A Rose For The Apocalypse SwedenCountry Of Origin: Sweden
Draconian - A Rose For The Apocalypse

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The Drowning Age
The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight Sound
End Of The Rope
Elysian Night
Dead World Assembly
A Phantom Dissonance
The Quiet Storm
The Death Of Hours
Wall Of Sighs (Bonus Track)

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: June 26th, 2011
Label: Napalm Records
Categories: Doom, Gothic

MetalBite Review by Death8699 on 3/18/2019 9:29:59 PM

Viv errant, lucid, and depressing, this band simply dominates! What's so amazingly clear is the lyrics fitting the music so well. What we have here is a conglomerate of atmospheric doom, equipped with time signature changes which bring about more morbid behemothic transcendence. A combination of darkly doomish vocals alongside a maiden's gentle heir on occasion, drowning this release into a sea of cosmic tears. The music especially the guitar is very slow, filled with distorted tones along with acoustics and bearing atmospheric synthesizers. It puts this into a whole realm of its own.

I've never even heard about this band before and was introduced to it by someone which I'm surely opiated that I was able to hear about them. Definitely an aura so unimaginable and mellow. The songwriting is so amazingly calculated which if you're in a mellow mood, it'd be great to chill to. The riffs are filled in some cases with hardcore distortion mixed up with melodies that swarmed deep into the depths of depression. Whispered words alongside these kinds of overtures and mocking at the end of existence. Just chillingly captivating, it would take countless hearings to be able to lead to unwavering bliss.

A mellow mood overall, which signifies why they're into this sort of unknown, unwavering genre. Not only is the music amazing, so are the lyrics. They're filled with such depth and despondency. Truly gifted musicians to the core mastering in this drama of a release. There are so many different time signatures, none are fast, just some more upbeat than others. The female voice along with the hoarse throat deeply gives the release variety and vigor. Overall, the atmosphere on most songs are so unmistakably grim, sounds original and melodies drifting alongside acoustics brazing along with the female voice.

The most of what dominates is the vocals and vibe, it's so aesthetic that it's lucid, grim, angry in the male voice whereas the female brings upon an utter utopia. A shame that these female vocals have been replaced with another, just appreciating her with the time that she spent with the band. A full Viv errant mixture of anger and joy, which reigns superior to other doom metal bands I've heard in the past. The voice brings with it a dusk of guitarwork that's so shifting and moving, true emotion expressed in clean and in heavy. A definite release that's calming to the soul and gothic due to the whole atmosphere.

More people need to know about this band and the wonder that they are to the metal community. The music is wholly original and captivating. I was more than happy after hearing the whole album because it brought me into the realm of lucidity and exuberance. Finally, a metal band that isn't just non-comprehensive waste of the human expense. So well worth looking into, songs like no other, lyrics so in depth and well thought out and production that's solid with everything so mixed well into the album as a whole. A band to definitely check out and admire. I'm curious to hear what they will sound like next!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10