Kalisia - Cybion


8.6 | 427 votes |
Release date: 11 January 2009
Style: Progressive death metal

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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: 19

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 (81)

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23.03.2020 - 08:19
Rating: 7
DeathMetal
Came back to this one. Better than I remember but still not blown away.
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23.03.2020 - 19:18
The Witchfinder
Wow, forgot all about this album. First disc is decent but unmemorable. Second disc is where it's at.
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