Leaves' Eyes is a Norwegian rock band that I was introduced to by Pandora. Their music is very similar to Nightwish and Within Temptation which I'm also a fan of as well. You've got a soft-voiced female lead singer with the occasional deep, growling male vocals which blends really well. While rock is the predominate tone, there are also orchestral instruments such as percussion instruments, the cello, and violins mixed in which give it a unique feeling. Vinland Saga is the first album I've purchased from this band, and I primarily bought it because of the song Ankomst. After listening to the entire thing, it's still my favorite song, but the rest of them still have a solid sound. The lyrics are all written by the lead singer and were focused around the Vikings and other seamen setting out from the area towards Greenland and New Foundland. Also, some of the songs are sung in different languages which I was a big fan of. The disc also has a video for the song Elegy and an interview with the singer. They definitely make use of her assets in the video to grab your attention. Very pretty woman with a great voice. Once I listen to this one a few more times, I'll probably start ordering some of the other CDs from Leaves' Eyes.
I would recommend this to a friend