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While Heaven Wept (often abbreviated as WHW) is an epic doom metal band based in Dale City, Virginia, USA. The primary writer and overall engine of the band is mainman Tom Phillips. Their melodic, classically influenced style could be compared to bands such as Solitude Aeturnus and Solstice (the latter of which Tom Phillips is a former member); however, 2003’s acclaimed Of Empires Forlorn saw the band branching out into a variety of metal and progressive styles. This trend continues on their 2009 album, Vast Oceans Lachrymose.

While Heaven Wept’s lyrics have traditionally dealt with sorrowful matters, namely, personal loss and despondency.

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  • Sanity_Theorist

    The Furthest Shore is epic, now sure how I forgot about these guys!

    20 Mar 7:40pm Reply
  • JunglemanchiId

    Can't even imagine skipping Introspectus. To me it's not a 4 minute wait, it is the beginning of the album :D

    21 Feb 2:58pm Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    Wow!

    19 Jan 12:41am Reply
  • pkmetal

    Tom, thanks! I do always listen to all of SAA, minus Introspectus, for the reason of impatience... However good a non-metal intro may be composition-wise, when I want to hear WHW (the most epic Epic Metal band that I know of, and I've been a Warlord and Virgin Steele fan for 20+ years) the extra 4 minute wait doesn't do. Same could be said for the start of Wintersun's Time I. Speaking personally, I'd prefer shorter interludes between songs, sort of like on VS's "House of Atreus." Can't wait for the next one--hope it's not another 3-year wait. You guys are plain awesome.

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ilovemusix

    Hi Tom.....the intro is a fantastic composition (Introspectus)

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • TomWHW

    If you don't take "SAA" as a whole, you will miss the point. It's one song, not a collection of songs. The "intro" is the origin of everything that follows, there are themes and motifs that reoccur throughout the rest of the song. Thanks for listening, and no, it's not a Metal album...should be taken for what it is...that said, the next album is 95% Metal, no ballads, no acoustic songs, and being that it was channeled between "FOI" and "SAA", it is the bridge between them literally. "SAA" isn't for everyone, but for those on the fence, persevere...it takes a few listens to fully digest.

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • saYcoZodiac

    HOLY SHIT *.*

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • pkmetal

    The four full-fledged songs on SAA are excellent... Instrumental is fine but when the singer who's absent is as incredible as Rain, it's just disappointing. Intro not bad, but at almost 4 minutes, I can't imagine there are more than 10% of listeners who won't start skipping it after 2 listens. So with 30 minutes of actual WHW operating on all cylinders, I'm afraid this is just an EP. :( But a good one, at least.

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ilovemusix

    First listen of the new album.... i like the sounds i hear

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • pkmetal

    This band makes Atlantean Kodex sound as epic as JPop.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JavierMaiden16

    Great new album! Just don't expect doom.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Sinfull_Sheff

    interesting new album;-)

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • V_Shaft

    Like hell! "SAA" is an example of a perfectly boring piece of the so called epic prog doom of the most generic kind. Doesn't stand up to "FOI", and certainly cannot even smell the feet of "VOL" or "OEF".

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Xephiroth

    I agree with you! I want to read the lyrics...

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • voodooturkey

    New album is a masterpiece, possibly album of the year. It's a massive step up from Fear of Infinity imo..

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Xephiroth

    So, what do you think about the new album?

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Metality

    New shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxCeC3Mxqxw&feature=youtu.be

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Rosenvamp

    Some of the most sublime and touching doom ever made. Can't believe how underrated they are.

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RagnarokStein

    Strange beautiful music,fast and slow at same time... I love this kind of avant-garde music

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MetalheadPG

    Criminally underrated band! The Furthest Shore FTW!!!

    9 Jan 2014 Reply
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