Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension


8.5 | 349 votes |
Release date: 30 November 2012
Style: Gothic doom metal

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292 have it
60 want it


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: 5

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

Guest musicians
Laurie Ann Haus - vocals

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27.10.2012 - 00:25
Rating: 9
Erik M.
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.
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27.10.2012 - 01:12
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
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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.
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27.10.2012 - 12:55
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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
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27.10.2012 - 13:57
Rating: 9
Erik M.
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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.
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27.10.2012 - 17:12
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
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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
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28.10.2012 - 20:18
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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An exclusive preview of the album tonight, here at 21:00 (GMT +1)
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01.11.2012 - 17:26
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Studio version. I absolutely adore it
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02.11.2012 - 19:48
Abattoir
Not bad, though I believe other songs could be fairly better.
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09.11.2012 - 11:25
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
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.
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09.11.2012 - 14:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Great album. better than Veronika Decides To Die.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.11.2012 - 20:27
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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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.
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09.11.2012 - 20:53
Abattoir
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.11.2012 at 14:25

Great album. better than Veronika Decides To Die.

You already got it?
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09.11.2012 - 21:06
Rating: 9
Erik M.
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.
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17.11.2012 - 22:42
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
I want to hear it right now... can't wait
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29.11.2012 - 21:17
Paz
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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.
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30.11.2012 - 01:13
annodomini
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!
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30.11.2012 - 09:14
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
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...
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30.11.2012 - 10:07
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
Awesome ! although I expected more from "A Lonely Passage " . overall a great come back for the band , gonna listen to this for a while .
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30.11.2012 - 14:51
Rating: 9
Payam Nouroozi
Very good \\m//
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30.11.2012 - 20:15
Rating: 10
PrinceOfDarkness
This album gave me an eargasm;D
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30.11.2012 - 21:42
Sznc
Great way to tell november to eff off
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30.11.2012 - 21:57
Rating: 7
Daniell
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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
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30.11.2012 - 22:36
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
I really love Wind Torn , it's a memorable song .
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30.11.2012 - 22:55
Rating: 10
BehzadSh
yeah!
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02.12.2012 - 08:06
Fredd
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Rated 9 after 60 votes... iis it really THAT good?
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02.12.2012 - 08:50
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
Written by Guest 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
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02.12.2012 - 14:09
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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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.
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02.12.2012 - 14:20
Rating: 10
BehzadSh
I can't stop myself listening to "Call of the Raven Moon", I need the lyrics
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02.12.2012 - 15:15
peggazuzz
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?
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02.12.2012 - 15:45
Rating: 9
Erik M.
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.
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