LEECHER – MUSIC REVIEW
Leecher is Symphonic / Cello Metal band from Hungary. Their music is based on female vocals and cellos instead of guitars, accompanied by drums and orchestra. Originally formed in 2008, they started like many other bands by playing covers of their favorite songs. After a while however original songs were born that earned them a place on the setlist. Which eventually lead them to do shows solely based on original creations with covers becoming an addition. After many years of operating the band became a serious project around 2012-2013. Performing in Italy (2013) and winning HammerWorld Hungary’s contest as highlights. As a result it gave the band the opportunity to record their first studio album.
Upon listening to their album Sightless I found myself listening to a lot of songs repeatedly. For example songs like Fading and for a good reason. Fading started out with beautiful Cello sounds and then hit me with some metal sounds that put me in disbelief. I came to find that the metal guitar sounds were in fact coming from the Cello’s. So what sets them apart from other bands that have done Cello sounds before is how flawlessly they transition from a Cello duo/Orchestra sound to pure uncontested metal sound. I found myself so engulfed in the Cello sounds that I had to put it on repeat to finally focus on the lyrics which were equally as beautiful. The entire Sightless album is so amazing I consider it beautiful artwork in the form of music. I have to say well done Leecher!! If you are a fan of Cello sounds, Orchestra and Metal Leecher is THE band for you and I highly recommend that you give them a listen.
The Line up:
- Anett is the voice of Leecher
- Ági is the 5-string cellist
- Kutor’s is the double bass strings and rhythm cellist
- Dave is the drummer
- Abel is the songwriter, composer for Leecher
- Matyi contributed to the Album for Leecher
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Our Rating based on 1-5 stars: 5 Stars