CD REVIEW Liv Kristine

Band : Liv Kristine
Album title : Libertine
Label : Napalm Records
Distributor : Rough Trade Benelux. – Tone Entertainment
Release date : 07/09/2012
Release : CD

Liv Kristine is of course well known as former vocalist in Theatre Of Tragedy, and actual singer in Leaves Eyes, and has done numerous guest appearances for other bands, but besides all these activities she also releases solo albums on a rather regular basis.

If I’m not mistaken, this album Libertine is her fourth full solo studio album. Mind you, the music on this album has absolutely no resemblance to her work in the two aforementioned bands. Actually this is more pop music, with the occasional harder and faster touch to it.

Nevertheless, even if it is not a true metal or hard rock album, there are songs even a real metalhead might like. And then of course, there is the heavenly voice of Miss Kristine. What is lacking a bit are some fat guitar riffs, but that doesn’t spoil the quality of the album.  And her cover of Kate Bush’s "The Man With The Child In His Eyes" is a very good effort to give this song a personal touch.

80/100

Erik Morren.