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Widow's Weeds [CD]

Tristania Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Napalm Records
  • ASIN: B00000JCYH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,568 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Preludium 1:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Evenfall 6:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pale Enchantress 6:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. December Elegy 7:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Midwintertears 8:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Angellore 7:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. My Lost Lenore 6:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Wasteland`s Caress 7:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. ...Postludium 1:100.89  Buy MP3 


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1. Preludium
2. Evenfall
3. Pale Enchantress
4. December Elegy
5. Midwintertears
6. Angellore
7. My Lost Lenore
8. Wasteland`s Caress
9. ...Postludium

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proof that Death Metal doesn't have to be bad. 31 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a masterpiece! Tristania combine the moody thud of Sabbath & Candlemass with classical music overtones. The female singer recalls Kate Bush. Best song: "angellore" which reminds me of the Damned c.1985 with a hint of Alice Cooper's "Nightmare". Their second album "Beyond the Veil" is also great but this is more focased. Buy this first. (Fans of Tristania should also sniff out "Magical Love" by Saturnalia from 1973.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, imaginative. 24 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite of all Tristania albums so far, I've not heard Ashes yet.
It's lengthy, intricate, gothic-tinged songs are wonderfully atmospheric, with nice vocals from Vibeke Stenne and Mortem Veland, with an aggressive, raw edge.
"Pale Enchantress" and "Angellore" stand out for me, excellent songs that appeal strongly to the heart.
"Widow's Weeds" is superb, my favourite album by one of Norway's finest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent work from the masters of Atmospheric Gothic metal 9 Dec 2000
By Amr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is the best one Tristania ever made. I would classify it as Atmospheric Gothic Death with Black influences. The music is very heavy and dark and slow to medium paced. The male death grunts and female operatic gregorian vocals are interweaved beautifuly with occasional black screeching vocals. The music is very atmospheric and gives you a feeling of gloominess, mysticism, and darkness. In my opinion the best song on the album is "December Elegy", this song combines the three vocals together; the operatic female, the death grunting male and the background black vocals, and the music is haunting and dark interweaved in a melancholic theme. The song "Wasteland's Caress" has only black vocals with the operatic female ones, with no death grunts and it represents a very good example of Black Gothic Metal. Finally Tristania have made a superb job making this album which is a true combination of death and black influences with Gothic metal. Tristania lovers will also love: Theater of Tragedy, Even Song, Empyrium, Ever Eve, Lacrimosa, and Therion.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album I own. 31 Mar 2006
By A. Hakkarainen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The first songs I heard from Tristania were from Beyond the Veil album. Later I bought Widow's Weeds, and I must admit, that altough both albums have their own distinct style I still prefer Widow's Weeds more. Maybe it's because of the melancholy dark romantic theme or songwriting, maybe it's the peaceful sound.

Usually a metal album is heavily compressed and way too loud and aggressive. Widow's Weeds instead is mixed and mastered more traditionally - you can in fact hear all the different instruments, and the cd won't blow my speakers up when I put the cd into my player. I really appreciate Tristania's effort to produce a honestly good-sounding album. The songs don't even clip, as songs in metal other albums - like Beyond the Veil - do... I really wish I could find other albums like Widow's Weeds.

If someone thinks that growling is a big no, then I suggest to reconsider. It took me many years to learn to tolerate growling, not to speak of shrieking or female growling. It just takes time, like everything else. By ignoring all the good music with growling vocals is like ignoring one of your basic tastes - bitter.

Besides that, I like the intro and outro parts - Preludum and Postludum - of the album, too. They allow me to relax and adjust to the forthcoming bliss of symphonic gothic metal, and afterwards give me time to realize, that it is over again.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darn near perfect 29 July 2002
By Stuart Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Tristania were the first modern gothic-metal act (that seems to be the right term for them) I encountered, and I was truly blown away by their sound on this, their first full-length release. As soon as track Evenfall kicks in you know what you're in for. The songs are simple yet effective and never outstay their welcome, in fact I can find very few faults with this album, the production especially is first-rate. This was also the first time I heard Pete Johansen's violin work, and he perfectly compliments a couple of the songs. I prefer this album slightly to their next, Beyond The Veil, possibly only because I heard this first, and it was definitely better than their most recent effort, World Of Glass, which I think suffered from Morten Veland's departure. A must for gothic-metal fans.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proof that Death Metal is not bad 20 May 2001
By L Salisbury - Published on Amazon.com
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This album is a MASTERPIECE! They combine Death/Doom Metal with symphonic arrangements. True, there male singer does sound like a raspier Marylin Manson but their female vocalist recalls Kate Bush! Tristania also display some interesting influences. Besides Sabbath (obviously) their best song "angellore" sounds like mid 80s Damned with elements of Alice Cooper's "Nightmare". Tristania's second CD "Beyond the Veil" is also great but "Widow's Weed" is more focased. Buy this first!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, epic and fantastic! 5 Nov 2001
By Jens Bentzen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This must be one of the best gothic releases ever. The music is incredibly composed, the vocals are beautiful and scary, the music is dark, epic and beyond amazing. The depressed violins, the pianos, the whole way the music is built up is some of the most incredible I have ever heard. The lyrics provide just the final touch to the dark gothic mood that takes you far away. Songs like 'Evenfall' 'Midwintertears' and 'Pale Enchantress' are some of the best gothic songs I have ever heard. The prelude and postludium and the songs between makes the record a dark epic whole that sends you through a universe of cold dark forests, beauty, fear but above all gives you a fantastic musical experience! Buy this record - you will not regret it!
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