Down a road no longer travelled, where the sun no longer shines, stands the shattered ruin of a place once thought glorious; a house where the beautiful would gather and celebrate the endless fortune that life had brought them. Now rain falls through shattered ceilings and collects in cold, silent pools where bejewelled feet danced on polished marble floors. Forgotten halls dream of their former glories, when a thousand candles brought warmth and magic to rooms now the broken haunts of ravens. Echoes of laughter flicker on the edge of hearing and the memories of passion and obsession flit through the shadows; spirits who can never leave this place, once their one perfect moment of happiness, now their eternal night of despair. Withered roses, shrouded in cobwebs, a last glimpse of the past, spiders feeding in their hearts…
With their wonderful new album for MSH Music Group, Russian dreamers Dominia have bound dreams and nightmares in a silken shroud of ancient sorrows and the ghosts of broken hearts. The Withering Of The Rose burns with an eternal passion, with flames of exotic colours that light the velvet darkness. Towering love and bitter wickedness entwine in a war of the spirit while sombre melodies sing above the dark thunder of drums. Melancholy strings caress the soul while the impassioned vocals of Anton Rosa lead you ever further into inescapable heartache. Each song encompasses a world of surging emotion, from the plaintive tears of ‘The Elephant Man’ to the nobility and loss of ‘Nomoreus’, the dignity and grandeur of the title track and the overwhelming devotion of the single ‘Suprema’.
The Withering Of The Rose is an exhausting, beautiful, devouring listening experience that will stay with you forever.
Building on all their shared experiences over the last two decades, Dominia have created perhaps the ultimate distillation of their vision. The Withering Of The Rose defines perfectly all that Dominia are, in a wonderful outpouring of dark romance. Look to the shadows, and listen for the soft whispers in the deepest part of the night. Follow the wind to the lost places where memories dance on forever and share your sorrows with Dominia, in the halls of the withering rose.
Anton Rosa – vocals/bass
Papa – drums
Denis Sukharev – guitar
Michael Morozkin – violin
“…a fusing together of doom, gothic metal, and melodic death metal that will sink deep roots in your head after only one listen.” – NO CLEAN SINGING