Eternity Rites

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Eternity Rites
Eternity Rites cover.jpg
Studio album by Dargaard
Released October 23, 1998
Recorded 1998 at Hoernix Studios
Genre Neoclassical dark wave, dark ambient
Length 47:36
Language English, Latin
Label Draenor
Producer Tharen
Dargaard chronology
Eternity Rites
(1998)
In Nomine Aeternitatis
(2000)In Nomine Aeternitatis2000

Eternity Rites is the debut studio album by the Austrian neoclassical dark wave band Dargaard, released in 1998 by Napalm Records under the Draenor Productions banner. The album was recorded and mixed at Hoernix Studios by Georg Hranda and Tharen during 1998, it instills a dark rhythm and develops "a climactic fairytale full of medieval/folk themes beautifully composed and perfectly performed".[1]

The album includes eleven tracks, two of which are different parts of the song Eternity Rites. All the tracks are composed in mixture of neo-classical, folk and dark ambient music.

The vocals of Elisabeth Toriser, the soprano with an operatic voice is also highly appreciated through most of reviews, which is "both clear and powerful, yet strangely delicate."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Eternity Rite (Pt. 1: Sight from the Abyss/The Confession and Prophecy)" 05:49
2. "Demon Eyes" 05:08
3. "Fuer grissa est drauka" ("The Bringer of Death") 04:10
4. "Down to the Halls of the Blind" 03:24
5. "Nightvision" 03:06
6. "Arcanum Mortis" ("The Mystery of Death") 03:32
7. "Eternity Rite (Pt. 2: Invocation and Bounding)" 06:43
8. "Temple of the Moon" 03:43
9. "...Of Broken Stones" 05:45
10. "Seelenlos" ("Soulless") 04:09
11. "Transfer Complete" 02:07
Total length: 47:36

Credits[edit]

  • Tharen - all instruments, vocals
  • Elisabeth Toriser - vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reviewed by Rupture, on February 22, 1999. Retrieved on June 27, 2007
  2. ^ Reviewed by The Plug. Retrieved on June 27, 2007