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Release date: 30 November 2012
Style: Gothic doom metal

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01. Litany Of Rain
02. Wind Torn
03. A Lonely Passage [feat. Laurie Ann Haus]
04. A Fathers Providence
05. Mourning Sun
06. Call Of The Raven Moon
07. Forest Of Insomnia
08. Between
09. Limbs Of Crystal Clear [bonus]

The best Doom Metal album of 2012
Top 20 albums of 2012: 3

Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Thomas Akim Grønbæk Jensen - vocals
Mattias Svensson - guitars
Rune Stiassny - guitars
Henrik Glass - drums
Brian Hansen - bass

Guest musicians
Laurie Ann Haus - vocals

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Erik M. - 12.10.2012 at 20:45  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.10.2012 at 12:05

Good to see that apparently Thomas lied to me at Dordrecht Doom Day adn Brian spoke the truth to EMols86


Hahaha, I'm happy that this is the case as well.

Anyway, this album is just 7 weeks away from being released. Veronica Decides To Die was very good, but somehow I like Paradise Belongs To You a lot more... I'm getting the feeling Saturn in Ascension will be more like their first from what I've heard so far. Though A Father's Providence (amazing song by the way) sounds more like songs on Martyre.
InnerSelf - 13.10.2012 at 01:36  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 12.10.2012 at 20:45

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.10.2012 at 12:05

Good to see that apparently Thomas lied to me at Dordrecht Doom Day adn Brian spoke the truth to EMols86


Hahaha, I'm happy that this is the case as well.

Anyway, this album is just 7 weeks away from being released. Veronica Decides To Die was very good, but somehow I like Paradise Belongs To You a lot more... I'm getting the feeling Saturn in Ascension will be more like their first from what I've heard so far. Though A Father's Providence (amazing song by the way) sounds more like songs on Martyre.

From the four songs that have been played live it sounds to me like a balance between Martyre and Veronica, although apparently a lot heavier and slower ... I really can't wait for this to come out.
Erik M. - 13.10.2012 at 01:57  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 13.10.2012 at 01:36

Written by Erik M. on 12.10.2012 at 20:45

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.10.2012 at 12:05

Good to see that apparently Thomas lied to me at Dordrecht Doom Day adn Brian spoke the truth to EMols86


Hahaha, I'm happy that this is the case as well.

Anyway, this album is just 7 weeks away from being released. Veronica Decides To Die was very good, but somehow I like Paradise Belongs To You a lot more... I'm getting the feeling Saturn in Ascension will be more like their first from what I've heard so far. Though A Father's Providence (amazing song by the way) sounds more like songs on Martyre.

From the four songs that have been played live it sounds to me like a balance between Martyre and Veronica, although apparently a lot heavier and slower ... I really can't wait for this to come out.


The reason I think it resembles Paradise was more due to the length of the songs. Neither Martyre (longest track is 07:09) nor Veronica (only I Long and Descending) has such long tracks, but Paradise is full of them (6 out of 9 tracks). Also, Thomas seems to combine death growl with clean singing again like he did on Paradise. I didn't really dislike his "shouting growls", but I can't say I'm really fond of it either. Hopefully those aren't coming back on the new album. And yeah, the songs are really slow and heavy, but I like that a lot more than fast-paced songs like the ones on Martyre.
InnerSelf - 13.10.2012 at 02:13  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 13.10.2012 at 01:57

The reason I think it resembles Paradise was more due to the length of the songs. Neither Martyre (longest track is 07:09) nor Veronica (only I Long and Descending) has such long tracks, but Paradise is full of them (6 out of 9 tracks). Also, Thomas seems to combine death growl with clean singing again like he did on Paradise. I didn't really dislike his "shouting growls", but I can't say I'm really fond of it either. Hopefully those aren't coming back on the new album. And yeah, the songs are really slow and heavy, but I like that a lot more than fast-paced songs like the ones on Martyre.

Well I don't think they can make another Paradise again since Kim is no longer a member and all those neo-folk influences that he used to incorporate are gone, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I like the way Saturnus are heading and I believe this album can top Veronica.
btw Martyre is my favorite Saturnus LP I like Thomas's shouts in it and i like how gothic-y it is, it was like Lacrimas Profundere's Burning A Wish to the rest of the albums.
Erik M. - 13.10.2012 at 16:35  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 13.10.2012 at 02:13

Written by Erik M. on 13.10.2012 at 01:57

The reason I think it resembles Paradise was more due to the length of the songs. Neither Martyre (longest track is 07:09) nor Veronica (only I Long and Descending) has such long tracks, but Paradise is full of them (6 out of 9 tracks). Also, Thomas seems to combine death growl with clean singing again like he did on Paradise. I didn't really dislike his "shouting growls", but I can't say I'm really fond of it either. Hopefully those aren't coming back on the new album. And yeah, the songs are really slow and heavy, but I like that a lot more than fast-paced songs like the ones on Martyre.

Well I don't think they can make another Paradise again since Kim is no longer a member and all those neo-folk influences that he used to incorporate are gone, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I like the way Saturnus are heading and I believe this album can top Veronica.
btw Martyre is my favorite Saturnus LP I like Thomas's shouts in it and i like how gothic-y it is, it was like Lacrimas Profundere's Burning A Wish to the rest of the albums.


Ah I see, you might be right (I didn't know Kim had that influence). I happen to like Paradise the most and Martyre the least, as I'm more fond of the longer tracks rather than the shorter tracks.

If the quality of the 4 remaining unheard songs is as great as the 4 songs we've already heard, then I think Saturn In Ascension might very well top every previous album. All in all, I can hardly wait for it.
InnerSelf - 16.10.2012 at 16:30  
Rating: 9 Not falling in love with the cover
Erik M. - 16.10.2012 at 17:40  
Rating: 9 I have to be honest... I don't like the album cover a lot. The Saturnus-logo is awesome though, and it's the music that counts anyway, so I don't think it's that big of a deal.
Abattoir - 17.10.2012 at 14:43  
  Not impressed either by this artwork. For example Veronika's is comparing to this one miles ahead for me personaly. And it was designed by Travis Smith, who has done some outstanding album artowrks for many bands in the past.
Dentura - 18.10.2012 at 06:31  
  Hmm... yeah, everyone commenting about the artwork is right, it's not all that impressive, it's pretty bland really. However I am looking forward to the music itself at least. \m/
The Melting Snow - 26.10.2012 at 22:46  
Rating: 9 With a whole new lineup, i'm having my doubts about the album :/

artwork seems okay to me, makes me feel the album will be spooky and dark.
Erik M. - 27.10.2012 at 00:25  
Rating: 9
Written by The Melting Snow on 26.10.2012 at 22:46

With a whole new lineup, i'm having my doubts about the album :/

artwork seems okay to me, makes me feel the album will be spooky and dark.


Have you heard the 4 songs of this album that they played live? If the overall quality of the album is comparable/equal to those songs, I'm very confident it'll be a great album.
The Melting Snow - 27.10.2012 at 01:12  
Rating: 9
Quote:
Have you heard the 4 songs of this album that they played live? If the overall quality of the album is comparable/equal to those songs, I'm very confident it'll be a great album.


heard them just now, ahh, they're awesome. been a long time since Metal made me feel emotional, the new album will surely tip the scale. Loved the guitarwork in all four songs. Really looking forward to this now.
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.10.2012 at 12:55  
 
Written by The Melting Snow on 26.10.2012 at 22:46

With a whole new lineup, i'm having my doubts about the album :/



yes most of the line-up is new. But the two main composers are still part of the band
Erik M. - 27.10.2012 at 13:57  
Rating: 9
Quote:
Written by The Melting Snow on 27.10.2012 at 01:12

Have you heard the 4 songs of this album that they played live? If the overall quality of the album is comparable/equal to those songs, I'm very confident it'll be a great album.


heard them just now, ahh, they're awesome. been a long time since Metal made me feel emotional, the new album will surely tip the scale. Loved the guitarwork in all four songs. Really looking forward to this now.


Haha, I think so too. I like the sound a lot more than the sound of the songs on Veronica Decides To Die, probably because they're heavier and slower. That album was very good (especially I Long and Descending), but I have to say it's lacking compared to their debut, which is a masterpiece in my opinion (it's so good I even put it in my Top 20 Albums Of All Time, have a look at it if you're curious). Nice album collection by the way, as it's very similar to mine.
The Melting Snow - 27.10.2012 at 17:12  
Rating: 9
Quote:
Nice album collection by the way, as it's very similar to mine.



oh yeah!

and you're a chemical engineer, i'm an electrical engineer, nice to see nerdy metalheads :p
InnerSelf - 28.10.2012 at 20:18  
Rating: 9 An exclusive preview of the album tonight, here at 21:00 (GMT +1)
InnerSelf - 01.11.2012 at 17:26  
Rating: 9 Studio version. I absolutely adore it
Abattoir - 02.11.2012 at 19:48  
  Not bad, though I believe other songs could be fairly better.
The Melting Snow - 09.11.2012 at 11:25  
Rating: 9 I've read half a dozen reviews of the album, and people are all praise for this album. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.11.2012 at 14:25  
  Great album. better than Veronika Decides To Die.
InnerSelf - 09.11.2012 at 20:27  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.11.2012 at 14:25

Great album. better than Veronika Decides To Die.

O_o my heart stopped for a second.
Abattoir - 09.11.2012 at 20:53  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.11.2012 at 14:25

Great album. better than Veronika Decides To Die.

You already got it?
Erik M. - 09.11.2012 at 21:06  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.11.2012 at 14:25

Great album. better than Veronika Decides To Die.


So you downloaded it?

Anyway, good to hear it's a great album. I'm very curious myself, but I'm going to buy it and only then listen to it.
The Melting Snow - 17.11.2012 at 22:42  
Rating: 9 I want to hear it right now... can't wait
Pazdzioch - 29.11.2012 at 21:17  
 
Written by The Melting Snow on 17.11.2012 at 22:42

I want to hear it right now... can't wait

So do it immediately.
annodomini - 30.11.2012 at 01:13  
  Awesome release! not as good as Veronika, but still amazing. The only thing that bothers me is two ballads. Not because it's bad, more opposit, but because it would be nice to hear more metalish side of Saturnus. Nevertheless can't stop to listen to this album!
The Melting Snow - 30.11.2012 at 09:14  
Rating: 9 Great album... love the riffs and solos.

agree with the ballad thing though. they got a bit monotonous, should've had a solo or 2...
PocketMetal - 30.11.2012 at 10:07  
Rating: 9 Awesome ! although I expected more from "A Lonely Passage " . overall a great come back for the band , gonna listen to this for a while .
Payam Nouroozi - 30.11.2012 at 14:51  
Rating: 9 Very good \\m//
PrinceOfDarkness - 30.11.2012 at 20:15  
Rating: 10 This album gave me an eargasm;D
Sznc - 30.11.2012 at 21:42  
  Great way to tell november to eff off
Daniell - 30.11.2012 at 21:57  
Rating: 7 Great stuff. Saturnus, even though very, very cheesy, make an excellent use of what very few doom bands utilize - long, emotional guitar solos. What seems to be a great means to convey sadness and despair is what lots of doom bands almost completely ignore. The only sensible explanation seems to be that most of guitarists are completely clueless when it comes to playing a guitar solo
PocketMetal - 30.11.2012 at 22:36  
Rating: 9 I really love Wind Torn , it's a memorable song .
BehzadSh - 30.11.2012 at 22:55  
Rating: 10 yeah!
Fradd - 02.12.2012 at 08:06  
  Rated 9 after 60 votes... iis it really THAT good?
The Melting Snow - 02.12.2012 at 08:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Fradd on 02.12.2012 at 08:06

Rated 9 after 60 votes... iis it really THAT good?



Yup, do try it. great compositions, riffs, solos and atmosphere throughout.

Though the rating will fall once the fans of other albums in the top 20 of the year come along
InnerSelf - 02.12.2012 at 14:09  
Rating: 9 I don't care if I sound like the biggest fanboy on the face of earth, Saturn In Ascension is my album of the year.
BehzadSh - 02.12.2012 at 14:20  
Rating: 10 I can't stop myself listening to "Call of the Raven Moon", I need the lyrics
peggazuzz - 02.12.2012 at 15:15  
  Listening to Wind Torn ( my first listen to the new album), and I realise I am really saturated by Saturnus' use of spoken verse passages. It's getting a bit tedious, something I felt since the Martyr album. Especially because he has a very boring, flat voice in these passages. How about trying to...sing a bit? Is this as predominant on the entire album?
Erik M. - 02.12.2012 at 15:45  
Rating: 9
Written by peggazuzz on 02.12.2012 at 15:15

Listening to Wind Torn ( my first listen to the new album), and I realise I am really saturated by Saturnus' use of spoken verse passages. It's getting a bit tedious, something I felt since the Martyr album. Especially because he has a very boring, flat voice in these passages. How about trying to...sing a bit? Is this as predominant on the entire album?


I think those spoken parts are great personally. Thomas has a great voice, he can whisper softly, do nice clean vocals, good shouts and growls... he can pretty much do anything with his voice. If you only like their debut (which happens to be my favourite too), Saturnus might not be your type of band. Though if you only dislike the spoken parts, then that's probably not the case.
Fradd - 02.12.2012 at 20:13  
 
Written by The Melting Snow on 02.12.2012 at 08:50

Yup, do try it. great compositions, riffs, solos and atmosphere throughout.

Though the rating will fall once the fans of other albums in the top 20 of the year come along

Will do. And yes, it has already started :O
InnerSelf - 03.12.2012 at 00:16  
Rating: 9 Saturnus can record those leads over fart noises and it won't matter. I think the brilliant songwriting compensates for the lack of variation in the album.
Dark Forever - 03.12.2012 at 02:34  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 02.12.2012 at 15:53

I have a question (I'll delete this post when someone has answered me): is the 9th track on the regular edition of the album or not? Can't find information on the internet about this at all. Thanks in advance.


According to this file, the 9th track will be available on the Limited First Edition Digi-CD & DLP: http://www.targetdistribution.dk/saturnus/doc/bio.pdf
The Melting Snow - 03.12.2012 at 09:09  
Rating: 9 The guitar solo of Forest of Insomnia... uffff, one of the more emotional solos i've ever heard. can't stop listening.
Cassian - 03.12.2012 at 15:00  
  I love this album right from the beginning. But I must say the bonus track is completely inadequate, and unnecessary.
Erik M. - 03.12.2012 at 16:51  
Rating: 9
Written by Dark Forever on 03.12.2012 at 02:34

According to this file, the 9th track will be available on the Limited First Edition Digi-CD & DLP: http://www.targetdistribution.dk/saturnus/doc/bio.pdf


Thanks for the info.

Written by Guest on 03.12.2012 at 11:34

i highly doubt you'll love that track, its death metal from their first demo, no melancholic and relaxing atmospheres.


I see, I didn't know it was pure death metal. Well, in that case I guess I'll buy it. I can always listen to that bonus track on Youtube anyway.
InnerSelf - 03.12.2012 at 17:25  
Rating: 9 The 9th track is more in the vein of Katatonia's debut rather than Pure Death Metal imo.
Erik M. - 03.12.2012 at 19:12  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 03.12.2012 at 17:25

The 9th track is more in the vein of Katatonia's debut rather than Pure Death Metal imo.


I listened to it and I think it's pretty good (though the production is quite bad). Dance of December Souls is an excellent album, so it might not be very strange that I like it.
InnerSelf - 04.12.2012 at 01:19  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 03.12.2012 at 19:12

Written by InnerSelf on 03.12.2012 at 17:25

The 9th track is more in the vein of Katatonia's debut rather than Pure Death Metal imo.

I listened to it and I think it's pretty good (though the production is quite bad). Dance of December Souls is an excellent album, so it might not be very strange that I like it.

If it's indeed from one of the Assesino-era demos then it's 15+ years old or so, so it's not weird that the production is not great. I don't think I'd listen to this track every time I play the album but it's cool nonetheless.
IronAngel - 04.12.2012 at 01:48  
  This album sounds more 90s than the debut actually released in the 90s. That's my only opinion so far.

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