Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
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Last update/review: November 3, 2020

Draconian

Draconian formed in 1994 and spent almost a decade working on their craft, with the usual lineup changes, demos and promos, before finally signing to Napalm Records and releasing their debut album, Where Lovers Mourn, a year later. The band straddles the line between gothic and doomdeath metal, with the more upbeat songs favoring the former genre while they often slow down to the more traditional doom tempos. They employ the beauty-and-the-beast vocal style effectively, with both vocalists preforming quite well, along with the requisite somber riffs and keyboard flourishes. Mourn is a bit on the ordinary side, but to the band's credit, they've stuck to it and have now five albums to their name, the most recent being A Rose For The Apocalypse in 2011.

Current Members

Anders Jacobsson

vocals

Heike Langhans

vocals

Johan Ericson

guitars

Daniel Arvidsson

guitars (Mammoth Storm)

Jerry Torstensson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Lisa Johansson

vocals

Magnus Bergström

rhythm guitar

Thomas Jäger

bass (Monolord)

Jesper Stolpe

bass

Fredrik Johansson

bass (ex-Dark Tranquillity)

Anders Karlsson

keyboards



Discography


Where Lovers Mourn  
2003 Napalm
  1. The Cry Of Silence
  2. Silent Winter
  3. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
  4. The Solitude
  5. Reversio Ad Secessum
  6. The Amaranth
  7. Akherousia
  8. It Grieves My Heart
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Lisa Johansson
  • Johan Ericson
  • Magnus Bergström
  • Thomas Jäger
  • Anders Karlsson
  • Jerry Torstensson



Arcane Rain Fell  
2005 Napalm
  1. A Scenery Of Loss
  2. Daylight Misery
  3. The Apostasy Canticle
  4. Expostulation
  5. Heaven Laid In Tears (Angel's Lament)
  6. The Abhorrent Rays
  7. The Everlasting Scar
  8. Death, Come Near Me
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Lisa Johansson
  • Johan Ericson
  • Magnus Bergström
  • Jesper Stolpe
  • Anders Karlsson
  • Jerry Torstensson



The Burning Halo  
2006 Napalm
  1. She Dies
  2. Through Infectious Waters (A Sickness Elegy)
  3. The Dying
  4. Serenade of Sorrow
  5. The Morningstar
  6. The Gothic Embrace
  7. On Sunday They Will Kill the World
  8. Forever My Queen
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Lisa Johansson
  • Johan Ericson
  • Daniel Arvidsson
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Anders Karlsson
  • Jerry Torstensson



Turning Season Within  
2008 Napalm
  1. Seasons Apart
  2. When I Wake
  3. Earthbound
  4. Not Breathing
  5. The Failure Epiphany
  6. Morphine Cloud
  7. Bloodflower
  8. The Empty Stare
  9. September Ashes
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Lisa Johansson
  • Johan Ericson
  • Daniel Arvidsson
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Jerry Torstensson



A Rose For The Apocalypse  
2011 Napalm
  1. The Drowning Age
  2. The Last Hour of Ancient Sunlight
  3. End of the Rope
  4. Elysian Night
  5. Deadlight
  6. Dead World Assembly
  7. A Phantom Dissonance
  8. The Quiet Storm
  9. The Death of Hours
  10. Wall of Sighs
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Lisa Johansson
  • Johan Ericson
  • Daniel Arvidsson
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Jerry Torstensson



Sovran  
2015 Napalm
  1. Heavy Lies the Crown
  2. The Wretched Tide
  3. Pale Tortured Blue
  4. Stellar Tombs
  5. No Lonelier Star
  6. Dusk Mariner
  7. Dishearten
  8. Rivers Between Us
  9. The Marriage of Attaris
  10. With Love and Defiance
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Heike Langhans
  • Johan Ericson
  • Daniel Arvidsson
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Jerry Torstensson
2015 Readers' Album #31




Under A Godless Veil  
2020 Napalm
  1. Sorrow of Sophia
  2. The Sacrificial Flame
  3. Lustrous Heart
  4. Sleepwalkers
  5. Moon over Sabaoth
  6. Burial Fields
  7. The Sethian
  8. Claw Marks on the Throne
  9. Night Visitor
  10. Ascend into Darkness
  • Anders Jacobsson
  • Heike Langhans
  • Johan Ericson
  • Daniel Arvidsson
  • Jerry Torstensson




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