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Release date: 21 May 2007
Style: Gothic metal


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01. Never For The Damned
02. Ash & Debris
03. The Enemy
04. Praise Lamented Shade
05. Requiem
06. Unreachable
07. Prelude To Descent
08. Fallen Children
09. Beneath Black Skies
10. Sedative God
11. Your Own Reality
12. Missing [Everything But The Girl cover] [limited box-edition bonus]
13. Silent In Heart [limited box-edition bonus]
14. Sons Of Perdition [Japanese bonus]

The best Gothic Metal album of 2007

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Label: Century Media

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Although I am a fan of both the doom/death metal Paradise Lost of yore and the band's more recent, electro-synth-goth incarnation, it seems to me that albums after 2001's Believe In Nothing were progressively getting less and less inspired, with the songwriting sometimes receding into trivial cliché, and with the band having a hard time in general spawning what is their definitive trademark regardless of current musical style - songs that are both emotionally punishing and expertly written. Already on their self-titled tenth album the chaps from Halifax tried to re-energize their music by returning to a decidedly heavier sound; however, it is finally with In Requiem that they full-heartedly embrace their old style (circa Icon and Draconian Times) while losing none of the subtlety that they have been exploring since One Second.

published 23.05.2007 | Comments (26)

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NocturnalStalker - 15.05.2012 at 17:41  
Rating: 7 I like this album more than their self-titled record but it still fails to captivate me.
Bad English - 19.09.2012 at 09:32  
  Come beck album .... it bored me as rain who comes falling down now, totaly boring, even from metal and gothic standarts this is week album, seems come beck ishue was stronger and it make unposible made good album, each song is boring
Opethian - 29.06.2014 at 04:38  
Rating: 9 Amazing, hands down!

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