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Moon of Sorrow : Tears

It's hard to find any info about this band except for the fact that they made three full-length albums between 1992 and 1995, after which they disbanded. One of the few things known about them is that one of the members, Patrick Harreman, occasionally performed live vocals for The Gathering.

Moon Of Sorrow incorporates an impressive array of different musical influences into their version of atmospheric doom. This includes black metal, heavy metal, progressive metal, acoustic sections and hints of gothic. A shorter description would probably be avant-garde atmospheric doom.

Expect plenty of melancholic and calm sections, much like an atmospheric version of My Dying Bride. Most of the tracks are quite depressive. But also expect almost grooving songs which are a mixture of progressive metal and heavy metal. The melodies are often simple, but still original and interesting when set in the context of the music.

Oddly enough Moon Of Sorrow never got a fanbase worth mentioning. The music would appeal to fans of everything from Black Sabbath to The 3rd and the Mortal; Winterkou to Lacrimas Profundere. The wide range of musical diversity makes this something all fans of melodic doom should hear.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Social Centre Of The Mind
2. Earthmoon
3. I Believe In You
4. -
5. World Without Colour
6. Kingdom
7. Melted Souls
8. March Of Dreams
9. Dance (With A Ghost)
10. Waiting For The Day
11. Stone Cold
12. Parallel Between The Wisdom Of Humanity
13. Cracked-Up Snow-White
14. Tears

Duration : Approx. 68 minutes

Visit the Moon of Sorrow bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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