Celestial Season - Mysterium Ii
Releasedatum: 17 februari 2023
Celestial Season originally started as an early death/doom metal band. Having released their first material in 1992, the Dutch band developed a romantic, violin-led sound which partially mirrored (but mostly coincidentally existed with) the classic ‘Hammy‘ Peaceville sound (My Dying Bride, Anathema, Paradise Lost a.o.). Having released two classic gothic/death/doom metal albums (“Forever Scarlet Passion“-1993 and “Solar Lovers“-1995), Celestial Season abruptly shifted to a more stoner rock-oriented sound, casting off their original doom metal sound for half a decade before folding in 2001. In the year 2011 Celestial Season surprisingly regrouped with a mix of their ‘doom era’-line-ups. The fans had to wait until 2020 when “The Secret Teachings“ saw the light, which marked their return to their original ‘sad & slow‘ doom sound. In 2022, we were blessed with yet another Celestial Season album. “Mysterium I“ was a further continuation of that classic 1990s gloomy doom sound, and now we are in for another treat on “Mysterium II”. This new album picks up where “I” left off stylistically, but now with even more weeping string sections, forlorn piano lines & slow-moving doom compositions, full of bleak despair and melancholic beauty!
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