The Quest

by LEAH

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Celtic-flavoured symphonic folk metal (there's a mouthful) ably served up by this lovely Canadian. Nightwish's (yay!) Troy Donockley even makes an appearance.

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jongreen69 Gorgeous album with great celtic influences featuring the amazing Troy Donockley. Leah's voice is stunning and is complimented by the great instrumental interplay. One of those albums that I love which also gains the approval of my kids!
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H.L. Finally here it is, the new symphonic, melodic, celtic, fantasy, female fronted metal output from LEAH. There are catchy hits on the album like "Edge of your Sword" or "Lion Arises", epic tunes like the 10 min. title-track "The Quest" or emotional ballads like the final "The Water is wide". The musical variety is quite high and as LEAH uses her warm voice also in very different ways from whispering to powerful chants the album is dynamic and spreads a positive mood as well! Really beautiful! Favorite track: Edge of Your Sword.
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1.
The Quest 10:19
Ohhhh Somewhere far beyond this moment I can taste reward that’s waiting for me Wandering around, unknowing Will I fail? Will I find you broken? Ohhhh The quest for peace is harder than I thought It will take all my energy to traverse this world Somehow I will journey, pressing forward Through the doubt Through the sabotage of onlookers Ohhhh See the prize Set my mind, set my will See the goal beyond the hill Now I will not give in To my weakened mind Just close your eyes The end in sight Take me further now My flesh covered in All of these thoughts “I’m winning.” Ohhhh In this quest for honor I only think of you Now I’m so much stronger I only dream of you I only think of you... In this quest for honor I only think of you Now I’m so much stronger I only breathe for you I only think of you I only dream of you I only breathe for you Ohhhh
2.
Every heartbeat is holding on And every breath I breathe won't let it go You looked at me and that was all Below the surface, you can’t see me fall But you don't see me… And it feels like a knife in the back of the door You opened and closed it forevermore And it feels like tonight is the edge of your sword All the pages of this book are torn The scroll is open, but the story’s over The seal is broken I’ve lost my composure You said to me we would be for forever And now I’ve fallen deeper than ever But you don’t see me… And it feels like a knife in the back of the door You opened and closed it forevermore And it feels like tonight is the edge of your sword All the pages of this book are torn
3.
Lion Arises 04:41
Bitter wind, blind eyes Forsaken in the sands of time Never alone in this Epoch of eternity Foes living inside my mind Your weapons are fortified No escape no return to the sea A tidal wave won’t undo this Final day And I won’t be afraid I will lay my head down and sleep I will feel morning sun on my face Even though I’m surrounded Enveloped on every side I’m at peace as the lion arises tonight Words disappear when It burns into fear again They are cloaked and they are chained in Robes of blackened roses A blanket of snow will fall The entrance to the door dissolved Pillars decayed and destiny unfolds A violent haze won’t undo this Final age And I won’t be afraid I will lay my head down and sleep I will feel morning sun on my face Even though I’m surrounded Enveloped on every side I’m at peace as the lion arises Tonight... And I won’t be afraid I will lay my head down and sleep I will feel morning sun on my face Even though I’m surrounded Enveloped on every side I’m at peace as the lion arises Tonight... Tonight...
4.
Heir 04:08
In this strange land, voices, they call Running down the elusive immortal "And I will meet you by the shore I'll wait 'till even-fall…” “And I will give you all my dreams I'll give you all my songs..." Winter creature White as snow Legendary Heir to the throne Footsteps and dreams, illusion of the mind No one can find a trace of her in all of time "So I will meet you by the shore I'll wait 'till even-fall…” “And I will give you all my dreams I'll give you all my songs…” Winter creature White as snow Legendary Heir to the throne Sacred creature Untamed and alone Legendary Heir to the throne
5.
Quiet falls upon the glade As ancient stones call upon my name No one in this landscape dream Still, my beating heart is beckoning Nothing but shadows running from me Come follow me through iron gates To the meadow of solitude Enter now a wild, wild woodland Take for yourself refuge in The ruins of illusion Creatures great and small hear me breathe As sun’s shade fades into the deep Follow the old path that leads me to All that remains of my love for you All that remains of my love for you Come follow me through iron gates To the meadows of solitude Enter now a wild, wild woodland Take for yourself refuge in The ruins of illusion Come follow me through iron gates Long ago ancient grove, so secluded Oh enter here, walk through the garden Seek for yourself refuge in The ruins of illusion
6.
Labyrinth 05:16
Crystal tears of the sea A vision washing over me Where the sun meets sand Here is hope in the palm of your hand Rebirth, Come forth From earth, Rebirth Once upon a time I was so lost inside this labyrinth Let me dream on Within these walls both saint and sinner will fall The chains which bind us all Eyes awakening Fire in our minds, in our hearts Breaking through these walls Beckoning as a true north star Rebirth, Come forth From earth, Rebirth Once upon a time I was so lost inside this labyrinth Let me dream on Within these walls both saint and sinner will fall The chains which bind us all Once upon a time I was so lost inside this labyrinth Let me dream on Within these walls both saint and sinner will fall The chains which bind us all Voices trapped in abandoned castles, this madness Read the ancient scrolls Calling out to the heavens Amidst a shattering palace Release my soul
7.
Abyss 05:33
Release me from this cage Where games are played inside my mind in haste Emancipate this place Where reality is make believe in time Illumination awaits Like sunlight shining through the sage in the night And we have wandered away A silence beckoning, a truth and a lie Battles in the distance and I know now where I stand I want to follow forever Into the abyss we’ve become And as the sun sets on your time (On your time) Ancient illusions fade into a twilight And as the runic pages burn (The pages burn) The chains will break and dreams begin to align Battles in the distance and I know now where I stand I want to follow forever Into the abyss of love And all the candles light before us And I’ll travel to the edge of the earth I’ll follow wherever Into the abyss we’ve become
8.
I stand between two worlds There is no middle ground for me The tears that fall have wanted it all But there is no return for me One look is all it took And I fall apart I keep making peace with the past Then the present won’t let me Thought the memories were buried so deep Envy takes over, that should be me One look is all it took And I fall apart One day I won’t feel this way But I’m drowning… Now I’ll run away, I won’t stay in this shadow Lived my life with no regret, still I can’t let go Into the realm, into all that’s forsaken All that’s left undone Oblivion I stand between two worlds There is no middle ground for me The tears that fall have wanted it all But there is no return for me One look is all it took And I fall apart One day I won’t feel this way But I’m drowning… Now I’ll run away, I won’t stay in this shadow Lived my life with no regret, still I can’t let go Into the realm, into all that’s forsaken All that’s left undone Oblivion Now I’ll run away, I won’t stay in this castle Lived my life with no regret, still I can’t let go Into the realm, into all that’s forsaken All that’s left undone, Oblivion I’ll run away I lived my life Into the realm Oblivion
9.
I cannot find my life (Absent of you) I resist all of my mind (A poison truth) But I am alone (You tell me) With your shadow Here I am going around In your circle once again You’re a like a ghost upon a throne But you won’t own me I know you can hear me (I can hear you) I feel you can see me thinking (A poison truth) But I am alone (You tell me) With your shadow Here I am going around In your circle once again You’re a like a ghost upon a throne But you won’t own me I believe I’m throwing off these chains I can see you’d never want this way And my bleeding heart never betrayed Now this shadowed past will be forgotten Here I am going around In your circle once again You’re a like a ghost upon a throne Here I am going around In your circle once again You’re a like a ghost upon a throne But you won’t own me
10.
The water is wide 'n I can't cross o'er, 'n neither have I wings to fly Give me a boat that can carry two And both shall row, My love and I For love is gentle and love is kind And love is sweet when first it's new But love grows old and waxes cold And fades away like mornin' dew There is a ship and it sails the sea She's loaded deep as deep can be But not as deep as the love I'm in I know not how I sink or swim The water is wide 'n I can't cross o’er 'n neither have I wings to fly Give me a boat that can carry two And both shall row, My love and I And both shall row, My love and I

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released October 5, 2018

LEAH - Original Music/Vocals/Keys/Orchestration
Troy Donockley - Pipes & Flutes
Barend Courbois - Bass Guitar
Timo Somers - Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Sander Zoer - Drums & Percussion
Chen Balbus - Middle Eastern Saz & Oud

Jacob Hansen - Mixing/Mastering
Oliver Philipps - Producer/Arranger/Orchestration
Jan Yrlund - Graphic Artist & Designer

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LEAH Vancouver, British Columbia

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LEAH is a Canadian symphonic metal artist with Celtic & World influences.
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