December 23, 2022

I think most of us will be aware of Liv Kristine, the Norwegian vocalist best known for her work fronting the Goth metal band Theatre Of Tragedy and the symphonic metal outfit Leaves’ Eyes. She has also made numerous guest appearances and has her own rather successful solo career which has seen the release of five albums.

We make a return to a reissued version of album number two with a remastered re-release of Enter My Religion which originally came out in 2006. The re-release was available in limited quantities as a double CD, music cassette and coloured vinyl which now seem to be quite expensive but is also available on digital download. Each version sees a number of different bonus tracks but if you want them all then it seems the download is the option for you. However, it might be worth checking out the album first before pressing the pay button as those expecting rock similar to Theatre Of Tragedy or Leaves’ Eyes are most probably going to be disappointed as this album is pure Euro pop/rock, very pleasant and gentle and not metal at all. Very radio friendly, this is rather standard and unoffensive pop music for a bright summer’s day which will wash over you and be immediately forgotten.

Fans will be entertained by the demos which are intriguing but not essential with the track of the album being a pleasing cover of Springsteen’s Streets Of Philadelphia. Not a bad album by any means but there are many that showcase her delightful voice so much better.

Enter My Religion

CD1

  1. Over the Moon (3:32)
  2. Fake a Smile (3:40)
  3. All the Time in the World (3:52)
  4. My Revelation (3:31)
  5. Coming Home (4:11)
  6. Trapped in Your Labyrinth (3:46)
  7. Blue Emptiness (3:49)
  8. You Are the Night (3:34)
  9. Enter My Religion (3:50)
  10. Streets of Philadelphia (3:19)
  11. You Take Me Higher (3:38)
  12. For a Moment (4:25)

CD2

  1. Over the Moon (Demo) (3:20)
  2. Trapped in Your Labyrinth (Demo) (3:38)
  3. You Are the Night (Demo) (3:38)
  4. Streets of Philadelphia (Demo) (3:23)
  5. You Take Me Higher (Demo) (3:25)
  6. Stjernenacht (unreleased) (3:25)
  7. Woman in Me (3:20)
  8. One Thought Closer (unreleased) (3:35)