The band’s debut for LIFEFORCE RECORDS – “Threnos” – follows the path of atmospheric, yet emotional Doom Death Metal – paying tribute to the roots and representing the trademark sound of the Greeks once again. ON THORNS I LAY continue to tell dense stories of loss and despair.
Folk elements add to the gloomy sound of “Threnos” in a natural manner. The ninth album of the sextet consists of seven tracks, which are based on pure emotion and gloomy heaviness. Keyboard sounds expand the density and provide even more depth to the songs.
The songs of ON THORNS I LAY are beautiful and frightening at the same time. In any case, they are effective. The striking riffs and beautiful melodies stand out. Just great.
Legend and all-around great guy Dan Swanö, who was also responsible for the mix and mastering of “Threnos”, comments: “A part of my wishes it will flop mercilessly, so I can buy all the riffs and release it under my own name…ha, ha!!”
For fans of SWALLOW THE SUN, MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, TIAMAT, and BOLT THROWER
01. The Song of Sirens
02. Ouranio Deos
03. Cosmic Silence
Stefanos Kintzoglou: Vocals
Christos Dragamestianos: Guitars
Akis Pastras: Guitars
Jim Ramses: Bass
Antonis Ventouris: Keys
Stelios Darakis: Drums
Fotis Benardo – Drums on ‘Threnos’
Penelope Anastasopoulou – Narration
Alex Papadiamantis – Violin