Taranis - Kingdom



8.4 | 78 votes |
Release date: 1 January 2012
Style: Symphonic black metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

65 have it
17 want it


01. Storm
02. Dominion
03. Glory
04. Origin

Top 20 albums of 2012: 17

Additional info
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Attila Bakos in Biatorbágy, 2011.
Photography by Andrea Takács.
Artwork and design by Gyula Havancsák.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
8.0
Taranis is a one-man project founded by Attila Bakos over 10 years ago. If that name doesn't mean anything to you, it's probably because you didn't bother checking out Thy Catafalque's Rengeteg or Róka Hasa Rádió - albums that benefit from the addition of his vocal talents. For those of you who enjoyed his melodious singing, you will be more than pleased with this release.

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published 16.01.2012 | Comments (28)

12.02.2012
This album is one of the most seamless blends of genres you've heard in a while. It's melodic, no wait, it's extreme! It's prog, but it's black metal, but then it's not black metal. One thing that steals the show is the clean vocals. Trust me on this one, this dude has one of the most soaring male voices in metal today, or any day.

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Comments: 17   Visited by: 342 users
20.02.2012 - 00:36
Zaph
The Nothingth

Posts: 2522
From: Belgium

Definitely buying this, does anyone know if there is a way to own a physical copy?

EDIT: Doubt it...
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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25.02.2012 - 01:00
Rating: 8
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat

Posts: 3851
From: USA

Storm is such a killer track, that it completely overshadows the rest of the album.
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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27.02.2012 - 21:41
Rating: 9
MeloDeathViking

Posts: 509
From: USA

This album has some moments that remind me of Isahn, and some that remind me of Thy Catafalque, but overall I love this album. The vocals are absolutely fantastic. I'll probably end up shelling out the $8 for the download. Wanna listen to this while I drive.
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"I am not superstitious, but I'm a little 'stitious." - Michael Scott
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19.03.2012 - 16:44
Rating: 10
Deefer46

Posts: 76
From: UK
What a stunner this is. I stumbled across this one on Staff Picks and have to say that its fucking remarkable. Every second of this album blew me away. 4 songs of terror and joy. Starting at hard rock pace, then morphing into thrash black metal finally ending in a joyous melancholic foreboding end. And that's just the first track 'Storm'. All four tracks are on an equal level, every one a quality piece of genius. And to think one man did all this by himself. Or maybe he is not man, but a God............
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17.04.2012 - 17:48
Attila Bakos

Posts: 3
From: Hungary
Written by Zaph on 20.02.2012 at 00:36

Definitely buying this, does anyone know if there is a way to own a physical copy?

EDIT: Doubt it...


It's now available on CD, check http://www.attilabakos.com for details.
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19.04.2012 - 20:23
Zaph
The Nothingth

Posts: 2522
From: Belgium

Written by Attila Bakos on 17.04.2012 at 17:48

Written by Zaph on 20.02.2012 at 00:36

Definitely buying this, does anyone know if there is a way to own a physical copy?

EDIT: Doubt it...


It's now available on CD, check http://www.attilabakos.com for details.

How much do you think shipping to Belgium would cost? Cause if that's too much I'll just go for the bandcamp download anyway .
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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03.05.2012 - 16:10
Attila Bakos

Posts: 3
From: Hungary
Written by Zaph on 19.04.2012 at 20:23

Written by Attila Bakos on 17.04.2012 at 17:48

Written by Zaph on 20.02.2012 at 00:36

Definitely buying this, does anyone know if there is a way to own a physical copy?

EDIT: Doubt it...


It's now available on CD, check http://www.attilabakos.com for details.

How much do you think shipping to Belgium would cost? Cause if that's too much I'll just go for the bandcamp download anyway .


3 EUR.
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15.09.2012 - 18:07
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8284
From: Czech Republic

This is a way how to start a new metal year
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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02.12.2012 - 23:30
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16468
From: Sweden

Tried it a couple of times and failed to see what was so great. Just not for me. it felt too cheesy.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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03.12.2012 - 02:12
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39149
From: The Netherlands

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.12.2012 at 23:30

Tried it a couple of times and failed to see what was so great. Just not for me. it felt too cheesy.



simple, there is nothing great about this album at all. Extremely standard and not even excuted all that well. Very mediocre stuff
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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03.12.2012 - 02:43
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.12.2012 at 02:12

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.12.2012 at 23:30

Tried it a couple of times and failed to see what was so great. Just not for me. it felt too cheesy.



simple, there is nothing great about this album at all. Extremely standard and not even excuted all that well. Very mediocre stuff

Do you like anything, Marcel?
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forever bummed out
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03.12.2012 - 12:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39149
From: The Netherlands

Written by Boxcar Willy on 03.12.2012 at 02:43


Do you like anything, Marcel?


there is more than enough good to great stuff out there, but Taranis certainly doesn't belong to that category of music.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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17.01.2013 - 16:51
Rating: 10
Justicelust

Posts: 213
From: Iraq

So fucking EPIC!!!
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02.02.2013 - 02:44
Rating: 8
qlacs
"The Quaker"

Posts: 1039
From: Hungary

Considering how good it is and the fact that is hungarian, I've made a huge mistake not checking this out so far.
Just listening to Storm, and I cannot resist but Great Album Cover! Gyula, you never disappoint.
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02.02.2013 - 09:56
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8284
From: Czech Republic

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.12.2012 at 12:13

Written by Boxcar Willy on 03.12.2012 at 02:43


Do you like anything, Marcel?


there is more than enough good to great stuff out there, but Taranis certainly doesn't belong to that category of music.


Marcel saying something sucks is usually the best way for me how to recognize stuff i will love
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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04.11.2013 - 13:04
Rating: 10
lial87

Posts: 24
From: Australia

Lifechanging album masterpiece
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07.01.2014 - 06:16
Dima

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

Storm was sick, rest were shit.
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