Absu - Tara


8.3 | 116 votes |
Release date: 23 May 2001
Style: Blackened thrash metal

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01. Tara
02. Pillars Of Mercy
03. A Shield With An Iron Face
04. Manannán
05. The Cognate House Of Courtly Witches Lies West Of County Meath
06. She Cries The Quiet Lake
07. Yrp Lluyddawe
08. From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn To Ash)
09. Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)
10. Vorago (Spell 182)
11. Born (Of The Waves)
12. Stone Of Destiny (...For Magh Slécht And Ard Righ)
13. Tara (Recapitulation)
14. V.I.T.R.I.O.L. [bonus]
15. Hallstatt [bonus]
16. Manannán [bonus]
17. Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle [bonus]

Additional info
Recorded between September and December 2000 at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, TX.
All music composed and written by Shaftiel except "Tara" and "Tara (Recapitulation)", written and performed by Sir Don Shannon.
Arrangements and all voices sung by Proscriptor.
Lyrics written by Proscriptor and Equitant.
Additional synthesizers and piano performed by David Harbour.
Additional acoustic guitars and mandolins performed by Sir Vincent Rossi.
Backing vocals performed by Masthema Mazzaqim (Azazel's Torch), Melechesh Ashmedi (Melechesh) and Sir Ronnie Trent (10 Kingdoms).
Produced by Kol Marshall and Absu.

"Manannán" is a re-recorded version of the song which originally appeared on the mini-album 'In the Eyes of Ioldánach' (1998).

Vinyl version is limited to 1000 copies. Re-released as collector's picture disc in May 2006 by Agonia Records.

Remastered digipak released in September 2007 with the 'In the Eyes...' EP as bonus tracks.

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10.01.2014 - 14:32
Rating: 10
Haiwaan Das
Faaaaaaaaaaaaasssst
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02.12.2014 - 00:32
psykometal
A staff guy...
Can't believe none of our people ever reviewed this album. It's so fucking brutal and majestic.
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21.08.2016 - 00:21
Mik
The drums in this are fucking unbelievable.
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21.08.2016 - 03:48
Rating: 8
Alex F
yeah man
Written by Mik on 21.08.2016 at 00:21

The drums in this are fucking unbelievable.

The instrumentation in general is quite impressive. Definitely a group of skilled musicians, and the songwriting kicks ass as well, so there's nothing not to love.
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21.08.2016 - 14:19
Mik
Written by Alex F on 21.08.2016 at 03:48

Written by Mik on 21.08.2016 at 00:21

The drums in this are fucking unbelievable.

The instrumentation in general is quite impressive. Definitely a group of skilled musicians, and the songwriting kicks ass as well, so there's nothing not to love.

Yeah the instrumentation is flawless including these vocals. Definitely a great example of modern thrash which most thrash bands should achieve.
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