|Well it is true that Germany has given us some of the best doom metal bands around. Take for example the great Mirror Of Deception or Dawn Of Winter and I am sure that you will agree with me. Well this is the debut album of the German doomsters that have managed to make our doom metal dreams come true. After this unforgettable 7" inch vinyl from Metal Supremacy records, it is time for their debut.|
A piece of fine doom metal art, that is what we are talking about when we referring to the stuff of this album. Everyone into Solitude Aeturnus / Candlemass, melodic doom metal should check this out. The album opens with the 'Nothing Hurts but Solitude' track in a little bit different version than the one included in the 7" vinyl, and from the very first second of the track we understand the musical offer of those Germans: melodic, mournful, majestic doom metal at its best.
The nine tracks included in this album, create a majestic travel deep in the sorrowful - but meantime strange and beautiful - paths of doom metal. Just listen to the track 'Light A Candle For Me', the third track of the album, which is one of the best doom metal tracks that I have heard lately, and you will understand my point. There is also a musical and lyrical trilogy, a small concept called 'Sad Angel Legend', that is included in the album, divided in three chapters / songs: 'Creation (Chapter Of Hope)', 'Sleep With The Devil (Chapter Of Belief)', 'Shine On Sad Angel (Chapter Of Doom)'. The final chapter / song of this concept is also well known from the debut 7" and the other two are in the same mood of the whole album as well: melodic, melancholic and mournful.
There is nothing more left to say. It seems that many good doom metal bands hail from Germany and Doomshine is for sure one of the best.
1. When Nothing Hurts But Solitude
2. Venus Day
3. Light A Candle For Me
4. Creation (Sad Angel Legend - Chapter Of Hope)
5. Sleep With The devil (Sad angel Legend - Chapter Of Belief)
6. Shine On Sad Angel (Sad angel Legend - Chapter Of Doom)
7. A Room Without View
8. The Cross (Still Stands For Pain)
9. Valiant Child Of War
Duration : Approx. 58 minutes
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