This album feels a bit softer than their other works but I think it is still a hit. It’s a very childlike, bubblegumpop-like voice, like my little niece is singing. The lyrics are dark and gloomy, as befits a gothic metal album. Get to Know Us. While many others disagree, I find this to be perhaps the best album put out by Sirenia; the songs haven’t gotten old, and I find that even with the songs I didn’t initially care for Nine Doors and Seven Keys have gotten better with time. The10thPlague , November 8th,

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Nine Destinies and a Downfall – Wikipedia

While having the duet gothic aspect blended with doom was what the band was founded on, due to the recent departure, the band has gone strictly gothic with only a female vocalist. This gets annoying in some other algum as well, such as towards the end of the first song, but it hasn’t gotten so annoying yet that I can’t listen to those songs in their entirety.

sirenia nine destinies and a downfall album

The choir, again, are excellent The songs also kind of all blend-in together and I honestly couldn’t tell them apart if quizzed. One By One 4. All the elements of good gothic metal are there: Another annoying thing they did was doubletrack Monika’s voice and add effects.

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Nine Destinies And A Downfall

Sirenia he calls it. Like Lacuna Coil, Elis and downfsll others, dodnfall trying to become the next Evanescence. I find myself screaming for more keyboards, as the normally ample electronic undercurrents aren’t very present here, only exasperated by the lack of memorable riffs or searing vocal melodies. I don’t know why they did this, Monika has a beautiful voice and there was no reason to ruin the vocals.


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sirenia nine destinies and a downfall album

Dfstinies starts out with a thrashy guitar part, then goes into an atmospheric part with female vocals, then it gets hard again and there’s a growling part, even some double-bass drumming, then it repeats the earlier parts, with some different vownfall in the second atmospheric part and some choirs and a guitar solo in the third.

It’s concise, to the point, and recycles the chorus as many times as it can within it’s sub-four minute running time.

sirenia nine destinies and a downfall album

I can’t get these songs out of my head. One of my favorite albums, now! It is rather unfortunate ad Nine Destinies and a Downfall doesn’t come close to matching the pure stroke of genius that the first two full lengths did but comparisons aside it is an album that has several good ideas but ultimately falls.

They definitely sound better and heavier than those fuckers in Nickelback could play in their dreams. I never thought of his vocals as a major highlight on the earlier material, but his absence here is actually quite damaging.

Pedersen is just an easy scapegoat. Sold by skyvo-direct-usa and ships from Albim Fulfillment. If you’re considering purchasing this album, really think about the type of music you like Buy the selected items together This item: Nine Destinies and a Downfall simply doesn’t live up to the sum of its parts due to it’s painfully predictable song structures that run like clockwork. I think the problem is that people generally like the first thing that they hear or see.


To make things worse, Morten’s growls are very limited here. It has much more commercialism and straight forward soundings than previous Sirenia full lengths but it’s still way too heavy for it to be on mainstream radio stations.

Sirenia – Nine Destinies And A Downfall – Music

The songs on here don’t have the same dark aspect they once did, but who will argue with such beautiful vocal work? If he and the choirs had more lines than Monika, my rating dsetinies been much higher. Then Monika starts to sing and my eyes almost popped out of their sockets. Also, I fear that the genre of gothic amd is slowly dying as more and more “gothic” bands attain this poppy sound.