PROMOTIONAL ONLY means issued by record company in very limited quantity and sent to selected Industry professionals ONLY for promotional consideration/airplay. Never for sale and highly collectible releases
German promo cd released in generic plastic sleeve.
Virgin Black’s 2001 debut, Sombre Romantic, was heralded as a landmark opus of operatic dark metal. It was a meticulously crafted album in which principal songwriters Rowan London and Samantha Escarbe combined the intensity and aggression of extreme metal elements with a beauty and elegance inspired by classical composition. It’s 2003 follow-up, Elegant And Dying, was an album of even greater sophistication and complexity. With its startling white artwork and its deceptively open, accessible song writing. Their third album, Requiem Mezzo Forte, was released in 2007. Traditionally, a requiem is performed as a funeral rite, and is a composition associated with the expression of grief and mourning. Positioning themselves as part of this ongoing musical tradition, Virgin Black have composed a work of mournful splendor. On Requiem, the experience of sorrow and anguish is transmuted into genuine emotional insight. This is music characterized by an emotional abandonment so intense it effects a transcendence-through-suffering; deeply harrowing yet utterly revelatory.
1. Requiem, Kyrie
2. In Death
3. Midnight’s Hymn
4. And I Am Suffering
6. Lacrimosa (I Am Blind With Weeping)
7. Rest Eternal