20 April 2011
by Tom Dare
The problem with advocating the world of gleefully camp and over-the-top metal that many in the UK struggle to take seriously is that, in truth, much of it is borderline-unlistenable crap. It’s exceptionally difficult to do well, and the number of genuine stand-out records is rather low as a result. And while Leaves’ Eyes haven’t quite managed to deliver one of the latter, fourth album Meredead is still refreshingly enjoyable.