And God’s Ocean

Gothic Metal is often too brooding for me, but I’ve been fascinated by a German band who named themselves in Latin since I stumbled across them a couple of years ago. Lacrimas Profundere means “to shed tears” in Latin. And they mostly live up (live down?) to that name with a lot of brooding songs, but I still like a lot of their work. At least they’ve abandoned the Doom Metal that they started out with.

Technically it is Heavy Metal, but this song sounds more like a power ballad. I leave it to you to decide.

This song is “And God’s Ocean” by Lacrimas Profundere from their 2008 album Songs for the Last View. (So far YouTube isn’t tripping over my security settings, if you have problems, use the link above.)

And while they may be singing in English, it is Heavy Metal. So you can find the lyrics are this link.


Ave End

A German band that names itself in Latin has fascinated me since I first ran across them. I don’t like all of their music, but some of it I like a lot. Lacrimas Profundere, which means “to shed tears” in English, is a band from Bavaria. Their last album was in 2016, so I would say they are due to release something, but what do I know?

This song is “Ave End” from the 2004 album of the same name by the German Gothic Metal Band Lacrimas Profundere. (YouTube. Browser privacy extensions. “Unavailable.” Use link.)

Lacrimas Profundere

Any group that names themselves in Latin is either very pretentious, or worth a look. Lacrimas Profundere is a German Gothic Rock Band. (And don’t worry, the songs are in English.) They started as more death/doom metal band, but have apparently mellowed over the years to just plain hard rock.

This is “The Letter,” from the 2010 album The Grandiose Nowhere by Lacrimas Profundere.

I only recently discovered them due to their lead singer (Rob Vitacca) doing some work with the band Eisbrecher. I have to say that while I don’t like everything they do, some of it is very good.