Rating:
9.0
Lacrimas Profundere - Fall, I Will Follow
2002


01. For Bad Times
02. Adorertwo
03. Last
04. I Did It For You
05. Sear Me Pale Sun
06. The Nothing-Ship
07. Liquid
08. Under Your...
09. ...And Her Enigma
10. Fornever


It's time to review one of my favorite albums from one of my favorite bands, Lacrimas Profundere, and let me tell you a little thing about these guys, they've come a long way to be where they are today, this one, their fifth album, is very different from any other of their albums, gone are the growls, gone are the violins and the female vocals, this album is a more straight Gothic Metal/Rock approach of the band.

The whole layout and cover art is amazing, very "artsy", the bottle of god knows what 50 cents liquor with the case of pills is a deadly combination as everybody knows, so is this sextet from Germany.

The album begins with the more Rock oriented "For bad Times", just to be followed by "Adorertwo" a kind of sequel of "Adorer And Somebody" song from their previous album "Burning: A Wish".
"Last" brings things up a notch, and here is were we can take a glimpse at Lacrimas Profundere Heavier side, also heavy is "Sear me pale Sun" song that have upbeat moments and some mellower ones, let's stop a moment in this song, since is my favorite in the album, the contrast between those fast parts and the slow, melancholic ones is just great, this song is almost 8 minute long, but the "real" song ends at the 2:50 mark the rest is just an instrumental part, so sorrowful and sadů the Hammond organ fits perfectly, what a great song.
Next is "The Nothing Ship" another masterpiece, Oliver Schmid has one of the most deep and great songs in the Gothic Metal scene, there's a great piano in this song also.

Without the shadow of doubt, Lacrimas Profundere has created another masterpiece with this album, it amazes me how can a band can change so much, because if you compare Lacrimas Profundere early releases with this one, you wouldn't believe is the same band playing, so, we have a band that has reinvented their selves and still, they keep impressing me.

Any Gothic Metal fan should know this band by now, because they're one of the best exponents of this sad and tragic genre, if you don't believe me, just listen the instrumental part of "Sear Me Pale Sun" and you'll wish you had the liquor and the pills from the booklet in your hands.


Band profile: Lacrimas Profundere
Album: Fall, I Will Follow


 


written by Undercraft | 13.01.2004



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Amber Mazda - 13.01.2009 at 17:09  
I'm so excited when read this review.i'm 100% agree with you man
BloodTears - 13.01.2009 at 22:04  
Oh, never posted here. Shame on me.

I really love this album. I love it as much as I love Burning: A wish. Those are twin albums as I see them. And both better than Memorandum.

Actually, those two albums are the reason I like Lacrimas Profundere.

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