Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor


8.8 | 241 votes |
Release date: 21 April 2004
Style: Extreme progressive metal

Owners:

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33 want it


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

Top 20 albums of 2004: 8
Top 200 albums of all time: 174

Staff review by
Undercraft
Rating:
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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26.05.2011 - 22:11
Rating: 8
Castiel666
Wow, i dunno what to say to this... one of my favourite progressive metal albums. "Back To Times Of Splendor" = masterpiece.
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27.05.2011 - 00:05
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
This was definitely their best album! A masterpiece indeed!
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15.06.2011 - 06:56
Timmeh
Dudeman
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.
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16.06.2011 - 07:18
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
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.
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07.05.2012 - 09:27
Rating: 9
Gopherhawk
A very lucky find for me. I shrugged it off at first then gave it a very intent listen and was blown away.
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Follow your heart, not trends.
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01.06.2012 - 02:58
Rating: 9
Neiluria
Nice
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25.11.2012 - 04:10
Rating: 10
Maco
Handbanana
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I'm derp.
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14.05.2013 - 21:48
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Brilliant album. This is one of the best progressive metal albums I've ever heard.
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27.06.2013 - 21:12
Rating: 10
Atrus
Fucking Masterpiece
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18.05.2014 - 07:46
Rating: 10
Maco
Handbanana
Probably the very best progressive album I could ever hear.
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18.05.2014 - 18:54
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
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.
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18.05.2014 - 20:22
Rating: 10
Maco
Handbanana
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.
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19.09.2014 - 16:12
Rating: 10
Luneth
This album is wonderfully unique. I love every bit of it.
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Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
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28.04.2016 - 10:51
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
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.
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15.05.2016 - 07:43
Rating: 10
Maco
Handbanana
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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