Tuesday, April 27, 2010

While Heaven Wept

Continuing the A-Z Challenge from Arlee at Tossing it Out

Today is W - While Heaven Wept


During this A-Z challenge, I've tried to turn you on to new and unique media. As we have now reached W, I would like to give your ears a treat and talk about a spectacular metal release by the band "While Heaven Wept." Their latest effort "Vast Oceans Lachrymose" is an amazing aural journey.


This conceptual album tells the story of a young man setting off to sea in search of treasure and fame but, in the end, finding only despair. Clocking in at a lean 40 minutes, this is truly an amazing piece of work for metal fans. The music travels the gambit from blistering and fierce to achingly beautiful. In fact, I can honestly say that it is the most beautiful metal I have ever heard. I know that seems like a paradox, but the band achieves something that few bands of the genre have been able to accomplish.


If you are a metal fan and would like a truly unique experience, then I urge you to check out this amazing disc by "While Heaven Wept."

29 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

I don't really listen to Metal, but this sounds kind of cool. I may have to check it out.

Ocean Girl said...

I like the band name, and their album name. Really awesome.

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm not into heavy music but it sounds interesting.

Liza said...

Not a metal fan, but you've almost convinced me...

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A lovely name for a band, but sad to say I'm not into metal.....but I could be persuaded I suppose.

Yvonne.

DEZMOND said...

Alex, I've never asked you how does your Mrs. feels when you listen to metal? :)) Does she banish you to the basement? :P

Falen said...

i am indeed a metal fan and will have to check it out when i'm not on my work comp

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I actually AM a metal fan (Metallica, back in the day) and this sounds fascinating. Thanks for the tip, Alex!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Sugar said...

Not a metal fan, but the cover lookd pretty lol. Thx for sharing. :)

Palindrome said...

oooh, I do enjoy metal on occasion and am going to look these peeps up! Thanks!! I love collection new music.

Cheeseboy said...

I am not a metal fan, but I am into truly unique experiences.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Not into metal, but my brother is...I'll pass along the word.

B. Miller said...

Definitely gonna have to check that out. I'm not a huge metal fan, but I'd definitely try it given your glowing recommendation. Nice post, Alex!

JLStratton said...

Love your blog. I'll be patiently awaiting the publishing of your book. Put you on my follow list.

Jen said...

I will definitely check this out I like a variety of music so it's always fun to try new things!

Love the title... way to be creative!! My X post is pretty creative and I look forward to seeing what you choose!

Voidwalker said...

Sounds good. I'll have to see what it's like. I listen to pretty much everything, so I'll let you know what I think.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dez, she listens to it as well!

Falen and Palin, you'll dig it.

Thank you, JL!

Thanks, Jen. And my X post took an unexpected turn, but I think it all worked out.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Neat album cover - I think I've heard of them.

arlee bird said...

May have to check this one out-- from your description it sounds up my alley and I love the cover art.

Hope you will consider the upcoming 15 favorite albums post on May 17th. I'm pretty sure you'd have something really good to contribute. Check my post for today.

Lee
May 3rd A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post

Ellie said...

I love the description; I like some
metal bands! I will definitely check this one out~ Thank you!

Marvin D Wilson said...

Not a`metal fan, but Wow! the title and cover are off the hook!

Watery Tart said...

Sounds very cool to me. I tend to get my music in small doses, but I LOVE music that is a story, and this sounds like it is, and I am a closet metalhead from back in the day (people my age from small towns didn't have a lot of options, but it still holds a fond spot for me, even if my husband mocks me)--Any place to hear it online, or do I need to buy it?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Arlee, you bet I will!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Watery Tart, they don't have any actual videos, but some of their music is on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qd80yegMpc

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds interesting even though I'm not a big metal fan. I lean towards lighter stuff. :)

Helen Ginger said...

I haven't heard it, but I, for sure, love the artwork. It sounds fascinating.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Glynis said...

Alex, Voice In The Wind is one of theirs I enjoy.
I like the musical intro's to their work.

R. M. Iyer said...

Not a metal fan, but the cover is awesome. Almost makes me want to buy the album only because the cover conjures such imagery.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good for you, Glynis!!!