Draconian - A Rose For The Apocalypse


8.2 | 458 votes |
Release date: 24 June 2011
Style: Gothic doom metal

Owners:

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01. The Drowning Age
02. The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
03. End Of The Rope
04. Elysian Night
05. Deadlight
06. Dead World Assembly
07. A Phantom Dissonance
08. The Quiet Storm
09. The Death Of Hours
10. Wall Of Sighs [bonus]

The best Gothic Metal album of 2011

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

Additional musicians:
Olof Gothlin - violin

Additional info
Available as limited digipak with bonus track and A2 poster.

A video was made for the song "The Last Hour of Ancient Sunlight".

Recorded at Dead Dog Farm Studios by Johan Ericson
Drums recorded at Studio Mega by Johan Örnborg
Vocals recorded at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren.

Produced by Johan Ericson, co-produced by Jens Bogren and Johan Örnborg
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Music written by Johan Ericson and Draconian
Lyrics written by Anders Jacobsson apart from "End of the Rope" and "The Death of Hours" written by Anders Jacobsson and Erik Arvidsson and "Elysian Night" written by Anders Jacobsson and Johan Ericson.

Artwork by Seth Siro Anton
Band photography by Linda Åkerberg.

Quote in "Dead World Assembly" taken from the poem" Earth's Answer".
Quote in "The Death of Hours" taken from the poem "Unforgotten".
Sample in "Elysian Night "from a reading of "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
6.0
Being around since 1994, Draconian is one of those bands that had to be patient so as to see their visions come true and it wasn't until 2003 when their melodic gothic doom/death metal debut came to the surface. Despite their heavy influences from pioneering acts with personal sound (Theatre Of Tragedy, Katatonia, Paradise Lost to name the more dominant ones) they managed through their inspirational/emotional status and persuading performance to reach the hearts of the aforementioned scene's audience and create quite a buzz around them.

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published 02.09.2011 | Comments (82)

Guest review by
Vonpire
Rating:
9.5
Whenever I hear Draconian playing, I feel a bag of mixed feelings: calm but heavy, deep and majestic. And especially something I don't feel with many bands... chills all over my spine. And that for me is priceless.

The first time I heard this album it didn't hit me exactly like I was expecting. Fortunately, what I thought of the album upon my first listen has been completely changed with the subsequent hearings. Now I put it at a high level of excellence, at the level of previous Draconian works. It brings them a more mature sound, but with the same geniality and force as ever, clearly showing that they are a top gothic/doom metal act with merit.

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published 29.09.2011 | Comments (68)

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16.03.2010 - 17:18
Roro
Count me in!
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17.03.2010 - 00:01
Powerslavex
Alexskywalker
Exited !
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17.03.2010 - 18:33
DRACONIAN_
Can't wait xd plzzzzzzzzzzzz hury up guys
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18.03.2010 - 19:02
Rating: 8
Behdad K
DEAD
After the release of Dark TRanquillity's "We are the void" I had no other wishes but Draconian's new album and now I'm completely excited!
Yeah!
Draconian rules!
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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29.03.2010 - 00:18
Rating: 6
advent
December ,,,how can i wait that much,,,,oh man

anyway take as long as you need to make an awesome album...i have trust in u
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23.05.2010 - 02:27
Rating: 8
ravendeath
Make it to happen!!!
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24.07.2010 - 23:16
Prisoner
Account deleted
Can't wait!!
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05.09.2010 - 15:54
Wishmaster
Account deleted
Can't wait either! haha
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09.10.2010 - 03:35
black sorrow
I can wait if that album contains song like death come near me
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07.11.2010 - 11:34
Blasphemer1992
O guys pleas hurry up, I can't wait!!
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29.12.2010 - 09:33
ramin
Can't wait !
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03.01.2011 - 14:35
ramin
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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06.01.2011 - 02:03
MetallicA_3
Cant w8 ya welad el klb
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16.02.2011 - 18:42
Rating: 8
Umideath
Just 1 Month ....!
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11.03.2011 - 20:08
rimia
It seems there's mistake here because in their official site they it will release in this spring not Dec

"Draconian is entering the studio in early November to begin the recording of their new yet untitled album. Expect a spring 2011 release"
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Iran is the first country on earth to have a lion (male) and a sun (female) for its symbol
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09.04.2011 - 12:22
Rating: 6
Natassja
Truly, I didn't like the album title at all.
Anyway, Anders said it would be way heavier and darker than 'Turning Season Within'... I can't wait to hear it!
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10.04.2011 - 13:55
Rating: 8
Behdad K
DEAD
Written by Umideath on 16.02.2011 at 18:42

Just 1 Month ....!


Actually almost 2 months!

Looking forward to the album.
I think it's gonna be a great album.
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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10.04.2011 - 15:55
Rating: 9
serega25
I so want!:banger2:
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10.04.2011 - 19:13
ramin
great
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15.04.2011 - 03:55
DRACONIAN_
YES .....:banger::banger::banger:
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15.04.2011 - 14:50
Rating: 8
SceneryOfLoss
Can't wait \m/ It'll be an awesome work surely :-)
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19.04.2011 - 22:52
Rating: 10
Bedeadorsatanic
Shit ! cant wait..............
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27.04.2011 - 16:09
Rating: 7
InnerSelf
proofread free
How about a new song

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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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30.04.2011 - 13:24
MechanisT
Account deleted
Sounds weaker than TSW...still good.
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23.05.2011 - 18:15
DorianGray
Mhm ! give now !

Though the new song is not as strong as their earlier work ..
mhm well I will still buy the album
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"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful."
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29.05.2011 - 22:33
Rating: 9
serega25
Good song
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04.06.2011 - 15:20
Rating: 7
Entropy
20 more days!!!!
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05.06.2011 - 07:42
Cassian
Can't waitttttttttttttt
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06.06.2011 - 21:15
Rating: 10
Vonpire
This wait is killing me
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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09.06.2011 - 21:16
Rating: 6
advent
Hasn't leaked yet ?
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