Tristania - Illumination


7.6 | 268 votes |
Release date: 22 January 2007
Style: Gothic metal

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Guest review by
velvet
Rating:
7.5
Tristania - a band name that used to (and indeed still should) stroke the libido of any self respecting gothic-metalhead. Mr. Veland left the band a long time ago, and shot me down in flames if you wish, but I have no problems with that. For me "World of Glass" outshone "Beyond the Veil", and even "Widow's Weeds" in terms of diversity and songwriting, and Tristania remained a force to be reckoned with.

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published 20.02.2008 | Comments (8)

Guest review by
saw_you_drown
Rating:
8.3
So, Tristania have changed their face more than Joan Rivers -- we all know that. That being said, their 2007 release Illumination is probably the best sampling of the various flavors the band has offered during their 14-year run. Tag-team vocals range from guttural growls to Østen Bergøy's clean-yet-sinister sneer, while Vibeke Stene's angelic trills float above the fray with virginal vulnerability.

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published 07.05.2011 | Comments (0)

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28.06.2014 - 00:16
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Not nearly the best album of the real Tristania (and their last one, sadly), but I absolutely love Vibeke's vocals on this album. Truly phenomenal.
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