Origin: Sweden
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Lake Of Tears  


Lake Of Tears' early career parallels that of Cemetary, with a dark yet melodic gothic metal style (indeed, Cemetary mainman Mathias Lodmalm produced the Greater Art album), but it's on A Crimson Cosmos where the band really kicks into gear, incorporating 70's psychedelics and a noticeable Pink Floyd sound somewhat reminiscent of Wildhoney-era Tiamat. Since then the band has been an on-again, off-again affair, as they first announced their breakup even before 1999's Forever Autumn, making that albums more somber, self-reflective acoustic mood all the more poignant. Mainman Daniel Brennare announced a new project called the Neonai, but instead that turned into the band's fifth album, after which time they once again announced they were through. And in late 2003 the band was once again alive, and have since released Black Brick Road in 2004 and Moons And Mushrooms in 2007.

Current Members

Daniel Brennare

lead guitar/vocals

Fredrik Jordanius

guitars

Mikael Larsson

bass

Johan Oudhuis

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jonas Eriksson

rhythm guitar

Magnus Sahlgren

lead guitar (Dismember)

Christian Saarinen

keyboards


Discography



Greater Art 
1994 Black Mark
  1. Under The Crescent
  2. Eyes Of The Sky
  3. Upon A Highest Mountain
  4. As Daylight Yields
  5. Greater Art
  6. Evil Inside
  7. Netherworld
  8. Tears
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Jonas Eriksson
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Headstones 
1995 Black Mark
  1. A Foreign Road
  2. Raven Land
  3. Dreamdemons
  4. Sweetwater
  5. Life's But A Dream
  6. Headstones
  7. Twilight
  8. Burn Fire Burn
  9. The Path Of The Gods (Upon The Highest Mountain, Part 2)
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Jonas Eriksson
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



A Crimson Cosmos 
1997 Black Mark
  1. Boogie Bubble
  2. Cosmic Weed
  3. When My Sun Comes Down
  4. Devil's Dinner
  5. The Four Strings Of Mourning
  6. To Die Is To Wake (Instrumental)
  7. Lady Rosenred
  8. Raistlin And The Rose
  9. Crimson Cosmos
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility 



Forever Autumn 
1999 Black Mark
  1. So Fell Autumn Rain
  2. Hold On Tight
  3. Forever Autumn
  4. Pagan Wish
  5. Otherwheres
  6. The Homecoming
  7. Come Night I Reign
  8. Demon You/Lily Ann
  9. To Blossom Blue
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Christian Saarinen
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Neonai 
2002 Black Mark
  1. Return Of Ravens
  2. The Shadowshires
  3. Solitude
  4. Leave A Room
  5. Sorcerers
  6. Can Die No More
  7. Nathalie And The Fireflies
  8. Let Us Go As They Do
  9. Down The Nile
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Black Brick Road 
2004 Noise
  1. The Greymen
  2. Making Evenings
  3. Black Brick Road
  4. Dystopia
  5. The Organ
  6. A Trip With The Moon
  7. Sister Sinister
  8. Rainy Day Away
  9. Crazyman
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Christian Saarinen
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Moons And Mushrooms 
2007 Dockyard 1
  1. Last Purple Sky
  2. Island Earth
  3. You Better Breathe While There's Still Air
  4. Waiting Counting
  5. Like A Leaf
  6. Children Of The Grey
  7. Head On Phantom
  8. Planet Of The Penguins
  9. Is There A Better Way*
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Magnus Sahlgren
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Illwill 
2011 AFM
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Fredrik Jordanius
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Johan Oudhuis

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Angry Metal Guy 



By The Black Sea  LIVE
2014 AFM
  1. To Die Is to Wake
  2. Taste of Hell
  3. Illwill
  4. The Greymen
  5. Boogie Bubble
  6. Cosmic Weed
  7. As Daylight Yields
  8. The Shadowshires
  9. Raven Land
  10. Sweetwater
  11. Demon You / Lily Anne
  12. House of the Setting Sun
  13. Making Evenings
  14. Crazyman
  15. So Fell Autumn Rain
  16. Forever Autumn
  • Daniel Brennare
  • Fredrik Jordanius
  • Mikael Larsson
  • Johan Oudhuis


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