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Release date: 22 January 2010
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.3 | 136 votes

Owners:

151 have it
20 want it


01. Ylem
02. As The World Keels Over
03. Osiris
04. Silence
05. Evenfall
06. Redivider
07. Satan Bled
08. Hirundineans
09. Nemesis
10. The Valley
11. Wraith
12. Sycamore Trees [bonus]

Review
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Florian Magnus "Morean" Maier - vocals
Paymon - keyboards
Victor "V. Santura" Bullok - guitar
Asvargr - guitar
Matthias "Seraph" Landes - drums
Draug - bass


Additional info
Release dates:

January 22: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
January 25: Rest of Europe
February 10: USA

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
8.3
It's always nice seeing this melodic black metal combo from Germany striking back in welcome amounts of time, on 2010 it was Ylem's turn to see the light of day, the second one with Morean on vocals after the pretty strong Eidolon.

On this new attempt a darker air is distinctive, the overall atmosphere breathes something either menacing or with the essence of a pleasant nightmare, no matter how contradictive this may sound. The guitars apart from the railway or more upbeat groovy moments offer some really wonderful and inspired melodies, chords, even solos and every now and then you are able to cherish some very interesting passages that evoke a sense of distress or a more oriental vibe. Seraph behind the drumkit delivers an awesome performance with a wide variety of tempos and techniques. Very often, thanks to the very good production, you get to listen to some well-thought ideas that actually make the composition more complex and above all, they partake in the atmosphere since they add this something that will lend another air to the way it flows.

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published 03.10.2010 | Comments (21)

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Uirapuru - 26.01.2010 at 07:48  
  Good album.

Althou ''good'' is a little dissapointing after the excellent Eidolon. Interesting drum work throughout the album.

First 2010 album on my playlist o/
draconian - 28.01.2010 at 23:50  
  Good album!
the new that dark fortress bring in this album is the alternance between agressive and growl vocals, melodic pieces , great drums and somtimes amazing guitars.Overall it's an amalgam between death and black metal.
Valaskjalf - 29.01.2010 at 03:54  
Rating: 8 Had very high hopes for the album and I suppose im a little disappointed....not really sure why but I feel this is a bit more of an exploratory album, more atmospheric - which some people would love, some people like me dont like that as much. The songs are also extremely long...theres quite a few clocking over 7 minutes and I suppose some of them are just a little slow.

The title track and satan bled are epic...mostly because they remind me a lot of Eidolon, which is still my favourite DF album.
Noxious - 01.02.2010 at 16:15  
  Awesome
Enemy of Reality - 27.02.2010 at 18:46  
Rating: 7 Its a good black metal album with gothic/dark metal influences, but i still don't find this to be as awesome as most people say it is...maybe it's me! LOL
Culty - 12.04.2010 at 00:20  
  Well this is the first Dark Fortress album I've heard and i like it quite a bit. Should probably check out Eidolon since you guys say its better .
serega25 - 28.11.2011 at 21:37  
Rating: 10 This is album is good!!! Need to check another albums.
squidrick420 - 02.02.2013 at 07:02  
Rating: 9 I got this album on accident and I am glad that I did. I was drunk looking through used cd's and i saw word dark, and a black metal looking logo and put it in the pile of cd's i was getting thinking i just found a Dark Funeral album. Well when i put it in my cd player i knew it wasn't Dark Funeral, but whatever it was blew my mind. That is how i discovered this amazing band/album.
lord artan - 22.02.2013 at 13:35  
Rating: 10 05. Evenfall...masterpiece...
LeKiwi - 23.10.2013 at 00:12  
  I like.

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