Double album on black vinyls with gatefold cover.
Empyrium, a duo that started out as melodic black metal band but morphed over the years into something much more nuanced and interesting, blending the black metal with dark rock and acoustic-led folk music, to the point where the latter influences began to overtake the more metallic elements quite considerably. Uber Den Sternen (Above The Stars) feature all the Empyrium hallmarks where the elegant and often hypnotic acoustic folk mixes with those more metallic elements from their early days. The result is really rather wonderful and a thoroughly a superb album. The blending of disparate sounds, ideas, and imagery is very impressive indeed, creating music that is dynamic, rich, engaging, dramatic, original, and so very beautiful. With Uber Den Sternen Empyrium may just have created their greatest and most accomplished work to date.
1. The Three Flame Sapphire
2. A Lucid Tower Beckons On The Hills Afar
3. The Oaken Throne
5. The Archer
6. The Wild Swans
7. In The Morning Mist
8. Uber Den Sternen