Threnody (Engel album)

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Threnody
EngelThrenodyCover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 7, 2010
Recorded2008
(PUK Studios at Gjerlev, Denmark)
Genre Melodic death metal, industrial metal
Length53:00
Label Avex Group/Trooper Entertainment (Japan)
Season of Mist (Europe/US)
Producer Tue Madsen
Engel chronology
Absolute Design
(2007)
Threnody
(2010)
Blood of Saints
(2012)

Threnody is the second album from Swedish melodic death metal/industrial band Engel. [1] This is the final Engel release with Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen on drums. Threnody was finished by the end of 2008, but due to issues with their former label, SPV GmbH, the release of the album was delayed.

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Contents

Music videos were released for the demo version of "Elbow And Knives" (entitled "Someone Died (Made You God)"), "Sense the Fire" and "Six Feet Deep".

Track listing

Japanese track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Threnody"3:56
2."Sense the Fire"4:20
3."Until Eternity Ends"3:50
4."To the End"4:01
5."Down"3:49
6."Heartsick"4:33
7."Feed the Weak"4:15
8."For Those Who Will Resist"3:41
9."Every Sin (Leaves a Mark)"3:32
10."Roll the Dice"4:37
11."Elbow and Knives"3:10
12."Perfect Isis"6:10
13."Fearless" (bonus track)3:45

Release history

DateRegion
April 7, 2010 Japan
November 8, 2010 Europe
January 11, 2011 United States

Personnel

Electric guitar electrified guitar; fretted stringed instrument with a neck and body that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings. The pickup generally uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being relatively weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and typically four to six strings or courses.

Drum kit collection of drums and other percussion instruments

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most significantly cymbals, but can also include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments. Also, both hybrid and entirely electronic kits are used.

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References

  1. "ENGEL's New Album Available In Japan". Blabbermouth.net . 2010-05-30. Retrieved 2012-06-04.