Delain is a Dutch Symphonic Metal in the style of Nightwish. Even thought Delain had already become a force in Europe and garnered significant attention in the United States, I was unfamiliar with them a year ago, when my wife recommended I give them a listen. Soon after their fifth album Moonbathers appeared in my inbox and they announced a North American tour with my favorite band HammerFall. Clearly the universe was pointing me in the direction of Delain. I wish the universe had not waited so long to introduce me to this amazing band.
The sound was powerful and multi-layered with a low end heart-thumping groove. The rumbling of the bass guitar lock step with the double kick bass drum was the signature feature of the Delain sound on this night.