Leaves' Eyes' new release Njord is quite good, a great collection of Symphonic Metal songs. The vocalist, Liv Kristine has good vocals in it, and the songs are both melodic and powerful.
In a recent interview, vocalist Liv Kristine said that "Njord has a power to it that even is more intense than any previous production I've been part of. Technically, we constantly have new ideas and aims. We have our own studio and therefore we have the opportunity to specialize in technical tasks concerning album and DVD productions. Njord has even a more bombastic but delicate sound than Vinland Saga, because techniques allow it." 
On another one, she expressed her pleasure with their achievements in Njord: "I am absolutely happy and satisfied with the album. We've never worked this hard before with a production, but we've reached our goal. I would even say, we even went further than we thought was possible, technically seen.
"It has always been important to me that our sound and art is authentic, i.e. that you can hear from the very first tunes that this is Leaves' Eyes! We also want that our audience really get the feeling of being on a wonderful journey. I feel that our music needs a special well-written and interesting concept which is just as important as the sound, and "Njord" gives you all this." 
Below I've selected two videos of my favorite songs of the album: Through Our Veins (live in 2008) and Njord.