Children of the Dark Waters

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Children of the Dark Waters
Children of the Dark Waters album.jpg
Studio album by Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Released May 22 2009[1]
Recorded Tico-Tico Studios, Note On Studios, Finnvox Studios in Finland and Space Valley Studios in Norway 2008
Genre Symphonic death metal
Label Suomen Musiikki (Finland), Massacre[2] (Rest of Europe), Marquee/Avalon (Asia)
Eternal Tears of Sorrow chronology
Before the Bleeding Sun
Children of the Dark Waters
Saivon Lapsi
Singles from Children of the Dark Waters
  1. "Tears of Autumn Rain"
    Released: February 18, 2009
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Children of the Dark Waters is the sixth studio album by Finnish symphonic death metal band Eternal Tears of Sorrow. It was released in May 2009 through Suomen Musiikki for Finland, Massacre Records for the rest of Europe and Marquee/Avalon Records for Asia.[2] It is the second album to feature Jarmo Kylmänen on clean vocals, but his first album as an official member.

The album is in the same vein as Before the Bleeding Sun, but darker.[3] "Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act II: Children of the Dark Waters)" is the second part of "Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act I: Before the Bleeding Sun)" from Before the Bleeding Sun. On the UK Amazon edition "Vilda Mánnu" is replaced by "Sea of Whispers (Acoustic Reprise)" as a bonus track.

The album's first single was "Tears of Autumn Rain" released in Finland on February 18 and featured vocals by Miriam Renvåg (Ram-Zet) and Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn).[2] The B-side of the single is a reworked version of "Vilda Mánnu" from the self-titled album, Vilda Mánnu.[2] The album was mixed at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki, Finland) in March and April 2009 by Mikko Karmila [4] and like the previous five albums, it was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi. Lead guitarist Risto Ruuth left the band right before the release of the album, and was replaced by Mika Lammassaari (from Mors Subita).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act II: Children of the Dark Waters)" Veteläinen & Kylmänen Kylmänen & Ruuth 6:00
2. "Baptized By the Blood of Angels" Veteläinen Ruuth 4:21
3. "Tears of Autumn Rain" Puolakanaho & Veteläinen Kylmänen 4:18
4. "Summon the Wild" Puolakanaho & Veteläinen & Kylmänen Puolakanaho 4:28
5. "Sea of Whispers" Veteläinen & Kylmänen Kylmänen 4:14
6. "Midnight Bird" Veteläinen & Puolakanaho Puolakanaho 4:47
7. "Diary of Demonic Dreams" Veteläinen & Kylmänen Kylmänen & Puolakanaho 4:25
8. "When the Darkest Night Falls" Puolakanaho Puolakanaho 2:32
9. "Nocturne Thule" Puolakanaho & Kylmänen & Veteläinen Puolakanaho & Ruuth & Kylmänen 5:16
10. "Sea of Whispers (Acoustic Reprise)" (Bonus Track in the European digipak version [1]) Veteläinen & Kylmänen Kylmänen 4:12
11. "Vilda Mánnu" (Bonus Track in Japan [2]) Törrö & Veteläinen & Puolakanaho Törrö & Veteläinen & Puolakanaho 5:24
12. "Sea of Whispers" (Karaoke version; Bonus Track in Japan [3]) Veteläinen & Kylmänen Kylmänen 4:13


Chart (2009) Peak
Finnish Albums Chart[5] 19


[1]* Petri left the band after the first recording session.

Guest musicians[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Finland May 27, 2009 Suomen Musiikki
Rest of Europe May 22, 2009 Massacre Records
Asia June 24 Marquee/Avalon


  1. ^ "Eternal Tears of Sorrow blog: Release Dates". April 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Blabbermouth: Eternal Tears of Sorrow: New Album Title, Track Listing, Cover Artwork Revealed". March 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Eternal Tears of Sorrow Blog". January 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Eternal Tears of Sorrow Blog". March 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  5. ^ Finnish Album Charts, Suomen virallinen lista