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Release date: 1998
Style: Atmospheric gothic metal

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01. Embittered
02. Fields Of Ashes
03. Escape
04. On Lucid Wings
05. Martyrium
06. The Failure
07. The Downfall
08. Dedications
09. Stormbirds
10. As I Breathe The Dawn
11. Spleen
12. Universe
13. A Part Of You
14. Valse Bizarre

Top 20 albums of 1998: 12

Review
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Additional info
Recorded in Hamburg, Impuls Studios.
Produced by J.P. Genkel.

Guest review by
MechanisT

Rating:
9.5
We all have emotions. Emotions are what makes us human. Now, imagine yourself conjuring every last drop of emotion buried deep inside you, bundling them all up and releasing it, allowing it to flow back gently into your body. How, do you imagine, would you feel? Overwhelmed, maybe? That is exactly how I felt when I listened to Stormbirds for the first time, the overwhelming feeling of being stifled under sheer desolation and misery, despair-ridden at the bleak outlook of life that this album portrays. Only art can make you feel this way…

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published 18.12.2010 | Comments (4)

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MechanisT - 12.12.2010 at 23:05  
Rating: 10 The best damn Gothic album I've ever heard...
dismaleuphony - 12.12.2010 at 23:30  
Rating: 9
Written by MechanisT on 12.12.2010 at 23:05

The best damn Gothic album I've ever heard...

Yes, definitely a great release And Tom Sedotschenko's vocals are painful, genuine, and he leaves his soul on this album. It's also a varied album, giving some harsh/clean vocals, some more eerie melodic parts, as well as some abrasive gothic metal. Buying the remastered version of this album (and of Seasons) was well worth it. Great packaging and improved sound.
MechanisT - 12.12.2010 at 23:41  
Rating: 10
Written by dismaleuphony on 12.12.2010 at 23:30

Written by MechanisT on 12.12.2010 at 23:05

The best damn Gothic album I've ever heard...

Yes, definitely a great release And Tom Sedotschenko's vocals are painful, genuine, and he leaves his soul on this album. It's also a varied album, giving some harsh/clean vocals, some more eerie melodic parts, as well as some abrasive gothic metal. Buying the remastered version of this album (and of Seasons) was well worth it. Great packaging and improved sound.


Absolutely.
Believe it or not I come here everyday just to see if there is a review on it, and everytime I get disappointed...well, not anymore...I've been here for years but I never intended to write any reviews...but I will review this beautiful art ASAP.
I take it you are going to be the first to drop a comment?;)
dismaleuphony - 12.12.2010 at 23:55  
Rating: 9
Written by MechanisT on 12.12.2010 at 23:41

Absolutely.
Believe it or not I come here everyday just to see if there is a review on it, and everytime I get disappointed...well, not anymore...I've been here for years but I never intended to write any reviews...but I will review this beautiful art ASAP.
I take it you are going to be the first to drop a comment?;)

I am looking forward to it then! And you know, sometimes a request for an album review is not a problem, especially for these older, less known discs Glad to meet another fan of the older EverEve work on MS.
MechanisT - 13.12.2010 at 00:02  
Rating: 10
Written by dismaleuphony on 12.12.2010 at 23:55

Written by MechanisT on 12.12.2010 at 23:41

Absolutely.
Believe it or not I come here everyday just to see if there is a review on it, and everytime I get disappointed...well, not anymore...I've been here for years but I never intended to write any reviews...but I will review this beautiful art ASAP.
I take it you are going to be the first to drop a comment?;)

I am looking forward to it then! And you know, sometimes a request for an album review is not a problem, especially for these older, less known discs Glad to meet another fan of the older EverEve work on MS.


Likewise .This is a very, very personal album for me...
My 'mission' on MS is to strive, to promote timeless albums such as this and others who have been neglected throughout the course of time, maybe help putting them in a place they richly deserve...
Milena - 26.03.2012 at 23:44  
Rating: 9 Valse Bizarre gets me every time.
Vonpire - 10.04.2012 at 18:57  
Rating: 9 This is some outstanding album. Thanks to mechanist for the excellent review.
MechanisT - 29.04.2013 at 00:34  
Rating: 10 *years down the line*
Yep. Still the best. Almost perfection.
Erik M. - 14.03.2014 at 16:12  
Rating: 9
Written by MechanisT on 12.12.2010 at 23:05

The best damn Gothic album I've ever heard...


Not nearly the best gothic metal album for me, but still an excellent album. It took me a few spins to grasp it, but when I did, it was totally worth it.

Honestly it surprises me you like this so much. Didn't know you were into gothic metal all that much.

Btw, Tom Sedotschenko's vocals are among the best vocals I've ever heard. Really talented guy, what a shame he's gone.
MechanisT - 14.03.2014 at 16:27  
Rating: 10
Written by Erik M. on 14.03.2014 at 16:12

Written by MechanisT on 12.12.2010 at 23:05

The best damn Gothic album I've ever heard...


Not nearly the best gothic metal album for me, but still an excellent album. It took me a few spins to grasp it, but when I did, it was totally worth it.

Honestly it surprises me you like this so much. Didn't know you were into gothic metal all that much.

Btw, Tom Sedotschenko's vocals are among the best vocals I've ever heard. Really talented guy, what a shame he's gone.


What can I say? I have a really strong gothic metal-listening past. It never was my favorite genre but nearabouts for sure. Stormbirds is one of those albums that I never tire of, even now.
And yeah, Tom was indeed an extraordinary vocalist. One of the key highlights of Stormbirds is his singing. Elevated it to another level.
TheMarkedOne - 28.06.2014 at 16:40  
  I heared strongest-in-feelings gothic albums than this, like A Sombre Dance.
I can't see the extreme emotion and feeling of the singer, but we all have different ears. For me, this album lacks atmosphere.

I like his harsh vocals and growls, but his clean vocals sounds like a 80's karaoke Gothic Club. And the immense lack of female vocals make it not more than a average album for me.

I think I just prefer Norwegian stuff with more symphonic elements. Hmm, Widow's Weeds.

Anyways, it worth a listen, for the harsh vocals and occasional pianos

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