Is this new? I really liked half blood.
Separate note, Just picked up a copy of The Gentle Storm, The Diary after streaming quite a bit over the past few weeks. This is an example where I would want the CD. The artwork and extensive liner notes, lyrics and diary entries really add to the 17 century history piece that this basically is.
Just listened to the folk CD which as I have posted before is about as metal as Lorena Mcennitt which is what this albums makes me think of a bit-but with Dutch sensibilities. It's a tragic story about two lovers. More Shakespearean than metal. But the old bard had some metal themes up his sleeve. Or like an Emma Thompson period piece.
That said, I absolutely love this album. It is more pop oriented than a lot of what I listen to even if it is through a folk genre. But, her vocal performance and the compositions in and folk instrumentation are fantastic.
Also aping the AMG's review, the production is gorgeous on par with Steven Wilson's magic touches in the prog sphere. Regardless of taste this is one album that will sound glorious on your good gear.
Edited by markm1 - Today at 12:55 pm