never
really take off and excel, they just flow you by; sounding nice and innovative.
Still a fine debut album and a good foundation to built on. I would have liked a
few harder and heavier parts on the album
to catch my attention... but it
wasn't to be...