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Artist: Amethystium
Type: Album
Release date: 2004
Run time: 52:46
My Rating: 8

  1. Arcus (5:06)
  2. Into the Twilight (4:51)
  3. Shadowlands (5:31)
  4. Break of Dawn (4:22)
  5. Innocence (4:38)
  6. Satori (4:26)
  7. Barefoot (4:14)
  8. Reverie (5:22)
  9. Lost (4:26)
  10. Fable (5:03)
  11. Imaginatio (4:43)


This comes in a cardboard thingee (dear music companies, please stop using cardboard thingees and calling them "digipaks" to make them sound cool.) which has an 8-page booklet with it. One of the pages in the booklet is black, five of the others have random pictures of nature on them, and two pages have actual text/credits. I'm mildly confused re this packaging style, but I digress.

Collaborating heavily with Øystein Ramfjord on this album is Lee Nisbet of Animus Mundi, which I haven't heard of, but Lee's vocals on three of the tracks are very groovy, so I'll be checking Animus Mundi out later... Unlike Amethystium's previous albums, I haven't recognised anything which sounds like Delerium - this is a step into a quieter, more contemplative style. Though many of the tracks again have vocal components, only Shadowlands and Fable appear to have words, though non-English. None of the tracks have really jumped out and grabbed me yet, but no doubt repeat listenings will change that. Fable's growing on me...

A pretty laid-back album, and possibly a new direction?

[Cover - please do not remote link]

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