Dutch melodic metallers DELAIN are releasing some new stuff! Besides the beautiful artwork and a breathtaking music video to ‘Masters Of Destiny’, you may
“Hunter’s Moon” includes four new studio tracks and live footage.
So let us talk about the hand full of new material. ‘Masters Of Destiny’ is a bombastic piece of Symphonic Metal, the orchestration is just amazing! And the beauty of Iceland is captured in its video.
The intro of
title track is so heavy, it doesn’t sound like DELAIN.
Due to the hard, rhythmic growls
For the other two tracks, the band’s guitarists stepped up their composing: ‘This Silence Is Mine‘ by Timo Somers and ‘Art Kills‘ by Merel Bechtold are both well made. They won’t become some of my beloved evergreens but they are pretty cool.
The live songs were recorded on the Danse Macabre Tour in Utrecht’s Tivoli Vredenburg. Kiki and I (Steffi) saw DELAIN live in Bochum on that tour with Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT), who was guest during the whole tour. I love their live shows because of Charlotte’s lovely charisma and the great atmosphere that the band creates.
But to be honest, I’m disappointed, that DELAIN is once again releasing an EP instead of an album. Although I didn’t read “EP” anywhere on their website or press releases, four new songs and ten live recordings aren’t a full-length album.
The good news is: the band’s next full-length album will be recorded and maybe even released this year. Let’s stay curious!Get DELAIN‘s Hunter’s Moon from EMP in Germany.
It’s not the first time DELAIN releases a few new songs with live recordings – what do you think about this “old stuff in new clothes”? Do you buy these anyway?