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Release date: 15 July 1996
Style: Doom metal, Folk metal

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8.7 | 215 votes

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01. Moonromanticism
02. Under Dreamskies
03. The Franconian Woods In Winter's Silence
04. The Yearning
05. Autumn Grey Views
06. Ordain'd To Thee
07. A Gentle Grieving Farewell Kiss

Top 20 albums of 1996: 12

Lyrics (5)


Line-up
Markus "Ulf Theodor Schwadorf" Stock - vocals, guitars, bass, drums
Andreas Bach - keyboards


Additional info
Recorded and mixed at the R+A Studio, Münnerstadt during the first week of January 1996.
Produced by Empyrium.
Engineered and mixed by Andreas Beck.
Executive producer: Prophecy Productions.
Logo by Christophe Szpajdel.
Paintings by R. Reichert.
Design by Omega Graphics.
Bandphoto by Stefan Other.
Cover art and layout by Fursy Teyssier.

Re-released in 2006.

Found in 15 lists
Top lists

Erik M. A List Of Great Debut Albums  | #142
Erik M. My Top 75 Albums Of All Time  | #25
Dark†SymphonY Dark†SymphonY's Choices Of Atmospheric Metal Albums  | #18
lord artan My Top 30 Doom Metal Albums  | #1
Angel_Lament Top Folkish/Neofolk/Folkrock Albums  | #7
~Starchild~ Pain, Grief & Sorrow: Highlights of Doom Metal  | #13
fooltocry My Infatuated Fetish For Eternity  | #4
lup0demacch1a My Top 20 Doom Metal Albums  | #5
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lord artan - 18.09.2010 at 23:21  
Rating: 10 No doubt this album is a musical masterpiece and The album I was very under ether...Never forget because Created beautiful moments for me
Powerslavex - 21.09.2010 at 15:29  
Rating: 10 I totally agree a true masterpiece 10/10, i love the epic 8 minute+ songs
@gent_-_orange - 27.02.2012 at 14:08  
Rating: 7 I like this album but they really have should have made the guitars more audible, For the most part you can just faintly hear them underneath the keyboards.
Erik M. - 12.11.2012 at 22:37  
Rating: 10 This is the best Empyrium album for me... yep, even better than their second album. Every song is fantastic.
Mr. Doctor - 12.11.2012 at 22:49  
Rating: 8 A great record no doubt but they still weren't completely "there" yet compared to Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields.
Erik M. - 26.11.2012 at 22:14  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.11.2012 at 22:49

A great record no doubt but they still weren't completely "there" yet compared to Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields.


I see what you mean. Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields seems a bit more refined/polished, though I still prefer A Wintersunset... to it.
Death_95 - 28.11.2012 at 14:50  
  A masterpiece.
LeKiwi - 08.12.2013 at 22:48  
Rating: 6 Nice, but nothing memorable...at least my initial impression.
Erik M. - 18.12.2013 at 23:20  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 08.12.2013 at 22:48

Nice, but nothing memorable...at least my initial impression.


Lesson #3 when rating albums: "Don't rate an album when you only have an initial impression of it."
LeKiwi - 18.12.2013 at 23:25  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 18.12.2013 at 23:20

Lesson #3 when rating albums: "Don't rate an album when you only have an initial impression of it."

I skim through hundreds of albums in a year so I've developed a sense of what they're worth after one listen Ask your buddy Marcel - he thinks in a similar manner Plus I don't have the time to listen to something I don't think is worth it just to make sure...

Edit: I know this album is in your top 75 and probably want to punch me for rating it a 6
Erik M. - 18.12.2013 at 23:33  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 18.12.2013 at 23:25

I skim through hundreds of albums in a year so I've developed a sense of what they're worth after one listen Ask your buddy Marcel - he thinks in a similar manner Plus I don't have the time to listen to something I don't think is worth it just to make sure...


If I don't "KNOW" an album I simply don't judge (rate) it. Rating an album when you only have a first impression is totally unfair. An opinion can easily change after multiple listens. In fact, it literally always does in my case, so that's why I rarely rate albums after a first listen and then never check 'em out again. But in the end it's your call. The only thing I say now is that I suggest you to at least give it a try or two more. There's a reason I have handed out a 10 to this album. If you checked my votes you'd know I only have 22 out of 400+ 10's so I'm not one of those people who hands out 10's when "I like the album". Anyway, if you truly dislike it, fine by me... this brilliant music isn't for everyone.
LeKiwi - 18.12.2013 at 23:40  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 18.12.2013 at 23:33

If I don't "KNOW" an album I simply don't judge (rate) it. Rating an album when you only have a first impression is totally unfair. An opinion can easily change after multiple listens. In fact, it literally always does in my case, so that's why I rarely rate albums after a first listen and then never check 'em out again. But in the end it's your call. The only thing I say now is that I suggest you to at least give it a try or two more. There's a reason I have handed out a 10 to that. If you checked my votes you'd know I only have 22 out of 400+ 10's so I'm not one of those people who hands out 10's when "I like the album". Anyway, if you truly dislike it, fine by me... this brilliant music isn't for everyone.

I definitely give more time to albums that require them, namely prog, avantgarde, and experimental metal. This was too simplistic to warrant another listen. Just to make sure I went back and listened to a few tracks since your reply 20 mins ago and my opinion hasn't changed To be fair, I almost always give albums a second chance, but my opinions don't really change when I've been acquainted with a sub-genre. I found that my opinions changed dramatically before I could appreciate and enjoy the extreme portion of metal, but since then, not so much
Erik M. - 18.12.2013 at 23:45  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 18.12.2013 at 23:40

I definitely give more time to albums that require them, namely prog, avantgarde, and experimental metal. This was too simplistic to warrant another listen. Just to make sure I went back and listened to a few tracks since your reply 20 mins ago and my opinion hasn't changed To be fair, I almost always give albums a second chance, but my opinions don't really change when I've been acquainted with a sub-genre. I found that my opinions changed dramatically before I could appreciate and enjoy the extreme portion of metal, but since then, not so much


I see. But don't make the mistake of judging music by its complexity. I don't think you can measure the quality of music by complexity. Of course it depends on the genre, but in case of Empyrium it just works perfectly. It doesn't need to be complex at all in my opinion.
LeKiwi - 18.12.2013 at 23:53  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 18.12.2013 at 23:45

I see. But don't make the mistake of judging music by its complexity. I don't think you can measure the quality of music by complexity. Of course it depends on the genre, but in case of Empyrium it just works perfectly. It doesn't need to be complex at all in my opinion.

I agree completely; complexity doesn't imply quality at all
Erik M. - 18.12.2013 at 23:54  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 18.12.2013 at 23:53

I agree completely; complexity doesn't imply quality at all


Good, then this discussion is over.
Troy Killjoy - 18.12.2013 at 23:58  
 
Written by Erik M. on 18.12.2013 at 23:20
Lesson #3 when rating albums: "Don't rate an album when you only have an initial impression of it."

I think that's more of a guideline than a lesson. A lot of people are able to properly judge an album based on a single listen. In some cases their opinion may change in time and/or with more listens, but that doesn't mean multiple listens are required for a proper assessment.
Erik M. - 20.12.2013 at 21:39  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.12.2013 at 23:58

I think that's more of a guideline than a lesson. A lot of people are able to properly judge an album based on a single listen. In some cases their opinion may change in time and/or with more listens, but that doesn't mean multiple listens are required for a proper assessment.


I wasn't being 100% serious though, haha. I was just making stuff up, but what I said is still true in my case. I've discussed this with Marcel because he can apparently judge an album after just one spin. I just can't do that, ever.
Erik M. - 13.03.2014 at 20:45  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.11.2012 at 22:49

A great record no doubt but they still weren't completely "there" yet compared to Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields.


Having listened to both a few times again recently, I must say that the style of both albums is hardly the same. Many people, including myself until just now, talk about these albums like their style is identical, but A Wintersunset... is way more symphonic (synth-driven) and more doomy while SOMAMF is more melodic (rather than symphonic) and has much more neofolk and less doom in its sound. So to someone who has listened to both records lots of times, the difference in style in quite big. And it happens to be that I'm in the minority because I enjoy this one much more overall nowadays.
Constantine - 19.03.2014 at 21:01  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.12.2013 at 23:58

Written by Erik M. on 18.12.2013 at 23:20
Lesson #3 when rating albums: "Don't rate an album when you only have an initial impression of it."

I think that's more of a guideline than a lesson. A lot of people are able to properly judge an album based on a single listen. In some cases their opinion may change in time and/or with more listens, but that doesn't mean multiple listens are required for a proper assessment.


This is true on me with stuff like power / black / melodic death metal, I can judge if I like those albums after one spin, doom subgenres though like Funeral and Death doom I need at least 3-4 full listens to make an opinion on them.
Alex Fenger - 28.07.2014 at 22:51  
Rating: 6 Wow I really do not like this band anymore. I used to love them quite a bit. Now I find them way too fluffy and over-saturated with similar sounding melodies. Oh well, one less band to keep on my iPod
NocturnalStalker - 16.09.2014 at 18:36  
Rating: 9 It's very nice to listen to this record again after many years. It makes me feel not only nostalgic, but also mesmerized.

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