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Release date: 20 October 2006
Style: Progressive metal

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01. The Black Sea
02. Dread It
03. Don't Go Any Further
04. Avalanche
05. Gloria
06. Aerophobic
07. The Hole We Are In
08. Save The Past
09. Lava
10. Too Many Broken Cease Fires
11. Untiefen

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Darkside Momo

Rating:
9.0
A controversial album, to say the least. Disillusion's first effort - Back To Times Of Splendor - was an impressive progressive, melodic death metal album, and was really well received by the metal community. Gloria takes a completely different way, much colder, experimental, leaving death metal far away. That's why a lot of fans of the first album where completely taken aback by 'the new Disillusion'.

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published 21.02.2007 | Comments (10)

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MechanisT - 23.05.2013 at 16:53  
Rating: 10 This is ridiculous. I DEMAND a new album. NOW. >:[
Darkside Momo - 24.05.2013 at 01:20  
Rating: 10
Written by MechanisT on 23.05.2013 at 16:53

This is ridiculous. I DEMAND a new album. NOW. >:[

well, neither their website or myspace have been updated for more tahn a year, so...
Diverge - 18.07.2013 at 18:26  
Rating: 8 It's been two years since I heard this album and I still have no idea what to think of it.
tea[m]ster - 18.07.2013 at 18:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 18.07.2013 at 18:26

It's been two years since I heard this album and I still have no idea what to think of it.


I love it. Props to a band for wanting to experiment and mess around a bit after a HUGE fucking debut album.
Diverge - 18.07.2013 at 18:49  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.07.2013 at 18:33

Written by Diverge on 18.07.2013 at 18:26

It's been two years since I heard this album and I still have no idea what to think of it.


I love it. Props to a band for wanting to experiment and mess around a bit after a HUGE fucking debut album.


I totally agree-- there are some unbelievable moments in Gloria, to be sure. But, in my opinion, it's also hard not to sympathize with the criticisms of the people whose hearts got completely torn apart by Gloria... I certainly believe Gloria has its flaws, but it's pretty entertaining.
tea[m]ster - 18.07.2013 at 19:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 18.07.2013 at 18:49

I totally agree-- there are some unbelievable moments in Gloria, to be sure. But, in my opinion, it's also hard not to sympathize with the criticisms of the people whose hearts got completely torn apart by Gloria... I certainly believe Gloria has its flaws, but it's pretty entertaining.


Prog metal fans are a pretty finicky bunch anyways. If a band releases anything "different" from their previous album the world comes crashing down. Look at Dream Theater. Same shit over and over...
Diverge - 18.07.2013 at 19:18  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.07.2013 at 19:02

Written by Diverge on 18.07.2013 at 18:49

I totally agree-- there are some unbelievable moments in Gloria, to be sure. But, in my opinion, it's also hard not to sympathize with the criticisms of the people whose hearts got completely torn apart by Gloria... I certainly believe Gloria has its flaws, but it's pretty entertaining.


Prog metal fans are a pretty finicky bunch anyways. If a band releases anything "different" from their previous album the world comes crashing down. Look at Dream Theater. Same shit over and over...


Haha true!
Zaphod - 29.12.2013 at 11:29  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.07.2013 at 19:02

Prog metal fans are a pretty finicky bunch anyways. If a band releases anything "different" from their previous album the world comes crashing down. Look at Dream Theater. Same shit over and over...

That counts for fans of metal in general I'd say. And while I certainly welcome any band that doesn't do the same thing over and over and that experiments with each release, I can understand it when a fan finds a sound he likes and just wants more of the same. I myself am not at all like that though, if the choice were mine I'd want every single band to do something new with each release. Skeletonwitch using keyboards? Bring it on. Wintersun mixing some blues in there? Sure, why not.
That being said, I haven't actually heard this album yet, so I don't know if it's drastically different.
tea[m]ster - 29.12.2013 at 19:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Zaphod on 29.12.2013 at 11:29

I haven't actually heard this album yet, so I don't know if it's drastically different.


If you love Back To Times Of Splendor this will be a pretty big shock. I don't want to spoil it for you. Give it a shot but you might think they aren't the same band.
Zaphod - 29.12.2013 at 19:18  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 29.12.2013 at 19:02

If you love Back To Times Of Splendor this will be a pretty big shock. I don't want to spoil it for you. Give it a shot but you might think they aren't the same band.

You're actually just making me excited to listen to it
Darkside Momo - 29.12.2013 at 19:18  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 29.12.2013 at 19:02

Written by Zaphod on 29.12.2013 at 11:29

I haven't actually heard this album yet, so I don't know if it's drastically different.


If you love Back To Times Of Splendor this will be a pretty big shock. I don't want to spoil it for you. Give it a shot but you might think they aren't the same band.

yet the guitar work is immediately recognizable as Disillusion, even if different
tea[m]ster - 29.12.2013 at 19:21  
Rating: 9
Written by Darkside Momo on 29.12.2013 at 19:18

yet the guitar work is immediately recognizable as Disillusion, even if different


Yes very true, but the song structures...is this the same band???? :0 OMG...pure genius.
Darkside Momo - 29.12.2013 at 19:26  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 29.12.2013 at 19:21

Written by Darkside Momo on 29.12.2013 at 19:18

yet the guitar work is immediately recognizable as Disillusion, even if different


Yes very true, but the song structures...is this the same band???? :0 OMG...pure genius.

true, song structures are another matter entirely
Zaphod - 12.03.2014 at 04:05  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 29.12.2013 at 19:02

If you love Back To Times Of Splendor this will be a pretty big shock. I don't want to spoil it for you. Give it a shot but you might think they aren't the same band.

Finally gave it a spin last week. Wow. It does indeed sound like a different band. However, it's not different in quality, this is still top-notch...
deadone - 12.03.2014 at 04:09  
Rating: 8 Film clip for "Don't Go Any Further" is probably my favourite film clip of all time. The footage and song complement each other perfectly.



Checking out rest of album now.


EDIT: No idea why this is regarded as progressive as a lot of the time it sounds more Neue Deutsche Härte ala Rammstein or Stahlhammer to me.

Very cool stuff.
tea[m]ster - 12.03.2014 at 20:01  
Rating: 9
Written by Zaphod on 12.03.2014 at 04:05

Finally gave it a spin last week. Wow. It does indeed sound like a different band. However, it's not different in quality, this is still top-notch...


Glad you like it. It really is a great record. So many different elements in the music. After watching the video above I think I will go dig up the disc and play it in its entirety
Darkside Momo - 12.03.2014 at 21:31  
Rating: 10
Written by deadone on 12.03.2014 at 04:09

Film clip for "Don't Go Any Further" is probably my favourite film clip of all time. The footage and song complement each other perfectly.

Gotta love that videoclip indeed If I remember correctly, film-m (the company who shot the film) are Andy Schmidt's friend and worked closely with him on that.

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