Draconian - Turning Season Within


8.5 | 459 votes |
Release date: 29 February 2008
Style: Gothic doom metal

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01. Seasons Apart
02. When I Wake
03. Earthbound
04. Not Breathing
05. The Failure Epiphany
06. Morphine Cloud
07. Bloodflower
08. The Empty Stare
09. No Greater Sorrow [Korean bonus]
10. September Ashes

Line-up
Anders Jacobsson - vocals
Lisa Johansson - vocals
Johan Ericson - guitars, vocals
Daniel Arvidsson - guitars
Jerry Torstensson - drums
Fredrik Johansson (I) - bass

Session musicians
Andreas Karlsson - keyboards, programming

Guest musicians
Paul Kuhr - spoken words

Additional info
Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden during September of 2007. Produced by Draconian.

Guest review by
Mechanist
Rating:
8.4
Draconian are among a myriad of bands that I discovered when I arrived at Metal Storm a couple of years ago. After seeing Arcane Rain Fell in the Top 100 albums page, I instantly became intrigued and decided to listen to it. I listened to it for the first time, and man, was I blown away! I immediately proceeded to download their entire discography; I was far from disappointed. Naturally, my expectations for the forthcoming Turning Seasons Within were very high, but the question at hand is this: Will Draconian be able to retain their consistency, or will they finally succumb to releasing an "average" album? Let's find out…

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published 25.12.2010 | Comments (14)

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08.01.2010 - 22:02
Rating: 8
advent
Very disappointing that there is no review for this album...it is one of best releases of 2008
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10.01.2010 - 01:49
Rating: 10
Jason W.
Razorbliss
Written by advent on 08.01.2010 at 22:02

Very disappointing that there is no review for this album...it is one of best releases of 2008

Yes, I agree. Perhaps it's time to add one
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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
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11.01.2010 - 05:45
Rating: 7
Sunioj
This album grew on me once I saw them play a good portion of the songs live. Good album.
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21.01.2010 - 11:38
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Sunioj on 11.01.2010 at 05:45

This album grew on me once I saw them play a good portion of the songs live. Good album.


I thought Draconian SUCKS live
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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21.01.2010 - 20:57
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by InnerSelf on 21.01.2010 at 11:38

Written by Sunioj on 11.01.2010 at 05:45

This album grew on me once I saw them play a good portion of the songs live. Good album.


I thought Draconian SUCKS live


When I saw them they were horrendous. They were live even worse than on album.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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22.01.2010 - 04:05
Rating: 7
Sunioj
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.01.2010 at 20:57

Written by InnerSelf on 21.01.2010 at 11:38

Written by Sunioj on 11.01.2010 at 05:45

This album grew on me once I saw them play a good portion of the songs live. Good album.


I thought Draconian SUCKS live


When I saw them they were horrendous. They were live even worse than on album.


Hmm... Oh yeah? Well.. I bet if you... arghhh ummmm THATS JUST LIKE YOUR OPINION MAN! HOW DARE YOU DISAGREE WITH ME!!!

I actually saw them live first before anything. Second show the sound sucked and there was people moshing (wtf?) to them which kinda ruined it for me.
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22.01.2010 - 08:28
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Sunioj on 22.01.2010 at 04:05

and there was people moshing (wtf?) to them which kinda ruined it for me.


I hate it when people do that to the wrong sort of music.
Moshing is for thrash and death metal, not for gothic metal or doom.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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23.01.2010 - 18:38
Rating: 7
Sunioj
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.01.2010 at 08:28

Written by Sunioj on 22.01.2010 at 04:05

and there was people moshing (wtf?) to them which kinda ruined it for me.


I hate it when people do that to the wrong sort of music.
Moshing is for thrash and death metal, not for gothic metal or doom.


No shit dude.. it was utterly retarded.
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25.01.2010 - 13:30
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.01.2010 at 20:57

Written by InnerSelf on 21.01.2010 at 11:38

Written by Sunioj on 11.01.2010 at 05:45

This album grew on me once I saw them play a good portion of the songs live. Good album.


I thought Draconian SUCKS live


When I saw them they were horrendous. They were live even worse than on album.


I would not say that their album bad
I can't seem to find a reason for you to hate them "besides the use of female vocals" I think they make High quallity Gothic Doom
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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25.01.2010 - 14:59
Rating: 8
advent
Written by InnerSelf on 25.01.2010 at 13:30

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.01.2010 at 20:57

Written by InnerSelf on 21.01.2010 at 11:38

Written by Sunioj on 11.01.2010 at 05:45

This album grew on me once I saw them play a good portion of the songs live. Good album.


I thought Draconian SUCKS live


When I saw them they were horrendous. They were live even worse than on album.


I would not say that their album bad
I can't seem to find a reason for you to hate them "besides the use of female vocals" I think they make High quallity Gothic Doom

That exactly what i think too...even i confess that this album wasn't there best at all.
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26.01.2010 - 14:40
Rating: 9
annodomini
My dream is to see them live, cause when After Forever spilted up, Draconian left the only band that I am really a fan of (well together with Madder Mortem). I still can't figure out why some doom fans, as Marcel, hate Draconian. Ok, maybe now they left just in Gothic metal, but the atmosphere and the mood is highly depressive. I found this album stunning. With all melodies, compositions, lyrics and vocals.
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there is nothing left to die for...
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21.02.2010 - 07:50
Rating: 10
Vonpire
For me best album from 2008 paired with Night Eternal from Moonspell

10
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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18.03.2010 - 19:07
Rating: 8
Behdad K
DEAD
It was good but the later albumes were better.
Lisa Johansson didn't sing good in this album!
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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29.03.2010 - 00:26
Rating: 8
advent
Written by Vonpire on 21.02.2010 at 07:50

For me best album from 2008 paired with Night Eternal from Moonspell

10

Totally agree,,along with Opeth watershed
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16.07.2011 - 08:37
Rating: 10
derelictdame
Out of all the male/female duos out there (that I've heard, anyway) Anders and Lisa compliment each other most pleasingly. This album was the first of Draconian that I heard and it is still one of my favorites.

As for Lisa's voice, I don't see what's wrong with it. It seems to blend with the music very well in my opinion. It gives additional emotion and depth to the music.
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02.09.2011 - 19:47
Rating: 10
Vonpire
Written by derelictdame on 16.07.2011 at 08:37

Out of all the male/female duos out there (that I've heard, anyway) Anders and Lisa compliment each other most pleasingly. This album was the first of Draconian that I heard and it is still one of my favorites.

As for Lisa's voice, I don't see what's wrong with it. It seems to blend with the music very well in my opinion. It gives additional emotion and depth to the music.




The Failure Epiphany - Epic, beautiful...

And for the ones who say that Draconian suck live, just a big LOL to them. You must have entered wrong show

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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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04.04.2012 - 21:23
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
I've recently listened to a lot of Draconian's music, and I do like it. This album in particular is very well structured, and i particularly like how the vocals work. The guitar work is a bit bland towards the end, but the atmosphere created provides a good background for the music. I haven't listened to any album released before this one yet, i guess I should.
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10.11.2012 - 16:58
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Written by Guest on 03.11.2012 at 16:35

Written by musicalkaratekid on 04.04.2012 at 21:23

The guitar work is a bit bland towards the end, but the atmosphere created provides a good background for the music. I haven't listened to any album released before this one yet, i guess I should.

if u haven't yet, i highly recommend arcane rain fell and where lovers mourn. I doubt u'll give this one 8 after listening to the others. And lisa's vocals are at their weakest, totaly devoid of passion as compared to the 1st two albums.


Yeah, I've listened to them all now I still think this is actually worth an 8 to be honest though, I couldn't really see anything that weak here.
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