Arven - Music Of Light

7.3 | 21 votes |
Release date: 30 September 2011
Style: Melodic power metal


12 have it

01. Music Of Light
02. On Flaming Wings
03. Raise Your Cups
04. My Dear Friend
05. World Of Hatred
06. Dark Red Desire
07. Midwinter Nights
08. Till Death Do Us Part
09. Ruined Castle
10. A Stranger's Story

Carina Hanselmann - vocals
Lena Yatsula - keyboards, piano
Anastasia Schmidt - guitar
Ines Thomé - guitar
Till Felden - drums
Lisa Marie Geiß - bass

Additional musicians:
Henrike Becker - cello
Sabine Binder - cello
Stefan Gufler - violin
Katherine Spencer - flute
Eva-Christina "Eve" Kreuzer - vocals
Kai Bender - additional guitar

Choir: Stefan Schmidt, Amanda Lischke, Lena Yatsula, Till Felden.

Additional info
Recorded by Kai Bender except for vocals, drums, piano recorded by Tobias Paldauf @ Zentralstudio Mainz and Choirs recorded by Stefan Schmidt (Van Canto)
Mixed by Kai Bender
Mastered by Sascha Päth and Michael Rodenberg @ Gate Studios
Artwork by Jan Yrlund

Staff review by
Ag Fox
It has been a few years since people started to realise that there has been an excessive amount of female fronted melodic metal bands. As a result, to stand head and shoulders above others has been increasingly hard, and I think Arven realises it too as they certainly know how to differentiate themselves from the normal bunch - by having an almost all female supporting cast to back up their front woman!

published 19.11.2011 | Comments (11)

Guest review by
The music on the debut album Music of Light by this German band is female fronted melodic or gothic metal, add to that some symphonic and folk music elements and you have a decent picture of what you can expect. You can hear various renaissance flutes and violins, strings, classical themed piano parts, many decent guitar riffs, licks and solos and a enchanting operatic singer… so that would be the band reference that most of you would be able to refer to. Production of this album is immaculate, the sound is clean and spotless and the soundscape just begs to tell stories in songs. Speaking of songs, I would say that there are ten tracks on this album and if I would time it - I would notice that it will take about 51 minutes to play them all.

published 22.01.2012 | Comments (0)

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