The Europeans have graciously bestowed their metal roots on Cleveland when Leaves' Eyes and Omnium Gatherum performed at the Agora Sunday night along with openers, Storms Within and Olathia. The attendence was on the lighter side throughout the evening, but each one of 'em lent their voice and arms to make everyone on stage felt right at home. I have to raise a fist to Storms Within, despite being down one of their vocalists, the band made up with it thanks to Erica's ferocious voice leading the charge of the night.
Each band brought on a new perspective on metal, with Leave's Eyes (the headliners) clearly being the misfits, but in a good way. Elina Siirala, the main vocalist for Leaves' Eyes, clearly sings with such a high soprano vocal range where Alexander Krull rounds out the songs lending his growls and roars. The band in a way kinda resembled Amaranthe where harmony and attitude play a factor in the song writing.