Arsis - A Celebration Of Guilt


8.6 | 186 votes |
Release date: 30 March 2004
Style: Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

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01. The Face Of My Innocence
02. Maddening Disdain
03. Seven Whispers Fell Silent
04. Return
05. Worship Depraved
06. Carnal Ways To Recreate The Heart
07. Dust And Guilt
08. Elegant And Perverse
09. The Sadistic Motives Behind Bereavement Letters
10. Looking To Nothing
11. Wholly Night
12. Look To Nothing [2011 reissue bonus]
13. Painted Eyes [2011 reissue bonus]
14. Veil Of Morning Black [2011 reissue bonus]

Staff review by
Undercraft
Rating:
9.0
Damn! This came out of the blue and trampled me in a split second; the hit was so hard that I have troubles remembering my girlfriend's name! What the hell is this? It's just one of the best releases of 2004, if not the best album of Death Metal released in 2004, Arsis (musical term meaning "silence") are from the United States, but don't let that fool you, this guys play like pros!

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published 27.12.2004 | Comments (16)

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06.11.2011 - 03:50
JÄY
Metal slave
The first time I heard this album, it sounded incredible to me. Second time, pretty good. 3rd, just average and kind of "fake", if you know what I mean.
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06.11.2011 - 03:57
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by JÄY on 06.11.2011 at 03:50
3rd, just average and kind of "fake", if you know what I mean.

Fake? I definitely don't know what you mean.

I think this is a well-executed tech-death release that takes advantage of some really nice melodies. Outstanding songwriting.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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14.03.2012 - 19:01
Rating: 10
The Benighted
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.11.2011 at 03:57

Written by JÄY on 06.11.2011 at 03:50
3rd, just average and kind of "fake", if you know what I mean.

Fake? I definitely don't know what you mean.

I think this is a well-executed tech-death release that takes advantage of some really nice melodies. Outstanding songwriting.

Seriously one of my favorite debuts of all time. Not sure exactly where he's coming from with 'fake'.
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Learn to adapt to the change, or get washed away like tears in the rain.
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14.03.2012 - 19:07
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by The Benighted on 14.03.2012 at 19:01
Seriously one of my favorite debuts of all time. Not sure exactly where he's coming from with 'fake'.

I dunno. Maybe it's not brutal enough or something. :/
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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31.01.2013 - 06:58
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi
CoB? Not even close.

Just relistened this today, and I must say I agree with Benighted. One of the best debuts ever.
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31.01.2013 - 18:19
BlueMobius
Account deleted
This is by far their best album. It's head and shoulders above the rest of their work. A Celebration of Guilt is a prime example of the "band couldn't top their debut" syndrome.
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31.01.2013 - 18:21
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 31.01.2013 at 18:19

This is by far their best album. It's head and shoulders above the rest of their work. A Celebration of Guilt is a prime example of the "band couldn't top their debut" syndrome.

I'd say their follow up EP matches this. After that though it's not worth bothering.
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05.04.2015 - 07:07
Timmeh
Dudeman
Listening to this for the first time in a good 3 or so years, and I gotta say the riffs are as familiar as yesterday. A testament to the strength of the melodies.
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24.06.2015 - 22:06
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Kuroboshi on 31.01.2013 at 06:58

CoB? Not even close.



I have never thought of CoB actually, I think you just brought them closer.
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22.06.2016 - 10:19
Rating: 9
Necrodamus
Full of kickass riffs and catchy melodies throughout, this album is spectacular. Most definitely one of the best debuts in the American tech death scene.
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