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Perfume Of Withered Roses 3. Amorous 4. Eternal Sleep 5. The drums are simplistic and not very adventurous relying on the bass, snare and hi-hats for most of the songs. This isn't to say that they don't have a few moments of brilliance sprinkled here and there, but over all they are very standard.
The vocals are mostly mid-ranged growls to a low-hi black rasp. There are few somewhat guttural moments but for the most part they are in the middle of the road.
There are clean spoken word parts from the male singer and some very nice complimentary female vocals. Both are used to good effect, but the cleans are yet another throw back to Darren era-Anathema. The lyrics are deep and depressing.
In general, there is a mixture of classical instruments and keyboards thrown into the mix at any given time as well. These are used to great effect and help to accentuate the sadness of the songs at large. This is excellent melodic Doomdeath Metal.
There is nothing Gothic about this release not that it would necessarily be a bad thing if there was making the bands fifth release such a hard pill to digest. This is a hauntingly depressive yet stunningly beautiful album that all Doomsters should feverishly hunt down and listen too. If anyone has heard of them and their history, they began humbly as doom metal. Setting themselves away from typical doom, they added female vocals along with violin, keys, and a flute. And the Wings Embraced Us was their debut album.
While decent, there are some annoyances. Production is mediocre, the vocals from Christopher are done well, very deep death vocals, beautiful female ones, and spoken word by Christopher give the listener a breather. The violin sounds awkward, as do some of the riffs which leave you wondering "What the fuck, that doesn't fit at all". Mostly the beginning of Eternal Sleep and near the chorus on Autumn Morning give you that wonder. Not For Love The Fear Of Being Alone Side Dead Heart SerenadeA Marriage The Last View A Pearl The Shadow I Once Kissed Veins Suicide Sun Dear Amy A Dead Man Sacrificial Lamb Lullaby For A Weeping Girl My Velvet Little Darkness Not To Stay No Dear Hearts Short Glance Filthy Notes Sweet Caroline An Irresistible Fault To Love Her On Knees Sad Theme For A Marriage Should My Mescaline.
Gallowsong Supreme Surrenderbewitch me the perfume of a withered rose which is actually dead but the perfume (and the beauty) are steady though it changes please or shock the human mind a withered rose often in connection with grief the withering so we say it is the end but everything can fade away the love the pain so we say that the withering is loosen from all spheres.