Graveworm - Fragments Of Death


7.7 | 82 votes |
Release date: 21 October 2011
Style: Gothic metal, Symphonic black metal

Owners:

91 have it
13 want it


01. Insomnia
02. Only Death In Our Wake
03. Absence Of Faith
04. Living Nightmare
05. The World Will Die In Flames
06. Anxiety
07. See No Future
08. The Prophecy
09. Remembrance
10. Old Forgotten Song
11. Where Angels Do Not Fly
12. Awake [bonus]

Additional info
The album was recorded in July at the Dream Sound Studios in Munich, Germany and was mastered by Jan Vacik.

Guest review by
Awesomesaurus
Rating:
8.5
Graveworm's first few albums displayed a band that excelled in combining black metal with gothic melodies and atmosphere. Instead of improving on those strengths - the band started a move towards riff-oriented songs that placed speed and aggression over atmosphere. This kind of mixture lead to the loss of most of the gothic elements with only simple keyboard parts left to remind of the band's past. These new riff-oriented albums weren't necessarily bad, but they did suffer from a lack of dynamics and complexity and they had a general feeling of repetitiveness throughout. In addition, their new direction disappointed a lot of the fans that enjoyed the gothic atmospheres and powerful keyboard/violin melodies. After listening to Fragments of Death, it seems that the band might be attempting to win back the old fans while not rejecting current fans in the process.

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published 21.01.2012 | Comments (2)

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07.07.2011 - 10:14
Forsaker
I'm not Optimistic
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10.07.2011 - 01:23
lord artan
I cant wait
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13.08.2011 - 00:32
Rating: 7
Zender 1.8
Indestructible
Well.......Nobody Can Wait,Even me
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13.08.2011 - 00:37
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
They have a new album coming out already? I highly doubt it will impress anyone.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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13.08.2011 - 01:20
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.08.2011 at 00:37

They have a new album coming out already? I highly doubt it will impress anyone.


The last two did not impress me at all , and though I enjoyed (N)Utopia it felt that they were going downhill after it . shame on them , they were a great band once
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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01.10.2011 - 12:11
annodomini
Did I missed something or Stefan decided to throw screams away? cause theres only growls on this record ;//
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there is nothing left to die for...
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01.10.2011 - 12:14
kaspair
I'm listening to it right now and it sounds great so far...
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Last FM
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01.10.2011 - 17:30
Roro
It could be somthing
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01.10.2011 - 22:51
anton108
Album not bad. Better then "Diabolical Figures"!!!
"Absence Of Faith" - best song in my opinion. In style "Engraved..."
"Old Forgotten Song", "See No Future" very good.
But in album very much swotting (strikes).
Many songs need slowly rate(speed) (atmosphere pauses in tracks) such as "Engraved..."
My English is bad.
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21.10.2011 - 04:03
Rating: 8
bloodysystem
It should be in my mailbox by tomorrow morning. Can't wait to check it out !
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21.10.2011 - 04:09
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Why haven't they streamed it yet?
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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08.11.2011 - 04:06
Sulac
I like it thus far. I don't miss the screams at all, his growls sound much more natural. Definitely better than their last three albums.
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08.11.2011 - 16:25
Koen Smits
Not bad at all. Best one in 5+ years
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RIP: Frank Vandenbroucke (6 nov 1974 - 12 oct 2009)

Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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02.12.2011 - 02:13
aldamirgwh
Does anyone have the lyrics?!
Why is it so hard to find metal lyrics in the internet?
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11.02.2016 - 22:51
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Honestly, I think this is the best Graveworm record since "Engraved in Black". It's quite consistent from start to finish, though I still can't grasp how well the band's melodic death metal interpretation works with their original symphonic black metal influences. As a matter of fact, the two sub-genres coalesce here, making way for an overall solid, fresh sound which, if not altogether flawless, demonstrates a certain level of nostalgia for the fans of Graveworm's older work. Highlights for me would be "Insomnia", "Absence of Faith" and bonus track "Awake".
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