Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell


8.9 | 664 votes |
Release date: 24 January 2005
Style: Gothic doom metal

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01. A Scenery Of Loss
02. Daylight Misery
03. The Apostasy Canticle
04. Expostulation
05. Heaven Laid In Tears (Angel's Lament)
06. The Abhorrent Rays
07. The Everlasting Scar
08. Death, Come Near Me

Top 20 albums of 2005: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 54

Line-up
Anders Jacobsson - vocals
Lisa Johansson - vocals
Johan Ericson - guitars, backing vocals
Jerry Torstensson - drums, percussion
Jesper Stolpe - bass
Andreas Karlsson - keyboards, programming

Guest musicians
Ryan Henry - voice

Additional info
Produced by Pelle Saether and Draconian.
Recorded at Studio Underground in September 2004.
Mastered at Tailor Maid Production.

Musical compositions created by Johan Ericson.
Lyrical concept and achievements by Anders Jacobsson & Erik Arvidsson except "Expostulation", written by Ryan Henry (Necare, Reclusiam).
Vocal arrangements by Anders Jacobsson and Johan Ericson.
All songs arranged by Johan Ericson and Draconian 2003 - 2004.

Coverart and layout by Travis Smith.
Bandphotos by Madeleine Engström.

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
9.0
I remember, 10 years before, a band from Norway was the king, the emperor of the Gothic Doom Metal music with female vocals. Its was of course the great Theatre Of Tragedy, but we all know what happened no need to add anything else about it… Luckily, some bands like Draconian tried to follow this spirit… and it was good… or not… "Where Lovers Mourn", the first album of Draconian was a good one but not really special not really new, a bit too much "easy" in my opinion with too many female vocals, and it certainly was too much "happy" for a Gothic Metal band. But now… honestly I don't know what happened with them, this is a real metamorphosis… In general we always see the opposite, the bands which did something good, fall into facility with success… That's not the case of Draconian, god bless them…

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published 21.01.2005 | Comments (24)

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06.02.2010 - 13:16
Rating: 10
advent
Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection
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06.02.2010 - 13:24
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:16

Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection


It is their best for sure and I don't think they can top it
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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06.02.2010 - 13:30
Rating: 10
advent
Written by InnerSelf on 06.02.2010 at 13:24

Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:16

Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection


It is their best for sure and I don't think they can top it

I agree with you,,,but i think they can do better than their last album.
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06.02.2010 - 13:36
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:30

Written by InnerSelf on 06.02.2010 at 13:24

Written by advent on 06.02.2010 at 13:16

Best Draconian album and the most one close to perfection


It is their best for sure and I don't think they can top it

I agree with you,,,but i think they can do better than their last album.


The last album is not a disgrace but surely they can do better
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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16.03.2010 - 15:21
Rating: 10
Behdad K
DEAD
Death, Come Near Me is beautiful...
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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09.03.2011 - 22:31
Rating: 10
CyberSymphony
Ollie
The Best Gothic and Doom metal album of all time.
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11.03.2011 - 04:29
Rating: 10
SimbelmynëAshes
I agree with all of you. Their best album. Favorite song: The Abhorrent Rays. Never get tired of listening to it.
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14.03.2011 - 18:23
Rating: 10
Vonpire
Best Doom Metal Album EVER!
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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09.04.2011 - 02:06
Rating: 10
Natassja
Their masterpiece!
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19.04.2011 - 20:54
KnoX
One of my favorite albums and of course one of my favorite bands!
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02.06.2011 - 19:55
Destructo
Woah !! EVERYBODY here has given this a 10 !! I'm running off to the record store RIGHT NOW !!!
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04.06.2011 - 20:40
Rating: 10
serega25
To Destructo: This album is some kind of magic.
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06.06.2011 - 19:14
Rating: 10
Vonpire
And every time you listen It, it won0t bore you. It's in top ten albuns of all time IMO for sure!
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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08.06.2011 - 22:36
Rating: 10
serega25
To Vonpire: You know the music of this great album its a part of my soul.:metal:
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15.06.2011 - 13:50
Rating: 9
Draugen
Words can't describe how wonderful this album is. When I first listened to it I instantly fell in love with the sound and atmosphere.

Oh death, come near me...
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21.09.2011 - 22:18
Death_95
Why is this not in the top 200 albums list ?
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21.09.2011 - 22:39
@gent_-_orange
Written by Death_95 on 21.09.2011 at 22:18

Why is this not in the top 200 albums list ?

It is, Currently at number 32
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Alone he sits, A vanquished Lord upon an oaken throne, presiding o'er this conflict that chills him to the bone, for each tarnished blade that festers is a thorn thrust in his side and his pain alone bears witness to the folly of mankind.
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31.07.2012 - 22:00
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
An excellent album, and one that has fully introduced me to Draconian's music. The use of female and harsh vocals alongside some very convincing narrative passages really give off an effect of 'Dangerous Beauty', and the solemn guitar work is well executed. Everything here is epic to the max, and not just because of the atmosphere, but also the power of each instrument.
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04.10.2012 - 02:00
Rating: 10
Dead Eternity
Daylight Misery and The Abhorrent Rays are my favorites!
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13.05.2013 - 15:28
Rating: 10
Himedal
Never gets old
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Metal should be brutal
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23.03.2014 - 22:27
Constantine
Account deleted
Love the religious theme
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13.04.2014 - 12:27
Rating: 6
Heka69
After countless tries, I can find myself liking this too much. The way it delivers just what a listener expects from a release like this got me quite... uneasy. The way that I could, even on my first listen tell exactly what comes next numerous times left a bitter taste in my mouth, like if the record had no value as it did not offer really anything. This goes for the song structures and lyrics. I actually dropped listening during last track at "come near me and stay by my side" because the part was just sooooo corny with the mandatory mellow female vocals and bland lyrics.
Overall, for me, this was a very heavy record, in sense of oppressiveness. It just kept on going and I kept on listening while not enjoying it. Guess hoped for some kind of enlightenment.
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08.06.2014 - 16:05
NorthernDickhead
Not for me
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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09.06.2014 - 07:05
TheMarkedOne
Account deleted
10/10. Old school Gothic/Doom
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07.07.2014 - 21:46
Rating: 10
MHShokuhi
Just majestic
it gotten me from the very beginning till the last seconds, such a powerful musical structure and lyric :')
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-All the Power on Earth Can't Change Destiny
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