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Out now: A War of Our Own, the 4th full-length album from Stream of Passion.

The band combine symphonic metal tones with progressive structures to create an ambitious and well-rounded album. Mexican front-woman Marcela Bovio’s Latin-American roots are at play in the composition, influencing the lead melodies for both violin and her effortlessly pure vocals, with lyrics in both English and Spanish.

A War of Our Own is beautiful and surprisingly understated for a symphonic metal album, but that doesn’t make it any less affecting.

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Folk-metal band Evenoire are back with their second album Herons.
Influenced by European medieval and traditional Oriental music, Evenoire’s brand of gothic metal is punctuated by flute and folk melodies. These guys have grown a lot since their last release two years ago (Lisy Stefanoni’s vocals particularly shine), and Herons is a solid record. They may be one of many symph/gothic metal releases this spring, but Evenoire are definitely worth a listen!

Folk-metal band Evenoire are back with their second album Herons.

Influenced by European medieval and traditional Oriental music, Evenoire’s brand of gothic metal is punctuated by flute and folk melodies. These guys have grown a lot since their last release two years ago (Lisy Stefanoni’s vocals particularly shine), and Herons is a solid record. They may be one of many symph/gothic metal releases this spring, but Evenoire are definitely worth a listen!

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Doom duo Nadja have just released their latest EP, Tangled.

Nadja’s music encompasses experimental/drone, ambient, shoegazer, & doom metal. It’s a unique atmospheric mix verging on the avant-garde. Tangled is neat mini album full of distortion, haunted whisperings and white noise.

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Akdong Musician have made their long awaited debut under YG Entertainment.
PLAY is an impressive first full-length album showcasing the brother-sister duo’s unique blend of k-pop and folk. Chanhyuk and Suhyun have a fresh and mature style, and talent beyond their years (17 and 14 respectively).
Light-hearted and quirky, PLAY is set to sweep the Korean music charts.
Check out the MV for AKMU’s first single, 200%.

Akdong Musician have made their long awaited debut under YG Entertainment.

PLAY is an impressive first full-length album showcasing the brother-sister duo’s unique blend of k-pop and folk. Chanhyuk and Suhyun have a fresh and mature style, and talent beyond their years (17 and 14 respectively).

Light-hearted and quirky, PLAY is set to sweep the Korean music charts.

Check out the MV for AKMU’s first single, 200%.

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Last week also saw the return of Lacuna Coil with their 7th studio album, Broken Crown Halo.

This cinematic album is built round the concept of a dystopian near-future, and the lyrics are inspired by classic Italian horror movies. Broken Crown Halo is deliciously dark in subject and in tone, and the band have added a grittier hard rock edge to their signature gothic metal sound. It’s an evolution of sound rather than a revolution - Lacuna Coil found their style back in 2006 with Karmacode, and they’re sticking to it - but it’s hard not to like songs that are so polished and catchy, even if we might have heard them before.

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