Where Lovers Mourn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Where Lovers Mourn
Draconian where lovers mourn.jpg
Studio album by Draconian
Released October 20, 2003
Recorded June 2003 at Studio Mega
Genre Gothic metal, death-doom
Length 52:49
Label Napalm
Draconian chronology
Where Lovers Mourn
(2003)
Arcane Rain Fell
(2005)Arcane Rain Fell2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Where Lovers Mourn is the debut full-length album released by the band Draconian through Napalm Records on the 20 October 2003. It was recorded and produced at Studio Mega by Chris Silver and Draconian in June 2003.

Most of the songs in this album are new and enhanced versions for songs Draconian had previously written for its demoes and EPs, mainly for "Dark Oceans We Cry" and "Frozen Features".

The first song, "The Cry of Silence", is the longest on the album and is considered as one of Draconian's best songs. The song features a choir, along with Anders' growlings (main singing style), speech and Lisa's vocals. It describes a misanthropic man who wishes to live away from all others and "die in silence", a theme which is also present in "The Solitude".

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs were written by Anders Jacobsson and Johan Ericson, except where noted.
No.TitleLength
1."The Cry of Silence"12:44
2."Silent Winter"04:59
3."A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal" (Magnus Bergström, Thomas Jäger, lyrics by William Wordsworth)04:11
4."The Solitude" (lyrics by Susanne Arvidsson)07:56
5."Reversio ad Secessum"07:33
6."The Amaranth"05:22
7."Akherousia"02:34
8."It Grieves My Heart"07:30
Total length:52:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Anders Jacobsson – vocals
  • Lisa Johansson – vocals
  • Johan Ericson – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Magnus Bergström – rhythm guitar
  • Thomas Jäger – bass
  • Anders Karlsson – programming, synthesizer
  • Jerry Torstensson – drums, guitar on "Akherousia", percussion

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Olof Götlin – violin
  • Christophe Szpajdel - logo, typography
  • Maya Hallström - photography (band)
  • Thomas Färngren - mastering
  • Manne Engström - engineering (assistant)
  • Henrik Lyknert - engineering (assistant)
  • Chris Silver - producer, engineering, mastering
  • Travis Smith - cover art, layout
  • Susanne Arvidsson - lyrics for "The Solitude"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. Where Lovers Mourn review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-30.