Wednesday, July 29, 2015

While Heaven Wept - Sorrow of the Angels (1997)

Crestfallen, epic US doom metal, with elements of heavy and progressive metal. Beautifully crushing, with melodic (but not overly so) riffage, lush keyboards, and a truly gifted vocalist in Tom Philips, whose quavering, pitch-perfect delivery breathes a sense of passion into lines like, "Sleepwalk to the gallows/To expel my hollow soul."

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

The dark clouds, a portrait of her
The black-cloaked face of death
Her empty eyes a hallway to heaven

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Funeral - Tragedies (1995)
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