The first review of Lapis Lazuli’s album is here! It was published by Ravenheart Music on the 25th of june. It is a very good review, which makes me extremely happy. I just hope that other reviewers will like it just as much! 🙂 You can read a copy of the review below.
(Self Released) Reviewed 25th June 2013
Lapis Lazuli hail from Sweden, and with this their latest release, they offer up a rather nice healthy dosage of Symphonic Metal, not too far away from Tarja era Nightwish, although perhaps not as bombastic. Now fronted by Cecilia Kamf after the departure of Frida Eurenius in January, we have 13 rather tasty numbers here to sink your teeth into. My only gripe is the track ‘No Escape’ that features male growls and nothing but male growls. There is nothing wrong with that, but it just seems a little out of place on this release. Anyway, there are a host of corking Symphonic tunes here including the openers ‘Overture’ and ‘Floating Away’, the 7 minute plus and one of my faves ‘Darker Shade Of Me’, the catchy ‘Forgive, Never Forget’, and ‘Illusions’ with vocal duties on this number shared with keys man and founder member Timo Hautamäki I believe. Overall, this is a good release from the Swedes, and to be perfectly frank, I am surprised that they have not as yet caught the attention of a bigger label. And just as a footnote, while writing this review, I am in-fact chatting to ex vocalist Frida on Facebook about the weather and other not so musical themes, plus her new EP due this coming winter 🙂 – I digress however, ‘Lost’ by the way is recommended… 8.5/10 (Dave)” http://www.ravenheartmusic.com/products-group-89.html
So, thank you so much Ravenheart Music!