OFFICIUM TRISTE is one of the oldest (and leading) Dutch doom / death metal bands. Originally formed as a death metal band under the name Reincremated. They split up and restarted as OFFICIUM TRISTE in April 1994 and released 5 full length albums and several split albums and EP's so far. 'Reason' was originally released by the now defunct Displeased Records in 2004 and is considered to be the highlight of OFICIUM TRISTE's output by many. The five songs on this album display dark moods and outstanding melodies. The album has been out of print for a while now and is now reissued as a digipack with additional liner notes from vocalist Pim Blankenstein (also in The 11th Hour). Officium Triste means something like a sad service, referring to a funeral. OFFICIUM TRISTE is influenced by (old) Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Celestial Season and Chorus of Ruin. Dutch doom / death metal deluxe!