Origin: Greece  
Genres: Doomdeath
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Last update/review: February 26, 2020

On Thorns I Lay

Formed in 1992 as Phlebotomy, On Thorns I Lay has, over the course of their first six albums, drifted through various styles of atmospheric metal, with the early albums more traditional doomdeath-influenced and the later material more in the post-goth realm. The vocal styles have similarly varied, from mostly male death vocals up to Orama and female soprano vocals taking over as the major style on the later material, though founder/guitarist Stefanos still contributes vocals on the later albums. The band has a unique, somewhat relaxed style to their songwriting, based more on mood and effect rather than in-your-face riffing. Orama appears to be the majority choice for their best album, though the personal opinion here is that Crystal Tears is a shade better. They left their Greek homeland for Romania some time ago, but have since returned to Greece. After a 12-year absence from the recording scene, they put out Eternal Silence in 2015.

Recent album: Threnos, released on February 21, 2020.

Current Members

Anna

vocals

Stefanos Kintzoglou

bass/vocals

Chris Dragmestianos

guitars

Akis Pastras

guitars

Jim Ramses

bass

Antony

keyboards

Stelios Darakis

drums

Former Members/Guests

Claudia J.

vocals

Minas Ganotidis

guitars/vocals

Jim

bass

Roula Mamalis

keyboards/vocals

Ionna Doroftei

keyboards

Elena Doroftei

violin

Fotis Hondroudakis

drums

Andrew Olaru

drums

Evans M.

drums



Discography



Sounds Of Beautiful Experience  
1995 Holy
  1. Vulptuous Simplicity Of The Line
  2. All Is Silent
  3. A Sparrow Dances
  4. Cleopatra
  5. A Dreamer Can Touch The Sky
  6. Rainy Days
  7. Sunrise Of A New Age
  8. On Thousand Times
  9. Taksidi Nostalgias
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Jim
  • Fotis Hondroudakis



Orama  
1997 Holy
  1. Alantis I.
  2. The Song of the Sea
  3. Oceans
  4. In Heaven's Island
  5. Alantis II.
  6. Alantis III.
  7. If I Could Fly
  8. Aura
  9. The Blue Dream
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Roula Mamalis
  • Fotis Hondroudakis
1997 Readers' Album #86




Crystal Tears  
1999 Holy
  1. Crystal tears
  2. My angel
  3. Obsession
  4. Crystal tears II (loosing her)
  5. Ophelia
  6. Eden
  7. Enigma
  8. Midnight falling
  9. All is silent
  10. Feelings
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Ionna Doroftei
  • Elena Doroftei
  • Andrew Olaru



Future Narcotic  
2000 Holy
  1. Infinity
  2. Future narcotic
  3. The threat of seduction
  4. Feed her lust
  5. Love can be a wave
  6. Ethereal blue
  7. Heaven's passager
  8. Desire
  9. Back to that enigma
  10. The K song
  • Claudia J.
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Elena Doroftei
  • Evans M.



Angeldust  
2002 Black Lotus
  1. Sick screams
  2. A light in paradise
  3. Black Cold Nights
  4. Angeldust
  5. Moving cities
  6. Deep thoughts
  7. Independence
  8. Neverending hope
  • Claudia J.
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Evans M.



Egocentric  
2003 Black Lotus
  1. Life can be
  2. Poster on a wall
  3. Afraid to believe
  4. Unsung songs
  5. Lack in resorts
  6. Gallant nights
  7. When I'm gone
  8. Rampant of K-ism
  9. Dawn of loss
  10. Quatotation for listening
  • Minas Ganotidis
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Fotis Hondroudakis



Eternal Silence  
2015 Sleaszy Rider
  1. Believe
  2. Breathing
  3. Eternal Silence
  4. Cursed
  5. Life Without You
  6. People We Hurt
  7. Escape from Loneliness
  8. One Day to Live
  9. Touching the Unknown
  • Anna
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Antony
  • Fotis Hondroudakis



Aegean Sorrow  
2018 Alone
  1. Intro
  2. Aegean Sorrow
  3. Erevos
  4. In Emerald Eyes
  5. Olethros Part I
  6. Olethros Part II
  7. The Final Truth
  8. A Sign of Sadness
  9. Skotos
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Akis Pastras
  • Jim Ramses
  • Antony
  • Fotis Hondroudakis



Threnos  
2020 Lifeforce
  1. The Song of Sirens
  2. Ouranio Deos
  3. Cosmic Silence
  4. Erynies
  5. Misos
  6. Threnos
  7. Odysseia
  • Stefanos Kintzoglou
  • Chris Dragmestianos
  • Akis Pastras
  • Jim Ramses
  • Antony
  • Stelios Darakis




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