Friday, June 14, 2024

Leaves’ Eyes & Their Viking Saga Videos

Following the release of their latest album Sign Of The Dragonhead at the start of this year, symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes have released their latest video taken from the album and all three released thus far can be viewed here at Ramzine – All in all they’re like a streamlined rock version of The Vikings TV series.

‘Sign Of the Dragonhead’ set the course and style for the whole album last year as they prepared to set sail and enter battle following their king “to the world’s end”. It continues the saga of King Harald I of Norway, who was the focus of their previous King Of Kings album. The track is symphonic rock with a clever commercial mainstream angle alongside rock battering guitars and a big hearty chorus.

Leaves’ Eyes followed this with ‘Across The Sea‘. It’s nigh on a sea shanty but one featuring cutting metal guitars. New vocalist Elina Siirala’s voice being in particularly fine form here, filled with hope, promise and determination for the journey ahead. Fundamentally it’s an Irish jig wed to rock music and it’s a happy marriage.

Now they have released  ‘Jomsborg’. This is a song about the legendary Viking fortress (and now a popular tourist site for battle re-enactments) with a proud valiant riff unveiled as co-vocalist Krull growls away followed by an AOR mood where Siirala takes charge and a mass chorus sings “300 ships are sailing into foreign lands” so heartily you’re ready to believe they’re on their way.

Leaves Eyes play their only UK gig this year at The Dome, Tufnell Park in London on 28th April. Mayan and Almanac will support.

For more about Leaves’ Eyes and their Sign Of The Dragonhead record at Ramzine click here.


Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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