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Draconian - The Burning Halo

8.4 | 421 votes |
Release date: 29 September 2006
Style: Gothic doom metal


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01. She Dies
02. Through Infectious Waters (A Sickness Elegy)
03. The Dying
04. Serenade Of Sorrow
05. The Morningstar
06. The Gothic Embrace
07. On Sunday They Will Kill The World [Ekseption cover]
08. Forever My Queen [Pentagram cover]

Additional info
Recorded between January and April 2006
Produced by Andreas Karlsson and Johan Ericsson
Mixed at Anders Ljudbild by Anders Bergström and Draconian
Mastered at Tailor Maid Productions by Peter in de Betou

Anders Jacobsson - Vocals
Lisa Johansson - Vocals
Johan Ericson - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Daniel Arvidsson - Guitars
Fredrik Johansson - Bass
Andreas Karlsson - Keyboards, Programming
Jerry Torstensson - Drums, Percussion.

Release dates:
Europe - September 29
USA - October 10.

"The Burning Halo" consists of three original songs (tracks 1-3), three redone demos from "The Closed Eyes Of Paradise" (tracks 4-6), and two covers of songs from the 1970s (tracks 7, 8).

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I've heard a lot of negative notes about Draconian, and yet my love for them grows with each release. Their music is so charming and honest that I find it incomprehensible how anyone can dislike them. In any case, I think everyone will agree that "The Burning Halo" is an interesting release. It can't be considered a new full length album, it can't be considered a re-issue, it can't be considered an album of covers, yet, in the end, it's all of them together. You've got to appreciate the work they put on to deliver this delicious gift to their fans.

published 04.01.2007 | Comments (11)

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09.02.2010 - 15:17
Rating: 10
I can't describe my feeling about this album...
I think it is one of my most memorable albums.
The "Serenade of Sorrow" makes me cry...
As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
21.02.2010 - 07:42
Rating: 10

10 easily.

Draconian are perfect!
Beware the Shadows of Dusk
11.07.2011 - 16:39
Rating: 9

05.05.2012 - 08:31
Rating: 9
Cyborg Raptor
Gots everything you need of gothic doom plus more! great female vox, great melodies and atmostspheric keyboards to top it off! D
pewpew.. gotcha
01.08.2012 - 01:53
Rating: 8

Another incredible album from Draconian. The first three songs and 'The Gothic Embrace' are definite highlights, and somehow it proves to be a more epic listen than ever before.
05.10.2012 - 18:09

At last I have this album in my Draconian collection... It is perfect, as all Draconian music...
15.01.2015 - 03:38
Joe Zombie

The Morningstar = one of my favorite metal songs of all time. Oh yeah, and the rest of the album is amazing too.
17.11.2015 - 01:58
Rating: 10

She Dies is one of my favorite songs of Draconian <3
14.09.2017 - 09:31
Aries Rising

Not as good as the previous two.
24.09.2019 - 15:04
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Back in the days I liked this band a lot
now, os it not right time or what?
I cant get it anymore , maybe you cant accept babd main man is weird, wrong politics and so on, can it affect music?
well i dunno, yesterday 2 bands albums and non worked att all
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''
I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
06.10.2022 - 15:41
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
Another terrific album, in their early days Draconian were one of the best gothic doom bands around. The instrumentation has some beautiful moments, the lead guitar melodies and piano playing especially.

The songwriting once again is impressive, it's both depressive and uplifting depending on your mood at the time, and is wonderfully constructed. The growls are very good but the female vocals are what really makes this band stand out for me, she is a wonderful vocalist. Aside from the two cover songs at the end (which are just OK imo) the rest of the album is fantastic.

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