Leaves Eyes have released the final saga in their album series with the recent release of The Last Viking.
The album is a sweeping, historically accurate tale centring around the last Viking and is told in a majestically metal way by a band that perfectly captures the imagery by music of an era long gone.
“It is a pretty epic journey through the life of the last Viking,” explained vocalist Elina Siirala, “it’s a concept album and I think Alex can talk more about that (laughs).”
“Musically I think the album is a very spicy, colourful album,” second vocalist Alexander Krull took over. “The saga was perfect to write epic and powerful metal songs with such a background story. The special thing is this saga isn’t just happening in one place; it’s over several countries. The thing is also for us as musicians and artists we had a bright field of inspiration to write our music.”
In the full interview Elina and Alex talk more about The Last Viking, discuss the historical accuracy and how much research went into it, how this album ties in with the previous two albums, how much creative license they took with the storyline, writing to a pre-existing storyline and more.
Watch the official documentary “Viking Spirit Part One” below: