In late summer 1998, Fall Of Serenity was born from the remains of Contrition. "The first recordings were already done in December 1998, at the Rape Of Harmonies studio in Triptis - Germany. Our buddy Olivé from Geneva/Switzerland offered us to bring out our material on his small label x83xrecords, as a vinyl-only release. The record called "Smoldering Doom" was limited to 500 copies, 100 of them grey-marble, and was released in January 2000. Still in 1998 we were back at the Rape Of Harmonies studio, to begin recording a split 12" (vinyl-only as well) with the guys from Heaven Shall Burn.