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Sadness : Ames De Marbre



Hailing from Switzerland, another band from the country of cheese wishes to explore further the path set by Celtic Frost. Sadness shows a lot of musical similarities with their fellow countrymen Samael, but moves more into a dark/gothic direction. 'Ames de Marbre', their debut album, is in my eyes their most succesful attempt at creating an own musical identity, blending elements from dark/black/doom metal and gothic rock with ethnic influences.

The lyrics deal with the usual occult themes that preoccupy gothic artists, but their poetic beauty reveals an original point of view. Mostly slow and doomy, but at times dreamy and atmospheric or even sinister and threatening, though always dark and always mysterious, Sadness succeeds in combining all the cliché elements of dark/gothic metal, without that the whole results in a big cliché!

Highlights of this album are the heavy 'Opal Vault', with its oriental drive, the long epic 'Tears of sorrow' and 'Red script', a track full of variation and contrasts.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

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Tracklist :
1. Ames de marbre *
2. Lucurs
3. Tristessa
4. Opal vault
5. Tears of sorrow
6. Red script
7. Antofagasta

Translation:
1. Souls of marble

Duration : Approx. 36 minutes.

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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