Septicflesh - The Great Mass


8.6 | 984 votes |
Release date: 18 April 2011
Style: Extreme symphonic metal

Owners:

872 have it
76 want it


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: 4

Additional info
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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07.05.2011 - 19:38
Rating: 10
Argônio

Posts: 20
From: Brazil

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!
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08.05.2011 - 12:24
Rating: 3
Kass
St. Anger

Posts: 4108
From: Germany

One of the worst Death albums i've ever heard, "Overrated album"
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08.05.2011 - 13:37
Rating: 10
garmling

Posts: 288
From: Palau

Written by Kass 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...
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08.05.2011 - 13:59
Rating: 9
s_t_s

Posts: 664
From: France
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
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08.05.2011 - 16:43
Rating: 3
Kass
St. Anger

Posts: 4108
From: Germany

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...
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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08.05.2011 - 18:12
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist

Posts: 18929
From: Canada

Written by Kass 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.
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08.05.2011 - 18:23
Rating: 7
@gent_-_orange

Posts: 873
From: UK

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by Kass 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.
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Alone he sits, A vanquished Lord upon an oaken throne, presiding o'er this conflict that chills him to the bone, for each tarnished blade that festers is a thorn thrust in his side and his pain alone bears witness to the folly of mankind.
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08.05.2011 - 18:42
Rating: 4
enumaelis

Posts: 264
From: Spain

Chaotic with some ocassional brights
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08.05.2011 - 21:16
Rating: 6
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.

Posts: 1644
From: Mexico

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?
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09.05.2011 - 11:43
Rating: 3
Kass
St. Anger

Posts: 4108
From: Germany

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by Kass 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.
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"The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull"
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10.05.2011 - 02:28
Rating: 8
elseif

Posts: 96
From: France

Amazing
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10.05.2011 - 14:08
Rating: 10
garmling

Posts: 288
From: Palau

Quote:
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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...
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10.05.2011 - 14:19
Rating: 3
Kass
St. Anger

Posts: 4108
From: Germany

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.
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10.05.2011 - 18:40
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

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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
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13.05.2011 - 01:34
Rating: 9
Tetravirulence

Posts: 133
From: Bangladesh

Very intense symphony parts; FILMharmonic Orchestra did some fantastic job.
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14.05.2011 - 06:20
Rating: 10
Pyramid God

Posts: 184
From: USA

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.
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15.05.2011 - 00:13
JCJen7

Posts: 423
From: USA

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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



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15.05.2011 - 16:13
Rating: 9
s_t_s

Posts: 664
From: France
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..."
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17.05.2011 - 22:47
Rating: 10
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore

Posts: 289
From: Jordan

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.
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To their tombs the people are immured,
There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
Those who feed on corruption and weave death
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17.05.2011 - 22:52
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher

Posts: 2380
From: Greece

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!
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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18.05.2011 - 22:50
Rating: 10
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore

Posts: 289
From: Jordan

^ Oh yeah. That was pretty fucking awesome.
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To their tombs the people are immured,
There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
Those who feed on corruption and weave death
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20.05.2011 - 01:04
bard

Posts: 171
From: USA

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.
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27.05.2011 - 19:26
Megi

Posts: 29
From: Slovak Republic
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.
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04.06.2011 - 18:47
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist

Posts: 2187
From: Argentina

Lovely album!

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

Gotta buy the 5.1 edition, that must be kickass
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04.06.2011 - 20:35
Rating: 10
serega25

Posts: 165
From: Russia

This album has so many great songs!:banger:
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06.06.2011 - 23:23
Alone.Dead.Again

Posts: 3
From: Iran
Great
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08.06.2011 - 02:15
Rating: 10
Zealot644

Posts: 157
From: Canada

Awesome.
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08.06.2011 - 03:50
Rating: 10
northerking

Posts: 1
From: China
Awesome one!!
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11.06.2011 - 16:17
Rating: 10
Pyramid God

Posts: 184
From: USA

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.
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12.06.2011 - 00:22
Spacerunner

Posts: 111
From: Belarus
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.
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