Drink The Midnight Hymn 5. Museum Of Iscariot 6. Lamenting Kiss 7. Weep For Me 8. I Sleep With The Emperor 9. A Poet's Tears Of Porcelain Opera De Trance From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Virgin Black. Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal. Dark Star. Retrieved 12 March Dirging Down Under. The Village Voice. Retrieved 25 March Roadrunner Records.
Retrieved 9 April Sombre Romantic Elegant Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July I'm not a fan of symphonic metal, but as this goes, it's decent enough.
I've always tend to have thought that if Virgin Black were to keep to using a softer blend of music, then perhaps i'd enjoy listening to them more. It's where the doom metal elements of the band come out that Virgin Black continuously fail. I'm all in favour of using instruments such as the cello and piano to create an aesthetically pleasing dark atmospheric sound, but not when overbearing distorted guitar riffs are placed smack bang on top of the peaceful and tranquil underlay.
Virgin Black try to set too many moods on this release. As opposed to sticking to one general theme throughout, they change it quite often. From being mildly aggressive and forceful, to being softer and subtle in their approach. Oddly enough I cannot decide which I prefer most.
It generally tends to depend on the song. For instance, Drink The Midnight Hymn, which is an aggressive blend of mid to fast paced riffs, double bass lines as the backbone and often growled vocals that a black metal vocalist would be quite often associated with, is one of the few highlights. It has a direction, whereas many of the other songs do not. It's to the point and aggressive The cry of my heart, the cry of my soul' The highly emotive lyrics make for good reading and suit the style of play well.
On the other hand we have the operatic vocals back, specifically on Of Your Beauty, with the monotonous piano. Songs such as this seem out of place to me. Virgin Black seem to suffer the same fate time and time again. As was the problem on Elegant and Dying, Virgin Black have a mixture of songs which don't compliment each other. Instead this seems like some sort of compilation disc, as opposed to an album by the same band.
For me, Virgin Black have come as far as they are going to go. This album is a beautiful piece of work. It is dark, atmospheric, emotional, and dynamic, all the essentials of a perfect gothic doom record. The music on the album is very bleak and heavy in a figurative and literal way. Lyrically, the album is a heart wrenching spill of emotions not meant for the cheerful at heart.
The atmosphere of the album is enticing and the vocals feel as if they entrance your very soul. Also, Virgin Black managed to do something very few progressive bands of their genre have done, and that is not get boring. The album constantly flows and progresses with each song, bringing upon an orgy of sound after sound that always has something new to deliver. Overall, the album is a perfect piece of art essential to any doom metal fans collection.
This is one of the best albums in my collection so i thought i'd share it with you all. Each track on this CD has something different to offer and it leads to a very diverse, let unified record, so at no point does it get boring. Everything about this album is brilliant, from the music to the lyrics this is a concept album.
The atmosphere is very haunting and eerie. Then the guitars come in and some whispered vocals are heard. Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 JulyFind album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Sombre Romantic - Virgin Black on AllMusic - - At first glance, it's easy to dismiss Australia's.