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Tarja - The Shadow Self album review

Album Review

No standing in the shadows for Finland’s symphonic metal queen Tarja

After her detour into the classical realm on 2015’s Ave Maria – En Plein Air, Tarja Turunen returns to the world of symphonic metal that made her famous with The Shadow Self. Much like the opera that informs her vocal technique, Turunen isn’t one for subtlety. That soaring voice is always up front and centre, rarely dipping below gale force.

A sense of drama that would make Lloyd Webber blush…


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