Finally Free

1. Life
2. Finally Free
3. Wind
4. Raise Your Fist
5. Leaving You
6. Drowning
7. No Mercy
8. Black & White
9. Control
10. Deserve Honesty
11. Anyway

Tanja Schneider - Vocals
Markus Spiethaler - Keyboard, Vocals
Kim Wölfel - Guitar
Kevin Deese - Bass
Alexander Dahlen - Drums



Recorded in Soundwerkstatt Studio
Mixed and mastered by André Hofmann
Artwork by Jan Yrlund

Released 2019-10-25
Reviewed 2019-11-03

dr music records

Finally Free, that is what the German band Nevaria exclaims when they produce their debut album to the world. Cosmic symphonic metal is something written about it in the press material, the band from Bavaria is a female fronted band that was formed in 2017 by musicians with good experience from earlier bands like Dawn of Destiny where we heard singer Tanja. And when reading the press material you can get the feeling that it is a fairly adventurous band that takes you into cosmic spheres and allows you to see the world from different eyes through the songs of the album.

The style is symphonic metal with female vocals, kind of like we have heard from several other bands where I have listed three in the similar bands section. It is not really an album that stands out from other similar bands, they kind of stick to the format set down by bands like Nightwish and others. The vocalist Tanja is good with a strong voice for the genre; she carries the songs really well. The production is also good and the soundscapes works really well with nice atmospheres and variation. Nothing that moves outside the box though but with good melodies, variation and short playing time it should not be an album to make anyone bored.

Good album, great actually, with strong tracks, adventurous feel and good variation with strong vocals and production, it should appeal to anyone who likes the genre. The argument against is the lack of originality but good songs and a relatively fresh sound helps negate that somewhat, it is still the downside of the album though. Besides that I don’t see any negatives, just strong tracks with many great choruses and good atmospheres, all that makes this a quite appealing album and excellent considering that it is a debut.

An album you should have a look at if you like the female fronted variety of the metal genre, especially if you prefer the symphonic variety of that. But I do think that it is an album that should appeal to most music fans, as it is a very good album. The songs are all strong and none of them really stand far apart from the others but the third track wind and the fifth Leaving You are the ones that I found most memorable on an album that is fairly memorable overall.






Label: Dr. Music Records
Three similar bands: Nightwish/Edenbridge/Visionatica

Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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