Dommin is an alternative rock band that I stumbled upon a few years ago when they opened for a HIM concert in Toronto. (I’m not actually a HIM fan; I went to the concert to see We Are the Fallen, who were one of the other opening acts).
Named after founder and vocalist Kristofer Dommin, the band has a heavy, emotional sound, and interesting instrumentation. I found their song “My Heart, Your Hands”, from their independent debut album Mend Your Misery (later re-released on their second album Love is Gone) particularly memorable; I love the bells in it!
Lyrics and discussion here.
Let’s hear some more “relaxing metal” from Edenbridge!
This post is the second stop on our journey through Edenbridge’s often-lengthy masterpieces that started with “My Last Step Beyond”. Today’s piece is the title track of Edenbridge’s second album, Arcana.
There is a sense is which this song is “more of the same” as “My Last Step Beyond”, both in terms of song structure and the overall feel, but I just find this style so enjoyable that I felt “Arcana” was worth featuring as well. The highlight of the song for me is the the passage between the two guitar solos in the second half: starting with a short, laid-back, contemplative passage set to acosutic guitar, then Sabine coming in to sing the first verse quoted below accompanied by mellow electric guitar, before transitioning to full orchestration and Sabine’s voice soaring high to achieve that signature mix of sound.
Thorns of roses that I feel
Secrecy under the seal
Hear the tolling of the bell
Bring me under your spell
See the mysteries in twilight
They’re turning away
From darkness to light
Hope you’ve enjoyed it! Full lyrics can be found here.