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Elend - Weeping Nights CD (album) cover




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3.29 | 8 ratings

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3 stars Hmmmmmmm................. A bit of a quandry, this review.

Elend has completed their road to classical music and released a classical music album. Classical music with their own compositions, that is. I suspect Elend has done what a lot of goth metal bands wants to do, but not dare to do/is not allowed to do by their record labels.

How can I possible review this type of music which is so far removed from all rock'n'roll or jazz in Progarchives ? A quandry......... So I remove all conventional thinking and forthwith proceeds with the review. Classical music it is, then.

Elend's music and musical ethics, I suspect, is somber music. Funeral music, that is. And Elend can send you to your grave with this album. The music is also beautiful with the angelic opera voice of Nathalie Barbary. A classically trained opera singer, I suspect. Her voice is supported by a full philarmonic orchestra.... although I suspect samples has been used. Woodwinds, church organs and violins is the dominating instruments here. Elend is also creating a mood with their music and is getting full marks from me for the result. This is both funeral music and silent contemplation music.

The music is very good, although miles away from what I normally listens to (reviewing albums for ProgArchives is a CHALLENGE these days !). Very good music after getting over the shock, though. This is a good album, but I am not sure if I will follow Elend over to a totally classic music landscape. Check out this album if you want to explore some really weird music.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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