Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams ‎– The Path Of Sorrows

Label:
Cleopatra ‎– CLP 3993-2
Format:
CD, Album
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Psalm (Maggot's Lair)
Sampler – Paris*Vocals – Rozz Williams
3:37
2 The Path Of Sorrows
Bass – William FaithDrums, Percussion – Stevyn GreyGuitar – Eva O.*Sampler – Brian VirtueVocals – Rozz Williams
8:20
3 Hour Of The Wolf
Bass – William FaithDrums, Percussion – Stevyn GreyGuitar – Eva O.*Sampler – Brian VirtueVocals – Rozz Williams
4:24
4 In Absentia
Bass – Scat ElisDrums, Percussion – Kris KohlsGuitar – Eva O.*Keyboards – Paris*Vocals – Rozz Williams
6:29
5 Mother
E-Bow – Wayne JamesPiano – Arman ChristoffVocals, Bass – Rozz Williams
3:50
6 The Angels (Cruciform)
Bass – William FaithDrums – Stevyn GreyHarp – Aaron SchwartzVocals – Rozz Williams
3:28
7 Book Of Lies
Acoustic Guitar, Bass – William FaithBacking Vocals – Eva O.*Drums – Stevyn GreyVocals – Rozz Williams
5:37
8 A Widow's Dream
Drums – Kris KohlsGuitar – Eva O.*Keyboards – Brian VirtueVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass – Rozz Williams
5:46
9 Easter (In The Tombs)
Keyboards, Piano – Paris*Percussion [Metal And Human Skull] – Christian Omar Madrigal*Vocals – Rozz Williams
5:17
10 Venus In Furs
Drums, Percussion – Stevyn GreyGuitar – Eva O.*Music By, Lyrics By – Lou ReedViolin [Electric] – William FaithVocals – Rozz Williams

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

"All Truth Is Parallel, All Truth Is Untrue"

All music and lyrics by Rozz Williams except Track 9, Music by Paris and Track 10, Music and lyrics by Lou Reed.

All guitar arrangements written by Eva O., except "Mother" and "Book Of Lies"

Includes a cover of Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 741157 3993 2 9

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IROND CD 03-519/DD24 Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams The Path Of Sorrows(CD, Album, RE) Irond, Dark Division IROND CD 03-519/DD24 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CLEO 3993-4 Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams The Path Of Sorrows(Cass, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 3993-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
LM 099 Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams The Path Of Sorrows(CD, Album, RE) Locomotive Music LM 099 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
IROND CD 03-519/DD24 Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams The Path Of Sorrows(CD, Album, RE) Irond, Dark Division IROND CD 03-519/DD24 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CLP 2278 Christian Death* The Path Of Sorrows(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Cleopatra CLP 2278 US 2015 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews

Add Review

bonnicon

bonnicon

May 17, 2012
"Psalm (Maggot's Lair)" opens sounding a lot like ROZZ WILLIAMS' solo album - not really music, but a series of blended sounds over which our happy poet/vocalist paints his gloomy tale of murder & existance traversing death itself, adapting the 23rd Psalm & various other Religious imagery to his own darkness, The music combines dark Gregorian chanting & Industrial samples with his spoken voice in an impressively symbiotic clash of images. "The Path Of Sorrows" uses slow, dark, smashing feedback grunge guitar with plodding bass & ponderous drums as a perfect backdrop for ROZZ's slightly hysterical Goth voice - a wildly nasty song which should please any fan of this music. It picks up tempo towards it's conclusion, kicking into "Hour Of The Wolf", becoming a behemoth of distorted Gothic Rock, surfin' on the edge of pure noise, "In Absentia" remains in the darkness, wandering through post-BAUHAUS tunnels of breathy organ, dimension- ripping axe & punnnelling drums while the lyrics kiss a dark life into the vocalist's inner Demons. "Mother" is a ponderous piece, initially as peaceful as the COCTEAU TWINS at their most beauteously descriptive, yet CHRISTIAN DEATH manage to inject an almost viral feel in there, combining pre-chilled voice with odd off-key sounds over the harmonic feedback guitar & piano which briefly rises here & there. "The Angels (Cruciform)" is built on a lighter, more melodic track - bright drums, piano, rumbling bass & the savage guitar surprisingly in harness beneath with even a lighter approach to the vocals. Only at the end does it change, through rippling harp & fading fragments of grated guitar. "Book Of Lies" again opens on a lighter note, adopting a more Eastern Folk sound with bright acoustic-sounding guitar complimented by a running bass. It has a sort of CURRENT 93 feel to it the innoculous blended into the understated malign. "A Widows Dream" is a sad song with the guitar harnessing it's incontestable power, creating a classy melodic sound against the drumming. It reminds me of MAGAZINE at their very best, with even ROZZ WILLIAMS nodding apparently unconsciously towards DEVOTO's mostly spoken-yet-strong style. Chord changes thrill me the same way "Permafrost" used to. "Easter (In The Tombs)" is a strange thing - thinly built on a sequential synth sound, recapturing the more spacious & disturbing atmosphere of CHRISTIAN DEATH at their best. Chillingly bizarre, it portrays a mind at the ragged edge of creative sanity. "Venus In Furs" is of course a cover version of the old VELVET UNDERGROUND track - a lot more straightforward than some versions I've heard. They've tried to capture the original sound & feel (complete with the violin which here comes across a degree lighter. but no less weird). ROZZ's slightly hysterical sounding voice adds a little more tension to it. A slightly warmed version of a strange & disturbing song it may not please VELVS fans, but is a worthwhile tribute to Masochism.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.