17:42 - 3rdWorld Serpent > Marrow. Serpent has a lot of doom influences and sounds really engaging, Marrow may be a pale reflection of their previous albums which I'm yet to hear but thats how it feels.
16:10 - Netzach The only "Serpent" track I still listen to is the instrumental Plateau of the Ages
16:04 - Marcel Hubregtse Marrow isn't a bad album but it isn't underrated either. Just look at the score for it here on MS, for example.
16:00 - musclassia I'd probably rank them Mantle>Ashes>Marro w>Folklore>Serpent - I think Serpent is fine but it's not nearly as memorable as the other albums. I prefer Marrow to Folklore, mainly for Nidstang and Ghost.... Mantle beats all though
14:44 - Apothecary Marrow is definitely second-weakest, but that's only because the other three albums you're comparing it to are such higher quality, I don't think it means that it's necessarily a BAD album
13:27 - Akatash Updated my dissonant metal picks: [link]
Whoever is going to the Metal Female Voices Fest this year is in for a treat, especially Leaves' Eyes fans. The symphonic metallers will celebrate their 10th anniversary at Metal Female Voices Festival 2014 in Belgium with a special show Hymns Of A Decade, including a big stage set, pyros, visual effects and guests. Leaves' Eyes will even play brand new material from the upcoming album. Check out the official trailer for the special show on October 18th, 2014.
On top of it all, there will be a fan-song voting at the band's Facebook page. Stay tuned for that. Which favourite songs would you include in the set?
Interesting pieces of rig behind her: Marshall, Randall, Soldano... wow!
btw, I'm just curious, did Nightwish ever participate in these festivals?
Yup. Despite the fact that Nightwish only headlined the said event once as a group, but you may find interesting photos of Tarja & Anette; Tarja & Floor (both happened when associated with other projects) from that festival.