Tarja - In The Raw - Album Review
Tarja - In The Raw - Album Review 10
Tarja - In The Raw - Album Review 10
Tarja - In The Raw - Album Review 10
Tarja - In The Raw - Album Review 10
Tarja - In The Raw - Album Review 10
10Overall Score
Reader Rating: (4 Votes)
9.7

The queen of symphonic metal is back! ​Tarja ​is best known for being a founding member ofNightwish​ who were the pioneers of bringing us a new style of metal with symphonic and melodic styles added. Since taking a step out on her own she has shown off just quite how much talent she has through her solo rock albums and also through working with orchestra in a more classical sense. Her latest album ​In The Raw ​is no different in showcasing this and is an epic album in itself!

Across 10 tracks, ​Tarja ​provides her blend of heavy and melodic music which is captivating with her unique vocals. On top of this, she had a who’s who of the metal world with special guests including ​Christina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)​, ​Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid (Soilwork) ​andTommy Karevik (Kamelot)​. “Goodbye Stranger” which features vocals from ​Scabbia i​ s definitely a highlight from this album. The harmonies produced by the two female vocalists are beautiful to hear but it also holds this high energy melody. It is a true example of the style of music that ​Tarja ​is well known for while being an amazing track. “Silent Masquerade” with ​Karevik ​is however an opposite track. With a softer more melodic intro before heading into a heavier riff, it’s just another example of the many sides of ​Tarja​. There is certainly a darker feel to this track with the piano melody taking centre stage throughout the track.

From start to finish, the whole album is just one fantastic track after another. Between the guest vocalists, there is ​Tarja’s ​own unique sound which stands its ground amongst the male dominated world of metal. She has certainly led the way for female vocalists and this album is a clear example of why as possibly her best album yet.

“In The Raw” was released on August 30th, 2019on earMUSIC as CD Digipak (limited print run including hardcover O-card)2LP+Download, Limited Box Set and Digital.

TRACK LIST
1. Dead Promises with Björn “Speed” Strid
2. Goodbye Stranger with Cristina Scabbia
3. Tears In Rain
4. Railroads
5. You And I
6. The Golden Chamber
Awaken
Loputon yö
Alchemy
7. Spirits Of The Sea
8. Silent Masquerade with Tommy Karevik
9. Serene
10. Shadow Play

                                                            
www.tarja-intheraw.com
www.ear-music.net

Emmie 

http://tarja.tmstor.es/

WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO TO “DEAD PROMISES” HERE:
https://youtu.be/tQnJ6wFvD48

LISTEN TO “DEAD PROMISES” HERE:
https://tarja.lnk.to/DeadPromises/

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