The Vision Bleak - Carpathia - A Dramatic Poem

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Release date: 29 August 2005
Style: Gothic metal


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Disc I
01. The Drama Of The Wicked
02. Secrecies In Darkness
03. Carpathia
04. Dreams In The Witch House
05. Sister Najade (The Tarn By The Firs)
06. The Curse Of Arabia
07. Kutulu!
08. The Charm Is Done

Disc II [limited edition]
01. Metropolis [Live at WGT/Haus Auensee]
02. Horror Of Antarctica [Live at WGT/Haus Auensee]
03. The Grand Devilry [Live at WGT/Haus Auensee]
04. Deathship Symphony [Live at WGT/Haus Auensee]
+ Wolfmoon [video]
+ The Lone Night Rider [video]

Staff review by
Their debut album, "Deathship Has A New Captain", had brought, up to an extent, of course, a new air to the gothic metal scene due to its, in a way, different approach of the gothic aesthetic concerning the metal scene and its outspoken nightmarish atmosphere.

While the rivers of time for 2005 started slowly drying up, Allen B. Konstanz and Ulf Theodor Schwadorf return with their second nightmare bearing the name "Carpathia". Those who adored "Deathship Has A New Captain"for its, let's say, "catchy" sounding approach and hits like "The Night Of The Living Dead", "Wolfmoon", "Metropolis" etc will probably get disappointed. In the contrary, those who loved the album mentioned above for its nightmarish and unearthly atmosphere the next thing they must do is to run to the nearest music store and get "Carpathia" simply because The Vision Bleak with their second full-length release show a mood for a more affected nightmarish aesthetic and approach that surrounds the listener and imprisons him in the depths of an imaginary, yet so alive, Hell.

published 27.11.2005 | Comments (1)

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17.03.2014 - 22:07
Rating: 8
Erik M.
What a totally fun album. Kind of contradicts the "horror metal" thing they have going on though.

This is by far the best album this band has made. I'll give it an 8.5/10.

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