is a symphonic metal band that crosses metal with atmospheric soundscapes. Their new album is an emotionally charged and heavy affair. High-class guest vocals can be heard by the mighty Henning Basse (Firewind), Zaher Zorgati (Myrath), Björn Strid (Soilwork), and Ross Thompson (Van Canto). There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the live compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. Folklore and balladry mix with heavy thrash and an overall fearlessness. There is no doubt: Xandria are not only fearless, they are at their most entertaining and thrilling right now.