World of Glass (album)

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World of Glass
Tristania - World of Glass.jpg
Studio album by Tristania
Released 25 September 2001
Recorded February to April 2001 at Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France
Genre Symphonic gothic metal
Length 55:40
Label Napalm Records
Producer Terje Refsnes
Tristania chronology
Beyond the Veil
(1999)Beyond the Veil1999
World of Glass
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnik Music (3.6/5)[1]
Rough Edge 3.5/4 stars[2]

World of Glass is the third full-length album by Norwegian band Tristania. The album was released on 25 September 2001 by Napalm Records. As a result of Morten Veland leaving the band, the harsh vocals were sung by Ronny Thorsen, vocalist of Trail of Tears.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Shining Path" Østen Bergøy, Einar Moen Anders Hidle, Moen 6:46
2. "Wormwood" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 5:56
3. "Tender Trip on Earth" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 5:18
4. "Lost" Pete Johansen Hidle, Moen 6:03
5. "Deadlocked" Moen Hidle, Moen 5:57
6. "Selling Out" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 6:16
7. "Hatred Grows" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 6:20
8. "World of Glass" Bergøy Hidle, Moen 5:25
9. "Crushed Dreams" Moen Hidle, Moen 7:39
Total length: 55:40
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
10. "The Modern End" (Seigmen cover) Kim Ljung Hidle, Moen 4:45
Total length: 60:25


Chart (2001) Peak
German Albums Chart[3] 66



  • Vibeke Stene – vocals, choir
  • Anders Høyvik Hidle – guitars, harsh vocals on "The Shining Path" and "Tender Trip on Earth"
  • Rune Østerhus – bass
  • Einar Moen – synth/programming
  • Kenneth Olsson – drums

Session musicians[edit]

  • Østen Bergøy – clean vocals
  • Ronny Thorsen – harsh vocals
  • Pete Johansen – violin
  • Jan Kenneth Barkved – clean vocals on "Selling Out" and "Crushed Dreams"
  • Sandrine Lachapelle, Emilie Lesbros, Johanna Giraud, Damien Surian, Hubert Piazzola – choir


  1. ^ "Tristania - World of Glass (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Rough Edge: Tristania CD Reviews". Rough Edge. May 27, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  3. ^