Celestial Season - Solar Lovers CD


You know, we really think this album is totally underrated, so we said it! As any great admirer of the second wave of doom metal (called also death-doom) should know this is one of the doom’est achievements ever, in one line of My Dying Bride’s “Turn Loose the Swans” and “Angel and the Dark River”, Anathema’s “The Silent Enigma” and Tiamat’s “Wildhoney”. And we don’t think so because we are Dutch, but because it is the truth !!!
So you could ask us why is this album celestial? Thick riffs, elegant use of instruments, rich orchestration, deep vocals, it is ALL here in top form. And over all – the taste – this little thing so often more important than talent and technical skills. Celestial Season perfectly manage to be loving, not sweet; depressive, not hurling, heavy, not posing, slow, not broke. The vocals are dark calm, sometimes whispering and this silent expression sometimes seems to be stronger than existential mourning of Aaron from My Dying Bride.
Celestial Season make you doomed not pushing, but haunting with tenderness. Don’t misunderstand what we say, this album is not soft, it’s really heavy, but in the same time it can make you cry. And crying metalhead is a good metalhead. Or was not the beauty of sorrow the target of all the second wave of doom?