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Swiss extreme metallic music group Sadness take their major influence from home forebears such as for example Celtic Frost and Coroner, but their sound also encompasses components of baroque and traditional composition in a way near that of the UK’s My Dying Bride-to-be. Similarly in addition they draw on traditional literature for a lot of their lyrical motivation. A quintet led by guitarist Chiva, their 1994 debut recording, Oedipus, concentrated over the darker components of Greek Mythology, as the follow-up collection was an idea album intended for specific elements of Dante’s Inferno (notably The Divine Humor). It had been made by Voco Fauz-Pas (a collaborator using the Youthful Gods, Treponem Pal among others) and Celtic Frost member Martin Eric Ain. There is also a change in language through the first recording from German to an assortment of French, Spanish, German and British, with visitor vocals from Christina Christine.

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