REVIEWS

ANGEL – A Woman’s Diary – Chapter II

Author: Kira L. Schlechter

With very personal material, there’s always the danger of becoming too close to what you’re writing about – so close that you lose perspective and risk losing true emotional drama to melodrama. Described in the bio as “the diary of Helena Iren Michaelsen’s life turned into lyrics and music, captured on an album, ANGEL‘s A Woman’s Diary – Chapter II does at times have that problem…
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DARK SARAH – Grim

Author: Kira L. Schlechter

Symphonic power metal and concept albums go together like leather and lace. Grim, the latest by Helsinki’s DARK SARAH, is no exception. Formed in 2012, the band is classically trained singer-songwriter Heidi Parviainen, guitarists Sami-Petri Salonen and Erkka Korhonen, bassist Rude Rothstén and drummer Thomas Tunkkari. Their journey in what they call ‘cinematic metal’ began with their debut Behind The Black Veil in 2015, followed by The Puzzle in 2016…
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