Arcane Rain Fell

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Arcane Rain Fell
Studio album by Draconian
Released January 24, 2005
Recorded September 2004 at Studio Underground
Genre Gothic metal, death-doom
Length 60:26
Label Napalm
Draconian chronology
Where Lovers Mourn
Arcane Rain Fell
The Burning Halo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm 4.5/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Arcane Rain Fell is the second full-length album released by the band Draconian through Napalm Records on 24 January 2005. It was recorded and produced at Studio Underground.

The album is a concept album that details the fall of Lucifer from Heaven and the creation of Hell. The album is often cited as a classic of the doom/death genre and features haunting slow guitar riffs, beautiful soprano vocals, meandering keyboards/piano, violins, cellos and clear yet aggressive male growling vocals. All guitars on the album were performed by Johan Ericson.

"Death, Come Near Me" is a remake of a song off of the 2002 "Dark Oceans We Cry" demo. "The Apostasy Canticle" was originally titled "The Wings of God".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Anders Jacobsson except where noted; all music composed by Johan Ericson.

No. Title Length
1. "A Scenery of Loss" 09:11
2. "Daylight Misery" 05:31
3. "The Apostasy Canticle" 09:51
4. "Expostulation" (Ryan Henry) 02:05
5. "Heaven Laid in Tears (Angels' Lament)" 06:54
6. "The Abhorrent Rays" 05:32
7. "The Everlasting Scar" 06:00
8. "Death, Come Near Me" 15:22
Total length: 60:26


  • Anders Jacobsson - vocals
  • Lisa Johansson - vocals
  • Johan Ericson - guitars, backing vocals
  • Jerry Torstensson - drums, percussion
  • Andreas Karlsson - keyboards, programming
  • Jesper Stolpe - bass

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ryan Henry - voice on "Expostulation"
  • Peter in de Betou - mastering
  • Pelle Saether - producer, engineering
  • Madeleine Engström - photography
  • Travis Smith - cover art, layout


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. Arcane Rain Fell at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell review". Metalstorm,net. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell (album review )". 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2015-06-13.