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Ashes You Leave 'The Cure For Happiness'

15/02/14 02:14PM

First let me say that before 2013 I'd never heard of these guys, but they were recommended to me by a friend. I have to say it was love at first listen, I've always loved Doom Metal anyway but Ashes You Leave actually cover a wide spectrum of influences, yes there is Doom, delightfully so, but, there are lighter influences as well, ranging from a Middle Eastern to Celtic even. That's probably the thing I love most about this CD, it doesn't just take you down a dark gloomy road, it also takes you on a wonderful journey. But all of it is Metal, make no mistake, this is a Metal Band, very tight, well orchestrated and as fiery as they come. An excellent listen, and in my opinion they have put together an epic effort.


  • Giada 'Jade' Etro - vocals
  • Berislav 'Bero' Poje - vocals, guitar
  • Marta Batinic - violin
  • Luka Petrovic - bass
  • Sasha Vukosav - drums


  1. Devil In Disguise
  2. Only Ashes You Leave
  3. For The Heart, Soul and Mind
  4. The Ever-Changing
  5. Meant To Stay
  6. Summer's End
  7. Reality Sad
  8. The Cure
  9. ...For Happiness

What I've learned is that they are from Croatia, they were formed in 1995, they have two E.P.s and six full length albums. The current line-up consists of Giada 'Jade' Etro on vocals, Berislav 'Bero' Poje on vocals and guitar, Marta Batinic on violin, Luka Petrovic on bass, and Sasha Vukosav on drums. And you can tell there is very good musical chemistry between this group.

My personal favorites from the CD are Devil In Disguise, Meant To Stay, and Summer's End, but really I loved the CD start to finish, definitely one of my favorite CDs. So if you're looking for something epic and unique, I highly recommend giving a listen to The Cure For Happiness, it will put a smile on your face. The vocals are superb, the orchestration and instrumentation is very tight and flowing.

Highlights: Disguise, Meant To Stay, Summer's End


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Author: Jack Williams

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