(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Russian alternative metallers TIAVARA released their new album, “Delusional Tales Of Grand Intentions“, this past Friday, April 27th.
We are offering you the ability to stream this highly unique recording in its entirety here today. I am quite confident that this will be one of the more unusual, yet totally fantastic, recordings you may hear at this time. I make that claim based on TIAVARA‘s musical styling, something quite able to stand out and set itself apart from other contemporary releases.
That style might be best described as System Of A Down-meets-Moonspell-meets-Orphaned Land. Hell, just that comparison is intriguing, is it not? TIAVARA offered the following about the album saying:
“When we have conceived this album the idea was to take what we have done on When Sheep Dream oO Paradise and bring it to the next level. We wanted our songs to be heavier, more extreme yet maintaining the groove and melodic component that we always strive for.
“In Delusional Tales Of Grand Intentions we have further developed our vocal parts, ranging from faster paced almost chanting verses in the song “Faces” to more emotion driven storytelling passages of “When Silence Reigns” and “Serenade Of A Leech” to underlying supporting extreme back vocals on “Celestial Dance”.
“Music on this album is arguably the most emotionally driven we’ve made so far. Ranging from sadness and anger fueling “Serenade Of A Leech” to melancholy of “Among The Stars” and serenity behind “The Empty Sky”. The overall sound of the album turned out heavier just like we wanted.
“We feel that the title Delusional Tales Of Grand Intentions is a good metaphor for the albums lyrics. We are trying to explore and deliver ideas that relate to everyone in one way or another, but we choose to do so in a purposefully exaggerated and poetic way. The main theme throughout the album is that of self confidence and a healthy mix of self reliance and trust in your close circle of friends and family. Even songs like “Among the Stars”, where we talk about how insignificant and small an individual life is on a scale of stellar events, are meant to deliver the idea that your life should matter to you first and foremost and it’s up to you to forge your happiness.”