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Release date: 23 July 2010
Style: Gothic metal


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01. Roads
02. Incinerate
03. Poison Awaits
04. Seeds Of Sorrow
05. All Is Vanity
06. Black Throne
07. A Dual Pact
08. Torn To Shatters
09. No Promise In The Heavens
10. Striving For Fire
11. Timeless Skies
12. King In The Sun
13. The Demon Within [Digipak bonus]
14. Comptine D'Un Autre Eté [Digipak bonus]

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Darkseed is a personal favorite in the gothic metal genre and I was surprised to see that Stephan Hertrich is no longer part of the band, one thing I loved about this Deutsch act was his voice, both clean, melodic hoarse and grunting. Good news though concerning their 2010 release, Poison Awaits. The new vocalist isn't unknown to the band, he'd been around during the first era of Darkseed, having participated in another project of Stephan as well, Betray My Secrets, henceforth he's part of the family. Harald Winkler is a bit generic but very good vocalist, melodic with a deeper accent at times, a few times lending a few grunts/whispers as well. I still prefer Stephan but having loved this band and since Harald knows really well how to stand behind the microphone I don't think the fans will be disapointed, maybe a little in the beginning, only then.

published 13.09.2010 | Comments (5)

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Sorrow - 28.02.2010 at 10:06  
  I hope they release some samples so we get a feeling of what we are going to hear... I can not wait that long.....
Janne - 25.06.2010 at 23:30  
Rating: 7 After hearing the samples.. I can hardly wait the 23th july!!!!! it will be a great birthday present for me :)
Saeed_P - 15.07.2010 at 21:58  
  I'm Realy Looking Forward To Hear This Album!!!:)
Prisoner - 23.07.2010 at 17:18  
  It's good, but not what I expect to hear after 5 years!! I know they departed and rejoined but still, It should be better than this!
In Bone Factory - 23.07.2010 at 18:27  
Rating: 7 Vocal replacement hasnt worked and music is not as solid as before.its just a medium goth album.
Umideath - 27.07.2010 at 06:20  
Rating: 7 Industrial Electronic Gothic !!!
Elyar S. - 25.08.2010 at 21:11  
Rating: 6 Average is the perfect vote for this album, nothing special.
Saeed_P - 29.08.2010 at 20:31  
  We Have To Notice That It's Harry's First Album After 10 Years (He Returns To Darkseed)
I'm Sure They Will Be Better In Future.
Jason W. - 14.10.2010 at 18:48  
Rating: 7 Well, at first I enjoyed the lyrics and it made me interested in the album the first time around. However, it just doesn't have much special in it musically, and Harald's vocals become tiring unfortunately. If he only used his soft, clean vocals it would be a better album (like at about 2:45 in "Striving For Life"), but his gruff, normal voice just is exhausting to listen to for an hour. Ahh well.
CrippledReverend - 30.12.2010 at 01:57  
Rating: 9 Musicianship: 8
Vocal: 8
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 10
CD Covers: 9

Best Songs:
02. Incinerate
04. Seeds Of Sorrow
11. Timeless Skies
12. King In The Sun

Interesting Comments:
Hooman - 11.05.2012 at 01:36  
Rating: 9 Harald's vocals was'n't what i expected, but they are still DARKSEED even without Stefan Hertrich( he's the one!)
Bad English - 26.07.2015 at 22:23  
  Cant compare whit Spellcraft

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