Release date: 18 February 2003
Style: Atmospheric death metal


8.7 | 416 votes


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08. Magic Loves Infinity
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13. Shapeshifter

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Lyrics (13)

Spiros "Seth" Antoniou - vocals, bass, samples
Sotiris Vayenas - guitars, vocals
Christos "Chris" Antoniou - guitars, samples
Akis "Lethe" Kapranos - drums
George Tamvakologos - keyboards

Guest musicians
Natalie Rassoulis - vocals
Gore - backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded & mixed at Studio Fredman (Sweden), May-June 2002.
Sound engineers: Patrik J. and Fredrik Nordström.
Produced by Fredrik Nordström and Septic Flesh.
The choir vocals were recorded at Praxis Studio with Lambros Sfyris as sound engineer.
Digital mastering at Mega Wimp Sound in Berlin.
Executive producer: Hammerheart Records.

Staff review by

Septic Flesh, a band that was always expressing the Faustian spirit and the aenaon search of the soul. In nowadays' society where human beings have no opinion nor will of their own, imprisoned by their own will, they only follow and they feed upon lies, waiting for the land of promise and a fake paradise/utopia, Septic Flesh with "Sumerian Daemons" bring forth the arch meaning of the word "Demon" (Daemon). Daemon = Demon = the one who seeks knowledge, wisdom, the free spirit that won't follow; definitely not the false meaning that Church passed throughout the centuries of a dark soul/fallen angel trying to lead humans to eerie delights/temptation. They take us back to the ancient civilizations of the Sumerians and ancient Egypt, thousands of years ago, when humans were searching for utter knowledge and attain wisdom. The Sumerian ziggurats and the pyramids of Egypt, symbols of symmetry and a free age when the spirit was able to fly…

published 08.09.2004 | Comments (12)

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Deadmeat - 27.02.2010 at 01:45  
Rating: 10 This album is a piece of perfection. it takes you to another place while listening to it. excellent.
Wishmaster - 05.09.2010 at 15:44  
Written by Deadmeat on 27.02.2010 at 01:45

This album is a piece of perfection. it takes you to another place while listening to it. excellent.

Agreed. Maybe their best.
Dark Blood - 24.02.2011 at 02:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 05.09.2010 at 15:44

Written by Deadmeat on 27.02.2010 at 01:45

This album is a piece of perfection. it takes you to another place while listening to it. excellent.

Agreed. Maybe their best.

I gotta say, when I first listened to this album I didn't really liked it, and I thought it was uninteresting. But it's been growing on my like no other! How can I be so fool to think this was not interesting...? lol
serega25 - 26.04.2011 at 21:20  
Metalblaster - 02.05.2011 at 23:09  
  When they disbanded back in time i thought myself: "why disband after they created an album like Summerian Daemon?" The album felt like a hammer smashing your face with a hammer. Certainly it had many melodic parts but i must say it was more brutal than melodic...Anyway, Septic Flesh are one of the few bands that each album travels you to another dimension through nighmares and sighs since their first album...Hail to the hordes of the dreamlord !!!
Kuroboshi - 22.08.2011 at 05:35  
Rating: 9 Easily their best.
musicalkaratekid - 04.03.2012 at 18:40  
Rating: 9 I am a huge fan of this band, and have been for the last half a year. This album is so fucking powerful its almost impossible to take it all in in one listen. The industrial and symphonic flourishes may steer fans of the band's more extreme side away, but i believe it adds to a balance that puts this band firmly in a world of their own.
infernaldeath87 - 16.06.2012 at 23:52  
Rating: 9 Great album! Intense!
NocturnalStalker - 09.07.2013 at 17:36  
Rating: 9 One of my favourite Septicflesh albums. Though, actually, almost all of them are my favourties.
svartberger - 08.01.2014 at 22:40  
Rating: 10 Easily my favorite Death Metal Album
NorthernDickhead - 15.03.2014 at 16:27  
  Vocals are something so awesome. good good...
popmik - 16.04.2014 at 02:02  
Rating: 10 This album definitely takes you to another place, it makes me feel like a mere mortal who has the privilege to eavesdrop on god's creation - definitely their best work!

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