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Release date: 25 February 2011
Style: Depressive black metal

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7.4 | 36 votes

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20 have it
3 want it


01. The Escape: Part I
02. Fatigue
03. Retreat To Hibernate
04. 0
05. Weltschmerz
06. Graue Bauten
07. The Escape: Part II
08. To Follow The Sun
09. Heretoir

Lyrics (9)


Additional info
Released in Digipak edition limited to 2000 copies. A vinyl (LP) version of the album will follow 2-3 months afterwards with a limitation of 500 copies.

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Kenos - 21.11.2011 at 17:35  
  Among the several blackgaze albums (and is this really blackgaze btw? more like depressive black) of the last years, this one is probably one of the least interesting I've heard. Not bad by any means, but sounds like a bunch of inoffensive leftovers of Amesoeurs, or Les Discrets. Overall decent but fails to captivate due to lack of personality.
Troy Killjoy - 21.11.2011 at 20:13  
  Agreed, although I do think it's more blackgaze (I still hate that term by the way) than depressive black. Either way, it's not really anything special.
Slayer666 - 21.11.2011 at 20:56  
Rating: 8 IMO, "Weltschmerz" and "Fatigue" alone kick the crap out of 90% of blackgaze releases this year.
Love this album, as well as the demo preceding it.
Ag Fox - 22.11.2011 at 00:15  
Rating: 6
Written by Guest on 21.11.2011 at 17:35

Among the several blackgaze albums of the last years, this one is probably one of the least interesting I've heard. Not bad by any means, but sounds like a bunch of inoffensive leftovers of Amesoeurs, or Les Discrets. Overall decent but fails to captivate due to lack of personality.
Agreed. Especially disappointing given the beautiful cover art...
Troy Killjoy - 22.11.2011 at 00:32  
  I won't lie, the only reason I looked into this at all was due to the cover art.
Ag Fox - 22.11.2011 at 01:04  
Rating: 6 Yep, me too. I even tried to like it because of it, but can't even bring myself to rate it "good" lol
cYrox23 - 04.02.2012 at 13:40  
  Amazing album
Slayer666 - 04.02.2012 at 13:49  
Rating: 8 Yup, this one probably gets my vote for the "Metalgaze" category, although there are a few releases in need of checking out (Cold Body Radiation sounds promising).

Still torn between this and Alrakis, though.
Mr. Doctor - 04.02.2012 at 14:22  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 04.02.2012 at 13:49

Yup, this one probably gets my vote for the "Metalgaze" category, although there are a few releases in need of checking out (Cold Body Radiation sounds promising).

Still torn between this and Alrakis, though.


Alrakis easily for me tbh. Their take on Ambient BM with gaze/space stuff is far more interesting to me.
Slayer666 - 04.02.2012 at 14:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.02.2012 at 14:22

Alrakis easily for me tbh. Their take on Ambient BM with gaze/space stuff is far more interesting to me.


Alrakis really is fantastic, but the last 2 tracks tend to get too damn samey, which I can't say for Heretoir.
Had those two been done a bit better, Alrakis would have exactly 0 competition.
Mr. Doctor - 04.02.2012 at 18:14  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 04.02.2012 at 14:33
Alrakis really is fantastic, but the last 2 tracks tend to get too damn samey, which I can't say for Heretoir.
Had those two been done a bit better, Alrakis would have exactly 0 competition.


I'm not a fan of how the drums sound in this record. In Weltschmerz they sound specially shitty. Great riffs though, gives a more desperate vibe than your regular "blackgaze" album. I understand your problems with the last two ambient tracks from Alrakis but I see that problem the same way I see the s/t of the band Owl:
One big ass ambient track that doesn't add to much... but who cares about it if everything before just KILLS?
Daggon - 02.10.2013 at 09:56  
Rating: 5 I tried this one because of its beautiful cover, but in the end it feels quite forgetable, like something you like but still you find uninteresting.

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