Heaven In Her Arms - White Halo 12"
This album fits perfectly into HEAVEN IN HER ARMS' discography without sounding antiquated or outdated, but offers everything that fans have been lurking for. What makes "White Halo" special is that the band's origin is once again audible in every single tone without serving any stereotypes or being pathetic. This album sounds like a visit to Tokyo with its roughly 14 million inhabitants, ever buzzing traffic and bright neon lights. It is easy to get lost but signs and structures remain as a golden thread that turns this trip into a delightful and fascinating journey. "White Halo" sounds huge and overwhelming with every little aspect in its own way. May it be the complex riffing, the pervading Japanese vocals or the overall dramatic composition. HEAVEN IN HER ARMS once again prove their distinctive sense for an unblemished songwriting that can keep pace with other big players in the genre.