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Release date: 1999
Style: Gothic metal, Doom metal


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01. Crystal Tears
02. My Angel
03. Obsession
04. Crystal Tears II (Loosing Her)
05. Ophelia
06. Eden
07. Enigma
08. Midnight Falling
09. All is Silent
10. Feelings
11. True Belief [Japanese bonus]
12. Oceans [Japanese bonus]
13. All Is Silent [previous version] [Japanese bonus]

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Recorded at Migas Real Studio, Bucharest, November 98
Engineered by Vlad Gorginsky
Produced by On Thorns I Lay
Mastered by Andre Perriat at Top Master
Photos by Bezenaru Matei
Artwork by SET (Spiros Antoniou)
All music by Chris Dragmestianos
All lyrics by Stefanos Kintzoglou
Female vocals by Marcela Buruiana
Viola themes by Elena Doroftei and Christos

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On Thorns I Lay's "Crystal Tears" is their third release, a step forward for this wonderful Greek band, as they always did from album to album as the years were passing by. As they say themselves, "Crystal Tears" was the album where they found their personal style, the sound that expresses them as a band 100% moving in atmospheric/gothic metal/rock soundscapes. In this album the sense of melancholy is very intense and overruns the listener more than any other feeling making him shiver in the frost. Chris and Stefanos, the two former members of the band, at the current moment are studying at universities of Romania and they cooperate with Helena playing the viola and the violin, Joanna playing the keyboards and Andrei playing the drums, having not only a band relationship but also being friends with them. The recording of "Crystal Tears" in one hand was a bit difficult because the members of the band were living in different cities and they had to wait for their free time to get together and work on ideas and proceed to the making of "Crystal Tears" but in the other hand, On Thorns I Lay feel like a band for the first time and they are very excited with the fact that all the members of the band work together pouring themselves into their compositions.

published 12.09.2004 | Comments (10)

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Reaper_Redeamer - 05.10.2015 at 18:12  
Rating: 7 One of the best releases in Greece. Nice flow all over the album with tracks #1,#3 and #6 being the highlights.

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