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, making it harder to classify them. This trend is to continue on their forthcoming album, Vast Oceans Lachrymose. Early material by the band featured vocals in the growling, death metal style, but Phillips's clean delivery has since become one of the defining characteristics of the group.
While Heaven Wept's lyrics have traditionally dealt with sorrowful matters, namely, personal loss and despondency.
WHW has had numerous line-up changes over the years. Interviewers to this day continue to ask Phillips for the history of...
Track listing: Thus With a Kiss I DieInto the Wells of SorrowThe Death of LoveSeptemberIn AeturnumLa Mort D'AmourSorrow of the AngelsThe MourningUnplenitudeInto the Wells of SorrowShores of Desolation http://www.whileheavenwept.net/