|Review: Seven Spires - Emerald Seas|
Label: Frontiers Records
Year released: 2020
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Review online: March 3, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Emerald Seas is the second full-length from Seven Spires and follows their impressive debut Solveig. It's another treasure trove of female-fronted symphonic metal full of power metal anthems and heart-felt ballads. Double-kick cuts like "The Trouble with Eternal Life" share space with more introspective pieces like "Silvery Moon" and the album's highlight "Succumb" which has a gloriously anthemic chorus crowds will be singing along with for years. There's a definite cinematic feel to Emerald Seas, sort of like where Nightwish was attempting to go with Imaginaerum but without all the nonsense, which is embodied by the closing instrumental "Emerald Seas Overture".
Emerald Seas doesn't do anything strikingly different, but Seven Spires has the writing chops to make symphonic metal the way it was meant to be made; catchy, bombastic and thoroughly enjoyable.
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