The Vision Bleak - Set Sail To Mystery

8.1 | 84 votes |
Release date: 2 April 2010
Style: Gothic metal


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Disc I
01. A Curse Of The Grandest Kind
02. Descend Into Maelstrom
03. I Dined With The Swans
04. A Romance With The Grave
05. The Outsider
06. Mother Nothingness (The Triumph Of Ubbo Sathla)
07. The Foul Within
08. He Who Paints The Black Of Night

Disc II [limited edition]
01. I Dined With The Swans [feat. Niklas Kvarforth]
02. By The Mysery Of Fate He Was Haunted [Master's Hammer cover]
03. Descend Into Maelstrom [classical version]
04. Mother Nothingness [classical version]
05. The Foul Within [classical version]
06. I Dined With The Swans [classical version]
07. A Farewell At Sea [classical version]

Markus "Ulf Theodor Schwadorf" Stock - guitars, bass, vocals, keyboards
Tobias "Allen B. Konstanz" Schönemann - vocals, drums, keyboards

Guest musicians
Niklas Kvarforth - vocals
Sophia Brommer - soprano vocals
Thomas Helm - tenor vocals

Additional info
Recorded during various occasions from April 2009 to January 2010 at Klangschmiede Studio E.
Recording engineer: Markus Stock.
Assistant engineer: Tobias Schönemann.
Mixing and mastering by Markus Stock, January 2010 at Klangschmiede Studio E.
Produced by MK for Prophecy Productions.

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Cover artwork, graphic design and photo editing by Lukasz Jaszak.

Staff review by
The Vision Bleak with Deathship Has A New Captain and Carpathia – A Dramatic Poem were a small surprise for the gothic metal scene, some fresh air for the genre with glimpses of personallity, inspiration and filled with horror and lyricism atmosphere. The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey which followed was nothing innovative, not anymore, a good album, in the same vein as the previous two in terms of feeling, but it wasn't giving you the impression of the horrorful orgasms you had whilst listening to the first two releases. The same applies on 2010's Set Sail To Mystery, whose only mystery is just new compositions, the ingredients are set, the recipe is already written, all that remains is to re-fix the outcome.

published 12.09.2010 | Comments (19)

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08.04.2010 - 00:19
Received the limited Book edition of the ablum today. Great album and a great revival after the kind of lack luster previous album.
11.04.2010 - 21:51
Rating: 9
Dark Doom
This is cool album, let set sail to mystery!!
14.04.2010 - 16:50
Trinity Blood
The fourth track "A Romance With The Grave" sounds very Satyricon'ish. I liked it very much..check it out
01.05.2010 - 22:07
Rating: 6
Ok... same old Vision Bleak. It gets a bit boring after a while I think. Although it is a very good album, there's nothing new in it
13.10.2010 - 15:18
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Definitely, but after giving it a few more listens, I think it is very enjoyable.
10.02.2011 - 08:36
Rating: 8
In Bone Factory
Some parts of it remind me Rammstein!!!
a hammerhead goobrian
17.09.2011 - 12:53
Night Sight
Just boring
Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
30.08.2013 - 17:38
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
Great album. As always, this duo provides us with high quality soundtrack to gothic horror stories.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"

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