Review: Eowyn – Beautiful Ashes


Released May 3 2011

Reviewed By Tyler Hess

When everything is taken away from you, it would be hard to not appreciate what you had more than ever and cherish it more than anyone else when you get it back.  Eowyn may not be Job, but she did have to retire in 2008 due to financial difficulties and sell all her music gear.  Somehow she has found a way back into the career that she was made for and has produced a new album, “Beautiful Ashes”.

In an industry where most solo artists fall in some kind of a pop or contemporary music format, it is a breath of fresh air to hear something on the other side of the spectrum.  What you get out of Eowyn is more along the lines of something between Evanescence and Flyleaf, with heavy influences from the industrial and gothic styles of hard rock.  Although there appears to be little variety on the album overall, there is sure to be new fans made with the full and tight sound, pushed along with heavy guitar riffs and an entrancing voice.  If you’re looking for something radio friendly, you’ll have to find a special kind of radio station, but “Fail-Safe” still might be a song that could be a hit if it finds its way into the right crowd.

Score: 3.5/5


  1. You Had To
  2. Beautiful Ashes
  3. More Than Yesterday
  4. Fail-Safe
  5. Dream
  6. Cliche’
  7. Burning Pages
  8. Alive
  9. All I Need
  10. The Music Box

3 responses to “Review: Eowyn – Beautiful Ashes

  1. Mark May 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    heard this album a couple months back – wanted to really like it – but it was terribly boring. Awesome album cover though!

  2. KCUZ May 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I’d like to take a listen . . . I have her debut album, and honestly had a very similar reaction to it to Mark’s about the new record. Tyler, have you listened to any of her other 3 projects, and if so, how does this one compare?

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