Thursday, June 27, 2013

Emerald Mind - "Tales of Soveena" [2009]

Artist: Emerald Mind
Title: Tales of Soveena
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Country: Russia
Year: 2009

Track List:
  1. The Ripper
  2. The Flying Dutchman
  3. Winter
  4. Gothmog
  5. This Dying World
  6. Sweet Poison
  7. Breathless Kiss
  8. Revenge of Princess Olga
  9. Lyric of My Soul
"Emerald Mind was formed in Vladivostok, Far East of Russia, in 2003 by a couple of friends (guitarist Alexey Vaulin and bassist Andrey Berezov). First show took place in the small underground club named “In Rock”. It was not only the birth of the band but a stage debut of beautiful and talented singer Svetlana Vysotskaya. After a few gigs, in early 2004, Andrey left the bad and start his own carrier.

The next five years Emerald Mind continued working on new songs and trying to record a quality demo. In those days it was not an easy task because Vladivostok city was too far away from any metal music industry. Finally, in november 2009, band released their first album “Tales Of Soveena” and moved to St. Petersburg to discover new horizons"

Initially I suspected them to be yet another young female fronted metal band suffering from the "Nightwish syndrome", but after listening to "Tales of Soveena", I found their music not bad at all, and even the vocals style wasn't that over the top for me. Of course the can't be compared to the leading European bands of this genre, but this is only the first album, and it's quite good by the standards of the Far East metal scene.

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