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Release date: 1999
Style: Gothic doom metal

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01. Infinity
02. Helplessness
03. ...And How To Drown In Your Arms
04. Black Swans
05. Reminiscence
06. The Crown Of Leaving
07. All Your Radiance...
08. The Embrace And The Eclipse
09. The Fate Of Equilibrium

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Recorded and mixed at Lungfull Studios during April and May 1999. Mastered at MSM.

All arrangements by Oliver Nikolas Schmid and Lacrimas Profundere.
All songs and lyrics written and composed by Oliver Nikolas Schmid except "Black Swans" (music and lyrics by Christian Steiner).

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.0
After a wonderful debut album, "…And the Wings Embraced Us", and "the birth of a dream", "La Naissance D'Un Reve", Lacrimas Profundere sign a contract with a rising force, Napalm Records. They start working on new ideas and finally "Memorandum" gets released in 1999 making the band known to a wider audience with their melodic doom/death metal, enriched by orchestral/classical influences and having a sense of gothic in it. Mostly Anathema and a bit of My Dying Bride seem to float in the air at times while listening to "Memorandum", yet without copying them. Lacrimas Profundere is one of the bands that harmonize wonderfully their influences with their own ideas enriching them with pure emotions haunting the listener keeping him imprisoned under a veil of bleakness in a sea of tears.

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published 10.02.2005 | Comments (6)

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InnerSelf - 01.04.2012 at 10:53  
Rating: 10 Due to their recent not-so-good cheesy Gothic rock stuff, their older masterpieces like this one are really overlooked. Memorandum is one of these albums that left an everlasting impression on me probably due to being one of the very first Doom Metal albums I listened to
Mr. Doctor - 11.09.2012 at 19:11  
Rating: 7 Interesting to see that I actually preffer the two later albums to this one when I thought it was going to be the other way around. Good album though... Maybe it just needs more spins.

Also... Damn the lyrics. Quite awful at some points. It only needs more typos and it would be K7-poetry. Not like I care though, just an observation when I checked out the booklet.
InnerSelf - 12.09.2012 at 13:20  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.09.2012 at 19:11

Interesting to see that I actually preffer the two later albums to this one when I thought it was going to be the other way around. Good album though... Maybe it just needs more spins.

I do like Burning A Wish almost the same as this one and Fall I Will Follow to a lesser extent, but Memorandum still stands out for me as their best album.

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Also... Damn the lyrics. Quite awful at some points. It only needs more typos and it would be K7-poetry. Not like I care though, just an observation when I checked out the booklet.

hahaha the lyrics are indeed awful, I used to think that my English was not strong enough for me to understand them but with time I realized that they are just bad.

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