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Tristania - Beyond The Veil

8.7 | 527 votes |
Release date: 13 September 1999
Style: Symphonic gothic metal


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01. Beyond The Veil
02. Aphelion
03. A Sequel Of Decay
04. Opus Relinque
05. Lethean River
06. ...Of Ruins And A Red Nightfall
07. Simbelmyne
08. Angina
09. Heretique
10. Dementia

Top 20 albums of 1999: 10
Top 200 albums of all time: 187

Additional info
Produced by Terje Refsnes and Tristania.

Recorded between February and March 1999 in Sound Suite Studio, France.

Choir samples taken from the Symphony of Voices software by Spectrasonics.

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"Beyond The Veil" is the second full-length album by the Norwegian act Tristania. It was released in 1999 and so far this is claimed to be their best release and righteously so. In this album the symphonic Gothic style is most perfectly defined and highlights every track on this release with heavy and dark beauty. Even better, one never gets the feeling of clichés or beauty vs beast influences while listening to "Beyond The Veil". Pure quality music only... plus undressed girls on the cover are always nice to see.

published 12.04.2008 | Comments (6)

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21.06.2010 - 05:37

18.03.2011 - 00:11
Rating: 10
Among my fav albums ever.

Too bad the duet Veland/Moen stopped working together after this album. Those two made a really unique style.
And Vibeke's angelical voice... I surely miss that.

Such a dirty yet beautiful album at the same time, masterpiece, yessir.
24.02.2015 - 15:31

In my opinion Beyond the Veil is the one of the best pieces of so called gothic metal.
All honour to Morten Veland.
24.02.2015 - 17:55
Rating: 10
Written by Dragoth on 24.02.2015 at 15:31

In my opinion Beyond the Veil is the one of the best pieces of so called gothic metal.
All honour to Morten Veland.

+ Vibeke Stene
+ Pete Johansen
+ Terje Refsnes
All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
28.06.2021 - 17:39
Rating: 9
A Nice Guy
This album is absolutely stunning! One of the best albums not only in Gothic, but metal in general, it is a true beauty and the beast masterpiece, with Vibeke who has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever listened to, backed with stunning symphonic music, beautifully crafted melodies, and amazing growls.

it's 's so sad that Morten left the band shortly after this epic masterpiece! This and the debut will go down as his greatest two albums, Tristania were never the same in his absence, Sirenia turned out good, but were no Tristania.
09.07.2021 - 00:11
Rating: 10

Best Gothic Album Ever!! A pure Masterpiece!!!
01.02.2022 - 12:55

Tristania? more like thirstania with that cover art

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