The Greatest Fear, has broken down the boundaries between classical music and hard-core metal. The mixture of tribal drum beats with the rawness that only a true metal guitar can offer reinforce some of the most powerful female vocals of this day and age. The Coronation of the Locust Queen is a thunderstorm in its fullest glory. Catapulting the listener into the seat of an emotional rollercoaster. Jane’s classical vocal training along side of her melodic interpretations are dark, rich and extremely powerfully earth shattering .
One of the most beautifully composed songs, “Les Nuages”, left me completely breathless and spellbound , a stark contrast to other songs on this masterpiece such as “Privilege“. With its gritty, atavistic vocals and commanding drum beat one is submerged into the depths of thought and left wanting more. The song’s powerful guitars reach inside and rips your guts out. The Greatest Fear has introduced some of the most brilliant works one could ever begin to imagine. Not only does Coronation of the Locust Queen offer a wicked combination of vocal phenomena and musical accomplishment but the lyrical components are meaningful and heartfelt . The Greatest Fear has addressed some of the toughest issues facing American politics today and have made it crystal clear that they are not afraid to state and stand by their beliefs.
One of the most interesting things that I have found about the group is that Jane, while you can not be mistaken, was trained in classical vocals in which her “wanting to do something heavier” has given the metal world a new twist. Her heart belongs to metal and thus her talent she has devoted to us! One of the truest voices of this generation and many more to come. With Jane’s vocals backed up by Brian Thorn’s musical expertise, The Greatest Fear is a formidable force that many can only wish to compare to.
The CD offers a kaleidoscope of sound which invites one to let the CD player loop the CD and listen in over and over. Coronation of the Locust Queen doesn’t leave one with an empty feeling just a want for more to sate the mind and soul. There are truly no words that can do The Greatest Fear justice, there are simply no words in the English dialect to describe what they offer or the magnificent talents they have been able to capture on this CD, it is absolutely something one must encounter themselves to grasp the intensity of! AMAZING!!!
KC and Adrienne
Review from Eternal Sonata