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Robin Goodfellow

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From: Iran

  22.04.2008 at 17:22
tell us about band , lyrics , music
your favorites song in this case
Specially tell us about " Is There " song as I must say that is my fav song
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nobody

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Age: 29
From: Sweden

  22.04.2008 at 20:01
awsome band, realy one of best trad doom metal bands i like it and realy like it
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Richard

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Age: 38
From: UK

  23.04.2008 at 02:07
Solitude Aeturnus are certainly a great band. They're one of the few bands where I prefer their more recent stuff to their early releases... albums like 'Adagio' and 'Alone' are actually much better (and, arguably, much 'doomier!') than their first 2 albums, IMO.

Robert Lowe's vocals are some of the best in Doom Metal, IMO. I feel his voice is much more suited to the mid-range than the higher pitched style he used in the early days. His clear, powerful tone suits the sombre atmosphere of the music perfectly, sometimes taking on an ominous melodic chant-like feel, like some sort of Doom Metal Monk!

Also, despite the Doomy feel in many of their songs, there's also plenty of slightly more uptempo moments, and I believe the band themselves don't limit themselves to just being 'a Doom band' - there are also some elements of Power Metal in there - but without the cheesy, overly happy sound which is often associated with Power Metal..

My favourites by them are 'Through The Darkest Hour' and 'Adagio' - the latter of which contains probably my favourite S.A. song, track 4, 'Never'. It's unusually short for a slow-paced Doom Metal song, IIRC it's only a few minutes, yet in that time it creates such a great, bleak atmosphere and also some of the band's best lyrics:

"Living in a pretend world of happiness
My painted face melts as I recede
Into my own reality
Into my hole
The fluid of my existence
Wishing that the pretence would never end
As I soak in rivers opaque
My mind drinks the fluid
It drinks of its thirst"


BTW, we're keeping this thread open for now, but please remember to go into detail with your opinions when creating and posting in threads, everyone.
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Marcel Hubregtse
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Age: 46
From: The Netherlands

  23.04.2008 at 02:18
I first heard Solitude Aeturnus on Dark Passages way back in 1991 where they were featured with Where Angels Dare To Tread which was (if I remember correctly) the version which appeared on the orignal first King Klassice (not Roadrunner) release of Into The Depths Of Sorrow. I have been following this band ever since. Like Richard said, the first two albums aren't as doomy as the later works. The first two I would like to describe as as doomy progressive power metal (but NOT the cheesy kind)

IMO SA released their album with 2006's Alone after a hiatus of quite a few years. And Rob Lowe is one of doom metal's best vocalist's ever IMO (together with Mats Leven and Messiah Marcolin) and it isn't a surprise he is singing in the current incarnation of Candlemass. All the reviews of the first two albums back in the day mentioned the fact of how much Rob sounded (or tried?) to sound like Messiah back then.

Although Downfall is considered by many as their worst I don't really agree with that. Okay the production is weird and thus spoiling the songs at first listen, but upon subsequent listens one will notice tha songs are actually very good.

Solitude Aeturnus are THE ONLY doom band that have never ever released a bad or even mediocre album.
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Clint W.

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From: USA

  23.04.2008 at 03:09
This is definitely a band that I need to check out more of. It seems I always put some time into them for a day and then leave it at that. I need to purchase some albums, so I'll look around and listen to what I can, based on the opinions given so far. But anyway, from what I've heard, Rob Lowe's vocals are definitely a highlight of this band.
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Robin Goodfellow

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Age: 25
From: Iran

  23.04.2008 at 10:16
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2008 at 02:18

I first heard Solitude Aeturnus on Dark Passages way back in 1991 where they were featured with Where Angels Dare To Tread which was (if I remember correctly) the version which appeared on the orignal first King Klassice (not Roadrunner) release of Into The Depths Of Sorrow. I have been following this band ever since. Like Richard said, the first two albums aren't as doomy as the later works. The first two I would like to describe as as doomy progressive power metal (but NOT the cheesy kind)

IMO SA released their album with 2006's Alone after a hiatus of quite a few years. And Rob Lowe is one of doom metal's best vocalist's ever IMO (together with Mats Leven and Messiah Marcolin) and it isn't a surprise he is singing in the current incarnation of Candlemass. All the reviews of the first two albums back in the day mentioned the fact of how much Rob sounded (or tried?) to sound like Messiah back then.

Although Downfall is considered by many as their worst I don't really agree with that. Okay the production is weird and thus spoiling the songs at first listen, but upon subsequent listens one will notice tha songs are actually very good.

Solitude Aeturnus are THE ONLY doom band that have never ever released a bad or even mediocre album.


Robert lowe is the best vocalist that I heard till now , he is showing true doom metal in this band and I wonder every time that heard his voice

Do you admit their bassist " james martin " ?! this is simple question for discussion about him
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"The WAY" is perfect and complete like boundless space nothing redundant but because the mind continues to make distinction.
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Fuck

Posts: 36309

Age: 46
From: The Netherlands

  23.04.2008 at 12:22
Written by ArtiA on 23.04.2008 at 10:16

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2008 at 02:18

I first heard Solitude Aeturnus on Dark Passages way back in 1991 where they were featured with Where Angels Dare To Tread which was (if I remember correctly) the version which appeared on the orignal first King Klassice (not Roadrunner) release of Into The Depths Of Sorrow. I have been following this band ever since. Like Richard said, the first two albums aren't as doomy as the later works. The first two I would like to describe as as doomy progressive power metal (but NOT the cheesy kind)

IMO SA released their album with 2006's Alone after a hiatus of quite a few years. And Rob Lowe is one of doom metal's best vocalist's ever IMO (together with Mats Leven and Messiah Marcolin) and it isn't a surprise he is singing in the current incarnation of Candlemass. All the reviews of the first two albums back in the day mentioned the fact of how much Rob sounded (or tried?) to sound like Messiah back then.

Although Downfall is considered by many as their worst I don't really agree with that. Okay the production is weird and thus spoiling the songs at first listen, but upon subsequent listens one will notice tha songs are actually very good.

Solitude Aeturnus are THE ONLY doom band that have never ever released a bad or even mediocre album.


Robert lowe is the best vocalist that I heard till now , he is showing true doom metal in this band and I wonder every time that heard his voice

Do you admit their bassist " james martin " ?! this is simple question for discussion about him


Although James Martin is a good bass player I prefer either Lyle Steadham or Steve Mosley.
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Azhidahak
Doom Metal Eliti

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  23.04.2008 at 13:09
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.04.2008 at 02:18


Solitude Aeturnus are THE ONLY doom band that have never ever released a bad or even mediocre album.


What about Katatonia?
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Valentin B
Iconoclast

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Age: 24
From: Poland

  24.04.2009 at 14:19
Gonna see them live this august, you people have any good songs/albums which they might play live to reccomend me? apart from tomorrow's dead, chapel of burning, seeds of the desolate or 9th day of awakening?
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  24.04.2009 at 20:35
Written by Valentin B on 24.04.2009 at 14:19

Gonna see them live this august, you people have any good songs/albums which they might play live to reccomend me? apart from tomorrow's dead, chapel of burning, seeds of the desolate or 9th day of awakening?


Try album "Alone" at least. Pretty epic.
ForeverDarkWoods

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Age: 23
From: Sweden

  25.04.2009 at 11:12
One of the bands that first got me into Traditional Doom, along with Trouble, Electric Wizard, Witchfinder General and Saint Vitus. Beyond The Crimson Horizon is a goddamn masterpiece and nothing else. The only other epic doom band able to compete with them would be Solstice. Each album has a unique and sorrowful, yet epic vibe to it. Pretty much every Solitude Aeturnus release is a must for every doom fan.

Great band. In fact, really really great.
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Ph0eNiX
Fire from Above

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Age: 34
From: USA

  02.05.2009 at 09:42
I agree with forever dark woods.

I just got into them and have been listening to them pretty heavily for the last three weeks. They're damn amazing!

I also loved Alone.... Burning is my favorite song by them. Rob Lowe's voice captures everything so damn well with how the notes are written. "Wow" comes to mind.
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Age: 25
From: USA

  14.12.2009 at 17:14
Anyone know what's going on with this band currently? With Rob in Candlemass I wonder when another album and possible shows may come around...
Dangerboner
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Age: 27
From: USA

  28.12.2009 at 06:06
I'm surprised only one person has mentioned Beyond the Crimson Horizon yet. I heard it for the first time a few days ago and I'm hooked. All I can pay attention to is Rob's voice, who is easily one of the best doom vocalists ever.
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Chaos Reaper

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Age: 25
From: Greece

  30.12.2009 at 17:05
Written by Dangerboner on 28.12.2009 at 06:06

I'm surprised only one person has mentioned Beyond the Crimson Horizon yet. I heard it for the first time a few days ago and I'm hooked. All I can pay attention to is Rob's voice, who is easily one of the best doom vocalists ever.

Beyond The Crimson Horizon maybe is my favourite album of them, songs like Seeds Of The Desolate & The Hourglass are really epic!!!
Numbskull

Posts: 97

Age: 48
From: USA

  09.01.2010 at 06:30
I've been listening to Candlemass for some time now. So, I've been fan of Robe Lowe's vocals for a few years. I had heard a few songs by SA on Pandora radio. This past week a purchased 'Alone' and can't stop spinning it. Now I need to start getting the rest. What would be a good one to get next?
Dangerboner
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Age: 27
From: USA

  11.01.2010 at 16:27
Written by Numbskull on 09.01.2010 at 06:30

I've been listening to Candlemass for some time now. So, I've been fan of Robe Lowe's vocals for a few years. I had heard a few songs by SA on Pandora radio. This past week a purchased 'Alone' and can't stop spinning it. Now I need to start getting the rest. What would be a good one to get next?

They're all good, but Adagio is probably the only one you'll want to avoid. I love Beyond the Crimson Horizon and Downfall the most atm.
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Written by muthafucka on 30.06.2010 at 00:47

your mom is 7000 yr old because your a dinosaur

Written by John Barleycorn on 11.11.2010 at 14:17
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Numbskull

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Age: 48
From: USA

  12.01.2010 at 05:46
Written by Dangerboner on 11.01.2010 at 16:27

Written by Numbskull on 09.01.2010 at 06:30

I've been listening to Candlemass for some time now. So, I've been fan of Robe Lowe's vocals for a few years. I had heard a few songs by SA on Pandora radio. This past week a purchased 'Alone' and can't stop spinning it. Now I need to start getting the rest. What would be a good one to get next?

They're all good, but Adagio is probably the only one you'll want to avoid. I love Beyond the Crimson Horizon and Downfall the most atm.


Just ordered 'Beyond the Crimson Horizon' (on your recommendation) and 'Into the Depths of Sorrow'. If they're anything like 'Alone', they'll kick copious amounts of doomage.
Dangerboner
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Age: 27
From: USA

  12.01.2010 at 08:05
Oh, nice. Beyond the Crimson Horizon is much faster than Alone but you should still like it. Also, I believe all of their albums are streaming for free on Last.fm.
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Written by muthafucka on 30.06.2010 at 00:47

your mom is 7000 yr old because your a dinosaur

Written by John Barleycorn on 11.11.2010 at 14:17
I am not in general a fan of wankery but I can enjoy some good masturbation from time to time
Numbskull

Posts: 97

Age: 48
From: USA

  22.01.2010 at 01:35
Got both CD's (BtCH and ItDoS). Both are awesome.

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