Illumination (Tristania album)

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Illumination
TristaniaIllumination.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 January 2007
RecordedMarch–April 2006 at Woodhouse Studios, Hagen, Germany
Genre
Length48:25
52:33 (Europe)
54:08 (North America)
LabelSPV/Steamhammer
ProducerWaldemar Sorychta
Tristania chronology
Ashes
(2005)
Illumination
(2007)
Rubicon
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm4/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[3]

Illumination is the fifth full-length album by the Norwegian band Tristania. It is the last album to feature Vibeke Stene on vocals, Rune Østerhus on bass, Svein Terje Solvang on guitar, and Kenneth Olsson on drums. This is also the final album to feature Østen Bergøy as an official member of the band, although he performed some vocal work on the band's next studio album as a session member.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Mercyside"Østen BergøyAnders Hidle, Einar Moen, Waldemar Sorychta4:39
2."Sanguine Sky"Kjartan HermansenHidle, Moen3:50
3."Open Ground"BergøyHidle, Moen4:40
4."The Ravens"BergøyHidle, Moen5:06
5."Destination Departure"MoenHidle, Moen4:34
6."Down"BergøyHidle, Moen4:32
7."Fate"BergøyHidle, Moen4:59
8."Lotus"BergøyHidle, Moen5:08
9."Sacrilege"MoenHidle, Moen4:15
11."Deadlands"BergøyHidle, Moen6:39
Total length:48:25
European version
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."In the Wake"BergøyHidle, Moen4:08
Total length:52:33
North American version
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."Ab Initio"BergøyHidle, Moen5:43
Total length:54:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[4] 71

Personnel[edit]

Tristania[edit]

  • Vibeke Stene – Vocals
  • Østen Bergøy – Vocals
  • Anders Høyvik Hidle – Guitars
  • Einar Moen – Synths & Programming
  • Svein Terje Solvang – Guitars
  • Rune Østerhus – Bass
  • Kenneth Olsson – Drums

Session Members[edit]

  • Vorph – harsh vocals on "Mercyside", "The Ravens" & "In The Wake"
  • Petra Stalz – violin
  • Heike Haushalter – violin
  • Monika Malek – viola
  • Gesa Hangen – cello

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Waldemar Sorychta
  • Recorded & engineered by Waldemar Sorychta, Siggi Bemm, Dennis Koehne
  • Mixed by Waldemar Sorychta

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Tristania Illumination review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  2. ^ http://www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=9116
  3. ^ https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/12385/Tristania-Illumination/
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/album.asp?artist=Tristania&title=Illumination&country=de

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