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Lacrimas Profundere: The Grandiose Nowhere | FESTIVALPHOTO

Lacrimas Profundere: The Grandiose Nowhere



Napalm/Sound Pollution

Six man band LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE was formed in 1993 by guitarist Oliver Nikolas. Since 1999 they have been a part of Napalm Record´s rooster. Heavier than The 69 EYES, more sophisticated than HIM and more melancholic than THE SISTERS OF MERCY is a fine description. Their record company calls them a mix of the movies 9 ½ Weeks and Sleepy Hollow, that sure caught my interest.

It takes only a few seconds of “Be Mine in Tears” before the feeling of DEPECHE MODE and THE SISTERS OF MERCY arrives. It is quite sophisticated and a lot more entertaining than the 69 EYES who have failed to impress me. Oliver´s guitar work is quite typical of the genre, but I like Rob´s voice. Some bands are too depressed but that is a trap that LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE steers well clear of. They remain a rock band with slighter gushes of depression in the unusually happy “Lips”, not bad. Instead of delving into total depression they offer a balanced vocalist, rocking songs and a constant appeal of their own. “Her Occasion of Sin” works even with an old-timer like me. The piano intro of “The Feeling of Being Alone” softly evolves into a synth- and piano framed and emotional pleasant experience. They keep on rocking in “Side”. The lyrics may well be on the blue side but lucky enough I never feel I have to hang myself. There are a couple of potential genre hits here, as well as controlled blue feelings. LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE will do just fine with this enjoyable album.

Track List
Be Mine in Tears
The Letter
I Don´t Care
Her Occasion of Sin
A Plea
Not for Love
The Fear of Being Alone
My Little Fear
Dead Heart Serenade
No Matter where You Shoot Me Down

Writer: Mikael Johansson
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