Victoria K : “Kore” CD 14 October 2022 Rockshots Records. Australian Symphonic Metal band.
Starting in 2019, their fame came quickly due to Victoria Knight‘s amazing voice. Tainted with an oriental vibe and singing in her mother tongue language. Heavy guitars, melodic tempo with relaxing sounds; mixed with man’s growl and anger. The recipe of diversity expressing human feelings, with keyboards effects spacing the music in time. A kind of flying on a cloud of life.
The amazing cover artwork expresses the demons inside a human’s body shaking a mortal life. Fighting to get their place in this Music universe while the pandemic was hitting hard the world. Releasing their first album a year later and getting a record deal, set up Victoria K on the stardom stairs as fast as a shark. The violon and atmosphere lead the listener to a peaceful relaxing time. Each song links to the other so you can’t leave the journey before the album ends.
A very good way to capture the essence of a music style that leaves everyone speechless. This second album is simply a masterpiece. Impressed is how a person who discovers Victoria K for the first time, would react. Although the recipe is always the same, her voice and the gently played music, should not leave you untouched.
Check out this song and get mesmerized :
The main influence that spills out is Evanescence, Eleine, Within Temptation, Delain, Leave’s Eyes…
One song towards the end has a bit of hardcore style with the growling voice but mainly the overall sticks to the same gentle vibe.
They are still English lyrics that can help dig the music deeper. A big surprise that will hit the world like a bomb. What is most amazing is knowing all the hard work done by Victoria with her producer Lee Bradshaw, to make an album around the Homeric Hymn to Demeter (the story of Persephone).
Everything brings a special touch making this album a very unique blend of music, a masterpiece 100/100.