July 2019 Album of the Month – Lacrimas Profundere’s Bleeding the Stars

Sunday, 11th August 2019

It’s always a welcome sight to behold when a band that has changed over the years decides to return to an older sound, without ignoring everything that they have done in between in the process. In other words, it’s not a cheap cash-in to grab older fans. Lacrimas Profundere ventured into more gothic/rock waters over the past decade, and Bleeding the Stars recognizes that time while bringing back the band’s doom/death roots. The result is a masterful release that is sure to win over fans, both new and old, in its ability to weave touching gothic atmosphere with glorious, weighty doom.

An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9/10 review, which posted on July 21, 2019:

Lacrimas Profundere have been floating about in the gothic/doom world since the 1990s with eleven previous records. With the last bevy of them focusing more on gothic rock than doom, including the slightly underwhelming Hope is Here, it was apparently high-time for some changes to be made. Oliver Schmid remains as the only founding member (though former vocalist Christopher Schmid has always stuck around with songwriting), and the band is now a three piece, rounded out by drummer Dominik Scholz and vocalist Julian Larre.

Bleeding the Stars is an impressive album. It takes that classic, hook-y structure of gothic metal/rock and gives it a heavier doomy spin that boosts the emotions and adds to the replayability of it all. An utterly solid turn-around for Lacrimas Profundere that really cranks up the potential for future offerings.

Read the entire review HERE.

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