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Theatre Of Tragedy - Aégis

8.7 | 462 votes |
Release date: 1998
Style: Gothic metal


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This is one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard. One of the pioneers in the "Beauty and the Beast" Gothic Metal movement, Norway's Theatre Of Tragedy reached their apex with their third album, Aegis. After two albums of melodramatic, theatrical Gothic Metal which hinted at so much potential, they refined their sound, streamlined their approach, and wrote the best songs of their career.

published 03.09.2003 | Comments (14)

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The only band that has satiated the gothic metal genre is Theatre Of Tragedy. They had already proven that they are the best gothic metal band in the last two albums, but with this album they have proven that they are just quintessential! No other gothic metal album can match up with Aégis. It's truly a masterpiece. It's not just an album, it's a doleful journey of love and despair. It makes you get lost in a beautiful, imaginary world of sorrows.

published 04.10.2018 | Comments (0)

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13.10.2012 - 09:58

The best "Beauty & the beast" Gothic Metal album ever.
29.11.2012 - 21:48
Rating: 8
Erik M.

Written by Cassian on 13.10.2012 at 09:58

The best "Beauty & the beast" Gothic Metal album ever.

The first two Theatre Of Tragedy albums are "beauty and the beast", but this one isn't because the male vocals are normal here.
30.11.2012 - 16:40
Rating: 8
Erik M.

Written by Cassian on 30.11.2012 at 16:16

Oh, so you think "the beast" MUST obviously have a growling and harsh vocal, don't you? You are discriminating, literallly... Sorry if I offend you, but a beast can have a normal voice as well. Please,tell me that I'm wrong, if you have ever listened to a beast talking before. Furthermore, as far as I'm concerned, every "female with additional male vocal" in Gothic metal particularly are considered "beauty and the beast". And I love all of them.

There's nothing discriminating about it, because this is about music styles, not people. And I'm sorry, but you're still wrong. I just searched the internet for it and I've found several websites that state what I said is correct. It always says: "male aggressive vocals and/or growls and female clean vocals". You see, it's the large contrast that defines this type of singing.
22.12.2013 - 16:57

The definition of Gothic Metal.
15.07.2014 - 06:43
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Perfect Goth album.
30.07.2015 - 20:16

From the very first second to the end, its perfect, impeccable. Especially, venus and siren is my favorite, always chilling me when im depressed
08.09.2016 - 20:15
Rating: 9
Evil Butterfly
There was a time when some really good gothic music existed, I can't complain about the music from that time at all.
The Fangirl.
30.07.2018 - 16:54
Rating: 10

The Perfection!
Al único y sabio Dios, nuestro Salvador, sea gloria y majestad, imperio y potencia, ahora y por todos los siglos!!!!
15.02.2021 - 10:08
Rating: 10

This is most elegant (I would even say a little proggy) Goth album I've ever heard.
Any recommendations on similar albums?
05.12.2021 - 12:24
Rating: 9
A Nice Guy
This album is far better than I remember it being after revisiting it, absolutely beautiful melodies, with such a dark, passionate, and gentle atmosphere, and stunning vocals, especially the female vocals, and so many great songs, my favourite Theatre Of Tragedy album, and one of my all time favourite gothic metal albums.

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