I got this CD after seeing the music video for Ravenheart on YouTube. I found the music and lyrics to be both different and enchanting. Some of the songs became immediate favorites on the first listen - Ravenheart, Eversleeping, Back to the River - while others took a couple more times before I realized I liked them - The Lioness, My Scarlet Name, Keep My Secret Well. In the end, I really liked almost every song on the album, which is very rare for me. The singer has a beautiful, rich voice, which is most evident in my favorite track, Eversleeping, a beautiful melodic ballad. I've gotten every Xandria CD I could get my hands on and this one has still remained my favorite of them all.
I found this artist through recommendations for Within Temptation fans. It is a rather different style of music than Within Temptation, but it does have the lovely female vocals and interesting lyrics, the two things I really like about Within Temptation. I can't say for sure if Within Temptation fans in general would like Xandria, but I love Within Temptation and I like Xandria, if that is any help :)