Good news, guys!! Anneke's new band of progressive metal is called 'Vuur' (means "fire" in dutch)! The debut album will be out in fall (in Europe) of 2017!!!
Check the band's page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vuurband
Was at the acoustic Brittol gig tonight (yesterday). Absolutely awesome and spine-tingling throughout. If you're in any way undecided and have a chance to see her on this tour I recommend it unreservedly.
hi, guys! I'm from the fanpage "Anneke van Giersbergen Brasil" and I want to show you the interview we made with Anneke! You can check it on this link (in english): http://www.annekebrasil.com.br/#!interview-with-anneke/cbkj :D
To Mephisto86 : I thinke EiC was diverse. It had some very rocking stuff but also some beautiful atmospheric songs that showed her voice in full glory. Her vocals were strong and interesting (maany wonderful moments, just to mention Stay, Circles or Slow Me Down). If it didn't have some mediocre songs like Take Me Home, it would definitely belong to the highlights of Anneke's career. And you really say that her vocals on Air were bland...? God, I think it's her best album in terms of vocals sinces she left The Gathering. It's just full of incredible stuff, if only her current stuff was this good...
I'm surprised at so many positive opinions, and even "this is her best solo album". To me, Drive is a huge disappointment. Besides some better moments (like We Live On, which has awesome vocal lines), the whole album is just sooo repetitive. I wasn't the biggest fan in the world of Everything Is Changing, but that album had at least 2 breathtaking songs that really stand out in whole Anneke's career (Circles + 1000 Miles Away From You) + many very good ones, and it was much more diverse. Drive is just...bland. Nearly every song sounds the same. I hate to say this as Anneke is my favourite female singer in the whole world, but that's the way I feel.
Her vocals keep getting better and more interesting with each album but EiC is my favorite so far, I just like the songs much more ('Stay', 'My Boy', 'Everything is changing' which all are among my favorites of Anneke's solo career). I also wouldn't agree that 'Treat me like a lady' is a mediocre song, it's among my top3 favorites of 'Drive'. For example, I don't like 'She' because I can't stand that chorus.
Listening to the new album.... Someting that intrigue me is how Anneke manages to produce albums with fantastic songs along with crappy songs. It's not the first time. She needs to calm down a bit! She could have done 1 or 2 fantastic albums by now, but instead she has a lot of medium albums in her discography.
'Drive' is her best solo album thus far. The first 2 were boring and lazy. This new one is a bit poppy but the right kind. Devin definitely helped her find a balance and her vocals are back in form, sounding both strong and melodic. I feel she was starting to sound too safe and bland. ANNEKE is back! (2)