Angel Nation began their introduction to the world with their first release, Tears of Lust, in 2014. Of course, it wasn’t ‘Angel Nation’ but EnkeliNation at that point. The band has come a long way in the last three years. They’ve changed their name, signed with a label [Inner Wound Recordings], and vocalist/founder Elina Siirala started a new gig as the singer of Leaves’ Eyes last year. Joining in with an already established band is going to bring in some new fans [such as this scribe] as they do some research, but one would like to think that the strength of an album like Aeon should be enough to bring in plenty of fresh faces.
Aeon daftly incorporates symphonic metal, rock, and varied influences to the table in a way that makes it feel refreshing. Siirala’s operatic range also gives the band an edge, carrying plenty of raw power, but also raw emotion when it’s called for. So we had a chat with her to discuss the events listed above, having her mother play violin on one song, and an update on the next Leaves’ Eyes record.