Release: December 2012
There are bands that eventually switch career. There are even bands which completely switch styles, searching for the right and perfect sound. For everything can be found a reason, but not for what Diadema Tristis does. You can always go too far.
Diadema Tristes has moved on from melancholic folk/paganmetal to acoustic, sentimental crap. It’s so soft, so 70ies that even the hippies from Woodstock would get a bad trip when listening to this.
The worst part is that it actually sounds pretty ok from the start. The first song is listen-able, with an acoustic guitar which plays a calm melody, so nice to listen to. However, from the second song onwards the decline starts. The guitar-parts are doable, but what the heck is that panflute doing there? The music immediately sounds 10 times more hippie than before.
However, rock bottom is reached with the song ‘Chained Mountains’, a song that even Disney would put aside because it’s so sweet the glazing of your teeth will come off. Sentimental guitar-parts, with some pop orientated, claimant mellifluous vocal-lines.
And if you hope it gets better after this, then you’re really wrong. ‘Nauth-En-Firien’ is possibly even worse. This is so new-age, that you can only hear this in a kind of shop where they also sell incense, tarot-cards and CD’s with the sound of dolphins on it.
This CD, I don’t ever want to talk about it again. This CD could only serve purpose as a late gift for your new-age grandma, or as a platter for your beer. Please let the band return to their old, more metal-orientated work.
- Illmoth-Lamath 03:24
- Lasbelin Edlenn 04:51
- Dangweth 03:49
- Leilthia Haru 03:11
- Held Evendim 01:51
- Atlariel 05:06
- Methedras Sul 04:42
- Chained Moments 03:24
- Nauth-En-Firien 03:15
- Taeg Vanwa 03:18
- Tuilére 03:21