nihilsacrum he uploaded the whole album onto bandcamp before it was even on sale. not our fault you're too dumb to actually listen to the thing before buying. maybe you should stick to your shitty metal in future?
I can indeed see where Dennis is coming from with that description for his album. There are massive amounts of melancholy here, it's definitely the strongest single undercurrent here - but it is indeed the kind of optimistic melancholy that is probably one of the most usual referents for the word "beauty", one that is looking backwards towards all that has once been and is no more, but with an effort of letting go: turning one's gaze simultaneously towards the hope of a better and more enriched tomorrow, embracing its uncertainty with acceptance and joy. This undercurrent finds its clearest and most climactic expression in the powerful "Always". It is only well and proper that the album does not end there, that would be a little too much to bear - instead, we receive "Entropy" as a true manifestation of that carefree and less turbulent tomorrow, and we resolve in optimism. There are other fables on this album as well, of course, such as playfulness - but this one is, I feel, the crux.
* "Dream Tempest is my 6th studio album. It's probably the most optimistic of all the works I have made. It still has that glowing melancholy I just can't seem to shake from my music, but in a very different way to the pitch-black isolation of Lithea. I wanted it to be inspirational as well as downcast; playful as well as moody. I don't want to write music that is discarded when the next big trend or genre blows up. I want to create something that you can listen to 10-20 years later and still feel a connection to." - 36 http://3six.bandcamp.com/album/dream-tempest AMAZING!