Saturday, June 29, 2013

Interview with Nahar (FR)

Couple of months ago, Lachryma Christi had the pleasure of reviewing the latest album of Nahar, called The Strange Inconvenience, one of the strangest but at the same time very good albums that ever reached Lachryma Christi. 
You can actually read it here:
Sound is so intriguing and so fascinating at the same time, that an interview had to be done. Keep scrolling down so you read the words of S.V.H. from Nahar.

What is the meaning of Nahar?

Each period brings his new definition, actually I can translate it as Negative Abreaction caused by Hermetic and Abstruse Ruminations. But if you have another proposition I'm ok.

How did the band form?

Like thousand other bands, it's the meeting of different personalities and sensibilities.
For the last album, I worked with a talented rhythm section formed by two musicians involved in the scene since long time. Their talent makes that this record sounds good. It's a real change for me who was customer of a do it yourself practice.
I take advantage of this interview to specify that Nahar is not the side project of Sorghal. He was just a part of the pulse, just a devoted musician, but on no account the inspirator of the project. Sorry my friend, but your radiance seems to blind the idiots!

Your songs seem to be so suffered, what are your lyrics about?

Each lyrics is a kind of spittoon, written in few hours in a pure nihilistic French form, but finally translated in English. Because the message is definitely boundless and full of promises for the generations to come, it would have been indecent to deprive them of it.
Thanks for taking news, but actually I’m not depressed.

What are your influences musically? Your songs have a lot of different rhythms and styles, all very “painful” and really strong.

I'm a big music consumer and it's not a problem for me to pass from Atrax Morgue to Pink Floyd the next minute.
Currently I'm into Scott Walker, Hexvessel and Electric Wizard, but I don’t think these musicians influence a lot my music.
Nahar is a mix of old fashioned doom rock drugged with black metal. The result is quite psychoactive and I stay as far as possible away from gimmicks, privileging the intention than the form.

What have been your favorite musicians? Is there any band/artist you would like to share a stage with?

First, it will be difficult to us to play gigs. It’s a little difficult to translate our sound on stage.
We played two gigs in our short live performer career, and each time it's very frustrating to go on stage after a ten minutes sound check and thousand kilometers in the legs. It’s not only rock ’n’ roll. We need a dedicated sound engineer and additional musicians to take care of the details which haunt our songs. And actually I lost my faith... maybe later. But split the bill with Aluk Todolo, or another outsider, could be pretty good.

How has been the reaction of the public to The Strange Inconvenience?

Good, in general.

Why The Strange Inconvenience? What is that inconvenience you refer to?

Have you ever taken a drop of acid? The strange inconvenience is the flash back effect caused by, it's written in your brain, and I can tell you that is a strange inconvenience.

What are you planning to do next, after promoting your album? What can your fans expect for a near future?

Currently I'm working on new material with a different line up from the last album and I'm really excited by this collaboration. We don’t have deadline, but our goal is to work fast and instinctively. Maybe there will be a new album next year.

Anything you would like to add or advertise here?

Thanks for your attention. Smoke weed and worship Satan.

Latest album:

The Strange Inconvenience (2013)

Line up:

Shaddar.V.H - Guitars, Bass, Drums
Sorghal - Vocals

You can find more information and music of Nahar in:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Special thanks and interviews announcements


Not sure who was listening faithfully to Lachryma Christi broadcast of tonight, which just ended five minutes ago, but there were a few people there, and hopefully next week there will be more.
For now, Lachryma Christi just wants to thank you for listening, thanks for the support, and stay tuned here at the page, as interviews with Nahar and with Cadaveria should come up really soon!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lachryma Christi broadcasting in 10 minutes!

Go here!!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

Lachryma Christi broadcasting tonight!

So yeah, as last week due to some health reasons there was no emission on Lachryma Christi Radio, the first broadcast will happen tonight. From 11pm to midnight, London timezone. Please check what your timezone is!

This is the link:!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

One hour of pure Black Metal with no interruptions.
Please tune in and share the word!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

News: Aborym

Industrial Black Metal band from Italy Aborym just released a video for the title-track of their new album Dirty recently released through Agonia Records, and you can watch it here:

Dirty videoclip is starring:

Alberto Falcone - director
Luca Meneghel - DOP
Monica Brandini - art director/producer
Francesco Elipanni - cameraman/aiuto regia
Monica Mangioni - makeup artist

ABORYM’s Fabban (bartender)
ABORYM’s Bard G.Eithun “Faust” (security guy)
ABORYM’s Paolo Pieri (stabber)
Luna Sangre (lost girl)
Graziana Bellofiore (posh girl)
Michele Galasso (stabbed guy)
Gabriele Carboni (pimp)
Alessia Luca (stripper)
Francesco Genio (drunk)
Antonio Riccelli (guy #1)
Oliver Isaac (guy #2)
Marika Baghino (girl#1)
Linda Flamini (girl#2)

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News: Falkenbach

Falkenbach are releasing an album through Prophecy Productions later this year and it will be called Asa. You can now watch a lyric video for the song Eweroun, which is a harbinger of this album.
Eweroun has already been released as a 7” single with a 500 copies printrun on April 26 and sold out immediately.

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News: Rotting Christ

Greek band Rotting Christ are streaming a video for the song Χ Ξ Σ ("666") from their last album ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ ("Do What Thou Wilt"), and you can watch it on Terrorizer:

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Review: Winterblood's debut album "Herbstsehnsucht"

Few days ago arrived at Lachryma Christi's inbox this album called Herbstsehnsucht (which stands for "Yearning for Autumn" in English), from this German Black Metal called Winterblood.
The band was formed in 2007. So far they released a demo and a split with Endlos.
The album Herbstsehnsucht was released in May in self production, sounds a bit raw.
Well, this album is quite good, musically. Really dragged, sober, angry, furious, very emotional, melancholic too at parts, very inspiring.
The only not so good point is the production really. It's not terrible, but just not very good. But it's perfectly listenable anyway. And given the nature of the music, it is kinda suitable. Not trying to be nice or polite here, but there are so many bands always fighting for the "true" and perfect "rawness", and they never achieve it. Herbstsehnsucht sounds ok even with a less good production in fact.
If you listen to it a few times, it really gets into your mind and soul, it's quite an introspective work, really good.
The band describe themselves as "Avant-garde Black Metal combined with Opera Vocals". Lachryma Christi would say it is more Black Metal than anything else, quite heavy, quite suffered.
So the advice here is: give a chance to these guys, they deserve much more than a chance actually.

Review: Throne of Malediction's latest album "Out of Darkness, Comes Light"

This review should have been done a long while ago. But it's not easy sometimes to manage all the releases that come into the inbox all the time. This is not a complain though!
For those who don't know, Throne of Malediction, they are a band from USA, and just released an album called Out of Darkness, Comes the Light.
So yeah, what to expect from this album? It has loads of different influences.
First track is maybe the heaviest one, very Black Metalish. There are other tracks on the same line, but this is probably the heaviest one in the whole album. 
The album has many female voices, as well as very melancholic parts and melodies.
Don't expect something very aggressive, it is actually very mild and relaxed, with lots of guitar riffs full of melodies.
There is not much to say really, you need to listen to it for yourself. It is so varied, that is not really easy to describe it in words, but it is quite pleasant and nice to hear. Kinda different from what Black Metal or Black Metal influenced bands usually bring.
There are line up changes to be announced soon.
You can also find an interview by Lachryma Christi with the band here:

Out of Darkness, Comes Light tracklist:

01. Shadow Mass 2:27
02. Without The Sun 6:17
03. A Burden of Ages 5:29
04. Not Meant for Me 5:10
05. Farther Down 5:49
06. Born of Innocence 6:43
07. In the Bleeding 5:23
08. Day of Lies 5:23
09. Everythings Going Cold 7:53
10. Dead Memories 5:47
11. The Soulforge 10:05
(Bonus Tracks)
12. What Will Never Be w/Vrangsinn (bonus track) 5:14
13. Syncretism VI w/Black Salvation (bonus track) 7:03

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week and radio announcement

One more!

Vlad Tepes -War Funeral March
Thorns - Thorns
Dissection - Where Dead Angels Lie
Galaktik Cancer Squad - Ghost Light

From The Vastland - Kamarikan

Frigoris - Wind
Pest - The Crowning Horror
Saille - Ritu
Carrier Flux - Objection
Aborym - Dirty

By the way, next Wednesday (tomorrow), there is the first broadcasting of Lachryma Christi online Radio, from 11 pm to midnight (London timezone), on the following link:

Remember that the button you see on the right of this page you are now, for the widget, is only for a playlist to keep you entertained. Broadcast will be on Wedndesdays only. A reminder will be posted on the day!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

News: Eindhoven Metal Meeting

More bands announced for Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival set to take place from the 12th of December to the 14th of December at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


More bands to be announced soon.

Here is the flyer:

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News: Cadaveria

Cadaveria will re-release their album The Shadows' Madame through Black Tears. This album was originally released in 2002 and it is quite rare by now, so if you would like to have it, take this opportunity. It is scheduled to come out on the 16th of July and it will be distributed by Black Tears Mailorder and Masterpiece Distribution.

The Shadows' Madame tracklist:

01. Spell
02. Declaration of Spiritual Independence
03. In Memory of Shadows' Madame
04. Circle of Eternal Becoming
05. The Magic Rebirth
06. Black Glory
07. Absolute Vacuum

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News: Code

Avant-Garde Black Metal band from UK Code just signed a deal with Agonia Records and they are scheduled to release a new album yet untitled later this year.

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News: Draugr

Black Metal band from Italy just released their new video online through Blank TV.
This video features the song Legio Linteata from the album De Ferro Italico and you can watch it here:

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Lachryma Christi broadcasting right now (23rd June, midnight)!

As many people get bored on a Saturday night, and as new things always feel good, Lachryma Christi is broadcasting right now (fyi, this is the 23rd June, midnight), to put your boredom away.!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

Thursday, June 20, 2013

News: Blodarv

Danish Black Metal band Blodarv are scheduled to release a 3-tape limited edition box set called Storms of the Past which features the Soulcollector album and the first two Blodarv demos Murder In The Name Of Satan and Mysteriis.  Storms of the Past will come in both a regular version, limited to 30 boxes, and a diehard leather edition limited to 15 units. The boxes will also include a booklet, patch, badge and poster which are only available with the sets, whilst the leather box will also include a sticker for the box, a Mysteriis and a Lang vaek fra livet sticker, and a large (23x10 cm) booklet  which will have 4 extra pages with handwritten lyrics for Soulcollector.  Storms of the Past will be released on Atramentum Productions on the 18th September, and will also be available to purchase direct from the band at where advance orders are currently being taken.

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News: Pest

Swedish Black Metal band premier second and third song from their new album, which just came out on the 18th of June in Europe, and will come out on the 9th of July in North America, through Agonia Records. The album is called The Crowning Horror and the two songs are:

Face Obscured By Death, on Decibel Magazine:

and Devil's Mark, on CVLT Nation:

First revealed song can still be heard here:

And you can find a review for this album by Lachryma Christi here:

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News: Seth

French Black Metal band Seth are streaming their latest album The Howling Spirit that just came out, on the following websites:

Rock Tribune (Benelux)
Inferno Magazine (Finland)
VS-Webzine (France)
Legacy (Germany)
Metal Hammer (Greece)
Rock Hard (Italy)
Imhotep (Norway)
Metal Hammer (UK)

The Howling Spirit tracklist:

01. In Aching Agony
02. Killing My Eyes
03. One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven
04. Howling Prayers (Act I)
05. He Whose Heart Is Heavy with Sin
06. Ten Barrels (A Scourge for the World, a Plague for His Soul)
07. Scars Born from Bleeding Stars
08. Howling Prayers (Act II)
09. Mort-luisant
10. Dicing with Death

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lachryma Christi's radio broadcast cancelled this week

Due to health reasons, there won't be the advertised broadcast tonight. Lachryma Christi apologizes for that. Next week it is, keep tuned!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
Urgehal - Goatcraft Torment
1349 - Hellfire
Windir - Arntor
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
I - Between Two Worlds
Trelldom - Tile Minne...
Marduk - Serpent Sermon
Mayhem - Live in Leipzig
Beherit - Engram

News: Lachryma Christi Expanded (with radio and everything!)

So after a weekend on holidays (which ended up being a very productive one for Lachryma Christi), here are the news:
From now on, you will be able to see on your right:
Link for Lachryma Christi Instagram page (has one pic only yet, but will have more!)
Link for Lachryma Christi Twitter page
Link for Lachryma Christi Facebook page
Link for Lachryma Christi Broadcast on Grooveshark.

This last one is quite important, as from now on, every Wednesday evening, from 11 pm to midnight (UK timezone. Lachryma Christi has so many visitors from all around the world, it is impossible to check all timezones, please check yours), Lachryma Christi will be broadcasting, meaning radio. It will be one hour of pure Black Metal, no adds or anything. It will happen through Grooveshark. When it is not broadcasting, you can always listen to the playlist on the right too, just near Facebook etc links. This playlist is already working and should be replaced from times to times.

So tomorrow (Wednesday), keep tuned, as the link will be posted here so you can listen to it live online. You don't need to be registered to listen to it, although you can chat to DJ and suggest songs if you are registered.

Next step will probably be start printing, but that will take a while. For now, enjoy the new stuff!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

News: Expanding Lachryma Christi

Lachryma Christi is currently under some sort of maintenance. You can read posts, but you will also notice some differences on the right side.
There will be a link for Instagram, where you will find related pictures (which you can follow), there will be a link for Twitter page for Lachryma Christi (which you can also follow), there will be a link for Facebook page for Lachryma Christi (which you can "like"), and there will be a link for Lachryma Christi Radio on Grooveshark.
So please be patient as these updates will not happen all of a sudden, but everything will be ready in the next few days and you will be informed here. Stay tuned!
Lachryma Christi would like to thank Paulo for the help and ideas and patience regarding this matter.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News: Temple of Baal

French Death/Black Metal band Temple of Baal will finally start recording their fourth album in Hybreed Studios with Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli).
The album will consist of ten tracks with a running time of about one hour, and will be released by Agonia Records later this year.

Temple of Baal will also make the following appearances:

14.09 - Momignies Extreme Fest, Belgium (with Gospel Of The Horns, Inhumate...)
12.10 - Giessen, Under The Sign Of The Black Light Fest, Germany (with Acheron, Archgoat...)
09.11 - St Germain En Laye, Wolf Throne Festival, France (with Archgoat, Antaeus, Destroyer 666...)

Tour with Gehenna, Throne of Katarsis and Paragon Belial:

18.10 Paris, France
20.10 Mülheim, Germany
24.10 Berlin, Germany
25.10 Erfurt, Germany
26.10 Plzen, Phantoms of Pilsen Fest, Czech Republic (with Nargaroth, Aura Noir...)

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News: Carpe Noctem

Black Metal band from Iceland, Carpe Noctem, just signed a deal with Code666, and they should be releasing their first album called In Terra Profugus in Summer this year.

"The order of the songs count down at first, and then upwards, signifying the initial descent into the earth, into the dream or afterlife, and the subsequent transformation and resurrection."

In Terra Profugus tracklist:

III. Odium Somniferum
II. Ars Moriendi
II. Metamorphoses Maleficarum
III. Hostis Humani Generis

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

News: Saille's new video and Summerfests dates

Black Metal band from Belgium Saille just released a new video for the track Blood Libel, the opening track for the latest album of the band, called Ritu, released in the beginning of the year through Code666. 

Please, find a review for the same by Lachryma Christi here:

The video was directed by Nicolas Daenens and shot in the region known as "Meetjesland" in Belgium, both in the woods and in an abandoned church. It tells the story of William of Norwich, a young kid from the 12th century (°1132 - †1144) that was found murdered in cold blood.

Watch it here:

As for Summerfests, Saille will be playing the following ones:

- Antwerp Metal Fest (BE) - July 13th with Napalm Death
- Vlamrock (BE) - July 27th with Rotting Christ, Exhumed
- Metal Méan (BE) - August 17th with Dying Fetus, Marduk

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Review: From The Vastland's just released album "Kamarikan"

From the Vastland started as a one man project from this guy called Sina, from Iran. Kamarikan is the second album, and it just came out in Germany, Norway and Austria, on the 7th of June through Indie Recordings.
Sina has been quite brave and his music is just fantastic. From the Vastland is just one of the best bands that has ever passed by Lachryma Christi.
This is a very Norwegian Black Metal oriented album, everyone should listen to it, and go on facebook and drop a "like" on their page, Sina really deserves all the credit, attention and all the best regards. 
In one word: perfection.
Really kick ass album, really old school choices in every way, amazing voice, amazing riffs and bass lines, everything is so strong and potent, please check this out!
Sina does all the instrumental work as well as voices, and From the Vastland went to Inferno Metal Fest in Norway this year, having members of Den Saakaldte, Morbid Angel and 1349 as support musicians, which was a blast. The album was actually originally planned to be sold at the festival only, but the reception was so good, that it ended up being sold worldwide.
Honestly, get the album, and enjoy one of the masterpieces of Black Metal for 2013. Properly Black Metal stuff, really majestic, fast, angry, coherent, so good, there are also acoustic elements available, everything sounds so precious from first to last track, no words to describe!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

This one is a bit different. Not only Black Metal, and some albums were not released yet.
Next week playlist will be uploaded on Tuesday or Wednesday only.

Galaktik Cancer Squad - Ghost Light
Frigoris - Wind
Shining - One One One
Vreid - V
Metallica - One
Ghost - Infestissumam
Graveworm - When Daylight's Gone
Svartrit - III
Marduk - Serpent Sermon
Moonspell - Irreligious

Sunday, June 9, 2013

News: Carpathian Forest

Norwegian Black Metal band Carpathian Forest announced recently that drummer Anders Kobro will not be playing on the upcoming shows, due to post-op problems that have occurred following full hip replacement surgery earlier this year. Recovery has been slower than expected and ongoing problems, which may even require further surgery, have had a marked effect on his playing recently.
Jonathan Alejandro Perez will be replacing Anders Kobro, until he is recovered and able to play again.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

News: Aborym

Italian Industrial Black Metal band Aborym are streaming the second CD of the album Dirty with Terrorizer Magazine.

You can listen to it here:

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News: Carach Angren

Black Metal band from the Netherlands Carach Angren, will be re-releasing their first two albums Lammendam and Death Came Through A Phantom Ship through Season of Mist on the 19th of July, and on the 23rd of July in North America in remastered versions and bonus tracks.

Originally released in 2008, debut album Lammendam features now three bonus tracks taken from the long sold-out Ethereal Veiled Existence debut EP (2005).

Lammendam tracklist:

01. Het Spook van de Leiffartshof
02. A Strange Presence Near the Woods
03. Haunting Echoes from the Seventeenth Century
04. Phobic Shadows and Moonlit Meadows
05. Hexed Melting Flesh
06. The Carriage Wheel Murder
07. Corpse in a Nebulous Creek
08. Invisible Physic Entity
09. Heretic Poltergeist Phenomena
10. La Malédiction de la Dame Blanche
11. There Was No Light [bonus track]
12. After Death Premises [bonus track]
13. Yonder Realm Photography [bonus track]              

Death Came Through A Phantom Ship, originally released in 2010, includes now three songs from the 2004 The Chase Vault Tragedy demo and from the Ethereal Veiled Existence EP, re-recorded in 2011.

Death Came Through A Phantom Ship tracklist:

01. Electronic Voice Phenomena
02. The Sighting is a Portent of Doom
03. ...and the Consequence Macabre
04. Van der Decken's Triumph 
05. Bloodstains on the Captain's Log
06. Al Betekent Het Mijn Dood
07. Departure Towards a Nautical Curse
08. The Course of a Spectral Ship
09. The Shining was a Portent of Gloom
10. The Ghost of Raynham Hall [2011 version bonus track]
11. Ethereal Veiled Existence [2011 version bonus track]
12. Sepulchral Disequilibrium [2011 version bonus track] 

Both albums will be re-released on Digipak CD and various coloured LPs and you can pre-order them on Season of Mist e-shop right now:

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News: Djevel

Norwegian Black Metal band Djevel are releasing a new album on the 14th of June through Aftermath Music, and it will be called Besatt av Maane og Natt (meaning "Possessed by Moon
and Night" in English).
For those who don't know the band, please check out the following videos:

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News: Pest

Swedish Black Metal band Pest are making available a song from their upcoming album which will be called The Crowning Horror, and which will be out on the 18th of June in Europe and 9th of July in North America through Agonia Records.
The song is titled Volcanic Eyes and you can stream it right now here:

Please, find a review to The Crowing Horror here:

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News: Ava Inferi

Even though Ava Inferi are not a Black Metal band, Lachryma Christi thought it was important to share the news, as a very influent musician is part of the band (Rune, who used to play in Mayhem as you must know).
So Ava Inferi are disbanding.
You can find more information on this on Season of Mist website, as well as still order the four albums of Ava Inferi ad mid-price:

News: Lachryma Christi is no longer on myspace

Lachryma Christi had created an account on the new myspace a few months ago. But as it is not possible to link new one to old one and almost no one is on new one (are you confused now? sorry!), Lachryma Christi just decided to give up of that for now.
Still, you can find Lachryma Christi on facebook:

and also on twitter:

So now, start following!

And, to entertain you on this Saturday evening, here is a link for a vídeo. Enjoy:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Sincere apologies, the playlist for the week was forgotten this week. So, here it is, a bit delayed:

Thaw - Thaw
Nahar - The Strange Inconvenience
Aborym - Dirty
Svartsyn - Black Testament
Ov Hollowness - The World Ends
Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A
Cadaveria - Horror Metal
Cradle of Filth - Dusk... and Her Embrace
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Death - The Sound or Perseverance

Monday, June 3, 2013

Review: Cadaveria's Horror Metal re-released

Gothic/Black Metal band from Italy Cadaveria released in 2012 the album Horror Metal. It was such a success that Cadaveria are releasing it again through Bakerteam Records. It just came out on the 27th of May.
For those who don't know, Cadaveria play a very special kind of Metal. They are usually "labeled" as Gothic Black Metal. Well, they don't have much of Gothic, apart from the female clean vocals. The sound itself is always much more heavy than Gothic. 
This re-issue is a special edition which features two bonus tracks: Whispers Of Sin (Ancestral Remix) and Hypnotic Psychosis (Chaotic Remix).
It is really heavy but melodic, and at times it becomes even a bit progressive. Never forget though that Cadaveria is herself a female singer, which makes this band already special and different, as there are not many Black Metal bands having female singers and with such a power as Cadaveria. So if this is your thing, you will certainly like it. And containing two extra songs, even better.
Italy has been pleasantly surprising in what comes to Black Metal and Cadaveria are a band that even being sort of different, is a part of this amazing scene. Give them a go!