July 2017 Album of the Month – Seven Spires’ SolveigFriday, 11th August 2017
This one probably isn’t much of a surprise for the DR faithful, with a double 9.5/10 review at the end of July it’s safe to say that Seven Spires’ debut full-length left a lasting impression on the staff. With good reason of course, as the band effectively blurs the lines between many genres and incorporates them seamlessly – impressively so for a band just starting to climb the metal ladder. A ladder that they will undoubtedly be climbing even faster once word about Solveig begins to circulate further.
An excerpt from Matt and Kyle’s double 9.5/10 review, which posted on July 28, 2017:
It’s rare to find a quartet in their late teens to early twenties so driven and focused on their craft, consistently refining and innovating as best as they can for the sake of a memorable final product. Three years later we reach the full-album status with Solveig, consisting of a re-recording for the EP (Act One of the conceptual piece), and eight newer songs that become Act Two. The story of a lost soul and his journey through a Demon’s sunless, neo-Victorian underworld has throwback romantic/renaissance textures, transporting to bygone eras centuries before that give listeners a thrilling, multi-sensory journey.
Sascha Paeth’s expertise brings Solveig to the proper grandiose soundscape the band desire – and lead Seven Spires down the path of becoming future benchmarks in this genre. It’s rare to be involved on the ground floor, but the future clearly looks promising for the quartet to achieve larger headlining stages if the quality continues to be as high as heard here. Symphonic metal with power, melodic death, and blackened features that holds attention and draws you in like no others – Seven Spires is the real deal. – Matt Coe
Solveig is an album made by musicians who want to change the game. Not confined by mere genre conventions and tropes, Seven Spires goes the distance to create a theatrical album that flows between beauty and extremity, and all points between. The sky is the limit as they continue onwards. – Kyle McGinn
Read the entire review HERE.