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Release date: 30 May 2008
Style: Symphonic metal, Melodic death metal


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01. On The Wings Of A Dove
02. To Fabled Lands
03. Son Of Perdition
04. Ars Moriendi
05. Once We Were Kings
06. Of Splendid Worlds
07. Dying Embers
08. Misterium Babel
09. The Bazaar [The Tea Party cover] [bonus]
+ Son Of Perdition [video]

Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal Staff Pick For 2008

Lyrics (9)

Martin "El Cochino" Schirenc - vocals, guitars, orchestration
Mike Gröger - drums
Gregor "El Gore" Marboe - bass, backing vocals
Martin Arzberger - guitars

Session musicians
Elena Schirenc - vocals

Additional info
Recorded and mixed by Martin Shirenc at Vato Loco Studio.
Mastered by Boban Milunovic at Fabrika 13.
Cover design and artwork by Ralph Manfreda.
Photography by Klaus Pichler.

Staff review by
Marcel Hubregtse

Have you ever had that feeling that you are afraid to be let down by something you have been looking forward to for a very long time? Well, that happened to me when I got the advance copy of Hollenthon's latest album in my hands. Seven long years have I yearned for it.

Hollenthon have always been a band to surprise the hell out of the metal communtiy with their releases. Their 1999 Domus Mundi debut blew us away with its myriad of ethnic influences and 2001's With Vilest Of Worms To Dwell let go of the ethnicity and just grabbed me by the balls with its sheer orchestral bombast.

published 06.06.2008 | Comments (13)

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BlackHalo83 - 03.05.2013 at 02:46  
  Love it
NocturnalStalker - 28.08.2013 at 17:45  
Rating: 8 Great album! Epic, bombastic with charming Middle-Eastern music influences.

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