Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On Thorns I Lay - Crystal Tears

Year of release: 1999
Genre: Atmospheric Rock/Gothic Metal
Country: Greece

01. Crystal Tears
02. My Angel
03. Obsession
04. Crystal Tears II (Loosing Her)
05. Ophelia
06. Eden
07. Enigma
08. Midnight Falling
09. All Is Silent
10. Feelings

In a few words:

Since we are entering autumn, I thought that it could be a good idea to post something melancholic and atmospheric. On Thorns I Lay is a Greek band that plays something between Katatonia and Anathema. I believe that probably Crystal Tears is their masterpiece. Here they combining the "dry" guitar sound, with the "warm" sound of piano and cello, the rhythmic riffs with the beautiful melodies and the male with female vocals, creating a unique atmosphere. The songs have a lot of variety but the album "flows" easily as a whole. I first listened to this album back at 2000 and is one of my favorite atmospheric albums of all time. Highly recommended!

Personal highlights:
"The entire album!"


Dr Faustus said...

I like this. Thanks.

Strange Taste In Music said...

I am glad that you enjoy the music...

Thank you... ;-)