I experienced four excellent bands though I focused on one band in particular. Ignea deserved and deserve all the attention they get and I really, really hope to see them again rather sooner than later with a full set. That doesn’t mean, I didn’t like the other bands, I just had my priorities with them.
It took quite a while to release the album. Due to the circumstances and war in their Ukrainian home, it had to be postponed from 2022 to 2023. Now the waiting in over. “Dreams Of Lands Unseen” will finally be released and I am indeed quite impressed. Of course Helle’s outstanding vocals are the highlight of Ignea’s sound and I really appreciate the evolution of the band.
Reflecting the reaction of the metalverse to the war in Ukraine and attempting to differentiate between morals and politics. War shifts priorities and reveals commercial interests above the moral of anti-war songs. Who is good and who is evil. It’s complicated!