Finally the 2010 re-edition of this classic album.
ROME was founded in 2005 as a main output for the songs of Jerome Reuter, Luxembourg.
Long time since a debut album was so eagerly awaited as by ROME, and Nera, which is the title of this brilliant piece, is "black" indeed.
The atmosphere weighs heavy on the soul - a burden of flowers. However, ROME manages to include warmth and affection in its cold world of steel.
The main characters in this language of lurking are defeated men - not unschooled by pain - in seedy places.
ROME songs are full of citations, abstractions and ideals.
The marching and counter-marching of doubtful armies luring our love away, with licit grace, icy and bitter irony.
Gentle phantasms of desire. The reversal of sympathies.
The aspects of eternity, spiritual hunger, treachery and corruption, shame and honour - being more than mere traps for the unsophisticated.
These are some of Nera's interlocking themes in a world scorched by the wastefulness and cruelty of war. Nera is the meticulous patience of rage. Get it now and make it your friend, before it devours you.
2.A Burden of Flowers
4.A La Faveur De La Nuit
7.Beasts of Prey
8.The Blade Unmasked
9.Hope Dies Painless
11..Birds of Prey
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