Album Review: Facettes by Eilera

Album Name: Facettes
Artist: Eilera
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

[Buy at Eilera Official Site]

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

The French duo Eilera consist of Eilera and Loic Tezenas. Their music is a mix of an intriguing mix of Eilera’s Sinead-ish lead vocals and folk and metal.

“Strength of My Hate” is atmospheric, like a softer Nightwish. Eilera’s voice soars above a distinctive rhythm.

“Never Ending Tale” is a darker version of Clannad’s Celtic sound. The grand sweep is suitable for a soundtrack.

The ballad “Inside My Cave” puts the emphasis on Eilera’s lovely voice.

The techno strains of “Girl/woman” brings Björk to mind.

“Uncomprehension” is unashamedly epic. Eilera’s angelic vocals take off in spectacular fashion.

“Facettes” is a brilliant debut from a band that should be going places.

Posted on June 5, 2004

Track Listing
1. The Strength of my Hate
2. Never-Ending Tale
3. Inside my Cave
4. Ambiguity
5. Girl/Woman
6. The Weapon in My Self
7. Uncomprehension
8. A Summer Breeze
9. Great Men’s Work
10. Break

[Eilera Official Site]

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