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Release date: 18 March 2013
Style: Death doom metal

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8.3 | 89 votes

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01. Your Fall From Grace
02. Burning All Boats And Bridges
03. Your Heaven, My Underworld
04. Interludium
05. To The Gallows
06. The Wounded And The Dying
07. One With The Sea (Part II)
08. Like Atlas

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Line-up
Pim Blankenstein - vocals
Martin Kwakernaak - keyboards
Gerard de Jong - guitars
Bram Bijlhout - guitars
Niels Jordaan - drums
Lawrence Meyer - bass

Staff review by
Xnoybis

Rating:
8.5
If you had a beer for every year it has been since Officium Triste released an album, you'd have consumed a six pack, which is about 2/3 of what each Marcel and I put down when we met up in Amsterdam and we spent a good chunk of time talking about how great this release was.

The Dutch death-doomsters are back and sounding better than ever.

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published 10.04.2013 | Comments (12)

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lord artan - 09.05.2011 at 19:42  
Rating: 10 Big surprise!!!!!!!!!
Ozman - 10.05.2011 at 18:34  
 
Written by lord artan on 09.05.2011 at 19:42

Big surprise!!!!!!!!!


why?

I am confident it is going to a great album.
They will be playing a new song this coming Saturday at Dordrecht Doom Day.
InnerSelf - 10.05.2011 at 19:53  
Rating: 8
Written by Ozman on 10.05.2011 at 18:34

Written by lord artan on 09.05.2011 at 19:42

Big surprise!!!!!!!!!


why?

I am confident it is going to a great album.
They will be playing a new song this coming Saturday at Dordrecht Doom Day.


Can you get us a video of it
I am eagerly waiting for this and I am 'like you' almost sure it will sound great
lord artan - 13.05.2011 at 14:05  
Rating: 10
Written by Ozman on 10.05.2011 at 18:34

Written by lord artan on 09.05.2011 at 19:42

Big surprise!!!!!!!!!


why?

I am confident it is going to a great album.
They will be playing a new song this coming Saturday at Dordrecht Doom Day.


my means is a big and best surprise this year and i am sure about that.sure it is a great album
Bad English - 26.01.2012 at 19:58  
  When it will be out?
hexmoth - 14.04.2012 at 22:58  
  Waitinggggg
Nefarious - 11.01.2013 at 10:31  
Rating: 9 The new track they put up, 'The Wounded And The Dying', is absolutely fantastic!

Can't wait to hear the other songs. This album is one of my most eagerly anticipated releases of 2013
Erik M. - 10.03.2013 at 21:59  
Rating: 9
Written by Bad English on 26.01.2012 at 19:58

When it will be out?


In 8 days, but I already bought it yesterday at their CD presentation gig, haha.
Abattoir - 16.03.2013 at 22:31  
 
Written by Erik M. on 10.03.2013 at 21:59

In 8 days, but I already bought it yesterday at their CD presentation gig, haha.

So how was it, at the gig?
Ozman - 17.03.2013 at 00:17  
 
Written by Abattoir on 16.03.2013 at 22:31

Written by Erik M. on 10.03.2013 at 21:59

In 8 days, but I already bought it yesterday at their CD presentation gig, haha.

So how was it, at the gig?


PLease don't mention that gig. I couldn't make it cause I was down with food poisoning
Erik M. - 17.03.2013 at 16:37  
Rating: 9
Quote:
Written by Ozman on 17.03.2013 at 00:17

So how was it, at the gig?


PLease don't mention that gig. I couldn't make it cause I was down with food poisoning


Haha. That indeed was unfortunate, Marcel.

The gig was pretty great. Saw them for the first time and it wasn't exactly a bad thing that they played 2 sets of both 45-60 minutes. Although the 1st set (with new songs from their new compilation album, split album and Mors Viri) wasn't that great as the 2nd set (with songs from every studio album except for their debut), but all in all a great show. Not to mention the beer was good and relatively cheap.

Sorry, couldn't resist typing this, hahaha.
Erik M. - 18.03.2013 at 23:22  
Rating: 9 Ah, I thought I'd be the first one to vote, but lord artan was ahead of me, haha.
Ozman - 18.03.2013 at 23:28  
 
Written by Erik M. on 18.03.2013 at 23:22

Ah, I thought I'd be the first one to vote, but lord artan was ahead of me, haha.


But a perfect 10?
Not you of course but Lord Artan.

God I love the band to bits and think this is their best album to date and their previous albums helped me through a really tough time from end 2010 till late June 2011 and some of their band members helped too. But I wouldn;t even rate it a 10
Erik M. - 18.03.2013 at 23:38  
Rating: 9
Written by Ozman on 18.03.2013 at 23:28

But a perfect 10?
Not you of course but Lord Artan.

God I love the band to bits and think this is their best album to date and their previous albums helped me through a really tough time from end 2010 till late June 2011 and some of their band members helped too. But I wouldn;t even rate it a 10


Haha, he's one of those people who doesn't know how to vote his music, with an average of 9+... I know you don't agree, but that's what I think.

I really like this band too. At their gig last week Pim said they are an "emotionally handicapped" band, haha. I only listened to their last three albums (I will eventually own them all, except for demo's and EP's because I don't care about those) and those are pretty much all of the same quality in my opinion: a very high quality that is. All amazing albums, can't really pick a favourite to be honest.

I know you only rated like 5 albums a 10, out of 2000+ albums? But what the hell happened to your ratings?
Ozman - 19.03.2013 at 00:00  
 
Written by Erik M. on 18.03.2013 at 23:38



Haha, he's one of those people who doesn't know how to vote his music, with an average of 9+... I know you don't agree, but that's what I think.

I really like this band too. At their gig last week Pim said they are an "emotionally handicapped" band, haha. I only listened to their last three albums (I will eventually own them all, except for demo's and EP's because I don't care about those) and those are pretty much all of the same quality in my opinion: a very high quality that is. All amazing albums, can't really pick a favourite to be honest.

Quote:


You should also get hold of their split with Ophis cause both OT songs are truly great and Ophis songs are great too.

Quote:

I know you only rated like 5 albums a 10, out of 2000+ albums? But what the hell happened to your ratings?



I deleted them because the rest of the votes will vary according to my mood.
Btw one of those 10s isn't a 10 in its original form. Btw that's the Flotsam & Jetsam Doomsday For The Deceiver Anniversary edition.
Erik M. - 19.03.2013 at 21:53  
Rating: 9
Written by Ozman on 19.03.2013 at 00:00

You should also get hold of their split with Ophis cause both OT songs are truly great and Ophis songs are great too.

I deleted them because the rest of the votes will vary according to my mood.
Btw one of those 10s isn't a 10 in its original form. Btw that's the Flotsam & Jetsam Doomsday For The Deceiver Anniversary edition.


I'm going to get that split album for sure. They played Bittersweet Memories and it was a great song for sure (already listened to it a couple of times before though).

Some people hand out 10's so easily it's ridiculous and others are the complete opposite... I'm somewhere in between I guess, haha.
The Melting Snow - 20.03.2013 at 20:45  
Rating: 8
Quote:
I'm going to get that split album for sure. They played Bittersweet Memories and it was a great song for sure (already listened to it a couple of times before though).

Some people hand out 10's so easily it's ridiculous and others are the complete opposite... I'm somewhere in between I guess, haha.



hey, where did you get the album from?
Abattoir - 21.03.2013 at 15:08  
 
Quote:
Written by The Melting Snow on 20.03.2013 at 20:45

I'm going to get that split album for sure. They played Bittersweet Memories and it was a great song for sure (already listened to it a couple of times before though).

Some people hand out 10's so easily it's ridiculous and others are the complete opposite... I'm somewhere in between I guess, haha.


hey, where did you get the album from?

You can get it at the band's official website --> MERCH

And you have to contact them through the e-mail.
Ozman - 21.03.2013 at 16:40  
 
Quote:
Written by The Melting Snow on 20.03.2013 at 20:45

I'm going to get that split album for sure. They played Bittersweet Memories and it was a great song for sure (already listened to it a couple of times before though).

Some people hand out 10's so easily it's ridiculous and others are the complete opposite... I'm somewhere in between I guess, haha.



hey, where did you get the album from?


EMols got it directly from the band on Saturday March 9 at the release gig
The Melting Snow - 21.03.2013 at 20:17  
Rating: 8 Wow, lucky guy!

I live in Pakistan.. I doubt a Metal album will be delivered here :/
Erik M. - 23.03.2013 at 18:37  
Rating: 9
Quote:
Written by Ozman on 21.03.2013 at 16:40

Written by The Melting Snow on 20.03.2013 at 20:45

I'm going to get that split album for sure. They played Bittersweet Memories and it was a great song for sure (already listened to it a couple of times before though).

Some people hand out 10's so easily it's ridiculous and others are the complete opposite... I'm somewhere in between I guess, haha.



hey, where did you get the album from?


EMols got it directly from the band on Saturday March 9 at the release gig


Marcel is right. I bought Mors Viri along with their debut (both 10 euros each) and the split album with Cold Mourning (5 euros) at the gig. Already listened to it about 6 or 7 times and it's definitely an amazing album. In my opinion it's about the same quality as Giving Yourself Away and Reason, but it might be a little bit better since the lyrics are better (usually I don't care about that, but the lyrics on Reasons are pretty cheesy/bad sometimes, in my opinion) and overall there's more variety to be found on the songs.
Ozman - 23.03.2013 at 18:45  
  Got my physical copy of it yesterday night from Pim at the Tribulation, Ketzer, Venenum, Alchemyst gig in Tilburg
Alex Fenger - 23.03.2013 at 18:58  
Rating: 7 Listening through it for the second time in a row. Definitely my favorite release of their's
Ozman - 23.03.2013 at 19:14  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 23.03.2013 at 18:58

Listening through it for the second time in a row. Definitely my favorite release of their's



My favourite as well. I think the fresh blood of Bram on guitar and Niels on drums with Martin dooing purely the keyboards has helped a lot.
Funny thing is that my two favourite tracks, The Wounded And The DYing and Like Atlas, which are the speediest and slowest songs of the album are both written by Bram.
Erik M. - 24.03.2013 at 17:11  
Rating: 9
Written by Ozman on 23.03.2013 at 19:14

My favourite as well. I think the fresh blood of Bram on guitar and Niels on drums with Martin dooing purely the keyboards has helped a lot.
Funny thing is that my two favourite tracks, The Wounded And The DYing and Like Atlas, which are the speediest and slowest songs of the album are both written by Bram.


Hmm, it's really hard to pick a favourite song for me, but at the moment it's To The Gallows. I just love the variety of clean vocals and growls in that song. But yeah, pretty much every song is great obviously. I decided this at least tops Giving Yourself Away (and thus it entered my top 50), mainly because I don't like the last track of that album a lot... it's too long for its own good and too monotone. Still rather good, but way behind the quality of the other 5 songs.
Alex Fenger - 26.03.2013 at 15:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Ozman on 23.03.2013 at 19:14

My favourite as well. I think the fresh blood of Bram on guitar and Niels on drums with Martin dooing purely the keyboards has helped a lot.
Funny thing is that my two favourite tracks, The Wounded And The DYing and Like Atlas, which are the speediest and slowest songs of the album are both written by Bram.

Didn't Bram also appear on Giving Yourself Away? I guess they certainly found the right formula, because this album is just fantastic, really pleased with it.
Do you happen to know if they plan to release a vinyl version of this? It's to my understanding that, currently, there's only a CD version.
Ozman - 26.03.2013 at 15:43  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 26.03.2013 at 15:35


Didn't Bram also appear on Giving Yourself Away? I guess they certainly found the right formula, because this album is just fantastic, really pleased with it.



Bram joined shortly after Giving Yourself Away was released. On that album it was still Martin's borther Johan playing.

Quote:

Do you happen to know if they plan to release a vinyl version of this? It's to my understanding that, currently, there's only a CD version.


Hammerheart Records will be releasing a vinyl version pretty soon. It cn already be pre-ordered over at the label.
Alex Fenger - 26.03.2013 at 15:56  
Rating: 7
Written by Ozman on 26.03.2013 at 15:43

Bram joined shortly after Giving Yourself Away was released. On that album it was still Martin's borther Johan playing.
Hammerheart Records will be releasing a vinyl version pretty soon. It cn already be pre-ordered over at the label.

Thanks for clarifying that.
And shipping prices are too damn high. 25 euros to ship 1 lp to the US, but they offer free shipping for CD's... guess I'll wait until I can get it used within the US, or I'll just buy the CD.
Bad English - 26.03.2013 at 18:58  
  Werry good album, good sound, songs typical OT sound,,,, I dont think anythink can change my mind, I already know what I will vote for in MS avards 2013
MechanisT - 28.03.2013 at 22:25  
  Blown to bits. Magnificent album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.04.2013 at 13:58  
Rating: 7
Written by Bad English on 26.03.2013 at 18:58

Werry good album, good sound, songs typical OT sound,,,, I dont think anythink can change my mind, I already know what I will vote for in MS avards 2013

It's an enjoyable album but far too cheese-caked to be going anywhere near my end of year lists or votes.
Erik M. - 02.04.2013 at 23:04  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.04.2013 at 13:58

It's an enjoyable album but far too cheese-caked to be going anywhere near my end of year lists or votes.


"cheese-caked"? Sure, this album is very accessible and all, but come on. On the other hand, it's your opinion... I just disagree with it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.04.2013 at 23:07  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 02.04.2013 at 23:04

"cheese-caked"? Sure, this album is very accessible and all, but come on. On the other hand, it's your opinion... I just disagree with it.

Indeed it is. To me this and the previous album are far too emphatically melodic and cheesy for me to completely enjoy.
Mr. Doctor - 02.04.2013 at 23:32  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.04.2013 at 23:07
Indeed it is. To me this and the previous album are far too emphatically melodic and cheesy for me to completely enjoy.


Huh... I didn't hear much cheese and if I heard it, it was tolerable. Wonder what you think of While Heaven Wept which is to me one of the biggest cheese-fests in doom history.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.04.2013 at 23:43  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.04.2013 at 23:32

Huh... I didn't hear much cheese and if I heard it, it was tolerable. Wonder what you think of While Heaven Wept which is to me one of the biggest cheese-fests in doom history.

I think While Heaven Wept are incredibly cheesy, intolerably so. This is tolerable but still far too sugary for my tastes. I usually enjoy this kind of melody-emphasis with a bit of an edge (which this doesn't have).
lord artan - 03.04.2013 at 12:56  
Rating: 10 OMFG....it's awesome just another masterpiece from Officium Triste
IronArkadius666 - 22.05.2013 at 13:29  
Rating: 9 Wow, where the hell have these guys been all my life?! This is excellent doom, definitely in my top doom bands list. Very keen to check out the rest of the discography now.
At times some of the harmonies remind me of Draconian, especially "The Burning Halo" album/compilation/EP/re-mastered demo/whatever it is.
To some people complaining about its 'cheesiness', what exactly do you mean? I never really understood what 'cheesy' meant.
Erik M. - 17.06.2013 at 18:59  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.04.2013 at 23:32

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.04.2013 at 23:07
Indeed it is. To me this and the previous album are far too emphatically melodic and cheesy for me to completely enjoy.


Huh... I didn't hear much cheese and if I heard it, it was tolerable. Wonder what you think of While Heaven Wept which is to me one of the biggest cheese-fests in doom history.


Honestly, I carefully listened to the album the other day and if you think this is cheesy, then A LOT of metal is cheesy. I mean, basically all power metal in existence is way more cheesy than this due to over-the-top emotional vocals.

Although I agree (as I said before) this is way more accessible than Reason and Ne Vivam, for example.
IronAngel - 18.06.2013 at 16:57  
 
Written by Erik M. on 17.06.2013 at 18:59

Honestly, I carefully listened to the album the other day and if you think this is cheesy, then A LOT of metal is cheesy. I mean, basically all power metal in existence is way more cheesy than this due to over-the-top emotional vocals.



Well, yeah... most power metal kinda is. Most metal is.

I'm not sure if cheese is the strongest odor coming from this album, but it's definitely very sentimental and its sugary melodies are underscored. You know that part (chorus?), "you take me closer and closer to the edge/until I fall over"? It's like modern Dark Tranquillity or something, sticks out unfavorably.

That said, the album has its moments of brilliance too. I like To The Gallows, especially the clean vocals. It's never bad, but often it just lacks that doom gloom that I would like to hear. Nowhere near as good as, say, the latest Mourning Beloveth as far as melodic death doom goes. A solid 3/5 from me. Good, but not great.
serega25 - 29.06.2013 at 23:46  
Rating: 10 A very good doom metal album. I like it
lord artan - 10.02.2014 at 14:17  
Rating: 10 Only 57 people have this masterpiece!omfg....i can't believe it...it's a awesome album guys....just listen it

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