Origin: Germany
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Midnattsol  


A glance at the member names of Midnattsol might pique the interest of Theatre Of Tragedy fans, since here we have a vocalist with the last name of Espanæs. Sure enough, Carmen Elise is the sister of Liv Kristine, and there is a clear similarity in vocal styles and (to a lesser extent) musical styles. The band calls themselves "nordic folk metal", but this is closer to standard gothic metal with a lighter touch, albeit with the occasional interlude that brings folk to mind. Inevitably this band will be compared to either Theatre Of Tragedy or Liv's newer band Leaves' Eyes, and while Midnattsol isn't that far from either band, Midnattsol is better served by being evaluated on their own merits. Where Twilight Dwells is enjoyable, if a bit safe, and while there is room for this band to broaden their style, Midnattsol is a fine choice for lighter gothic metal.

Current Members

Carmen Elise Espanæs

vocals

Birgit Öllbruner

bass

Daniel Fischer

keyboards

Chris Merzinsky

drums

Former Members/Guests

Daniel Droste

guitars (Ahab)

Christian Hector

guitars (Ahab)


Discography



Where Twilight Dwells 
2005 Napalm
  1. Another Return
  2. Lament
  3. Unpayable Silence
  4. Haunted
  5. Desolation
  6. Enlightenment
  7. Tårefall
  8. Infinite Fairytale
  9. På Leting
  10. Dancing With the Midnight Sun
  11. Tapt Av Håp
  • Carmen Elise Espanæs
  • Daniel Droste
  • Christian Hector
  • Birgit Öllbruner
  • Daniel Fischer
  • Chris Merzinsky

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Nordlys 
2008 Napalm
  1. Open your eyes
  2. Skogens lengsel
  3. Northern light
  4. Konkylie
  5. Wintertimes
  6. Race of time
  7. New horizon
  8. River of virgin soil
  9. En natt i nord
  10. Octobre (Limited Edition)
  • Carmen Elise Espanæs
  • Daniel Droste
  • Christian Hector
  • Birgit Öllbruner
  • Daniel Fischer
  • Chris Merzinsky

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Metamorphosis Melody 
2011 Napalm

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

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