Amanda Somerville
Style: Pop / Rock
Release date: May 8th 2009

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 I can assure you that not many will be buying this album.

01. Mayday
02. Point of Safe Return
03. Moth
04. My Song for You
05. Get Me
06. Inner Whore
07. Out
08. Carnival
09. Clean
10. Sometimes
11. All That I Am
Label: SAOL / H'Art
Provided by: CMM GmbH
Distribution: A:Larm (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: May 10th 2009
Website: Amanda Somerville @ MySpace