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Release date: 21 April 2004
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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01. ...And The Mirror Cracked
02. Fall
03. Alone I Stand In Fires
04. Back To Times Of Splendor
05. A Day By The Lake
06. The Sleep Of Restless Hours

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9.0
I'm always ranting about when the next thing in Metal is gonna come right?, well finally and after months of waiting I have found a new contestant to my annual "Best new/unknown/underrated act of the year", the entry? Disillusion, the label? Metal Blade Records, the result? An exquisite piece of work!

Let's head back a little first shall we? Disillusion is a relatively new band, formed in 2001, they released a 4-track Demo and a Mcd before grabbing a record deal, and releasing this, their debut album "Back To Times Of Splendor".

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published 06.05.2004 | Comments (13)

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Castiel666 - 26.05.2011 at 22:11  
Rating: 8 Wow, i dunno what to say to this... one of my favourite progressive metal albums. "Back To Times Of Splendor" = masterpiece.
MetalSpider - 27.05.2011 at 00:05  
Rating: 10 This was definitely their best album! A masterpiece indeed!
Timmeh - 15.06.2011 at 06:56  
  The pinnacle of progressive metal, a monument, absolute perfection.
Oh and the intro to 'Back to the Times of Splendor' actually convinced me to go and buy a Violin... Turns out that they are hard to play so I took it back the next day.
tea[m]ster - 16.06.2011 at 07:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Timmeh on 15.06.2011 at 06:56

The pinnacle of progressive metal, a monument, absolute perfection.
Oh and the intro to 'Back to the Times of Splendor' actually convinced me to go and buy a Violin... Turns out that they are hard to play so I took it back the next day.


hehe...that made me laugh

Great album indeed...wish we could get an update from them! Last I heard they are changing band members.
Gopherhawk - 07.05.2012 at 09:27  
Rating: 9 A very lucky find for me. I shrugged it off at first then gave it a very intent listen and was blown away.
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 02:58  
Rating: 9 Nice
Maco - 25.11.2012 at 04:10  
Rating: 10
Erik M. - 14.05.2013 at 21:48  
Rating: 9 Brilliant album. This is one of the best progressive metal albums I've ever heard.
Atrus - 27.06.2013 at 21:12  
Rating: 10 Fucking Masterpiece
Maco - 18.05.2014 at 07:46  
Rating: 10 Probably the very best progressive album I could ever hear.
tea[m]ster - 18.05.2014 at 18:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Maco on 18.05.2014 at 07:46

Probably the very best progressive album I could ever hear.


Wish they would make another album.
Maco - 18.05.2014 at 20:22  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.05.2014 at 18:54

Wish they would make another album.


It won't be as good as this. But I would love to hear another album.
Luneth - 19.09.2014 at 16:12  
Rating: 10 This album is wonderfully unique. I love every bit of it.
qlacs - 28.04.2016 at 10:51  
Rating: 10 I am so grateful that I could see them perform the whole thing live. One of those albums I put away for months maybe years and it always pulls me back into a sweet embrace.

I hope their follow up will aim to be just as monumental and cohesive as this record.
Maco - 15.05.2016 at 07:43  
Rating: 10 One of the best albums I've ever heard is ironically, from a sub-genre that imo is the worst of all sub-genres in metal.

The fact that the band is active again and working on new material....


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