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Virgin Black - Requiem - Mezzo Forte

8.7 | 220 votes |
Release date: 3 April 2007
Style: Gothic metal


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01. Requiem, Kyrie
02. In Death
03. Midnight's Hymn
04. …And I Am Suffering
05. Domine
06. Lacrimosa (I Am Blind With Weeping)
07. Rest Eternal

Top 20 albums of 2007: 14

Rowan London - vocals, piano
Samantha Escarbe - guitars
Dino Cielo - drums
Grayh - bass

Susan Johnson - vocals
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Adelaide Stamford Academy Choir

Additional info
The album will be followed by "Requiem - Fortissimo" and "Requiem - Pianissimo" shortly after.

Also released by Massacre Records. Limited edition digipak includes a bonus disc with unreleased tracks and a video clip:
01. Mother of Cripples (07:48)
02. Whispers of Dead Sisters (07:54)
03. Museum of Iscariot (07:43)
04. Our Wings are Burning (08:28)
05. Our Wings are Burning (mp4 video) (04:41)

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Some musicians will go down in Metal history as being overlooked geniuses. One of them would be Tilo Wolff, the German mastermind behind Gothic monster Lacrimosa, one of them would be Rowan London, the Australian mastermind behind Gothic monument Virgin Black. I think I am on to something here… Ever since the release of their sophomore album Sombre Romantic in 2002, the band has had its ups and downs. After a 4-year release drought, they came back strong this year with no less than three albums recorded. Requiem - Mezzo Forte is the first one of the "Requiem" trilogy to surface in early April.

published 09.07.2007 | Comments (1)

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30.08.2010 - 11:35
Rating: 10

I rarely (.5% of the time) will rate anything perfect but this album gets it.
22.09.2010 - 01:03
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Not really metal, but still amazing. There is something about this album that makes me listen to it a lot.
27.07.2011 - 02:37

Perhaps the greatest gothic metal album of all time. This is an absolutely breathtaking artistic beauty to behold!
When night falls she cloaks the world in impenatrable darkness, a chill rises from the soil and contaminates the air...suddenly life has new meaning
06.02.2014 - 09:55
Rating: 10

What a masterpiece!
01.08.2014 - 22:03
Rating: 10

Hauntingly beautiful, sad and dark.
What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
17.10.2020 - 00:27
Rating: 8

Oh, I never commented on this one.
Beautiful piece of art this.
Quite unique approach in some way.
Their best album for me.

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