Charon - Downhearted

8.4 | 105 votes |
Release date: 2002
Style: Suomi metal


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01. Bitter Joy
02. At The End Of Our Day
03. Craving
04. Little Angel
05. Fall
06. Erase Me
07. Desire You
08. Come Tonight
09. All I Care Is Dying
10. Sister Misery
11. Sorrowsong

Additional info
Produced by Charon and Juha Matinheikki, Additional production by Mikko Karmila, Recorded by Juha Matinheikki and Antti Karihtala at BRR-Studios, Raahe in July-September 2001. Engineered by Juha Matinheikki and Mikko Karmila. Additional recordings by Risto Hemmi and Mikko Karmila at Finnvox-studios, Helsinki in October 2001, Mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox-studios, Helsinki in December 2001, except "Little angel", "Sister misery" and "Desire you" mixed in October 2001, Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox-studios, Helsinki in December 2001. Cover artwork and design by Niklas Sundin.

Staff review by
While on the second album, Tearstained, Sentenced's influence was obvious, what we have here can be classified somewhere halfway between Sentenced and HIM. But make no mistake - it's not your fucking "love metal"! On Downhearted heavy riffs are not sacrificed for the sake of more melodic sound. Still sounding heavy and aggressive, this album still somehow manages to capture this melancholic atmosphere finnish bands are known for... Incredible and catchy vocal lines, perfect arrangements, songs filled with deep emotions - dark and bitter sweet, but in no way cheesy; beautiful female back vocals on almost every track - just about everything you can expect from a gothic metal album, you'll find here.

published 07.01.2004 | Comments (5)

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02.10.2012 - 17:10
Rating: 10
Dead Eternity
Best gothic metal album ever. Or is it Tearstained? Both are too depressive. I always cry whenever I listen to them.

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