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Release date: 24 January 2005
Style: Gothic doom metal

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8.9 | 605 votes

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01. A Scenery Of Loss
02. Daylight Misery
03. The Apostasy Canticle
04. Expostulation
05. Heaven Laid In Tears (Angel's Lament)
06. The Abhorrent Rays
07. The Everlasting Scar
08. Death, Come Near Me

Top 20 albums of 2005: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 47

Review
Lyrics (8)


Additional info
Recorded at Studio Underground in September 2004.
Mastered at Tailor Maid Production.

Musical compositions created by Johan Ericson.
Lyrical concept and achievements by Anders Jacobsson & Erik Arvidsson except "Expostulation", written by Ryan Henry (Necare, Reclusiam).
Vocal arrangements by Anders Jacobsson and Johan Ericson.
All songs arranged by Johan Ericson and Draconian 2003 - 2004.

Coverart and layout by Travis Smith.
Bandphotos by Madeleine Engström.

All guitars on this album performed by Johan Ericson.

Staff review by
Jeff

Rating:
9.0
I remember, 10 years before, a band from Norway was the king, the emperor of the Gothic Doom Metal music with female vocals. Its was of course the great Theatre Of Tragedy, but we all know what happened no need to add anything else about it… Luckily, some bands like Draconian tried to follow this spirit… and it was good… or not… "Where Lovers Mourn", the first album of Draconian was a good one but not really special not really new, a bit too much "easy" in my opinion with too many female vocals, and it certainly was too much "happy" for a Gothic Metal band. But now… honestly I don't know what happened with them, this is a real metamorphosis… In general we always see the opposite, the bands which did something good, fall into facility with success… That's not the case of Draconian, god bless them…

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advent - 06.02.2010 at 13:16  
Rating: 10 Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection
InnerSelf - 06.02.2010 at 13:24  
Rating: 9
Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:16

Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection


It is their best for sure and I don't think they can top it
advent - 06.02.2010 at 13:30  
Rating: 10
Written by InnerSelf on 06.02.2010 at 13:24

Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:16

Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection


It is their best for sure and I don't think they can top it

I agree with you,,,but i think they can do better than their last album.
InnerSelf - 06.02.2010 at 13:36  
Rating: 9
Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:30

Written by InnerSelf on 06.02.2010 at 13:24

Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:16

Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection


It is their best for sure and I don't think they can top it

I agree with you,,,but i think they can do better than their last album.


The last album is not a disgrace but surely they can do better
Behdad K - 16.03.2010 at 15:21  
Rating: 10 Death, Come Near Me is beautiful...
Dark†SymphonY - 09.03.2011 at 22:31  
Rating: 10 The Best Gothic and Doom metal album of all time.
SimbelmynëAshes - 11.03.2011 at 04:29  
Rating: 10 I agree with all of you. Their best album. Favorite song: The Abhorrent Rays. Never get tired of listening to it.
Vonpire - 14.03.2011 at 18:23  
Rating: 10 Best Doom Metal Album EVER!
Natassja - 09.04.2011 at 02:06  
Rating: 10 Their masterpiece!
KnoX - 19.04.2011 at 20:54  
  One of my favorite albums and of course one of my favorite bands!
Destructo - 02.06.2011 at 19:55  
  Woah !! EVERYBODY here has given this a 10 !! I'm running off to the record store RIGHT NOW !!!
serega25 - 04.06.2011 at 20:40  
Rating: 10 To Destructo: This album is some kind of magic.
Vonpire - 06.06.2011 at 19:14  
Rating: 10 And every time you listen It, it won0t bore you. It's in top ten albuns of all time IMO for sure!
serega25 - 08.06.2011 at 22:36  
Rating: 10 To Vonpire: You know the music of this great album its a part of my soul.:metal:
Draugen - 15.06.2011 at 13:50  
Rating: 10 Words can't describe how wonderful this album is. When I first listened to it I instantly fell in love with the sound and atmosphere.

Oh death, come near me...
Death_95 - 21.09.2011 at 22:18  
  Why is this not in the top 200 albums list ?
@gent_-_orange - 21.09.2011 at 22:39  
 
Written by Death_95 on 21.09.2011 at 22:18

Why is this not in the top 200 albums list ?

It is, Currently at number 32
musicalkaratekid - 31.07.2012 at 22:00  
Rating: 9 An excellent album, and one that has fully introduced me to Draconian's music. The use of female and harsh vocals alongside some very convincing narrative passages really give off an effect of 'Dangerous Beauty', and the solemn guitar work is well executed. Everything here is epic to the max, and not just because of the atmosphere, but also the power of each instrument.
LordHypnos - 04.10.2012 at 02:00  
Rating: 10 Daylight Misery and The Abhorrent Rays are my favorites!
Himedal - 13.05.2013 at 15:28  
Rating: 10 Never gets old
Constantine - 23.03.2014 at 22:27  
  Love the religious theme
Heka69 - 13.04.2014 at 12:27  
Rating: 6 After countless tries, I can find myself liking this too much. The way it delivers just what a listener expects from a release like this got me quite... uneasy. The way that I could, even on my first listen tell exactly what comes next numerous times left a bitter taste in my mouth, like if the record had no value as it did not offer really anything. This goes for the song structures and lyrics. I actually dropped listening during last track at "come near me and stay by my side" because the part was just sooooo corny with the mandatory mellow female vocals and bland lyrics.
Overall, for me, this was a very heavy record, in sense of oppressiveness. It just kept on going and I kept on listening while not enjoying it. Guess hoped for some kind of enlightenment.
Northern Danger - 08.06.2014 at 16:05  
  Not for me
TheMarkedOne - 09.06.2014 at 07:05  
Rating: 10 10/10. Old school Gothic/Doom
MHShokuhi - 07.07.2014 at 21:46  
Rating: 10 Just majestic
it gotten me from the very beginning till the last seconds, such a powerful musical structure and lyric :')

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