Third Album from Norway's Own Female Fronted Goth-metal Band. Album was Produced by Waldemar Sorychta (Lacuna Coil, Gathering, Tiamat Etc). Limited Edition Comes in a Digipak with Metallic Embossing, and the Bonus Track "in the Wake".
Tristania is a gothic metal band from Norway, formed in the end of 1996 by Morten Veland, Einar Moen and Kenneth Olsson.
Tristania's music is usually classified as gothic metal with doom metal influences, due to its strong ties with the genre's history, and the band making use of styles and traits typical of the gothic metal genre.
On their first releases the band had a sound based on black metal riffs with dominant eerie keyboard and powerful drums, which releases Tristania put a lot of focus around operatic female vocals, haunting choruses and classical instruments such as pipe organ, flutes and violins. Those gothic elements enrich their fast-paced heavy black metal riffing giving it added depth.
Tristania uses heavy black metal riffs with atmospheric keyboard and choirs. There was a bigger focus on the death vocals of Morten Veland. A strong influence in their music is doom metal, which can be heard in the slow, melancholic riffing. This combination of death vocals with female operatics and majestic gothic choruses is believed by many fans to have reached its pinnacle on their Beyond the Veil album.
In recent years Tristania stepped back from the bombastic layer-over-layer productions and focused more on balancing the various vocal styles and progressing their sound without losing the overall feeling.