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Release date: 24 January 2005
Style: Gothic metal


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01. Libre
02. Equilibrium
03. The Wretched
04. Cure
05. Circus
06. Shadowman
07. The Gate [ltd. ed. digipak bonus]
08. Endogenisis
09. Bird

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Norway's leading Gothic Metal band nowadays has to be Tristania, since Theatre of Tragedy went electronic and lost their singer and Sirenia haven't risen as high yet, only Tristania keeps the music really alive.
And now when they are about to release their fourth album, the expectations are sky-high all around the globe, because after such unexpected success "World of Glass" became, everyone want yet another album in that class. And "Ashes" it meant to be that album, but is it? Read below and judge for yourself.

published 17.01.2005 | Comments (5)

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Slyfang - 24.05.2010 at 14:33  
Rating: 10 Ridiculous really, how underappreciated this incredible album is
Uirapuru - 05.10.2010 at 06:07  
Rating: 3 Guess it's not my type... =/

The song ''Bird'' is very good thou, truly enjoy it.
Vonpire - 08.08.2011 at 17:23  
Rating: 10
Written by Slyfang on 24.05.2010 at 14:33

Ridiculous really, how underappreciated this incredible album is

I agree 200% with you!

Ridiculous really
Jason W. - 09.08.2011 at 08:38  
Rating: 8 Great album. I love this era of Tristania, and find Ashes & Illumination a great combination to listen to.
Reaper_Redeamer - 12.10.2012 at 01:56  
Rating: 6 Good music approach, liked this style, but for songwriting this doesn't reserve much... although "equilibrium" and "shadowman" are two great tracks!
Erik M. - 14.11.2012 at 22:56  
Rating: 8 I love this album... its style and Vibeke's voice are just magical.

By the way, it's really underrated if you ask me.
Rasa - 07.03.2015 at 16:21  
Rating: 9 While Beyond the Veil is always going to be the magnum opus of Tristania, Ashes might be thematicaly my favourite album by them. It is just something about the sound and the atmosphere of it that truly captures. While it's still gothic metal and all, it sounds modern and not full of cliches.

Underrated desolation at its best.

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