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In November 1990 the world started to get curious about Tilo Wolff's Projekt LACRIMOSA as his music in form of a tape "Clamor" reached people in discos and in the Independent and Underground scene. This melancholic music filled with classical elements and surrounded by poectic lyrics and intensive singing was something new which fascinated many and quickly a scene was raising up, which was nearly already forgotten.

For his first release, the LP "Angst", Tilo Wolff was grounding his own label HALL OF SERMON for giving LACRIMOSA the artistic freedom in making music which no other label could offer him. The music of LACRIMOSA was already that time developing from album to album without adapting any other music styles or denying it's roots. Through this progressive development, LACRIMOSA was challenging the tolerance of a widespread audience of the diverse facetts of the alternative Musicscene in the whole world.

LACRIMOSA's music had been coloured by several guest musicians, but in the beginning of 1994, Anne Nurmi joined the former soloproject to become a permanent member. Anne Nurmi, who was the keyboarder, singer and one of the grounders of the finnish band Two Witches, was setting new musical accents with her singing and composing.

The following releases were managing to combine the hardness of Metal and Hard Rock without loosing the most obvious love for classical music. With this revolutionary new sound, Gothic Metal was born, which more and more bands were quickly adapting.

After the collaboration of the world-wide known London Symphony Orchestra, chart positions in the German Media Control Charts up to place 12, sold out tours in Europe, Middle -and south America, on 27th of January, 2003 the new LACRIMOSA album "Echos" is about to see the daylight! With compositions like the nearly 13-minutes Orchestrawork "Kyrie", the single "Durch Nacht und Flut" or the last work, a Requiem for three Gambes and Piano called "Die Schreie sind verstummt" sets "Echos" the definite highlight into the 13-year history of this extraordinary band so far. It is an album, which is again prooving that any kind of expectations in advance are made to be topped, when we are talking about LACRIMOSA. Never before has Tilo Wolff been singing so strong, so clear and so pure and full of emotions like on each of the songs on this album and one can get a picture of the talents of this great composer, arranger, orchestrator and singer.

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Hall of Sermon 2007
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End of the Light 2011
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Stille (20th anniversary deluxe edition-2CD)Stille (20th anniversary deluxe edition-2CD)
End Of The Light 2013
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SehnsuchtSehnsucht
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Sail Productions Kr. 2009
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RevolutionRevolution
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LACRIMOSA discography


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LACRIMOSA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.91 | 21 ratings
Angst
1991
3.33 | 18 ratings
Einsamkeit
1992
3.12 | 23 ratings
Satura
1993
3.74 | 30 ratings
Inferno
1995
3.51 | 27 ratings
Stille
1997
3.88 | 49 ratings
Elodia
1999
3.22 | 27 ratings
Fassade
2001
3.69 | 30 ratings
Echos
2003
3.67 | 33 ratings
Lichtgestalt
2005
1.73 | 14 ratings
Sehnsucht
2009
2.97 | 13 ratings
Revolution
2012

LACRIMOSA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.61 | 13 ratings
Live
1998
3.71 | 7 ratings
Lichtjahre
2007

LACRIMOSA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.50 | 2 ratings
The Live History
2000

LACRIMOSA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 5 ratings
Schattenspiel
2010

LACRIMOSA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

1.75 | 7 ratings
Alles Luge
1993
3.00 | 1 ratings
Lichtgestalten
2005

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 Satura by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 1993
3.12 | 23 ratings

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Satura
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Satura represents the point where Lacrimosa begin to incorporate metal into their sound, but - alas - they hadn't yet learned how to do it interestingly. Some fairly basic riffs are offered to spice up their sound but the overall effect is flat and unimpressive. This is in stark contrast to the far more successful darkwave/metal mashup they hit on in Inferno. Once again, Lacrimosa prove to be a decidedly hit-or-miss band, with their shaky quality control here resulting in an album which feels as though it's constantly just about to really let loose but never quite gets around to it. Not recommended.

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 Revolution by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 2012
2.97 | 13 ratings

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Revolution
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by memowakeman
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3 stars Review originally written for www.therocktologist.com

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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 Inferno by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.74 | 30 ratings

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Inferno
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars How low has the mighty fallen.

Of the bands I loved fifteen years ago, Lacrimosa is probably the band which has fallen most in my estimations. My love for this band was mostly based on this album, their fourth album. Back in the 1990s, I loved this album. But that was well before I got into Symphonic Prog, Jazz, Canterbury, RIO and Zeuhl. Those are in my view far more interesting music than the dishes Lacrimosa serves up. With my newfound wisdom, Inferno now comes up as a pretty bland album.

The music is pretty much Goth Metal with a droning male vocals and some sort of melodic female vocals. The music is medium fast with some heavy metal guitars over some pseudo- classical music pieces. This is what the teenybopper Goth scene likes. Those middle class kids with black lipsticks and "I am suffering" stares in their eyes. The less said, the better. Inferno and the other Lacrimosa albums is their soundtracks. I feel I have grown out of that kind of music.

When that is said, the music here is not bad. Schakal and Kabinett der Sinne is excellent songs. There is no real bad tracks here too so this album is the peak of Lacrimosa's musical outputs. But I still get bored by this album and it drives me to sleep. But just to be fair and fairly balanced in my views, this is a good three pointers. Maybe I should shun the Goth Metal scene and the suffering middle class teenybopper scene from now on. It just raises my blood pressure to the point of creating a fountain of red fluids.

3 stars

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 Elodia by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.88 | 49 ratings

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Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars I wrote a review of this album ten years ago for my old fanzine and recovered it again when I was cleaning out some old websites. I also picked up my old promo version of this album and gave it some more spins.

Ten years has passed and my views has not changed much. With some added knowledge of Lacrimosa, I notice from Elodia that they have softened up their previously sterile digital sound and introduced a lot of acoustic instruments in the form of a full symphonic orchestra. This is a rock opera if I am not mistaken. Which is a good idea. I was impressed by this album ten years ago. But Lacrimosa has dropped in my estimation after finding far better bands in the prog world. They no longer impresses me.

This album is rather good and their more warm sound is very much welcome. Their pretense of making a rock opera is both honorable and good. The complete lack of good melodies is the main fault with this album. The music on this rock opera also lack dynamic progression. There are some good music here and there, but most of the album are stagnant and full of sameness. I expected more from a rock opera.

3 stars

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 Live by LACRIMOSA album cover Live, 1998
3.61 | 13 ratings

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Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

2 stars Sorry to be a party popper....... but

I became a big fan of Lacrimosa around the release of Inferno. I still think that album is a great symphonic/goth metal album. I also bought the rest of their pre- Inferno albums. I loved them. However; that was 15 years ago.

I have been listening to the 126 minutes of this live album and I can barely keep myself awake. With the exception of Schakal and Alles Luge, the material on this live album is pretty dull. It is over pretentious pseudo-prog. It is dull Krautrock. It is pretty boring and uninteresting. The instruments is bass, drums, massive amount of synths, some guitars and an annoying male vocal. On top of that; there are a female choir on some songs. I am not amused. The lack of variations, any major variations, is pretty painful. Not to mention pretty effective against insomnia. I can use this live album against any insomnia.

The two above mentioned tracks are the only saving grace on this album. The rest is pretty bad.

2 stars

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 Sehnsucht by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 2009
1.73 | 14 ratings

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Sehnsucht
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by Prog-jester
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1 stars While being a cult band for Gothic scene, LACRIMOSA seems to be quite unpopular among PA reviewers. They never were "Prog", just a Symphonic Metal band, and with every new release after "Elodia" they were growing more Metal than Symphonic. Long- awaited "Sehnsucht" (4 years of wait instead of regular 2!) has completely ruined my faith in band's bright future. "Fassade" was average, "Echos" was listenable, "Lichtgestalt" was questionable, "Sehnsucht" is horrible. RAMMSTEIN-like "Feuer" (built around one (!!!) chord), lame "Mandira Nabula", and terrifying "I lost my Star", overfilled with "vodka-balalaika-bears- winter" cliches, usually connected with Russia - they all show total lack of new fresh ideas from Wolff-Nurmi duo. It doesn't matter much to LACRIMOSA's fan-army, but for me this year brought another disappointment: one of my favourite bands (regardless of genres!) has turned into pale copy of themselves. Just few tolerable tunes and a nostalgic "once-they-were-great" feeling. Not recommended

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 Lichtgestalt  by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.67 | 33 ratings

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Lichtgestalt
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by Epsilon

4 stars I used to ask myself, why Lacrimosa could be classified as a "progressive" act?. Now, after many times I've heard some of their records (specially this one) I must recognize you were right, at least here on Progarchives.com. Lichtgestalt doesn't leave the classic formula of the band but is certainly a step further inside their discography. They made a careful work concerning to arrangements, performance and production.

Songs that capture the attention from anyone who can appreciate them thanks to the diversity on details, they also keep the gothic essence of all their career and borrowed ideas to improve and to be able of giving some memorable moments to charming melodies in spite of a grey ambient, almost constant, sad and even sombre in some moments. Musically is supported by electric and acoustic sources but dominated by a sense of fineness and elegance helped as much by winds' section as strings' section that gives an intimacy sound according to each song.

Making a summary, there will be some heavy moments (not too much) and others more relaxed but mainly atmospheric what contributes to the purpose of the album. So, if you are trying to look for a heavy record (even extreme) inside the parameters of the progressive sound of nowadays, maybe this one isn't the best choice but if you are hoping to find something more contemplative on "Lichtgestalt", sure it's going to be the chosen one to be heard for a while. Also as a comment and for those who doesn't know, Lacrimosa works songs in German (mostly) and some others in English to include them on every album.

Could I solve my doubts about how progressive is their music?, maybe not, even on the way my intention to discover it disappeared suddenly but I'm sure about one thing, records like this are made for enjoying peaceful and quietly, music based on feelings and emotions... for receptive minds and hopeless hearts.

By: Epsilon.

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 Angst by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 1991
2.91 | 21 ratings

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Angst
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by The Crow
Prog Reviewer

2 stars A cheap, amateur, and bad produced album... Full with good music!

I'm sure that Tilo Wolff heared the Devil Dolls albums before introducing himself in the world of dark music... Because the influence of the Mr. Doctor's band is just ovious. The same taste for the symphonic arrangement, with some classical mood, and mixed with a pair of heavy riffs. And not just the Lacrimosa's music is based in Devil Doll... Also the Wolff's retro-look reminds me to the image of Mr. Doctor himself. It's just the same attempt to rescue an obscure role token from some gothic novel, under the influence of the vanguard films and pictures made in the first half of the 20th century...

But the Devil Doll's influence is even more evident in later Lacrimosa's albums, the better produced ones... In Angst this influence is diminished by the weak production, because Tilo Wolff made everything here with some keyboard, guitars, sound effects, computers... And a good mixer! The result is an album wich sounds everything except natural. The sound is very synthethized, the drums are just empty rythms made by computer, the guitars sound weak, the voice's volume is not really well accomplished... But this flawed sound is a bit forgivable, because the quality of the music included here is high.

The gothic and dark style influenced by Devil Doll is very effective, and the weak sound make it even creepier and sometimes scary... In the contrary of Devil Doll, the style of Tilo Wolff is more songs oriented, far from the long concepts this great band made. The songs are sometimes a bit repetitive and boring, but the most of the time the hypnotic rythms and fantastic dark melodies make you have a good time listening this album. And this album is not Progressive Metal... It's not even metal. Maybe just symphonic gothic music with some guitars and drums, but the mood of the album is peaceful, sad and desperate... But not metal in amy terms. And progressive? Well, maybe, but not the kind of progressive music you will find in the usual bands included in ProgArchives.

Another important fact of this music are the lyrics, sung very properly by the Tilo Wolff's deep voice... Very introspective, talking about suicide, religion, loneliness... And like the title says, about fear. I have the luck to speak some german, so I can understand most of the lyrics... And I like them! They fit perfectly in the osbscurity of the music... Because they are even darker than the music!

Best songs: Seele in Not (good opening, with rythmic keyboards), Der Ketzer (song about the Pope and against the christian religion... Maybe the most variated and harder song of the album) and Der letze Hilfeschrei (great lyrics, and perfect music to give the sense of loneliness and desperation the song wants to give)

Conclusion: even with the weak sound and production, all very amateru made by Tilo Wolff, the music of this album is really enjoyable if you are into the depressive concepts, gothic music and symphonic dark ambients. Not metal, and maybe not progressive... But interensting and origininal music nevertheless, under the influence of another dark band: Devil Doll, but without reaching the great quality and majestic arrangements of the Mr.Doctor's band. Lacrimosa would easily surpase this album later... But Angst has some memorable tracks, and every fan of the band should hear it.

My rating: **1/2

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 Inferno by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.74 | 30 ratings

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Inferno
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

4 stars One of the best symphonic gothic metal albums ever

With Inferno, Lacrimosa reches a new level in their music, adding more symphonic arrangements on their goth-metal music then on previouses albums and featuring a new member - Anne Nurmi who does female vocals and keyboards, and remains a constant and important member in Lacrimosa since . To me this is the best Lacrimosa album, with some of the best pieces i ever heard from a band from this genre, Kabinett der Sinne and Schakal. This two tracks are absolutely mindblowing, stunning from capo al fine. Very heavy, lenghty, both are over 10 minutes each, creating an atmosphere hard to beat by many bands. Dark, emotional, symphonic, with metal elements, all is here, and on the highest level. The rest of the tracks are ok specially the last one Der Kelch des Lebens is the best after two mentioned above. So if don't have this Lacrimosa, try it you will not be deseppointed, for sure. 4 stars without hesitation, Lacrimosa's music is very strong, dark, doomy and for sure pleases both categories of listners, the metal ones, and the symphonic one in the same time. Great album. And by the way, the front covers, art works on each album is made only in black and white to give to the viewer and to the lister exactly what is going one on the albums.

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 Fassade by LACRIMOSA album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.22 | 27 ratings

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Fassade
Lacrimosa Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Another fine album by this german band. I don't quite understand why Lacrimosa is a prog band, but anyway if is here and i know some of their albums, why not a review. So the music is highly symphonic with metal elements, but not a metal album. Some of the pieces are stunning like Der Morgen Danach (the morning after), awesome song, and Stumme Worte (silent words) the highlits from here, but also the rest are good. The title album Fassade (facade) is divided in 3 parts with some of the finest symphonic arragements Lacrimosa ever done. The main man of the band Tilo Wolff along with his muse Anne Nurmi helped by a bunch of great musicians like AC (ex Running Wild) and Jay P bass did a great job delivering smooth but in the same time symhonic music of the highest calibre. Again Wolff like on some of the previouses albums worked with a simphonic orchestra. This time the orchestra is from Babelsberg, Germany who contribute a lot to the sound of this album. So, no doubt a good album with many high lights, but i prefer Inferno from 1995, witch i find to be their best so far. 3 stars, still recommended to listen from time to time if you want someting special and intristing in same time.

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