Label: Sleaszy Rider Records – SR-0086
Released: 12 October 2012
Style: Gothic/Doom Metal
Ashes You Leave, formerly known as Icon, release yet another accomplishment since their image transformation in their 2002 album Fire. In the past the Croatia based band presented veins of Death / Doom Metal until their decision, or rather Berislave Poje’s and Marta Batinic’s (the two remaining founders) to compose their music under the roots of Gothic / Doom Metal a’la Within Temptation , Paradise Lost and Galadriel. You may also recall that this kind of thing goes on in other bands, i.e. a desire to change the scenery around them. Paradise Lost is a good example to emphasize this notion. Songs For The Lost, overall , is a good atmospheric album that comes across as music between icy softness and monstrous evil.
This album is recommend for those who adore Within Temptation, Leaves Eyes, Paradise Lost, Galadriel and those sorts. Ashes You Leave is all charged up with melodies, which were not necessarily mastered by guitars.