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Release date: 29 September 2006
Style: Gothic doom metal


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01. She Dies
02. Through Infectious Waters (A Sickness Elegy)
03. The Dying
04. Serenade Of Sorrow
05. The Morningstar
06. The Gothic Embrace
07. On Sunday They Will Kill The World [Ekseption cover]
08. Forever My Queen [Pentagram cover]

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Additional info
Recorded between January and April 2006
Produced by Andreas Karlsson and Johan Ericsson
Mixed at Anders Ljudbild by Anders Bergström and Draconian
Mastered at Tailor Maid Productions by Peter in de Betou

Anders Jacobsson - Vocals
Lisa Johansson - Vocals
Johan Ericson - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Daniel Arvidsson - Guitars
Fredrik Johansson - Bass
Andreas Karlsson - Keyboards, Programming
Jerry Torstensson - Drums, Percussion.

Release dates:
Europe - September 29
USA - October 10.

"The Burning Halo" consists of three original songs (tracks 1-3), three redone demos from "The Closed Eyes Of Paradise" (tracks 4-6), and two covers of songs from the 1970s (tracks 7, 8).

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I've heard a lot of negative notes about Draconian, and yet my love for them grows with each release. Their music is so charming and honest that I find it incomprehensible how anyone can dislike them. In any case, I think everyone will agree that "The Burning Halo" is an interesting release. It can't be considered a new full length album, it can't be considered a re-issue, it can't be considered an album of covers, yet, in the end, it's all of them together. You've got to appreciate the work they put on to deliver this delicious gift to their fans.

published 04.01.2007 | Comments (10)

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Behdad K - 09.02.2010 at 15:17  
Rating: 10 I can't describe my feeling about this album...
I think it is one of my most memorable albums.
The "Serenade of Sorrow" makes me cry...
Vonpire - 21.02.2010 at 07:42  
Rating: 10 10 easily.

Draconian are perfect!
Metal_4Ever - 11.07.2011 at 16:39  
Rating: 9 Masterpiece!!
AngelofDeth - 05.05.2012 at 08:31  
Rating: 9 Gots everything you need of gothic doom plus more! great female vox, great melodies and atmostspheric keyboards to top it off! D
musicalkaratekid - 01.08.2012 at 01:53  
Rating: 9 Another incredible album from Draconian. The first three songs and 'The Gothic Embrace' are definite highlights, and somehow it proves to be a more epic listen than ever before.
serega25 - 05.10.2012 at 18:09  
Rating: 10 At last I have this album in my Draconian collection... It is perfect, as all Draconian music...
Joe Zombie - 15.01.2015 at 03:38  
Rating: 9 The Morningstar = one of my favorite metal songs of all time. Oh yeah, and the rest of the album is amazing too.

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