Requiem – Mezzo Forte

Requiem – Mezzo Forte is the centerpiece of Virgin Black's Requiem trilogy. The album was released on April 3, 2007 in North America on The End Records and April 13, 2007 in Europe on Massacre Records. The Massacre release includes a special 2-disc version.

Requiem - Mezzo Forte
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 3, 2007 (2007-04-03)
GenreSymphonic gothic metal[1]
Length52:08
LabelUS:The End Records
EU:Massacre Records
ProducerRowan London, Samantha Escarbe
Virgin Black chronology
Elegant... and Dying
(2003)
Requiem - Mezzo Forte
(2007)
Requiem – Fortissimo
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Cross Rhythms10/10 stars link
Lords of Metal94/100 link
Metal.delink (in German)
Metal Hammer9/10 stars
Metal Storm9.1/10 link
PopMatterslink
Powermetal.delink (in German)

The album builds on the styles Virgin Black used in their previous albums, with the band and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra complimenting one another's sound and given roughly equal prominence.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Requiem, Kyrie" – 7:42
  2. "In Death" – 8:00
  3. "Midnight's Hymn" – 4:57
  4. "...and I Am Suffering" – 10:55
  5. "Domine" – 8:06
  6. "Lacrimosa (I Am Blind with Weeping)" – 9:59
  7. "Rest Eternal" – 2:29
Bonus retrospective CD + video (on Massacre special edition only)[2]
  1. "Mother of Cripples" (Virgin Black demo)
  2. "Whispers of Dead Sisters" (Trance)
  3. "Museum of Iscariot" (Sombre Romantic)
  4. "Our Wings Are Burning" (Elegant... and Dying)
  5. "Our Wings Are Burning" (video clip)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ "Requiem - Mezzo Forte". Prog Archives. Retrieved 2007-05-20.