Saturnus - Martyre


8.8 | 263 votes |
Release date: 10 January 2000
Style: Gothic doom metal

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01. 7
02. Inflame Thy Heart
03. Empty Handed
04. Noir
05. A Poem (Written In Moonlight)
06. Softly On The Path You Fade
07. Thou Art Free
08. Drown My Sorrow
09. Lost My Way
10. Loss (In Memoriam)
11. Thus My Heart Weepeth For Thee
12. In Your Shining Eyes

Top 20 albums of 2000: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 117

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Produced by Flemming Rasmussen.

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25.12.2010 - 23:40
Mechanist
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This is undoubtedly Saturnus' best work to date...truly awesome album...very addictive...
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23.01.2013 - 02:11
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Guest on 25.12.2010 at 23:40

This is undoubtedly Saturnus' best work to date...truly awesome album...very addictive...


That's funny, because I think the opposite.

Still a great album though, but suffers from too many (short) tracks and a not every track is of the same quality, in my opinion.
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23.01.2013 - 19:13
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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I actually agree with MechanisT my favorite Saturnus album but not by a big margin from their other releases.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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03.05.2013 - 22:53
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by InnerSelf on 23.01.2013 at 19:13

I actually agree with MechanisT my favorite Saturnus album but not by a big margin from their other releases.


It's beyond me why this album is considered their best. Well, actually it isn't beyond me since this is their most catchy album by far, so that could explain it. Paradise Belongs to You and Saturn in Ascension (my two favourites, in that order) are way less accessible and catchy. But still far better for me because it goes further than these superficial songs. Sorry, I really like this album, but most of the songs on Martyre are a joke compared to the songs on "Paradise" and "Saturn". Keep in mind this is just my opinion.
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04.05.2013 - 00:20
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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Written by Erik M. on 03.05.2013 at 22:53

It's beyond me why this album is considered their best. Well, actually it isn't beyond me since this is their most catchy album by far, so that could explain it. Paradise Belongs to You and Saturn in Ascension (my two favourites, in that order) are way less accessible and catchy. But still far better for me because it goes further than these superficial songs. Sorry, I really like this album, but most of the songs on Martyre are a joke compared to the songs on "Paradise" and "Saturn". Keep in mind this is just my opinion.

My initial thoughts about Martyre were similar to yours, but with time I grew to love it's variation and quirkiness ... definitely not as monolithic as Paradise but it has an edge with the gothicy vibe and the neo-folk influences that puts it ahead of their other albums for me.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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04.05.2013 - 00:26
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by InnerSelf on 04.05.2013 at 00:20

My initial thoughts about Martyre were similar to yours, but with time I grew to love it's variation and quirkiness ... definitely not as monolithic as Paradise but it has an edge with the gothicy vibe and the neo-folk influences that puts it ahead of their other albums for me.


Really? Interesting... however, I've listened to this album a lot (at least 20 times I think) so it's not likely my opinion will change anymore. I actually liked it more at first but the more I listened to it, the less I liked it. Don't get me wrong, it's still a great album (hence the 8 rating) for me, but just incredibly inferior to (especially) Paradise Belongs to You and Saturn in Ascension. However, I do agree this album might have more variety on it than the other albums... pretty strange I think this album is Saturnus' weakest then, because I usually like the most varied stuff. But then again, I like longer epic songs way more than shorter (simple) songs, so it's still not that strange after all.
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30.06.2013 - 14:17
Fritillaria
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Finally I made my mind, Martyrs songwriting and originality are much superior to Veronika Decides to Die . (I hope I won't change my mind again on this )
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