Release date: 2000
Style: Symphonic black metal


8.5 | 71 votes


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01. Act I: The First Seal
02. Act II: Beyond The Black Diamond Gates
03. Act III: Carnal Delight In The Vortex Of Evil
04. Act IV: Congressus Cum Daemone
05. Act V: The Magic Temple
06. Act VI: The Sixth Seal Preludium - Lucifer, Aieth Gadol Leolam
07. Bela Lugosi's Dead [Bauhaus cover]

Lyrics (6)

Cadaveria - vocals
Bartosz "Lunaris" Jaszczyszyn - keyboards
Ossian - guitar
Marcelo "Flegias" Santos - drums
Vlad - bass

Additional info
Label: Avantgarde Music

Guest review by
Dark Cornatus

Opera IX as a Black Metal band and are definatly one of the more unique bands in the scene that seem to go by unknown to most. Their 3rd full length album titled "The Black Opera: Symhoniae Mysteriorum in Laudem Tenebrarum" released in 2000 is quite simply a blessing to the ears. It consists of 6 tracks (separated into Acts) and one bonus track. I cannot really pick a fault in any of the first 6 songs. The riffing is an exquisite part of Opera IX, there are rhythm changes, surround sound (ie. Some guitar from one speaker, then switches to the other speaker) and crunchy riffs. The Keyboards haunt the music; they really have a great effect in mystifying the sound to an even darker level (you can hear what I mean at the very start of the album, as an example). The biggest bonus of this album is Cadaveria's wide vocal diversity, which ranges from extreme growling to clean singing, even to haunting shrieks.

published 08.06.2006 | Comments (13)

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Bad English - 26.07.2015 at 23:17  
Rating: 7 Another band I have not listened in ages, don't even remember how good it was, if it would be bad I wont speak, but well it was long time, back in a days I found something special to have
Dr. Strawberry - 28.07.2015 at 10:14  
  Obviously there were more members recommended their debut but this album got a higher score eventually.
In my opinion, the debut is better.

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