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Release date: 18 April 2011
Style: Atmospheric death metal, Extreme symphonic metal

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Disc I
01. The Vampire From Nazareth
02. A Great Mass Of Death
03. Pyramid God
04. Five-Pointed Star
05. Oceans Of Grey
06. The Undead Keep Dreaming
07. Rising
08. Apocalypse
09. Mad Architect
10. Therianthropy

Disc II [Limited edition] [DVD]
01. Making Of…
    1 - We Offer The Sun
    2 - Writing The Apocalypse
    3 - A Concerto Of Sadness
    4 - I Am The Destroyer Of Life

02. The Great Mass 5.1
    1 - The Vampire From Nazareth
    2 - A Great Mass Of Death
    3 - Pyramid God
    4 - Five-Pointed Star
    5 - Oceans Of Grey
    6 - The Undead Keep Dreaming
    7 - Rising
    8 - Apocalypse
    9 - Mad Architect
    10 - Therianthropy

The best Symphonic Metal album of 2011
Top 20 albums of 2011: 6

Review
Lyrics (10)


Additional info
Europe: April 18th
North America: April 19th

Available in the following formats:
- CD + Blu-ray digipak
- Collector's book, including 2 CDs + Blu-ray 12" gatefold LP
- CD jewel case
- Digital download

Recorded at Devasoundz Studios, Athens.
Produced by Peter Tägtgren.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.0
According to Orthodox Easter, Christ will be resurrected by the end of this specific week, springtime unfolds its wings in a shy way, slowly but steadily, the flowers bloom, the butterflies dance and "The Vampire From Nazareth" is about to be awakened. Well, my dear friends, this is the most appropriate moment of the year for a new Septicflesh album.

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published 22.04.2011 | Comments (27)

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Argônio - 07.05.2011 at 19:38  
Rating: 10 I'm always looking for different kind of sounds, this album surely is one of the best things that I heard this year. Amazing and creative!
JD - 08.05.2011 at 12:24  
Rating: 3 One of the worst Death albums i've ever heard, "Overrated album"
garmling - 08.05.2011 at 13:37  
Rating: 10
Written by JD on 08.05.2011 at 12:24

One of the worst Death albums i've ever heard, "Overrated album"


but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...
s_t_s - 08.05.2011 at 13:59  
Rating: 9 The more I listen to this album, the more I like it ! This is definitely a master piece to me ! Only track that is a bit below the rest is "Rising", why isn't there any orchestral part in it ? Anyway, just love it !

I would love to give it 10 but there's nothing like perfection
JD - 08.05.2011 at 16:43  
Rating: 3
Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...
Troy Killjoy - 08.05.2011 at 18:12  
 
Written by JD on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.
@gent_-_orange - 08.05.2011 at 18:23  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by JD on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Agreed, Apart from the growled vocals this album is no way death metal. It should just be considered symphonic.
enumaelis - 08.05.2011 at 18:42  
Rating: 4 Chaotic with some ocassional brights
Daggon - 08.05.2011 at 21:16  
Rating: 6 I have some mixed feelings about this album. It starts in an awesome way, some great crushing symphonic metal truly pleasant to my ears, nice vocals and great music in general, but somehow I think this is kinda repetitive after the fourth song. I'm just sayin', ever heard of Hollenthon?
JD - 09.05.2011 at 11:43  
Rating: 3
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by JD on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Fair enough.
elseif - 10.05.2011 at 02:28  
Rating: 8 Amazing
garmling - 10.05.2011 at 14:08  
Rating: 10
Quote:
Quote:
Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.


Extreme Symphonic Metal would do the justice! and btw stop comparing Septicflesh with Hollenthon, it is absolutely misleading! Apart from Symphonic parts in their music (which are in Hollenthon's case stolen from some classical works, till Septicflesh has original compositions of their own) they are completely different...
JD - 10.05.2011 at 14:19  
Rating: 3
Written by garmling on 10.05.2011 at 14:08

and btw stop comparing Septicflesh with Hollenthon, it is absolutely misleading! Apart from Symphonic parts in their music (which are in Hollenthon's case stolen from some classical works, till Septicflesh has original compositions of their own) they are completely different...

Agreed.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.05.2011 at 18:40  
 
Quote:
Quote:
Written by garmling on 10.05.2011 at 14:08

Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.


Extreme Symphonic Metal would do the justice! and btw stop comparing Septicflesh with Hollenthon, it is absolutely misleading! Apart from Symphonic parts in their music (which are in Hollenthon's case stolen from some classical works, till Septicflesh has original compositions of their own) they are completely different...


Yeh ollenthon is infinitely better
Tetravirulence - 13.05.2011 at 01:34  
Rating: 9 Very intense symphony parts; FILMharmonic Orchestra did some fantastic job.
Pyramid God - 14.05.2011 at 06:20  
Rating: 10 I've been a fan of metal for about 12 years and I'm saddened its taken me this long to experience such greatness. I love every second of this album.
JCJen7 - 15.05.2011 at 00:13  
 
Quote:
Quote:
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.05.2011 at 18:40

Written by garmling on 10.05.2011 at 14:08

Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.


Extreme Symphonic Metal would do the justice! and btw stop comparing Septicflesh with Hollenthon, it is absolutely misleading! Apart from Symphonic parts in their music (which are in Hollenthon's case stolen from some classical works, till Septicflesh has original compositions of their own) they are completely different...


Yeh ollenthon is infinitely better



s_t_s - 15.05.2011 at 16:13  
Rating: 9
Written by Pyramid God on 14.05.2011 at 06:20

I've been a fan of metal for about 12 years and I'm saddened its taken me this long to experience such greatness. I love every second of this album.


Hey there have been other great albums over the decade but I agree that this album stands above everything else ! I love your nickname by the way

"You try, you try, you try to find me,
You seek the one no willing to be found..."
Iron Nostarion - 17.05.2011 at 22:47  
Rating: 10 Great album, especially the songs "Pyramid God", "The Vampire of Nazareth", "Mad Architect" and "Rising".

Somehow, however, I can't find any truly pure-awesome-sauce guitar solos. Although I shouldn't expect much from something so symphonic.
Deadmeat - 17.05.2011 at 22:52  
Rating: 9
Written by Iron Nostarion on 17.05.2011 at 22:47

Great album, especially the songs "Pyramid God", "The Vampire of Nazareth", "Mad Architect" and "Rising".


you forgot five pointed star!
Iron Nostarion - 18.05.2011 at 22:50  
Rating: 10 ^ Oh yeah. That was pretty fucking awesome.
bard - 20.05.2011 at 01:04  
  I like a lot of the sounds Septicflesh work with, but I didn't really hear much on this album that I didn't already hear on the previous two.
Megi - 27.05.2011 at 19:26  
  What a beast of an album. Just proves that without a bass player with a crushing tone, this band wouldn't pummel as bad as it does. I get chills each time that ol' clean vox comes in. It deserves great reviews for sure, but in my opinion some of it is a bit filler, but just SOME. Must have of 2011 though, love the artwork too.
Unhealer - 04.06.2011 at 18:47  
Rating: 8 Lovely album!

I find some weak songs, but it is a joyful listen overall

Gotta buy the 5.1 edition, that must be kickass
serega25 - 04.06.2011 at 20:35  
Rating: 10 This album has so many great songs!:banger:
Alone.Dead.Again - 06.06.2011 at 23:23  
  Great
Zealot644 - 08.06.2011 at 02:15  
Rating: 10 Awesome.
northerking - 08.06.2011 at 03:50  
Rating: 10 Awesome one!!
Pyramid God - 11.06.2011 at 16:17  
Rating: 10 So sad the vote abuse going on to try and take this album down. Seriously, any vote under a 3 should be thrown out. Even if this isn't your genre of metal you can't help but respect the quality of it.
Spacerunner - 12.06.2011 at 00:22  
Rating: 8 In the current top same things can be said about Omnium Gatherum and Moonsorrow. Good practice for getting average value in such cases is to separate some percent of extremum values from counting. For example, 5% of the lowest and 5% of the highest values.
(((O))) - 12.06.2011 at 00:25  
  God, this is overrated, there are several better releases this year.
Mr. Doctor - 12.06.2011 at 00:31  
 
Written by Pyramid God on 11.06.2011 at 16:17

So sad the vote abuse going on to try and take this album down. Seriously, any vote under a 3 should be thrown out. Even if this isn't your genre of metal you can't help but respect the quality of it.


Hhahahahahahhahhaa
Sorry dude... But of the 378 votes only 33 are for average and below... 144 are 10s..... And you call on those 33 people for vote abuse?!
Get real.
Hinokokera - 12.06.2011 at 00:42  
 
Written by JD on 09.05.2011 at 11:43

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by JD on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by garmling on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Fair enough.

i dont care about travias. and also about genre . the only thing i know is that it's awesome neither it is death nor its symphonic!
Spacerunner - 12.06.2011 at 00:43  
Rating: 8 Hm... Strange thing but short top 10 at left side of the screen and full top 20 of 2011 are different. Might be some rounding bugs)))
Deadmeat - 12.06.2011 at 00:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 00:31

Written by Pyramid God on 11.06.2011 at 16:17

So sad the vote abuse going on to try and take this album down. Seriously, any vote under a 3 should be thrown out. Even if this isn't your genre of metal you can't help but respect the quality of it.


Hhahahahahahhahhaa
Sorry dude... But of the 378 votes only 33 are for average and below... 144 are 10s..... And you call on those 33 people for vote abuse?!
Get real.

think it better. if an album has an average of "9.0" it'll need 9 votes of "10" do do the same work as 1 vote of "1". so if it didnt have those 6 votes of "1" it would have a much higher rating. (of course i mean-want this about every album and dont say it because it is the "perfect septicflesh release who should be forever on top")
Mr. Doctor - 12.06.2011 at 01:22  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 00:50

think it better. if an album has an average of "9.0" it'll need 9 votes of "10" do do the same work as 1 vote of "1". so if it didnt have those 6 votes of "1" it would have a much higher rating. (of course i mean-want this about every album and dont say it because it is the "perfect septicflesh release who should be forever on top")


But still the point prevails... There such a huge amount of people completely overreacting about this album greatness compared to the people who seems to dislike it. I always believed that the "vote abuse" card is one of the cheapest complains in Metal Storm. It's not like you can tell for real what are the intentions of the people who vote. I don't see the point of making a complain based on arguments that can EASILY be used against the person who makes the complain in the first place.
Spacerunner - 12.06.2011 at 01:31  
Rating: 8 Made some quick estimation in excel using extremum value separation (5% taken). First rate is new, than those that used in current straight method:

1 (2) Omnium Gatherum - 8.92 - 8.66
2 (1) Moonsorrow - 8.89 - 8.67
3 (3) Septicflesh - 8.86 - 8.65
4 (4) Obscura - 8.79 - 8.60
5 (5) Heavenwood - 8.72 - 8.57
6 (6) Amorphis - 8.71 - 8.54
7 (9) Primordial - 8.67 - 8.45
8 (10) Novembers Doom - 8.63 - 8.44
9 (7) Suidakra - 8.61 - 8.51
10 (8) Torchbearer - 8.52 - 8.50
11 (11) Amon Amarth - 8.48 - 8.41

Much better differentiation, imho)
Deadmeat - 12.06.2011 at 01:32  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 01:22

Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 00:50

think it better. if an album has an average of "9.0" it'll need 9 votes of "10" do do the same work as 1 vote of "1". so if it didnt have those 6 votes of "1" it would have a much higher rating. (of course i mean-want this about every album and dont say it because it is the "perfect septicflesh release who should be forever on top")


But still the point prevails... There such a huge amount of people completely overreacting about this album greatness compared to the people who seems to dislike it. I always believed that the "vote abuse" card is one of the cheapest complains in Metal Storm. It's not like you can tell for real what are the intentions of the people who vote. I don't see the point of making a complain based on arguments that can EASILY be used against the person who makes the complain in the first place.

well ok, but you dont get my meaning. only by assuming the 14 votes of this album between 1-3 we need 114 votes of "10" to balance the result. i mean that even if there are SOME people who overreact about an album (which is not something BAD - most times it just means that they like it very very much), the people who do the vote abusing job have a multiple effect on the album's rating so they DONT NEED to do much more vote abusing. i am sure that if the rating system was 3-10 (and not (1-10) you'd see surely much more than 14 votes of "3"....
Mr. Doctor - 12.06.2011 at 01:42  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 01:32

well ok, but you dont get my meaning. only by assuming the 14 votes of this album between 1-3 we need 114 votes of "10" to balance the result. i mean that even if there are SOME people who overreact about an album (which is not something BAD - most times it just means that they like it very very much), the people who do the vote abusing job have a multiple effect on the album's rating so they DONT NEED to do much more vote abusing. i am sure that if the rating system was 3-10 (and not (1-10) you'd see surely much more than 14 votes of "3"....


Oh I do get your logic, I just don't see it as a part of the real issue of "vote abuse". I'm not gonna make a big fuss ofer this since I don't care of it that much... I just found the irony so good so I commented on it.
Deadmeat - 12.06.2011 at 01:47  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 01:42

Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 01:32

well ok, but you dont get my meaning. only by assuming the 14 votes of this album between 1-3 we need 114 votes of "10" to balance the result. i mean that even if there are SOME people who overreact about an album (which is not something BAD - most times it just means that they like it very very much), the people who do the vote abusing job have a multiple effect on the album's rating so they DONT NEED to do much more vote abusing. i am sure that if the rating system was