They're certainly talented, and they have loads of potential, but I think they're a bit too similar to bands like Nightwish and Within Temptation. If their future work is more original, they could become one of the best bands in the genre.
When I read about this band I was worried that the vocals would be too over the top for me, but after listening I'd say their singer is really good. I kind of wish that "this vocal style = like Tarja's" thing would die out though. They have fairly different qualities to their voices, and don't really sound alike. Emerald Mind's singer has a much lighter voice.
Second album? Can't wait to hear it! The first one sounds exactly like Wishmaster/Oceanborn :) I'm really happy that you guys decided to continue the old Nightwish style! I think we will have 2 awesome bands now :)
We done with writting new material and now in recording process! New album is going to be this summer/autumn! It depends on label. Nine songs full of emoutions and feeling with a briliant voice of Svetlana! Stay with us :) \,,/