Origin: South Korea  
Genres: Black Metal
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Page online: June 26, 2006
Last update/review: September 11, 2010

Oathean

Oathean is certainly not the only Korean metal band in existence, but it's a rare feat when a Korean metal band releases an album outside their homeland, and these guys have done that with their 2005 release Fading Away Into The Grave Of Nothingness, released on the very respected The End label. They've been criticized by some as being little more than a pale copy of melodic bands such as Dimmu Borgir -- yes, this is a melodic black metal band to be sure, and much of their work isn't wildly original, but there are nice touches such as some graceful female vocals and the occasional interesting keyboard flourish. Oathean aren't in the same league as the big boys yet, but they have done well to make it this far in their career, and there's certainly potential that has yet to be untapped.

Current Members

Lim Ji-Nah

vocals

Kim Do-Su

vocals/guitars

Lee Hee-Doo

guitars

Dhemian Frost

bass

Koo Hye-Ryung

keyboards

Bak Jong-Ho

drums

Former Members/Guests

Park Yong-Hee

bass

Kim Woon

drums



Discography


The Eyes Of Tremendous Sorrow  
1998 self-released
  1. Intro
  2. The Last Elegy For My Sad Soul
  3. Transparent Blue Light, Soo Too Much Tearful
  4. In Fear With Shiver
  5. Frigid Space
  6. The Eyes of Tremendous Sorrow
  7. The Rotten Egg Smell Stuck on My Belly
  8. Punishment of Being Alone, It's Cruel Strength Breaks me Away



When All Memories Are Shattered  EP
2001



Ten Days In Lachrymation  
2001
  1. The Beginning Of An Eternal War
  2. That Die For...
  3. When All Memories Are Shattered
  4. Grief For Surviving
  5. Sea of Perpetual Sorrow
  6. Destiny No More Significant
  7. Darkseed In My Mind
  8. Where The Winds Lie Down, More Harsh Than Any Wound
  9. Utter Sadness In The Invisible Space
  10. Rememberence Of Antique Pictures
  11. Mr. Crowley



The Last Desperate 10 Years As Ever  
2003 Shinbiro
  1. The Money From Tobbaco Pouch
  2. Beyond the Memories I Lost
  3. The Woodcutting Doll
  4. In Fear With Shiver
  5. Punishment of Being Alone, It's Cruel Strength Breaks Me Away
  6. The Last Elegy For My Sad Soul
  7. A Painful Reminiscence In Notion
  8. When All Memories Are Shattered
  9. Utter Sadness In The Invisible Space
  10. Frigid Space (Trendkill Extreme Feast 3rd Live)



Fading Away Into The Grave Of Nothingness  
2004 The End
  1. Distant Requiem Buried Within
  2. Wandering Soul
  3. From the Depths of Despair
  4. The Origin
  5. A Life of Suffering Craving the Darkness
  6. Voice of My Soul
  7. Beyond the Memories I Lost
  8. Scent of Longing
  9. Road To...
  10. In Fear with Shiver (bonustrack-live)
  • Lim Ji-Nah
  • Kim Do-Su
  • Park Yong-Hee
  • Koo Hye-Ryung
  • Kim Woon



Regarding All The Sadness Of The World  
2008 Jusin



Oathean  
2010 Jusin
  1. Those Who Curse
  2. Oathean
  3. Two Faces
  4. Nightmare
  5. A Spiritual
  6. Grief for Surviving Part II
  7. Assassin of the Night
  8. Winter Bird
  9. Grief for Surviving Part II
  • Lim Ji-Nah
  • Kim Do-Su
  • Lee Hee-Doo
  • Dhemian Frost
  • Bak Jong-Ho




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