Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden  
Genres: Gothic Metal
DISBANDED
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Page online: March 2, 2007
Last update/review: March 19, 2009

The Provenance

This highly original band originated from the city of Gothenburg, but didn't play the sort of metal often associated with that city. By the time of Still At Arm's Length, the band's second album released in 2003, they were in the gothic metal camp. But starting with How Would You Like To Be Spat At (and continuing with its similar successor, Red Flags), The Provenance moved into uncharted territories, playing a hypnotic sort of experimental, dark, post-prog-goth-art metal, with occasional hints to their gothic metal past but more often moving forward, with occasional relaxed jazzy influences among the many outside forces comprising this unique style, yet it's a style that sounds cohesive rather than a mishmash of disparate influences. Emma Hellström's vocals are a wonder, clear and emotive but not ethereal as a lot of female vocals are, and guitarist Tobias Martinsson's backing (and occasional lead) vocals are similarly clear, the pair working off each other expertly. This band earns high points for originality -- there isn't any other band that really sounds like this, truly a rarity in a world where most bands religiously follow a style or trend. They decided to amicably break up in December 2008.

Last Lineup

Emma Hellström

vocals/flute/keyboards

Tobias Martinsson

vocals/guitars

Joakim Rosen

guitars

Jonnie Täll

bass

Joel Lindell

drums



Discography


25th Hour: Bleeding  
2001 Scarlet
  1. Deluded Into Delirium
  2. For Whom I Bleed
  3. Shut Down
  4. Ignominy Embodied
  5. 25th Hour; Bleeding
  6. Frequencynic
  7. All Of Reality
  8. Listening
  9. Painted A Life
  • Emma Hellström
  • Tobias Martinsson
  • Joakim Rosen
  • Jonnie Täll
  • Joel Lindell



Still At Arms Length  
2003 Scarlet
  1. Climbing Ideals
  2. Fearful, Bitter, Broken
  3. Caroused Of Descent
  4. The Ardberg Experience
  5. Mimic
  6. At Random Choose
  7. World Of Hurt
  8. At Arms Length
  • Emma Hellström
  • Tobias Martinsson
  • Joakim Rosen
  • Jonnie Täll
  • Joel Lindell



How Would You Like To Be Spat At  
2005 Scarlet
  1. WoH II Tsc
  2. Heroine
  3. Catching Scarlet In The Sun
  4. How Would You Like To Be Spat At In The Face?
  5. Some Gossip In Stealing A Spouse
  6. Going Down
  7. Considering The Gawk, The Drool, The Bitch And The Fool
  8. Kick You So Hard
  9. About A Whore, About A Kill ...
  10. Speeding To Get By
  • Emma Hellström
  • Tobias Martinsson
  • Joakim Rosen
  • Jonnie Täll
  • Joel Lindell




Red Flags  
2006 Peaceville
  1. At The Barricades
  2. Crash Course
  3. Thanks To You
  4. Second And Last But Not Always
  5. Revelling Masses
  6. Leave-Takings
  7. The Cost
  8. Deadened
  9. One Warning
  10. Settle Soon
  • Emma Hellström
  • Tobias Martinsson
  • Joakim Rosen
  • Jonnie Täll
  • Joel Lindell





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