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Today I remembered about Trail of Tears. Trail of Tears was gothic metal band from Norway founded in 1994 by vocalist Ronny Thorsen. Initially they played under the name of Natt but changed their name to Trail of Tears. Band released one demo and seven studio albums. From 1997 - 2000 their vocalist was Helena Iren Michaelsen. Currently she's lead vocalist of symphonic metal band Imperia. To be honest I think her vocals in Trail of Tears were the best. I don't like Imperia. In 2000 - 2004 vocalist of Trail of Tears was Cathrine Paulsen. In 2007 she returned to the band and was a member until they split-up in 2013. We can hear her on albums A New Dimension of Might, Bloodstained Endurance and Oscillation. In 2003 - 2006 male vocalist of ToT was Kjetil Nordhus. Kjetil currently is male vocalist of Tristania and Green Carnation. We can hear him on albums Free Fall Into Fear and Existenia. Interesting fact is that Emmanuelle Zoldan from Sirenia was guest musician on Existenia. Check out song Empty Room with her! Also current drummer of Sirenia - Jonathan Perez was a member of Trail of Tears in 1997 - 2006. Another interesting fact is that Ronny sang on Tristania album World of Glass. Free Fall Into Fear is the only album in the discography of Trail of Tears in which we hear ,,beauty and the beast" aesthetic between Kjetil baritone and Ronny's growl. My favourite albums are demo When Silence Cries, Disclosure in Red and Profundemonium. Albums released after 2000 also deserve attention but I prefer their older stuff from 1997 - 2000. 

 

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On 10/11/2017 at 6:36 AM, Earendel said:

Today I remembered about Trail of Tears. Trail of Tears was gothic metal band from Norway founded in 1994 by vocalist Ronny Thorsen. Initially they played under the name of Natt but changed their name to Trail of Tears. Band released one demo and seven studio albums. From 1997 - 2000 their vocalist was Helena Iren Michaelsen. Currently she's lead vocalist of symphonic metal band Imperia. To be honest I think her vocals in Trail of Tears were the best. I don't like Imperia. In 2000 - 2004 vocalist of Trail of Tears was Cathrine Paulsen. In 2007 she returned to the band and was a member until they split-up in 2013. We can hear her on albums A New Dimension of Might, Bloodstained Endurance and Oscillation. In 2003 - 2006 male vocalist of ToT was Kjetil Nordhus. Kjetil currently is male vocalist of Tristania and Green Carnation. We can hear him on albums Free Fall Into Fear and Existenia. Interesting fact is that Emmanuelle Zoldan from Sirenia was guest musician on Existenia. Check out song Empty Room with her! Also current drummer of Sirenia - Jonathan Perez was a member of Trail of Tears in 1997 - 2006. Another interesting fact is that Ronny sang on Tristania album World of Glass. Free Fall Into Fear is the only album in the discography of Trail of Tears in which we hear ,,beauty and the beast" aesthetic between Kjetil baritone and Ronny's growl. My favourite albums are demo When Silence Cries, Disclosure in Red and Profundemonium. Albums released after 2000 also deserve attention but I prefer their older stuff from 1997 - 2000. 

 

I'm glad you posted this for a number of reasons. 

The only Trail of Tears I'd ever heard was the one album of theirs that I own which is 'A New Dimension of Might', which they should have called 'A New Dimension of Mediocrity'. I really don't like it at all, from the kind of industrial/electronic sound to the corny industrial goth costumes of the members, who all also happen to look like dorks. 

But this album that you've posted here is just great! I can't believe I haven't heard it before. I guess I just assumed all Trail of Tears was like the album I own, but it's clearly not true. 'Disclosure in Red' is excellent (from what I've heard of it so far). 

I might have to do some more research into this band.

 

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2 hours ago, Requiem said:

I'm glad you posted this for a number of reasons. 

The only Trail of Tears I'd ever heard was the one album of theirs that I own which is 'A New Dimension of Might', which they should have called 'A New Dimension of Mediocrity'. I really don't like it at all, from the kind of industrial/electronic sound to the corny industrial goth costumes of the members, who all also happen to look like dorks. 

But this album that you've posted here is just great! I can't believe I haven't heard it before. I guess I just assumed all Trail of Tears was like the album I own, but it's clearly not true. 'Disclosure in Red' is excellent (from what I've heard of it so far). 

I might have to do some more research into this band.

 

I completely agree with you! A New Dimension of Might is awful. Their worst album. Disclosure in Red and their older stuff from 1997 - 2000 is beautiful. Check out songs from their demo called When Silence Cries and album Profoundemonium

 

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