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Release date: 10 October 2005
Style: Progressive death metal

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8.6 | 178 votes

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01. Verdelet
02. Seduced
03. Shelter From The Sand
04. Eyes Of Dawn
05. Abbadonna, Dying In The Sun
06. Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
07. Intractable
08. Seraphs And Silence
09. The Penance
10. Lex Talionis

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Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.2
Well, Akercocke are one of those bands in the extreme metal scene that reached their fourth full-length release without having any shameful moments in their course, up to date, in the darkness.

When the Salem Orchid withered, from its ashes arose Akercocke and shook the foundations of the extreme metal scene with the magnificent "Rape Of The Bastard Nazarene". "Goat Of Mendes" followed, a personal favorite and a hymn to the beauty of the night and whatever comes forth from it, and two years later the wonderful "Choronzon" came out.

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published 26.11.2005 | Comments (0)

Guest review by
Daibh

Rating:
9.6
With the enhanced version of this release fans are treated to a free DVD disc, the contents of which are an absurd interview conducted by a mock-Italian metal head who apparently was "the first on the scene."

As the DVD progresses, one realizes that Akercocke are a band with an immense sense of humor; a band who are comfortable with what they are.

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published 05.07.2006 | Comments (10)

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Acidjunkie - 02.10.2011 at 12:54  
Rating: 10 A perfect mix of Death, Black and just a touch of Avant-garde metal. One of the few albums I cannot find anything negative to say about.
LeKiwi - 04.11.2012 at 22:26  
Rating: 9 Personally I'd say this is more of an avant-garde rather than progressive style, namely regarding the clean vocal work. All the same this is a hell of an album.
Mr. Doctor - 04.11.2012 at 22:42  
Rating: 8 Nothing avantgarde about this album at all. :\
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.02.2013 at 23:23  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 04.11.2012 at 22:26

Personally I'd say this is more of an avant-garde rather than progressive style, namely regarding the clean vocal work. All the same this is a hell of an album.

Yeah, I saw this comment way back, and I still don't see what's avant-garde about this. Pretty typical of a progressive death album to me, almost no avant-garde elements or playing styles present, certainly not in the vocals which are just quite diverse (and not sure how vocals could ever make something avant-garde really). I suggest you look at Diskord for a good example of a death metal band with a strong avant-garde aesthetic. Or Gorguts' 'Obscura' album of course (of which the former takes a lot from). Also Baring Teeth.
LeKiwi - 17.02.2013 at 23:45  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.02.2013 at 23:23

Written by LeKiwi on 04.11.2012 at 22:26

Personally I'd say this is more of an avant-garde rather than progressive style, namely regarding the clean vocal work. All the same this is a hell of an album.

Yeah, I saw this comment way back, and I still don't see what's avant-garde about this. Pretty typical of a progressive death album to me, almost no avant-garde elements or playing styles present, certainly not in the vocals which are just quite diverse (and not sure how vocals could ever make something avant-garde really). I suggest you look at Diskord for a good example of a death metal band with a strong avant-garde aesthetic. Or Gorguts' 'Obscura' album of course (of which the former takes a lot from). Also Baring Teeth.


I had no idea what I was saying, must have been really tired or drunk It's clearly progressive now that I know the album quite well.
MetalDoomMaster - 10.10.2013 at 08:19  
Rating: 9 God damn it this band is amazing, some of the riffs on this are ferocious.
deadone - 10.02.2014 at 05:33  
Rating: 6 This album sounds really good in terms of the actual music, production and ideas. I like the clean vocals too.

The only bit where they fail miserably is coherent songwriting. Other than a couple of exceptions, there's too much chopping and changing without any central themes. Hence it blurs at times.

Compared to say Opeth or Nile whose long songs sound like songs (or say Iron Maiden's epics), Akercocke have a long way to go.

Not talking about repetition either - this is bad in long songs.
Dima - 20.09.2014 at 15:50  
Rating: 9 You're giving our country bad rep Deadone!

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