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2.88 | 22 ratings | 1 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

01. Irgendein Arsch ist immer unterwegs 5:00
02. If the world stood still a day 3:15
03. Verloren 7:29
04. This is the night 5:29
05. Interlude - Feuerzug (Part I) 0:46
06. Feuerzug (Part II) 4:41
07. Refugium 4:42
08. Weil Du Hilfe brauchst 6:01
09. Rote Sinfonie 11:03
10. Revolution 5:23

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LACRIMOSA Revolution ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (41%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (18%)

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Review by memowakeman
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3 stars Review originally written for

Lacrimosa brings me some memories, high-school memories to be precise, but nowadays it is a band I don't listen to very often, however, I managed to find they released "Revolution" in 2012, so I thought to myself "why not?" so I decided to give it some spins and of course, review it. When I was younger some friends introduced me to this german band, I liked them and actually saw them live, I remember a song called "Sanctus" which is still my favorite of theirs. So that's why I wanted to listen to their newest work, just to remember.

So Revolution is a 55-minute album that features ten songs, music for people who enjoy this blend of gothic, metal, classical music that in moments has some hints of prog metal. It opens with "Irgendein Arsch ist immer unterwegs" whose first introductory minute is great, ascending in time and emotion, piano and keyboards make a cool work, and later male vocals appear (not that fan of his voice) putting his personal sound, typical of Lacrimosa. "As the World Stood Still for a Day" has female voice in English for the first time in the album; the sound here is catchier, easier to dig, good, but not the best of their repertoire.

"Verloren" has a more industrial sound, with keyboards and a solid bass that is building a structure, then drums and guitars appear and complete a nice harmony. Later male vocals enter, the music becomes raw in moments, but smashing, creating some changes and producing fear, power and even terror. I like when music is capable of sharing images and feelings. In this song they succeeded at least with me.

"This is the Night" has a horrible beginning, with harmony vocals that don't sound good at all. And I must say the song is not cool, I thought it would be better but it does not have that needed spark, it is only one of the heap, nothing special to be remembered here. "Interlude" is the shortest composition, just a minute of a beautiful classical piano.

"Feuerzug" continues with the piano of the interlude, but here other elements and instruments join the musical conversation. However, this song is not that cool, the rhythm is faster, avid to eat the world, but not that engaging, at least after the time I listened to it I could not fell in love, not even dig it or like it, sorry. "Refugium" is a nice song, with a sense of sorrow and melancholy, the music is much softer and atmospheric than the previous ones, it is a moment of reflection, though I don't understand a single german word.

Sadly, "Weil du Hilfe Brauchst" became another one-of-the-heap-song, it does not have elements that make it unique, it is far from it, actually, I would say this is one of the weakest tracks of the album, though in the last two minutes it is more emotional and better. "Rote Sinfonie" is the longest track here, the only song over the 10-minute mark and I must say it is the best without a doubt. It has a nice developed structure, with good orchestral arrangements made by keyboards, good changes in time and mood and overall an accurate share of atmospheres, textures, emotions and sounds. The album finishes with "Revolution" which is an odd, and not that good track.

Well, the album has a couple of songs that I will listen to again, however, it is not a solid one, it has more lows than highs in my opinion. My final grade will be 3 stars. However?

Enjoy it!

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