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Yearning - Plaintive Scenes

8.3 | 27 votes |
Release date: 1999
Style: Symphonic gothic metal, Atmospheric doom metal


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01. Naïveté
02. Unwritten
03. Grey
04. Soliloqui
05. Plaintive Scenes
06. Soliloqui II
07. Eyes Of The Black Flame
08. Nameless
09. Coda [digipak bonus]

Additional info
U-Honey - electric lute, chants, keyboards
Tero - strings and (s)witches
Mr. Woodland - deep end
T. Kristian - batons and percussion
Lady Tiina - female voice, flutes

Hensku - session oboe

Recorded at Tico-Tico studios between the 18th of August and the 9th of September 1998.
Engineered by Ahti Kortelainen, mixed by Ahti Kortelainen and Yearning.
Produced by Yearning.
Executive production: Holy Records.
Mastered by Pierre Dechamps at Digipro.

Cover painting by Jean-Pascal Fournier.
Band photos by Zenja.
Layout by Toni and Holy Records.

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04.05.2013 - 01:10
Rating: 7
Erik M.

Pretty underwhelming album in comparison to Merging Into Landscapes and especially Evershade. It's far too short (just under 35 minutes) and the spoken part in Soliloquy II is painfully bad and actually ruins the song for me. The whole album feels as if it's unfinished... like there are 2 or 3 tracks missing from it. But it's still a good album nonetheless.
30.06.2014 - 18:33
Rating: 7
Metal Addict
Good album, but Naïveté is not only the title of the first track of this record, it's also a feeling I get when I listen to the music.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
03.09.2014 - 17:59
Rating: 9
Gem Seeker
This album is short but hey, Reign In Blood is 29 minutes long. I don't care about the length. I like this album because of vocals, production and melodies. Vocal reminds me a bit of Arcturus which is a cool think and brings the 'avantgarde vibe' to this album. Best songs: Naïveté, Soliloqui II, Eyes Of The Black Flame.

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