Seven Spires is an American metal quartet who enjoy drawing from across the spectrum of metal and beyond to tell their tales of demons, death, love, and the peculiarities of the human condition. The band’s sophomore album, “Emerald Seas,” is a highly emotional, dark, and theatrical epic.
“Emerald Seas” is a theatrical concept album, and is the prequel to the story of their debut full-length “Solveig”. The album follows a lone sea captain on their quest for eternal life while being hunted by an ancient beast and struggling with loneliness, sacrifice, alcoholism, and the unexpected weight that comes with achieving one’s goals. Seven Spires’ signature blend of melancholic beauty and emotional brutality on “Emerald Seas” is the sonic manifestation of the silent emptiness that chills one’s insides when staring across bleak, open waters.
The band explains the influences behind the album, “Musically, “Emerald Seas” is influenced by our usual mix of melodic and extreme metal favorites and Hans Zimmer worship. We immersed ourselves deeply in 19th Century Romantic music and art while writing this record, and I like to think some traits from that era are present as a result. It’s highly emotional; sweet and melodic at times, and quite dark and brutal at others, especially when dealing with themes like losing one’s fear of death.”
The band, as with their debut, collaborated with Sascha Paeth (Avantasia, Kamelot, Epica, etc), who mixed and mastered the album. Incidentally, Adrienne Cowan was handpicked by Paeth to front his new band, Sascha Paeth’s Masters of Ceremony and she is also one of the touring vocalists for the hugely popular Avantasia.
Seven Spires met while studying at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, so we need not spend much time going on about their musical capabilities, but needless to say, the band’s musicianship is in keeping with the metal tradition of tirelessly working to be the best at your craft. Singer Adrienne Cowan is a true talent, with vocals ranging from the beautiful to the demonic, while her bandmates Jack Kosto (guitar), Peter de Reyna (bass), and Chris Dovas (drums) weave intricate musical tales to accompany the lyrical tales presented here.
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1. Igne Defendit
2. Ghost Of A Dream
3. No Words Exchanged
4. Every Crest
5. Unmapped Darkness
7. Drowner Of Worlds
8. Silvery Moon
9. Bury You
11. With Love From The Other Side
12. The Trouble With Eternal Life
13. Emerald Seas Overture
Adrienne Cowan – Vocals + Keyboards
Jack Kosto – Guitar
Peter de Reyna – Bass
Chris Dovas – Drums