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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

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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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peggazuzz - 05.12.2012 at 16:01  
 
Written by Erik M. on 02.12.2012 at 15:45

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.

1. This is definitely my type of band. I love gothic doom, and I bought Paradise... upon its release in 1996.
2. Paradise is the best album, Veronica also very good.
3. I have no problem with spoken vocals. Nevertheless, aforementioned vocals ARE boring imo. F. ex Draconian do them better(not saying its a better band)
4. Thomas can not do "anything" with his voice. At least he has yet to prove it. What I heard is growl and talk, and the half-melodic Darren White(ex anathema) growls which were predominant on Martyre, which I think are plain ugly. I have yet to hear some singing, apart from some backing vocals on Martyre. I think Thomas exploring that side would give the band an extra dimension. Or, if you want to keep the spoken passages, do them a little more inspired.
Erik M. - 05.12.2012 at 17:57  
Rating: 9
Written by peggazuzz on 05.12.2012 at 16:01

1. This is definitely my type of band. I love gothic doom, and I bought Paradise... upon its release in 1996.
2. Paradise is the best album, Veronica also very good.
3. I have no problem with spoken vocals. Nevertheless, aforementioned vocals ARE boring imo. F. ex Draconian do them better(not saying its a better band)
4. Thomas can not do "anything" with his voice. At least he has yet to prove it. What I heard is growl and talk, and the half-melodic Darren White(ex anathema) growls which were predominant on Martyre, which I think are plain ugly. I have yet to hear some singing, apart from some backing vocals on Martyre. I think Thomas exploring that side would give the band an extra dimension. Or, if you want to keep the spoken passages, do them a little more inspired.


When that album got released I didn't even know metal existed Anyway, I actually think Saturnus does spoken vocals way better than Draconian. I don't even like the Draconian songs with only spoken vocals (I always skip those). Lastly, I said Thomas can do "pretty much" anything with his voice, implying he can do a lot with his voice. Though I see you don't like some vocal styles that are featured on the different albums. I'm not overly fond of his shouting growls either, but on a song like A Father's Providence it's great (but some other songs could do without them).
Reza - 05.12.2012 at 19:11  
  Two days ago, I recommended this album to my uncle. now it's his facebook status :
"Last night I went to the forest of insomnia, my wife woke me up, she told me I was growling in my sleep!! It must be the new CD I listen to in my car .... "
Erik M. - 05.12.2012 at 20:56  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 05.12.2012 at 20:50

oh come on, Draconian does spoken vocals better than Saturnus! I know its a matter of taste, but still nah nah,.
I agree with Emol only that i like his shouted growls too, i infact enjoy all his vocal styles.


Yep, it's a matter of taste. I'm not saying Draconian's spoken vocals are bad, but I just don't like them at all. I'm talking about songs like Expostulation and September Ashes.
Erik M. - 05.12.2012 at 21:13  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 05.12.2012 at 21:07

sweet jesus, i mixed that up. I meant to say saturnus are better. Draconian i just enjoyed their 1st 2 albums.


I think their first two albums are definitely their best, though I still enjoyed the 3rd album a lot too. The 4th one was definitely less great and I still haven't heard the 5th album (which I'll buy at some point when it's really cheap, like 5-6 euros).
Erik M. - 05.12.2012 at 21:42  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 05.12.2012 at 21:24

btw i admire you principle of buying albums. Ah, if you didn't know, doom-metal.com has a forum where albums bands have offered for free download are featured. Personaly i'm discovering lots of amazing less known doom bands via that thread.


Thanks for the link. I didn't know that website. And about the album buying thing, I used to almost blindly buy albums, but since a few years (MS helped a lot too due to their ratings) I'll only buy albums before I've at least heard a song or two from the album (Youtube), along with reading reviews (or just the scores), so I'm not throwing my money away (since I'm still a student, I don't have a ton of it (yet )).
Draugen - 06.12.2012 at 17:25  
Rating: 8 The six year wait is finally over and Saturnus does not disappoint. The things that I have come to like about the bands music throughout the years is luckily still present. That mainly being a melancholic atmosphere accompanied by Thomas A.G Jensen's characteristic deep growls as well as expressive and dynamic guitar lines.

I actually found this album to be slightly more enjoyable than Veronika Decides to Die which I thought was a bit too uneven as a whole. That being said, Saturn In Ascension is not without its flaws. The, in my opinion, forced and horrible "shouted" vocals are unfortunately used, although only in one of the songs this time around which I can definatively live with. Also, I am not a huge fan of the spoken passages and especially not when they seem to go on forver like in "Call of the Raven Moon". In the end though, this is all nitpicking for a really solid album that will surely keep me company a lot during the cold winter ahead.
3dd - 06.12.2012 at 21:18  
Rating: 7 I have no words for this.

Forest Of Insomnia defeated me, crushingly.

Veronika... was great, but this album is a masterpiece of doom.

Listen it at night, with your eyes closed, alone.
The Melting Snow - 07.12.2012 at 11:04  
Rating: 9
Written by chrisʇrenounced on 07.12.2012 at 08:34

but the growls kinda take away from the atmostphere that they come so infinitely close to creating. Some higher pitched type vocals would for sure fit this band better.



I agree with the vocals thing... The atmosphere, riffs, solos, lyrics of this album are near perfect... but the vocals dampen my excitement everytime. the clean passages are good, but the suppressed grunt just doens't fit well with me.

A combination of Saturnus' clean vocals and Draconian's or My Dying Bride's harsh vocals would be perfect to go with this type of music
Dentura - 07.12.2012 at 11:07  
  I haven't actually heard this album yet, I really need to get my copy soon! Should be good based on the positive comments here.
tea[m]ster - 08.12.2012 at 14:44  
 
Written by Guest on 05.12.2012 at 19:11

Two days ago, I recommended this album to my uncle. now it's his facebook status :
"Last night I went to the forest of insomnia, my wife woke me up, she told me I was growling in my sleep!! It must be the new CD I listen to in my car .... "


That is fucking sweet!
tea[m]ster - 08.12.2012 at 14:47  
  Well, listened to this yesterday. Not my thing, as expected. Soooooooo slooooooow. Doom metal and I just don't get along. I can take a bit of Esoteric, that's about it I think. Sorry doom fans, I apologize
Erik M. - 08.12.2012 at 16:25  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 08.12.2012 at 14:47

Well, listened to this yesterday. Not my thing, as expected. Soooooooo slooooooow. Doom metal and I just don't get along. I can take a bit of Esoteric, that's about it I think. Sorry doom fans, I apologize


Esoteric is more extreme doom than Saturnus, so I'm surprised you like it more. This has way more variety than something as crushing and monotonous as Esoteric (that's what I think of that band at this moment, after hearing a couple of songs).
tea[m]ster - 08.12.2012 at 16:34  
 
Written by Erik M. on 08.12.2012 at 16:25

Esoteric is more extreme doom than Saturnus, so I'm surprised you like it more. This has way more variety than something as crushing and monotonous as Esoteric (that's what I think of that band at this moment, after hearing a couple of songs).


I like it more because it's more atmospheric? Hmmm, crushing and monotonous : adjectives that sometimes are used to describe my favorite genre, post metal. Coincidence?
Erik M. - 08.12.2012 at 16:40  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 08.12.2012 at 16:34

I like it more because it's more atmospheric? Hmmm, crushing and monotonous : adjectives that sometimes are used to describe my favorite genre, post metal. Coincidence?


Hehe, probably not a coincidence. I guess that explains it then. I like atmospheric doom (gothic and black) a lot too, but I'm not really into funeral doom (yet), too monotonous for my taste.
tea[m]ster - 08.12.2012 at 16:49  
 
Written by Erik M. on 08.12.2012 at 16:40

Hehe, probably not a coincidence. I guess that explains it then. I like atmospheric doom (gothic and black) a lot too, but I'm not really into funeral doom (yet), too monotonous for my taste.


Ya, atmospheric black metal is a something I've been getting into. I am not a black metal fan either but when it's done with post/sludge/atmospheric style elements I really like it. Wolves In The Throne Room come to mind.
InnerSelf - 08.12.2012 at 23:49  
Rating: 9 Sorry to carry on the off-topic discussion but Esoteric are everything but monotonous to my ears.
Erik M. - 09.12.2012 at 21:09  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 08.12.2012 at 23:49

Sorry to carry on the off-topic discussion but Esoteric are everything but monotonous to my ears.


Really? I listened to the song Circle a couple of times and found it to be rather monotonous. I guess I'll have to give it another shot soon, though I have to be honest funeral doom doesn't appeal as much to me as other subgenres do.
peggazuzz - 10.12.2012 at 22:52  
 
Written by Guest on 05.12.2012 at 20:50

Written by Erik M. on 05.12.2012 at 17:57

Written by peggazuzz on 05.12.2012 at 16:01

1. This is definitely my type of band. I love gothic doom, and I bought Paradise... upon its release in 1996.
2. Paradise is the best album, Veronica also very good.
3. I have no problem with spoken vocals. Nevertheless, aforementioned vocals ARE boring imo. F. ex Draconian do them better(not saying its a better band)
4. Thomas can not do "anything" with his voice. At least he has yet to prove it. What I heard is growl and talk, and the half-melodic Darren White(ex anathema) growls which were predominant on Martyre, which I think are plain ugly. I have yet to hear some singing, apart from some backing vocals on Martyre. I think Thomas exploring that side would give the band an extra dimension. Or, if you want to keep the spoken passages, do them a little more inspired.


When that album got released I didn't even know metal existed Anyway, I actually think Saturnus does spoken vocals way better than Draconian. I don't even like the Draconian songs with only spoken vocals (I always skip those). Lastly, I said Thomas can do "pretty much" anything with his voice, implying he can do a lot with his voice. Though I see you don't like some vocal styles that are featured on the different albums. I'm not overly fond of his shouting growls either, but on a song like A Father's Providence it's great (but some other songs could do without them).

oh come on, Saturnus does spoken vocals better than Draconian! I know its a matter of taste, but still nah nah,.
I agree with Emol only that i like his shouted growls too, i infact enjoy all his vocal styles.


Listened to the album now, and it is definitely good. 10 years ago I would have drooled all over it before i gobbled it up, but now... I feel I need some more variations in theme and tempo..So it may be its me, and not them.
When it comes to vocals, I stay unswayed. Thomas is not a great singer, compared to others out there. The shouting as I mentioned is hideous, the growling ok, although he has very strange pronunciation when growls, "braills and broills and groills" (haha so hard it must be to growl, and still getting criticized by sticklers like me, sorry Thomas) and the spoken parts already covered.(still I been a fan for 15 years) But opinions are like assholes undoubtedly, and this one has said his for now, and SIA is definitely going to get some more air time here this advent.
InnerSelf - 10.12.2012 at 23:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 09.12.2012 at 21:09

Written by InnerSelf on 08.12.2012 at 23:49

Sorry to carry on the off-topic discussion but Esoteric are everything but monotonous to my ears.


Really? I listened to the song Circle a couple of times and found it to be rather monotonous. I guess I'll have to give it another shot soon, though I have to be honest funeral doom doesn't appeal as much to me as other subgenres do.

I recommend giving Esoteric's music as much time as you can, cause when it finally clicks it is really rewarding
Erik M. - 11.12.2012 at 18:28  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 10.12.2012 at 23:18

I recommend giving Esoteric's music as much time as you can, cause when it finally clicks it is really rewarding


Maybe it's like listening to Summoning: boring at first, but the more you listen to it, the better it gets, while it's eventually one of your favourite bands. I'll give Esoteric another shot soon. What's a good album/song to start off with?
Mr. Doctor - 11.12.2012 at 18:48  
  A comparison with Summoning? I enjoy Summoning a lot but c'mon, now THAT'S monotone. Man, if you find Esoteric monotonous then I guess you don't like any funeral doom band in existence considering Circle being quite a magnifiscent and extremely varied song within the genre but also outside... Going through very different landscapes and moods in just minutes with even some crazy build-ups and tempo changes. You should definitely give them some time.

Well... for albums, go for the two latest. Go for the latest first, a bit more accessible. I gotta disagree to some degree with Innerself: I loved Esoteric from the start, didn't take me time to appreciate their genius but I can understand that it can be a bit too much for some.
Erik M. - 11.12.2012 at 22:24  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.12.2012 at 18:48

A comparison with Summoning? I enjoy Summoning a lot but c'mon, now THAT'S monotone. Man, if you find Esoteric monotonous then I guess you don't like any funeral doom band in existence considering Circle being quite a magnifiscent and extremely varied song within the genre but also outside... Going through very different landscapes and moods in just minutes with even some crazy build-ups and tempo changes. You should definitely give them some time.

Well... for albums, go for the two latest. Go for the latest first, a bit more accessible. I gotta disagree to some degree with Innerself: I loved Esoteric from the start, didn't take me time to appreciate their genius but I can understand that it can be a bit too much for some.


I didn't compare the music of both bands though. As I said, I'm going to give Esoteric another try and see if my opinion will change. Also, funeral doom is a genre that I know almost nothing about, but that'll definitely change. I see your point about Summoning though; a lot of their songs are indeed monotonous, but I still think they make great music.
Mr. Doctor - 11.12.2012 at 22:27  
 
Written by Erik M. on 11.12.2012 at 22:24
but I still think they make great music.


Oh definitely, I enjoy their work quite a lot when I'm in the mood. I know you weren't comparing the sound itself but i just figured it was strange to say "it was a bit too monotonous" and at the same time not being bothered at Summoning's monotony. Then again... music being monotonous can be good or bad depending on the context. Wish ya luck with Esoteric. They are quite a mouthful but don't give up on them too soon. Like I said, check out the two latest (4 cds I know... but still, great shit!).
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.12.2012 at 22:30  
  *comes running in and shouts* Summoning sucks *runs away again*
Erik M. - 11.12.2012 at 22:37  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.12.2012 at 22:27

Oh definitely, I enjoy their work quite a lot when I'm in the mood. I know you weren't comparing the sound itself but i just figured it was strange to say "it was a bit too monotonous" and at the same time not being bothered at Summoning's monotony. Then again... music being monotonous can be good or bad depending on the context. Wish ya luck with Esoteric. They are quite a mouthful but don't give up on them too soon. Like I said, check out the two latest (4 cds I know... but still, great shit!).


But yeah, Esoteric makes bands like MDB seem like cheerful music (which says a lot, since most people will get depressed after listening to MDB ).
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.12.2012 at 22:44  
 
Written by Erik M. on 11.12.2012 at 22:37


But yeah, Esoteric makes bands like MDB seem like cheerful music (which says a lot, since most people will get depressed after listening to MDB ).


well I get depressed by My Dying Bride nowadays as well, but that is because how much Line Of Deathless Kings and For Lies I Sire sucked, especially in comparison to their utterly brilliant early stuff
Alex Fenger - 11.12.2012 at 22:46  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.12.2012 at 22:30

*comes running in and shouts* Summoning sucks *runs away again*

I wouldn't say they suck, but they're largely overrated and bore me to death most of the time
Erik M. - 11.12.2012 at 23:04  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.12.2012 at 22:44

well I get depressed by My Dying Bride nowadays as well, but that is because how much Line Of Deathless Kings and For Lies I Sire sucked, especially in comparison to their utterly brilliant early stuff


Haha, I agree about those albums being pretty bad in comparison to their earlier records (Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light is my favourite though, along with Turn Loose The Swans). I think A Line Of Deathless Kings was still pretty good, but For Lies I Sire is the only album that was disappointing for me. Their latest album is, however, definitely better than those two albums, but I suspect you still wouldn't like it.
Mr. Doctor - 11.12.2012 at 23:23  
  MDB's debut owns all their other albums (which are still hella good except their latest couple fo albums)... Their debut can only stand shoulder to shoulder with the Symphonaire EP.
Erik M. - 11.12.2012 at 23:47  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.12.2012 at 23:23

MDB's debut owns all their other albums (which are still hella good except their latest couple fo albums)... Their debut can only stand shoulder to shoulder with the Symphonaire EP.


I disagree. It's a great album, but most other albums are better. Although Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Impyrium remains one of my absolute favourite tracks by MDB (it's on so many albums, it's ridiculous). As The Flower Withers is basically their only Death Doom album; their latest album is also Death Doom according to MS, but that's 100% untrue: it's Gothic Doom. Anyway, their debute is extremely raw but musically they're not quite there yet for me (lack of clean vocals don't help either). Turn Loose The Swans is pretty much the perfect MDB album as it greatly improves upon its predecessor and is ground-breaking back when it came out and remains to be a masterpiece.
Mr. Doctor - 11.12.2012 at 23:53  
 
Written by Erik M. on 11.12.2012 at 23:47

I disagree. It's a great album, but most other albums are better. Although Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Impyrium remains one of my absolute favourite tracks by MDB (it's on so many albums, it's ridiculous). As The Flower Withers is basically their only Death Doom album; their latest album is also Death Doom according to MS, but that's 100% untrue: it's Gothic Doom. Anyway, their debute is extremely raw but musically they're not quite there yet for me (lack of clean vocals don't help either). Turn Loose The Swans is pretty much the perfect MDB album as it greatly improves upon its predecessor and is ground-breaking back when it came out and remains to be a masterpiece.


I think you are confusing "Symphonaire..." with "Sear Me" which is the track that does appear on several full lengths. Their debut is definitely not their only death doom album though... Granted, they went more and more gothic with the albums after TLTS but the sophomore album, The Dreadful Hours and The Light At The End Of The World still share those sounds an can be labeled as death doom.

It's exactly because of the rawness of the debut that makes it fantastic. It has an extremely morbid yet very elegant vibe to it that no other MDB have. Very unsetting at time and even "mad".
Erik M. - 12.12.2012 at 00:07  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.12.2012 at 23:53

I think you are confusing "Symphonaire..." with "Sear Me" which is the track that does appear on several full lengths. Their debut is definitely not their only death doom album though... Granted, they went more and more gothic with the albums after TLTS but the sophomore album, The Dreadful Hours and The Light At The End Of The World still share those sounds an can be labeled as death doom.

It's exactly because of the rawness of the debut that makes it fantastic. It has an extremely morbid yet very elegant vibe to it that no other MDB have. Very unsetting at time and even "mad".


No, I'm not What I actually meant about "Symphonaire" is that it's also on several (compilation) albums: Anti-Diluvian Chronicles, Meisterwerk I, The Stories, Towards The Sinister, Trinity, and Voice Of The Wretched. You're right though about Sear Me, there are a lot of different versions of that song, yet I might like the original the most, except for that part where Aaron screams and the music stops (that part is horrible).

And when I said death doom I meant it exclusively (no gothic), since as you said, the albums after their debut are all gothic to some degree (with Turn Loose The Swans probably the least and The Angel And The Dark River the most, along with Like Gods Of The Sun).
InnerSelf - 12.12.2012 at 00:08  
Rating: 9 Esoteric were my entrance to the extreme(-er) side of Metal and their sound was something totally new to me so it took quite some time to get a grasp of what is going through my ears.
New Saturnus owns every other 2012 album btw
Erik M. - 12.12.2012 at 00:11  
Rating: 9 A Map Of All Our Failures is still "gothic doom" instead of "death doom". Someone ought to change it on MS.
Mr. Doctor - 12.12.2012 at 00:17  
 
Written by Erik M. on 12.12.2012 at 00:07
No, I'm not

Oh yeah... I guess I didn't count those because they are just compilations so we are still talking about the same song. And since Sear Me is on that album as well, I just went with that I don't mind those screams at all, it just reflects on the weird sort-of-mad vibe that album particularly has.

As for gothic influences... I would say all their work has gothic influences just (as you said) more in some albums than the others.

Written by InnerSelf on 12.12.2012 at 00:08

Esoteric were my entrance to the extreme(-er) side of Metal and their sound was something totally new to me so it took quite some time to get a grasp of what is going through my ears.

Well, in my case the only extreme doom bands I was familiar with were Ahab, Nortt, the early stuff by the peaceville triology... Maybe I checked a few drone bands and was particularly into Acid Bath and Eyehategod at the time but still nothing that was close to The Maniacal Vale (my first encounter) in terms of sound.
InnerSelf - 12.12.2012 at 00:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.12.2012 at 00:17

Well, in my case the only extreme doom bands I was familiar with were Ahab, Nortt, the early stuff by the peaceville triology... Maybe I checked a few drone bands and was particularly into Acid Bath and Eyehategod at the time but still nothing that was close to The Maniacal Vale (my first encounter) in terms of sound.

I remember that I listened to The Maniacal Vale in 2008 when it came out and I had probably only heard Shape of Despair as far as Funeral Doom goes, 2008 was the year I started exploring Metal myself rather than waiting for recommendations form friends so I was shocked to say the least when Circle started playing
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.12.2012 at 00:44  
 
Written by Erik M. on 12.12.2012 at 00:11

A Map Of All Our Failures is still "gothic doom" instead of "death doom". Someone ought to change it on MS.



still haven't heard it because of how much I hate the previous two hahahaha

but why the hel;l are we talking about a washed up band when this thread is on the much superior Saturnus?
Mr. Doctor - 12.12.2012 at 01:02  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.12.2012 at 00:44
but why the hel;l are we talking about a washed up band...


Or about Summong... or Esoteric. God this went off-topic. Gonna try to get on topic by saying that I know close to nothing about this band and this is the first album I got (downloaded) from them xD,
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.12.2012 at 01:07  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.12.2012 at 01:02

band and this is the first album I got (downloaded) from them xD,


better late than never
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.12.2012 at 01:09  
  What I find weird is that Saturnus are labeled Gothic Doom here and Officium Triste Death Doom when in fact both bands play the same sort of doom metal, namely Death Doom which borders on Gothic Doom from time to time.
InnerSelf - 12.12.2012 at 02:15  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.12.2012 at 01:09

What I find weird is that Saturnus are labeled Gothic Doom here and Officium Triste Death Doom when in fact both bands play the same sort of doom metal, namely Death Doom which borders on Gothic Doom from time to time.

Yes. Exactly ! Both are probably the best to play this sort of Doom, alongside Shattered Hope and few others.
LeKiwi - 12.12.2012 at 11:15  
  I've delved so deep into the domain of progressive metal that I've forgotten my roots in melodious music....I really appreciate that this album has posed as a reminder to that
The Melting Snow - 12.12.2012 at 19:04  
Rating: 9 Ok, I'm gonna check out Esoteric now. better be good.
Urs Blank - 12.12.2012 at 19:23  
Rating: 9 I wouldn't mind if it ends up winning Best album of the MS Awards 2012
Erik M. - 12.12.2012 at 21:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.12.2012 at 00:44

still haven't heard it because of how much I hate the previous two hahahaha

but why the hel;l are we talking about a washed up band when this thread is on the much superior Saturnus?


Then just listen to it once to see that I'm right about this Though I still think you wouldn't like it... it's kind of like For Lies I Sire, but a lot better (obviously still not as great as most of their albums).

I wouldn't call MDB a washed up band... just less great than they used to be, though I agree about Saturnus being the better band currently.

Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.12.2012 at 01:02

Gonna try to get on topic by saying that I know close to nothing about this band and this is the first album I got (downloaded) from them xD,


I'm not saying everyone will agree with me, but their debut is amazing, by far the best album they made (I think their 2nd and 3rd albums are very good, but extremely overrated). I still haven't received Saturn In Ascension so I can't say anything about that.
Erik M. - 13.12.2012 at 22:39  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.12.2012 at 01:09

What I find weird is that Saturnus are labeled Gothic Doom here and Officium Triste Death Doom when in fact both bands play the same sort of doom metal, namely Death Doom which borders on Gothic Doom from time to time.


Yeah, you're right. Both play Death Doom with Gothic elements. That being said, compare one of these bands to the new MDB album and you'll easily hear the difference in genre: it's Gothic Doom.

For instance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agpr7n_2C2M
Erik M. - 14.12.2012 at 21:36  
Rating: 9
Written by Urs Blank on 12.12.2012 at 19:23

I wouldn't mind if it ends up winning Best album of the MS Awards 2012


Can we (regular users) also vote in the MS Awards or is it just the staff that can vote?
Reza - 14.12.2012 at 21:58  
 
Written by Erik M. on 14.12.2012 at 21:36

Written by Urs Blank on 12.12.2012 at 19:23

I wouldn't mind if it ends up winning Best album of the MS Awards 2012


Can we (regular users) also vote in the MS Awards or is it just the staff that can vote?

We all can vote!
Erik M. - 14.12.2012 at 22:04  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 14.12.2012 at 21:58

We all can vote!


I suspected as much, but where and when?

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