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Release date: 11 January 2009
Style: Progressive death metal

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8.6 | 414 votes

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Disc I
01. Introduction / Domination
[Part I: Revelation]
02. Aspiration Above [Reception / Translation]
03. Arken Bringer [Union / Construction]
04. Alien Choice [Declaration / Revolution]
05. Awkward Decision [Division / Integration]
[Part II: Elevation]
06. Blinded Addict [Fusion / Rebellion]
07. Beyond Betrayal [Violation / Condemnation]
08. Blessed Circle [Education / Deification]
09. Black Despair [Isolation / Liberation]
10. Blurred Exile [Destination / Alteration]
[Part III: Regression]
11. Cast Away [Damnation / Seclusion]
12. Crisis Bleedings [Illusion / Desperation]
13. Confined Contender [Resolution / Protection]
14. Circuits Distortion [Reconstruction / Intrusion]
15. Contact Experience [Confrontation / Communication]
[Part IV: Extinction]
16. Devices Awakening [Activation / Production]
17. Down Below [Confusion / Resurrection]
18. Distant Chronicles [Realisation / Penetration]
19. Digital Disclosure [Disconnection / Comprehension]
20. Deserved Eternity [Salvation / Connection]

Disc II [Origins] [limited deluxe edition bonus]
01. Tower Of Vanities
02. Chimera
03. Lost Soul
04. The Mental Frames (Part I)
05. How Could I [Cynic cover]
06. A Fortune In Lies [Dream Theater cover]
07. I Am The Black Wizards [Emperor cover]
08. This Dazzling Abyss [Loudblast cover]

The best debut album of 2009
Top 20 albums of 2009: 14

Review
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Additional info
"How Could I" Featuring: Angela Gossow (Vocals), Christophe Godin (Guitar Solo #1 & #3)
"A Fortune in Lies" Featuring: David Scott McBee (Vocals), Tom MacLean (Guitar Solo #1), Charly Sahona (Guitar Solo #2)
"I am the Black Wizards" Featuring: Sonm (Vocals)
"This Dazzling Abyss" Featuring: Ludovic Loez (Vocals), Paul Masvidal (Guitar Solo)

Staff review by
wrathchild

Rating:
9.6
Disclaimer: this review might be long (and so is the album) but I couldn't do without the context and other explanations. If you don't care about reading this slab of a review, just go and buy the album straight away.

You may not have heard of French band Kalisia before but they've been among the most praised act here since they released the demo Skies about 15 years ago. I, myself, have discovered the demo back in 2003 I think, and was so blown by this progressive and somewhat death metal music that I was eager for more, for a full length. Back then Cybion was already in the works so everyone was expecting a release sometime soon...

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published 08.05.2009 | Comments (82)

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Stas - 07.02.2010 at 11:46  
  Brilliant!
Ellrohir - 07.02.2010 at 12:47  
  Best album of 2009 for me
Met@1lurg - 24.05.2010 at 19:18  
Rating: 9 Amazing thing. Lyrics are nice. guitar riffs, drumming especially and growls are excellent. Keyboarder rules. I listen to it on my PC using headphones. I can hear multichannel sound with multiple effects as 5.1 This album must be listen by everybody who likes long compositions. Not very heavy music but in Part C i hear black/death metal But comfortable to listen to it. Recently i didn't like black or death metal, but Kalisia did it that what i wanna to listen to.
Daydream Nation - 21.07.2010 at 05:36  
  Despite being overtly pretentious and over the top, I still enjoy this album. Appeals to all the metal sides of me.
qlacs - 13.08.2010 at 09:42  
Rating: 10 I only give 9 because after I get bored of it after a year
Wishmaster - 02.09.2010 at 23:45  
  It's epic! But after a while, it gets boring, imho.
Starchild - 21.09.2010 at 12:44  
Rating: 10 Amazing album. Really epic stuff. Undoubtedly best album of 2009.
tibosax - 07.01.2012 at 18:05  
  Just one word : wow
JÄY - 05.10.2012 at 19:47  
Rating: 10 Cool, so just 15 more years till another release?
tea[m]ster - 05.10.2012 at 19:50  
Rating: 6
Written by JÄY on 05.10.2012 at 19:47

Cool, so just 15 more years till another release?


lol, yea, it'll be the band members kids who make it
Therapy? - 07.12.2012 at 17:35  
Rating: 9 I love this album! It was kind of hard to find it but I found it in the Season Of Mist shop and it was the Limited Edition, no less. Whoo hoo!
Dark†SymphonY - 18.02.2013 at 16:50  
Rating: 8 This is a good album, lots of fantastic sounds and great tracks. The only problem I'm having is within these good moments, there some boring and very repetitive ones. It could be to do with the amount of tracks and the length of the album.
On the whole, a worthy album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.02.2013 at 16:53  
Rating: 6 392 votes for this, only 8 for their massively superior demo 'Skies'.

Ellrohir - 18.02.2013 at 17:04  
  This song is included on the new album's 2nd disc too the whole demo is in fact, so its literally like 2 in 1, therefore better
Dark†SymphonY - 18.02.2013 at 19:09  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 18.02.2013 at 16:53

392 votes for this, only 8 for their massively superior demo 'Skies'.



That sounds awesome, I just recently listened to Cybion and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely check out their demo if its that good.
Ellrohir - 19.02.2013 at 13:04  
  The 2nd bonus disc certainly is great stuff too (and so the demo must be)...but i value the complexity of Cybion's story and all the "space-themes" sfx features more
LeKiwi - 20.03.2013 at 16:25  
Rating: 6 Far too symphonic and joyful (major chords...damn them) for my tastes.

Plus, how could this possibly be album of the year with albums such as Tall Poppy Syndrome and Stone's Reach?
Lit. - 20.03.2013 at 17:37  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 20.03.2013 at 16:25

Plus, how could this possibly be album of the year with albums such as Tall Poppy Syndrome and Stone's Reach?

You just answered your own question.
LeKiwi - 20.03.2013 at 18:42  
Rating: 6
Written by Lit. on 20.03.2013 at 17:37

Written by LeKiwi on 20.03.2013 at 16:25

Plus, how could this possibly be album of the year with albums such as Tall Poppy Syndrome and Stone's Reach?

You just answered your own question.

It was meant as a reply to the other members who stated the album was the best or among the best of the year.
Lit. - 20.03.2013 at 20:18  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 20.03.2013 at 18:42

It was meant as a reply to the other members who stated the album was the best or among the best of the year.

Well, it is.
LeKiwi - 21.03.2013 at 00:07  
Rating: 6
Written by Lit. on 20.03.2013 at 20:18

Written by LeKiwi on 20.03.2013 at 18:42

It was meant as a reply to the other members who stated the album was the best or among the best of the year.

Well, it is.

Pretty weak album imo, everyone's entitled to their opinion.
Lit. - 21.03.2013 at 00:13  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 21.03.2013 at 00:07

Pretty weak album imo, everyone's entitled to their opinion.

True...
...even if it is wrong.
LeKiwi - 21.03.2013 at 01:01  
Rating: 6
Written by Lit. on 21.03.2013 at 00:13

Written by LeKiwi on 21.03.2013 at 00:07

Pretty weak album imo, everyone's entitled to their opinion.

True...
...even if it is wrong.

As you say
Rhiannon - 09.05.2013 at 20:32  
Rating: 6 I tried to get into this album, gave it many spins because I like sci-fi themes and heard this was influenced by Ayreon. But it just doesn't work for me. The album is complex and mixes many genres and vocal styles, but it leads to the problem that I only like some parts, and not full songs. There is not a single song I like entirely. Some good melodies here and there, but they don't get repeated, there are no choruses, nothing to help the listener to get into the album.
And I can't stand the main vocals, either get a better growler or use mostly clean vocals (but then it wouldn't be death metal...).
MechanisT - 25.11.2013 at 19:05  
  This album gets better and better with and every spin I make. Love the concept behind it as well, totally a sucker for futuristic-themed albums such as this.
On a side note; Section C blows me away every damn time.
Zaphod - 02.08.2014 at 01:50  
Rating: 7 I should re-listen this some time, though I remember I wasn't impressed on my first listen (which was probably 1 or 2 years ago)

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