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Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor


8.7 | 256 votes |
Release date: 21 April 2004
Style: Extreme progressive metal

Owners:

277 have it
35 want it
1 trades 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: 13

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)

Guest review by
qlacs
Rating:
N/A
I guess it's one of those few records that either you get or you probably never will.

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published 20.11.2017 | Comments (3)

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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
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
Maco
Handbanana
Probably the very best progressive album I could ever hear.
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I'm derp.
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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
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
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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11.02.2018 - 15:06
Rating: 7
Spacerunner
Average at best. Technically flawless, but riffs and melodies are recycled and boring. The only great moment is intro to the title track but it is one minute out of one hour. Not worth it.
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26.02.2018 - 15:05
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Nah^ This has become one of my favorite albums ever. Maybe even a 10. Some of the best prog I ever heard.
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