Release date: 30 May 2005
Style: Atmospheric symphonic metal


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01. Vinland Saga
02. Farewell Proud Men
03. Elegy
04. Solemn Sea
05. Leaves' Eyes
06. The Thorn
07. Misseri (Turn Green Meadows Into Grey)
08. Amhrán (Song Of The Winds)
09. New Found Land
10. Mourning Tree
11. Twilight Sun
12. Ankomst
13. Heal [Limited Edition Digipack bonus]
14. For Amelie [New version] [Limited Edition Digipack bonus]
+ Elegy (Video) [Limited Edition Digipack bonus]
+ Interview (Video) [Limited Edition Digipack bonus]
+ Making Of A Saga (Video) [Limited Edition Digipack bonus]

Lyrics (11)

Additional info
Produced by Alexander Krull
Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio, Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany in 2005
Assistant Recording Engineers: Mathias Röderer, Thorsten Bauer, Chris Lukhaup & Robert Suß
Programming & Samples by Alexander Krull

Coverconcept by Alexander Krull & Meran Karanitant
Coverartwork by Meran Karanitant
Original landscape pictures by Snorre Aske
Band pictures by Kai Joachim

Guest review by
Doc Godin

Lately developing a desire for some epic metal in my diet, I received multiple recommendations to check out this band that apparently balances a mix of clean female vocals with harsh growls over powerful orchestrations, how very disappointing this purchase was.

The opening track, a cool sounding build-up that seems to become a little drawn out before hitting the second track, which has the same problem as the album opener, cool sounding main riff, that becomes repetitive and drawn out....and then a third track, which follows the same formula again! At this point it seems one should abandon all hope and switch to a better album, when those harsh vocals finally come in, the sound is beautiful; a powerful orchestra, some peaceful operatic vocals mixed with crushing growls, why couldn't there be more of this? The rest of the album then falls into the previous pattern occasionally being saved by the contrast of harsh vocals, but for the most part its incredibly difficult to decipher each song from one another.

published 12.03.2008 | Comments (8)

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Mehdi Taba - 06.11.2011 at 22:45  
Rating: 10 The best of the Leaves' Eyes.
Giok99 - 12.11.2011 at 17:31  
Rating: 10 I agree

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