Saturday, June 15, 2013

Silentium - "Altum" [2001]

Artist: Silentium
Title: Altum
Genre: Gothic/Doom Metal
Country: Finland
Year: 2001

Track List:
  1. Revangelis
  2. Blasphemer
  3. To My Beloved One
  4. Painless
  5. Repent
  6. Into the Arms of the Night
  7. The Lusticon
  8. The Sinful
  9. The Propheter of the Unenthroned
Like in case with Octavia Sperati, thisband is an example of a "transitional form" between doom/death metal of the 90's and more modern symphonic/gothic metal. Although I don't quite like what they started to play in mid-2000's, "Altum" is the best example of their classic style (some people consider their debut album, "Infinita Plango Vulnera", to be their best, but "Altum" is my favourite). First I heard this album circa 2004 on a cassette along with some other doom/death metal albums, and i'm still listening to it from time to time. Beautiful and sad melodies, male and female vocals... maybe it isn't music for everyday listening, but it's certainly a good addition to any gothic metal collection. Search for "Altum" in MP3 or FLAC >>>

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