cheese comes in waves!
In an over-fed market of goth-chick metal bands, this is just one more offer to
place on the shelves in the record stores (those that are left, of course). The
German band Arven plays it decent, sure. They've used a violin and a flute here and there and capture a bit of medieval
folklore feel, along with elements of Nightwish and Tristania and, yes, the singer does a fine job.
Arven works neatly and properly within the
confines of the genre, and that is exactly the issue; I'm so desperately
searching for something that makes 'Music of Light' stand out. I'm not succeeding.
Considering that there is nothing new what so ever on offer, 51 minutes turn out
a walk in the desert where you gasp for a well of rejuvenation of a genre in
For fans of the genre only.