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“Victim Of Ritual” (Single) by Tarja

Artist: Tarja
Title: “Victim Of Ritual” (Single)
Label: Armoury Records
Release Date: 7/16/2013
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Rating: 4/5

You probably already know her name well from at one time being the stratospheric vocal register behind Finland’s mighty Nightwish and in case you haven’t been keeping up with her musical adventures for a while, singer Tarja Turunen has kept quite busy as a solo artist and has recently released the single “Victim Of Ritual”. The tune hails from her upcoming album “Colours In The Dark” and it’s a wonderful number that travels over different worlds of melody as it plays through. Some solemn drums bring us into the tune and then a slightly familiar almost Middle Easten melody begins which I later learned was inspired by Ravel’s “Bolero”. When Tarja begins to sing we are instantly reminded of the power in even her softer moments and it’s a welcome thing for sure.
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