Interview with Daniel for the Hungarian site rockstation.blog.hu… Enjoy!
„…we are not completely stuck within a certain way of musical expression”
Sweden’s Lake Of Tears has started as a doom metal band back then. Nowadays they’ve been setting melancholy to music – sometimes sounding a bit heavier, sometimes a bit mellower. Most recently, they have brought out their very first live release in their more than twenty years of existence. One might think not that much has happened to the band since the last studio record Illwill (2011), and yet there’s quite a lot to recall from this time period of nearly three years. So that’s what the mastermind of the band, Daniel Brennare did. (Originally, this interview has been published on the Hungarian rockstation.blog.hu web site.)
- Your very first live material By The Black Sea (CD / DVD) is coming out on 31 January. Why did you decide to come up with such a release now? What made you feel the time was right for it?
- There is no grand master plan behind By the Black Sea, really. We were presented with the idea and opportunity to record the show and decided to go with it. So, the same thing goes for the timing. Although it was a while now since our last album, so I guess it fits good. But I think we could have chosen Bucharest if it was planned ahead anyway. We have a very good audience in Romania, and have done several shows there. This was our third one on that venue having previously done both headline and co-headline shows. This recording is of a co-show with Hypocrisy under the banner of Metal Head Meeting.
- Have you ever, in fact, been to the Black Sea (either on tour or as a private person on holiday? Or is Bucharest the closest you ever got to it?
Some nice reviews of the Lake Of Tears new live cd/dvd mixed at the Next Dog Studio. please excuse google the translator
"Ultimately, a good result: a sound that does justice to a production so vast and varied, even better than listenable album from the studio" – heavyworlds.com
"The sound of the album is good. That means, that Lake Of Tears kept an authentic live sound by still having a full and warm sound. For me it seems that there was't a lot of adjustments done afterwards." - http://mwiemetalblog.over-blog.com/
"I’ve only got the audio to review, but it certainly sounds very good indeed. Both the CD and DVD include all the tunes, with the best of the bunch being ‘Cosmic Weed’, ‘Raven Land’ and ‘So Fell Autumn Rain’. The guitars keep them firmly rooted in the world of metal, even when they’re heading off into trippy waters, and even without visuals (or possibly because), this was a cracking listen." - http://therocker65.wordpress.com/
"This is very nice for a live album and of course concerning the sound very nice for a gothic metal band, I do not know if Lake of Tears always sound like this, but it sounds here on the live album quite convincing and "round" - http://biotechpunk.de/