Well..uhm..If you've ever heard Vibeke sing live, it's a HUGE difference from on the records. Vibekes voice was not as good live. She couldnt hit those high notes live and she could not do much besides standing there waving her arms. Thats a fact. And as much as Mariangela goes, shes got more singing abilities than Vibeke will ever have. Because she's got control of her voice. Vibeke was faking it. We all know it.
Sadly I never got to see her live but I got the Widow's tour DVD and I think she was and sounded amazing and I loved her presence on stage, it fit perfectly with their music, it was creepy and dark and she was really hot too!
even though I haven't seen but videos of mary live yet personally I thinks that she smiles, jumps and moves around too much, it doesn't fit the music (at least the old songs whit the new ones it kinda feels more natural though) I think Mary should try to go on a different way to help us get in the mood for some Tristania songs.
And why are you only posting positive reviews? I've seen some reviewers that didn't like the album that much. Anyway as for me I think this new album is good, but by far my least favorite by Tristania. Sometimes I can't even recognize them, if you would have show me some of the songs and told me this was Tristania before the album have comed out I wouldn't have believe you, I must admit I really miss their old style, but overall their new sound is ok.