Black Fortress of Opium: Stratospherical

Black Fortress of Opium‘s Stratosphericalis is another album that didn’t fit with Summer’s heat, but is quite enjoyable in Autumn’s chill. Named for the Turkish town of Afyonkarahisar and led by “The Turkish Queen” Ajda, Black Fortress of Opium has the kind of haunting Goth sound of late ’90s/early aught bands like Lacuna Coil, Miranda Sex Garden and Rasputina. Standout tracks are “Blood Diamond,” “Blind,” “Regret & Rue,” “Unraveling” and “Cherry Blossom.”

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