Leecher from Hungary walks the path that not many are walking, with cellos instead of guitars they create symphonic metal that doesn’t sound like if cellos were used. Of course the drums and keyboards have a part in the heavy sound as well but still it’s quite a achievement that you almost don’t notice the cellos when you listen to Sightless.
Sightless is the debut full-lenght from Leecher, the band started in 2008 playing covers of metal songs but after a while original songs were created that finally resulted in Sightless. With 12 songs and an intro the band has brought a album to the world that’s different than other symphonic metal albums and therefore Sightless deserves it’s place in everyones music collection who likes symphonic metal.
The voice of Anett (read more about Anett HERE) bring the songs to life, she has somewhat of a accent that makes the songs feel more medieval and combine that with the cello sound and it will bring you back to the days when Mozart was still writing his music. Of course i’m not comparing Leecher to Mozart but you’ll get the point right? The music from Leecher is fresh and thrilling and actually doesn’t sound at all dusty or medieval. Another strong point from Leecher is that they aren’t afraid to include some modern touches, the growls in Slaves to a Dream sound really good and shows the heavier side of Leecher.
All in all is Sightless a album that’s an strong debut. The sound is clear and every instrument has it’s place on Sightless, the drums are tight and heavy and the keyboards provide the atmosphere that makes Sightless an comfortable listening.
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