An Elixir for Existence

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An Elixir for Existence
An elixir for existence album.jpg
Cover art by Joachim Luetke
Studio album by Sirenia
Released 3 August 2004
Recorded Stargoth Studios, Tau, Norway
Sound Suite Studio, Marseille, France
September and October 2003
Genre Gothic metal, symphonic metal
Length 53:44
Label Napalm
Producer Terje Refsnes, Morten Veland
Sirenia chronology
At Sixes and Sevens
An Elixir for Existence
Sirenian Shores
(EP, 2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Storm 8.5/10 stars[1]

An Elixir for Existence is the second studio album by the Norwegian gothic metal band Sirenia, released in 2004. The album follows in the same vein as the previous At Sixes and Sevens, but includes a new female vocalist, Henriette Bordvik.[2]

A large number of the songs are concerned with mental conditions, be it depression ("Voices Within"), drug use ("Euphoria") or thoughts of suicide ("The Fall Within"); of course, the meanings of all of these songs are subject to further conjecture.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Lithium and a Lover" Morten Veland Veland 6:33
2. "Voices Within" Veland Veland 6:52
3. "A Mental Symphony" Veland Veland 5:25
4. "Euphoria" Veland Veland 6:35
5. "In My Darkest Hours" Veland Veland 6:04
6. "Save Me from Myself" Veland Veland 4:14
7. "The Fall Within" Veland Veland 6:48
8. "Star-Crossed" Veland Veland 6:28
9. "Seven Sirens and a Silver Tear" Instrumental Veland 4:45
Total length: 53:44



  1. ^ "Sirenia - An Elixir For Existence review". Metal Storm. 23 February 2004. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Sirenia - An Elixir for Existence". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-10-13.