Label: Napalm Records
Six songs, including an "extended version" of the title cut, is about the perfect length for these symphonic-metal Scandinavians and Germans. The belle of the ball is Norway's Liv Kristine, formerly of Theater of Tragedy and a sometime Cradle of Filth gal pal. The music is operatic diva-schlock rituals amid the druids -- uplifting yet frequently fragile Eurometal bombast for Celine Dion fans. And the clod-hoppy dude whose job it is to grunt in the background (think of Evanescence) mostly keeps his trap shut. On the cover, Liv wears a lovely red dress by the seaside.