Wednesday, September 30, 2020

L'Âme Immortelle ‎- "Gezeiten" [2004]

Artist: L'Âme Immortelle
Title: Gezeiten
Genre: Darkwave, Neue Deutsche Härte
Country: Austria
Year: 2004

Track List:

  1. Es Zieht Dich Davon
  2. 5 Jahre
  3. Fear
  4. Stumme Schreie
  5. Fallen Angel
  6. Gezeiten
  7. Rain
  8. Masquerade
  9. Kingdom
  10. Calling
  11. Ohne Dich
  12. Believe In Me
  13. Without You

While Lacrimosa was the most influental gothic band during the 90s and the 1st half of 2000s at least, I started listening to this kind of music a bit later (in the late 2000s), and it were L'Âme Immortelle who have introduced me to that scene. Actually, we had a lot of very pleasant people in the LAI fan community back then (something that can't be said about the fans of many other metal and gothic rock bands, unfortunately) - but I've lost contact with almost all of them by now ;_;

"Gezeiten" is LAI's first album released on a relatively major label (Supersonic/BMG Germany), and its sound is much heavier compared to their early darkwave releases, being strongly influenced by NDH/industrial metal. Arguably it's their best release along with their first two darkwave/electro-industrial full-lengths.On the other hand, I found their later albums quite boring (same for the solo projects of both Thomas Rainer and Sonja Kraushofer).

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