Thursday, September 6, 2012

CD Review: Liv Kristine-Libertine(2012)

Heavy Metal fans will know this woman if not for her name, then for her haunting voice on Cradle of Filth's song "Nymphetamine"-that is where I first heard her myself.

(from her bio)

LIV KRISTINE's career as a full-time composer and performing artist began in Norway in the mid nineties, being the first angelic voice in the Gothic Music revolutionary scene worldwide. The greatest inspiration for her compositions and lyrics has always been the supernatural, dark romanticism and the beauty of nature and poetry. LIV KRISTINE's up-coming release "LIBERTINE" is truly a milestone in her career; it sums up her most important artistic experiences in her life-long creative journey. Her own lyrics and melodies are exceptional through her enormous live and studio experience since her early youth. After her successful further co-operations with male singers like Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) or John Kelly (Kelly Family, Elfenthal), Liv recorded a duet with Platinum-Gold-awarded artist Tobias Regner, winner of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", the German version of Pop Idol, for the track “Vanilla Skin Delight”. "LIBERTINE" was produced by Alexander Krull, Mastersound Studio. The album's official release date is September 7th, 2012.

LIV KRISTINE's musical achievements are numerous, e.g. a GRAMMY AWARD nomination for the song "Nymphetamine" in cooperation with Cradle of Filth, 500.000 records sold with her former band Theatre of Tragedy, touring more than 40 countries on four continents.

Her voice is very haunting along the lines of Kate Bush or Tori Amos, just to give you an idea of her range."Silence" is one song that definitely has the sound of both. Interesting that she covers one of Kate Bush's songs "The Man With The Child In His Eyes"
beautifully sung by her and Ms Bush.

Vocally she has a range and her versatility on this album she has some heavier songs and some pop sounding songs, like "Paris, Paris" really catchy song vocally and the rhythm is great as well.
Really fantastic bass lines happening on the song "Wait for Rain"

I hope this does well for her as she has put a good foot forward trying things on her own.

Thank you for reading this
Written & compiled by
Anthony Nadeau

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