If you've been following my blog since the beginning then you should remember my review of their album "Sombre Romantic" and gave it a 8.5. This album was released after "Sombre Romantic" and is a first part of the Requiem trilogy. So far only the first two albums are released and the final part is unknown. I really wonder if they will release the final part...
Back to the point, this album is an absolutely gorgeous gothic doom album with tons of classical influences. The vocals are top notch and the instrument works is near perfect. They got a symphony orchestra from their home country to play the classical parts of the album. That's pretty awesome and really expand the atmosphere of the album. The lyrics is beautifully written and full of emotion but at the same time not so cheesy. I don't normally over hype albums but I'm blown away from this one and it's definitely one of the best album I've ever heard. Not just for metal genre but for music in general. Recommended for any music fan really.
Labels: classical, doom metal, gothic metal, review, virgin black