this is one from my wantlist. 'serenity in fire' stood there for four years or so and like it usually is with records you want for that long, i had the chance to snag a copy a few times before. was it due to being to late or sellers wanting too much cash, i was missing out in any case. but only as long as another discogs message was coming my way with someone reasonable offering his copy for a fair price.
in my eyes it was even a bit too little but who am i to complain really. i am definitely happy to finally hold a copy in my hands. 'ambassador of pain' was the first kataklysm song i ever listened to in 2004 and 'serenity in fire' the first kataklysm album i listened to when i revived my interest in metal at the beginning of this decade. therefore the album was somewhat special to me and the pruchase now is really satisfying.
'serenity in fire' is one of the band's finest moments in their dicography. i love how they always start their records with some movie samples. this time it is a quote by john rooney, impersonated by paul newman, from the movie 'road to perdition'. great movie by the way. of course, kataklysm doesn't bring anything new to the table, they do what they do, but they do it so damn well on this album.
as mentioned before, the album was released in 2004 by nuclear blast - only on compact disc. animate records, a small d.i.y. metal label from germany, corrected this error six years later with a lovely vinyl edition. the limited coloured vinyl is housed in a nice gatefold sleeve with a printed dust sleeve. the vinyl colour is really yummy. an orange/reddish marble called 'bleeding sun' vinyl, named after the last song of the album. first press, so to speak. 100 made. unfortunately the number sticker is missing. animate records. 2010.