From The Album Play album. Where Twilight Dwells Midnattsol 77, listeners. Play track. Artist images 35 more. Midnattsol , listeners Related Tags gothic metal folk metal symphonic metal Midnattsol is a nordic folk metal band from Norway and Germany.
Guitarist Christian Hector recently announced his departure and the band is currently searching for a new guitarist. Their sound is essentialy symphonic metal , with some folk influences in the melodies. Their lyrics are largely based on… read more. Midnattsol is a nordic folk metal band from Norway and Germany. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb , am.
Sunday 30 August Monday 31 August Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September Friday 11 September Saturday 12 September Despondent 'cause I have given Signs of unthoughtful crimes An act against my own heaven Forgive me for sins of hate Forced to create a struggle Will you ever understand?
The resolution of a jealous action The sword was not made by my hand Waiting for an instant answer Waiting for the truth Floundering in my river Searching like a fool Surrender your sword! Sleepless nights Was it worth it? Detest the fake role of grace I'm riding an endless journey Insanity: you're never safe! Desolation Wonder how it feels to be loved I wonder how it is to be touched See all the others holding their hands And I'm still alone with myself Say that you love me Say that you care I want you to love me To kiss me and hug me And I want you to never let go of me I want you to never let go Let it go, let it flow, let me feel free I never want you to go Let it go, let it flow, let me feel free I only want to be loved I wonder what I have done wrong I wonder what I could have done Eyes are just staring Why can't you see I am who I am and no one else Say that you love me Say that you care I want you to love me To kiss me and hug me And I want you to never let go of me I want you to never let go Let it go, let it flow, let me feel free I never want you to go Let it go, let it flow, let me feel free I only want to be loved I wonder how it feels to be loved I wonder how it is to be touched See all the others holding their hands And I'm still alone with myself 6.
Enlightenment After a night so long The time has come Eclipse of my past returns A rout in the wood Releases my fright Haunted like a bird But your dimples Remind me Of the small flashes of light Do treasure all seasons And destiny's chosen line Consternation! Is this the last goodbye? Time won't stand still You have to learn to tame it yourself Consolation! Wednesday 28 October Thursday 29 October Monday 2 November Tuesday 3 November Wednesday 4 November Thursday 5 November Friday 6 November Saturday 7 November Sunday 8 November Monday 9 November Tuesday 10 November Wednesday 11 November Thursday 12 November Friday 13 November Saturday 14 November Sunday 15 November Monday 16 November Tuesday 17 November Wednesday 18 November Thursday 19 November Friday 20 November Saturday 21 November Sunday 22 November Monday 23 November Tuesday 24 November Wednesday 25 November Thursday 26 November Friday 27 November Saturday 28 November Sunday 29 November Monday 30 November Tuesday 1 December Wednesday 2 December Thursday 3 December Friday 4 December Saturday 5 December Sunday 6 December Monday 7 December Tuesday 8 December Wednesday 9 December Thursday 10 December Friday 11 December Saturday 12 December Sunday 13 December Readers familiar with the work of Jon Anderson of Yes - who famously sings very impressionistic lyrics designed more to sound in a certain way rather than express concrete ideas - will probably have some idea of what I mean here.
There's definitely some real promise in Midnattsol, and more than enough to make me keep an eye out for more albums by them. The reason that I haven't given this a higher rating is that it feels a bit "safe" as an album. Admittedly, this is the first outing for the band as a cohesive unit, but there's a sense that they're working well within themselves and just aren't quite prepared to adventure beyond the templates they've laid down. Admittedly, gothic metal is a relatively stylised genre, but there's more than a little folk influence here and that as we all know is one of the metal styles which never fails to throw up weird and wonderful results.
Perhaps, therefore, a stronger folk sense is what's required on album number two. To be fair, though, I'd buy another album from this lot even if it didn't move too much beyond what they have here. Midnattsol's full-length debut shows that while the members have been in the same bands in the past, that familiarity does little to harm their efforts.
Equal parts haunting acoustic melody and surprisingly heavy power metal, Where Twilight Dwells shows the band is capable of pulling off the coveted combination with ease where so many other bands of similar style founder.
Guitarists Christian Hector and Daniel Droste turn in tasteful performances, alternating between the punishing riffs of "Lament" and folksy acoustic passages in several songs, with a good amount of competent solos intended to complement rather than overpower Carmen Elise Espenaes's contralto singing. Impressively consistent songwriting shows the rest of the band is certainly capable of handling their instruments as well, as the rhythm section pounds away in "Another Return" and sets a slower pace for the numerous ballads on the album, notably "Unpayable Silence" and the native-tongued "Pa Leting.
Midnattsol either must have taken great pains to rig the arrangements to give the listener a frustratingly revealing look at what the band does best, or they simply didn't realize that the resulting power metal-power ballad-power metal structure makes the entire effort sound staged.
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