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While Heaven Wept : Sorrow of the Angels

I first heard this band after downloading the track 'Thus With A Kiss I Die' from the Eibon Records site. After listening to this 17 minutes long epic song, I knew I had to buy it. The clean vocals are similar to Solitude Aeturnus or Candlemass and fit nicely with the great funeral atmosphere.

This cd starts with the already mentioned 'Thus With A Kiss I Die' track, one of the longest doom songs I've ever heard. After about 8 "depressing" minutes the song turns into a progressive piece of art, which ends again when the song is clocked at about 15 minutes, followed by another 2 minutes of excellent doom.

The 2nd song is called 'Into The Wells Of Sorrow', another epic which clocks at almost 10 minutes. This song has an easy listening' intro with falling rain and nice sounding acoustic guitars, but after 2 minutes the "sadness" sets in again...

Track 3 'The Death Of Love' is similar to the 2nd song. Ten minutes long and at a very slow pace. Sometimes it sounds like Tom Philips, the vocalist (who also performs guitars-keyboards) can break out in tears any second. It is a good case that they use influences from progressive rock, which makes this CD a bit "friendlier" to listen to.

The last track 'September', which is two minutes long, is an outro with acoustic guitars and falling rain. Highly recommended....

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Thus with a Kiss I die
2. Into the Wells of Sorrow
3. The Death of Love
4. September

Duration : Approx. 38 minutes.

Visit the While Heaven Wept bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Jacob Remery
Forever Autumn
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