The brand new twelve song release of French steampunk band Victor Sierra certainly does not disappoint and is without a shadow of a doubt a fabulous addition to steampunk music worldwide.
With their mix of rock, EBM, ethnic influences and multilingual vocals Victor Sierra delivers another great full album and prove once again that they are an original band and not just in the steampunk scene, but generally seen as well.
Even though the band is French they sing not only in the country’s language but also in German, English and Spanish, which adds for more detail and flavor to their musical storytelling without breaking the coherence in their style and album line-up of the songs.
Speaking of said line-up, the songs are thus organized that you could either play the album in the right order so to speak or set it on shuffle and regardless of which choice you make you will maintain a coherent total of songs that differ from one another, not only by the language of the lyrics but also of the tone, setting and core arrangements themselves.
The amount of attention for detail the band has for their work is astounding, and a tribute to their skill and professionalism.
Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a fantastic album that thanks to its diversity never bores and has all the makings of a timeless steampunk classic.
I look forward to seeing Victor Sierra perform the new songs live at D.E.S.C. 13 this summer.
With steampunk being hailed as the next big thing in several media (yet again) it seems like a good moment for a post like this, to give out some information to people interested in the movement but not yet part of it.
Event: Antwerp Convention
When: Sunday, April 28
What: Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror convention with an Asian tinge added to the mix
Where: Antwerp Expo, Antwerp, Belgium
Ticket price: € 8 in presale, € 10 at the door and kids under 10 half price at the door if they were accompanied an adult
Fully named Antwerp Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror Convention, but by all, the organisation included, referred to as Antwerp Convention has just passed with its third edition. And what an edition it was! This convention has steadily continued to grow, not only in popularity but also in quality and as someone who has attended all three editions so far I can honestly say that this is a con worth going to.