I understand from fans of the Norwegian band that this CD marks a slightly more mainstream direction for the band. Think of a death metal Evanescence or a harder and darker Nightwish.
Ashes is only 7 tracks and 42 minutes long, but there is no filler to be found. It is clear that that their countrymen Therion have an influence on the band. If you are looking for a excellent introduction to the female vocals in European death metal, then this lot are definitely the place to start.
Yet another decent metal band from the cold north of Norway. What exactly do they put in the water up there? Could Tristania be about to the lead a new wave of Norwegian heavy metal? Time will tell.
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