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2.23 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Leçon de ténèbres (3:31)
2. Chanting (6:22)
3. Into Bottomless Perdition (7:07)
4. Deploration (5:41)
5. Infernal Beauty (5:13)
6. Lucifer (10:05)
7. Eclipse (8:10)
8. The Reign of Chaos and Old Night (5:00)
9. The Emperor (5:29)

Line-up / Musicians

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- Name / drums

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ELEND Leçons de Ténèbres ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(10%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (20%)

ELEND Leçons de Ténèbres reviews

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Review by Warthur
2 stars A rather odd little debut, wavering between majestic neoclassical darkwave like a more orchestrally-focused Dead Can Dance on the one hand and some sort of weird attempt at death metal dungeon synth on the other, with the combination of occasionally cheap-sounding keyboards and slightly unconvincing screamed vocals providing the dungeon synth and death metal components respectively. The album is far more successful whenever shouting is refrained from and gorgeous soprano vocals issue forth instead. The consensus seems to be that subsequent albums are better, and whilst there's supposedly a conceptual trilogy at work here I suspect you wouldn't miss out on a whole lot if you skipped this.

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1 stars I happen to like some dark ambient stuff in the key of the gothic orientated bands such as Rosa Crux or Die Verbannten Kinder Evas but what Elend offers on their first studio output is unwillingly ridiculous. The band name is German and means misery. This effort is indeed miserable. The songs a ... (read more)

Report this review (#808964) | Posted by kluseba | Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Review Permanlink

3 stars A new band and a new musical dimension has been introduced to ProgArchives. Although, Elend is not as much trailblazing in today's standards as they were back in 1994 when I got this album. A very tasty digi pack, no less. This album was released on a metal label called Holy Records and did p ... (read more)

Report this review (#431405) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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