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1 hour ago, True Belief said:


The debut ‘Where Lovers Mourn’ my fav by a long shot.

 

 

I was caught up in the whole Draconian thing a few years ago and bought their albums as they were coming out, so I've got quite a few now, but I just find them sort of unengaging - much more unengaging than the sum of their parts should do to a doom fan like me. I've actually stopped buying their albums now as I've given up. 

I actually just checked their discography on metal archives and it turns out I own all of their albums except 'Sovran' which came out in 2015 with the new female vocalists. 

However, 'The Golden Halo' just knocks me for a six. 'She Dies', the opening tune, is one of the greatest gothic doom songs of all time. Real chill-factor. 'Where Lovers Mourn' by comparison is cool, but just lacks something for me. 

I'm sensing a Draconian re-visiting week ahead to really see where I stand. 

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14 hours ago, Requiem said:

I was caught up in the whole Draconian thing a few years ago and bought their albums as they were coming out, so I've got quite a few now, but I just find them sort of unengaging - much more unengaging than the sum of their parts should do to a doom fan like me. I've actually stopped buying their albums now as I've given up. 

I actually just checked their discography on metal archives and it turns out I own all of their albums except 'Sovran' which came out in 2015 with the new female vocalists. 

However, 'The Golden Halo' just knocks me for a six. 'She Dies', the opening tune, is one of the greatest gothic doom songs of all time. Real chill-factor. 'Where Lovers Mourn' by comparison is cool, but just lacks something for me. 

I'm sensing a Draconian re-visiting week ahead to really see where I stand. 

The Burning Halo is actually their first of their material I bought. Like you, I faithfully bought more convincing myself I should be more interested...

Been giving Hooded Menace's 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed' a fair bit of air (earphone) time this week.

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Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra -  'Legacy of the Dark Lands'

Finally listening to this even though the CD hasn't arrived in the mail yet. 

It's definitely pretty good. I think once I have the lyrics and story with me it will make more sense. Aurally it's great, although the spoken interludes are soooo cheesy. I don't mind a bit of cheese these days, but man it's thick here. The same actors who did 'Nightfall in Middle Earth' apparently. 

I'm also discovering that a purely orchestral Blind Guardian album that is 75 minutes long doesn't really hold my full attention. 

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