A Crimson Cosmos

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A Crimson Cosmos
Lake of Tears-A Crimson Cosmos.jpg
Studio album by Lake of Tears
Released May 13, 1997
Recorded January 1997 at Soundtrade Studios, Stockholm
Genre Gothic metal, psychedelic rock
Length 39:43
Label Black Mark
Producer Ronny Lahti, Lake of Tears
Lake of Tears chronology
Headstones
(1995)
A Crimson Cosmos
(1997)
Forever Autumn
(1999)

A Crimson Cosmos is the third studio album by the gothic metal band Lake of Tears. It was released in 1997. Its melodic sound with psychedelic influences reappeared in most of the band's later releases. The song "Lady Rosenred" was released as a single, also in 1997, with "Devil's Diner" and "A Crimson Cosmos" as B-sides. A video for "Devil's Diner" appeared on the Black Mark DVD Metal by Metal, released in 2003.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rock Hard (de) 9/10[1]

In 2005, A Crimson Cosmos was ranked number 347 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Daniel Brennare.

No. Title Length
1. "Boogie Bubble" 04:51
2. "Cosmic Weed" 03:51
3. "When My Sun Comes Down" 04:59
4. "Devil's Diner" 03:43
5. "The Four Strings of Mourning" 05:40
6. "To Die Is to Wake" 03:48
7. "Lady Rosenred" 02:34
8. "Raistlin and the Rose" 05:23
9. "A Crimson Cosmos" 04:54
Total length: 39:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Daniel Brennare - vocals, guitar
  • Mikael Larsson - bass
  • Johan Oudhuis - drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Jennie Tebler - vocals
  • Magnus Sahlgren - guitars on tracks 1, 5-7, 9
  • Ronny Lahti - keyboards, guitars, producer, engineering
  • Pelle Hogbring - keyboards
  • Kristian Wåhlin - cover art, layout
  • Stig Börje Forsberg - producer
  • Peter in de Betou - mastering
  • M. Kumpe - executive design, typography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schnädelbach, Buffo. "Rock Hard review". issue 119. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 71. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.