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Ashes
Christian Death
Ashes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
Christian Death -Ashes, diligently restored original master and artwork done by a surviving member, Kand. He carefully enhanced the sound by remastering keeping the Goth Essential's integrity untouched. Kand's lyrical ima...  more »

      
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All Artists: Christian Death
Title: Ashes
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Season of Mist
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 10/6/2009
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Goth & Industrial
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 822603120929

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Christian Death -Ashes, diligently restored original master and artwork done by a surviving member, Kand. He carefully enhanced the sound by remastering keeping the Goth Essential's integrity untouched. Kand's lyrical images of ill religion, twisted sex, mental illness and mystic rites are ritual and well matched by the music. It's agressive power is tempered by a huge theatricality that works, almost inspite of it'self. This version also includes a previously unreleased studio track featuring Rozz Williams!!
 

CD Reviews

Remastering a classic
Christopher L. Brunner | fort bragg, NC United States | 11/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This release remasters the classic "Ashes" LP that created what could easily be considered the first Goth-Metal recording. Rozz Williams was at his absolute best as he weaved stunning poetry around epic, cinematic rock. Valor Kand interpreted Rozz's words with amazing guitar fills, and razor-sharp chord structures. David Glass, Gitane Demone, and various fill-in musicians were 100% as well. An extra track was included with vocals by the late Rozz Williams; and like the Catastrophe Ballet re-release, it sounded like new music put to old vocal outtakes. The song in question ("Before the Rain") was still a nice companion to the song "The Luxury of Tears", but the music seemed abit forced. All in all, it was worth the price of the CD to be able to listen to it while enjoying a great remaster.

I will point out that Valor Kand did not write the lyrics. It was Rozz Williams."