CD REVIEW Anneke van Giersbergen

Band : Anneke van Giersbergen
Album title : Everything is Changing
Label : PIAS
Distributor : PIAS
Release date : March 2012
Release : CD

Anneke van Giersbergen is far from an unknown name in the industry of rock and metal. She became famous for her impressive leading role in the Dutch band The Gathering, with which she released lots of highly anticipated albums. A couple of years ago, she left the band to start her own project, which was named after her: Agua de Annique. Apparently, she couldn't really get this at the level she wanted it to achieve, so it was time for an exclusive solo project under her own name.

Anneke van Gierbergen released Everything is Changing, the first record in her solo career. The genre is hardly to be called metal, but it's of such high quality, you can simply not leave it as it is. Just one listening turn gave me shivers (in a very positive way). Such emotion in twelve songs is very rare, believe me! Just lend your ears to a song as “My Boy”, a wonderful song about Anneke's very own child. Impressive lyrics, stunning vocals filled with emotion and captivating melodies really make Everything is Changing a true masterpiece!

91/100

Tim.