00:01 - Bad English yes but she is strong in Eluveitie ... Sara van der Scnitzel wont work
23:52 - MichaelGrimley Anna doesn't have nearly the potential of Tarja. She can make it in a folk band but her singing can't hold up by itself. She has a nice voice for what it is. But that talent pool is very limited to her. She's NOT a strong singer.
20:37 - Bad English SSUS - I think Anna can be key figure,she can ride as Tarja, after NW but where is Annete?
20:29 - ScreamingSteelUS I disagree, as far as Eluveitie's music and appeal go. I think they had gotten steadily better since Evocation, and I adore Anna's voice. Plus, how many bands have a hurdy-gurdy?
I'm no doom connoisseur, but this seems rather atypical for the genre. I only say that because I usually find most doom uneventful. Then again I don't have adequate knowledge of the genre to back that up. While calling it groovy might be pushing it, it certainly has head-bob worthy riffs and drum beats, laced with tasty melody for a cherry on top.
After two back-to-back listens, I can firmly state that this is anything unlike III. This is more doomy in its own right and has a totally different vibe to it than the last one which was very highly spacey and almost blackish. Though I hear that brilliant motif from the last record 17.50 mins into this. In the end I won't rate it as highly as the last one. But it still is one of the great doom albums of this year. And distinctively Monolithe-y in its own right. So, darn good I say.
One thing to love in this album are the amazing choruses. Reminds of that scene from the 2001: A Space Odyssey movie where the chaotic chorus starts to pick up when anything goes near that black monolith.