The Shockin’ Holy Saints – Lamentations Concerning the Five Sorrows of Love

The Shockin’ Holy Saints
Lamentations Concerning the Five Sorrows of Love
1991 (no label)
Croydon, England, United Kingdom

Vince Millett

Side 1:

  1. Lamentations: Prelude
  2. Lament for an Irish Princess
  3. Love is Stronger Than Death
  4. The Toymaker’s Dream
  5. Lament for the Sorrows of Love

Side 2:

  1. Crossing the Sacred Wilderness
  2. Lament for the Daughter of Prophecy
  3. Lamentation: The Tracks of the Poet’s Snowshoes
  4. Lamentation: The Hour of White Roses

This was a side project by Secret Archives of the Vatican. Stylistically, I am not sure there is a huge difference between this and SAotV, except that it seems to be more ambient and… medieval? The song titles seems to imply a kind of “ancient times” tie in to me at least. Also not as much world music influence on this one (at least, not as obvious). The last two tracks would probably be my favorites, especially “The Tracks of the Poet’s Snowshoes” with its chanting Benedictine monks (before it was cool, I believe).

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