Crimson Chrysalis is bound to rise as the dark horse of the South African music scene – their album, Crimson Passion Cry, is theatrical and bursting with emotion. The hauntingly beautiful lyrics are poetically deep, oozing with verses that combust into ballads that stir the inner depths of the heart.
It is no wonder that UK record label Ravenheart Music signed a recording deal with the South African band after bathing in the sounds of Crimson Passion Cry. It’s a musical revelation and a first for the SA music market, a classic rock masterpiece consisting of 13 original tracks each one a work of art.
René van den Berg’s compelling vocals, renders and transforms every nuance and emotion of the superb lyrics into an audio feast. She most certainly proves herself as a vastly accomplished vocalist with beautiful harmony and distinctive fundamentals that translates outstandingly.
Without any hesitation, lavish credit should be bestowed on Esther Slabbert for her penmanship. Together they form a tour de force and the fusion of their talents delivered an epic album that will not only capture the hearts and imaginations of a local audience, but that will be recognised across the globe.
“We are delighted by the news from our label, Sting Music that it is confirmed that Ravenheart Music in the UK has signed the album for worldwide promotion and physical distribution. It is still a bit unreal to us that this has happened only 5 months after the official release of the album. Ravenheart is a much respected label in the UK and Europe, as well as the US, focusing on female-fronted symphonic rock and metal bands.” Says Van den Berg