Sunday, 24 April 2016

Dolorian ‎– When All The Laughter Has Gone (1999)


Country: Finland

1. Desolated Colours 07:19
2. My Weary Eyes 08:22
3. A Part Of Darkness 06:24
4. When All The Laughter Has Gone 05:52
5. Collapsed 09:18
6. Fields 04:45
7. With Scorn / Perish 11:11

Dolorian is a doom metal band from Oulu, Finland.
Their early recordings are viewed as some of the earliest examples of blackened doom metal.
Later recordings mixed dark ambient music with the traditional doom metal style.
The band was founded in mid-1997 as a duo consisting of Anti Haapapuro and Ari Kukkohovi.
Their combination of varied songs, structures and melodies, several vocal styles, 
and obscure spiritual lyrics set the band apart from many others in their genre.
Dolorian recorded their first demos in autumn 1997 at Tico-Tico Studios with temporary keyboard player H. Riihinen.
They were subsequently signed with Wounded Love Records.
In 1998 the band along with their new keyboard player J. Ontero
recorded the debut album "When All The Laughter Has Gone" that was released in 1999.
The following year, the band recorded their second album entitled "Dolorian".
The self-titled album was a continuation of the black doom sound of their debut 
with much quieter vocals and a more psychedelic and ambient approach.
In 2002, Dolorian recorded songs for a split release with Shining, but record label problems delayed its release until 2003.
In 2006, the band released their third album, "Voidwards",
which demonstrated a further shift in their sound and included the usage of dark ambient elements.
All the members of the band are involved in dark ambient projects (such as Arktau Eos, Halo Manash
Aeoga and I.corax, as well in the 90's melodic black metal band Black Swan), 
which has likely shifted their concentration away from Dolorian.

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