Backworld – Isles of the Blest

After reading a review in a magazin I ordered this album, without having heard a single note from this group. Well, it turned out to be a very good decision, I instantly liked the album “Isles of the Blest” a lot! Backworld makes great acoustic neo-folk, with beautiful strings. Musical mastermind of the group is Joseph Budenholzer, who wrote most of the music and words. And great lyrics they are, with a lot of imagery. Religious themes appear in most songs, like in HeavenĀ“s Gate, the price song of the album, drenched with emotion, at first hearing already it sent shivers down my spine. Another great track is Beautiful Dream, with a guest appearance by Jarboe of the Swans, with her recognizable voice. It is followed by Leaving the Isles of the Blest, another masterpiece. t the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig Backworld proved that they perform live outstandingly as well.

artist: Backworld
label: World Serpent