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Release date: May 2006
Style: Gothic doom metal

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01. I Long
02. Pretend
03. Decending
04. Rain Wash Me
05. All Alone
06. Embraced by Darkness
07. To The Dreams
08. Murky Waters

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Additional info
Doom /Death Metal
Label: Firebox Records
Distribution in France, and to buy the album => http://www.thundering-records.com
Denmark: 2006
Produced by Flemming Rasmussen
Length: 59:19

Line-Up on the CD:
Vocals: Thomas Akim Grønbæk Jensen
Guitars: Tais Pedersen
Guitars: Peter Erecius Poulsen
Bass: Lennart Jacobsen
Drums: Nikolaj Borg
Keyboards: Anders Ro Nielsen

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.2
Saturnus had been a really important doom/death metal band in the 90s, having a distinctive sound once you had listened to them, but sadly fate seemed to have some other plans instead of letting them become great. They disbanded, but now they are back with a new and strong line-up that can do miracles on stage (you got my word for this!). "Veronika Decides To Die" is the title of their long-awaited third full-length album after a small but very promising tour that hopefully passed from Greece, Athens, and allow me to say that it is a really dynamic and deeply promising come back which places Saturnus back to the throne of withered roses and failed romance they had left behind.

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published 21.04.2006 | Comments (17)

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Wayakin - 18.08.2010 at 22:57  
Rating: 10 Can't wait for the album in december!!!
Metal_4Ever - 07.09.2011 at 01:50  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece!
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.05.2012 at 13:05  
  Saturnus weakest
@gent_-_orange - 09.05.2012 at 13:07  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.05.2012 at 13:05

Saturnus weakest

I take it this is a band worth getting into then if their weakest warrants an 8. Can I ask you what album would be a good one to start with?
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.05.2012 at 13:17  
 
Written by @gent_-_orange on 09.05.2012 at 13:07

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.05.2012 at 13:05

Saturnus weakest

I take it this is a band worth getting into then if their weakest warrants an 8. Can I ask you what album would be a good one to start with?


This album is a good one to get into them and then work your way back. The overall quality of their albums is extremely consistent. It's just that this one is a bit weaker (for me, but some praise it to death). If you like the Officium Triste type of doom you will certainly enjoy Saturnus as well. They play the same sort of melodic death doom, though Saturnus employs a little more clean vocals.
@gent_-_orange - 09.05.2012 at 13:18  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.05.2012 at 13:17


This album is a good one to get into them and then work your way back. The overall quality of their albums is extremely consistent. It's just that this one is a bit weaker (for me, but some praise it to death). If you like the Officium Triste type of doom you will certainly enjoy Saturnus as well. They play the same sort of melodic death doom, though Saturnus employs a little more clean vocals.

Thanks
lord artan - 10.07.2012 at 16:34  
Rating: 10 All song are perfect.best doom ever.all song are masterpiece...
Pretend...
Let's pretend well meet again
Pretend you knew me
Pretend you cared...
Oscarine Wilde - 07.10.2012 at 22:57  
  One of the best gothic doom albums ever and Saturnus' best one, too. I've really put a lot of hope in new album.
Erik M. - 29.10.2012 at 21:00  
Rating: 8 Great album, though Paradise Belongs To You is way better than this. That being said, Martyre is their weakest album in my opinion.
Erik M. - 30.10.2012 at 18:01  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 30.10.2012 at 13:19


+1, imo i think its cause they put so many songs, i really liked the 1st 8 songs and had it ended at that id have given it a 10, the rest of the tracks were kinds dragging and boring to me,.


I agree. The short songs weren't very memorable for me... I just don't like short songs I guess. The longer tracks are (obviously) my favourites, but they're not really long like tracks on Paradise Belongs To You and Saturn In Ascension (I've checked the length of the songs). Also, some songs just aren't that great (Thou Art Free, In Your Shining Eyes come to mind).

I'm convinced Saturn In Ascension will at least top Martyre for me, and hopefully Veronica Decides To Die as well.
Erik M. - 30.10.2012 at 20:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 30.10.2012 at 18:37


really looking to the new one too. I haven't listened to any of the 4 tracks i hear they've played live. I'm really curios to hear how the female vocalist will sound together with them.


I have listened to the new tracks a lot and heard them live as well (Dordrecht Doom Day II), which was awesome. The female vocalist just sings on one track if I'm not mistaken. But trust me, those 4 songs are great.
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.10.2012 at 20:42  
 
Written by Erik M. on 30.10.2012 at 20:12


and heard them live as well (Dordrecht Doom Day II), which was awesome.



the new songs were totally great therre, I totally agree
Erik M. - 31.10.2012 at 17:47  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.10.2012 at 20:42


the new songs were totally great therre, I totally agree


Hehe, unfortunately I missed the last half of Litany Of Rain, because we had to catch our train... I did regret that. Anyway, since that day I was curious if they played one or more other songs after Litany Of Rain. Or did you leave early too?
Marcel Hubregtse - 31.10.2012 at 18:04  
 
Written by Erik M. on 31.10.2012 at 17:47



Hehe, unfortunately I missed the last half of Litany Of Rain, because we had to catch our train... I did regret that. Anyway, since that day I was curious if they played one or more other songs after Litany Of Rain. Or did you leave early too?


I can't remember what they played after. I didn't leave early. Stayed for about an hour after the gig finished and took a taxi back home to Utrecht with a friend of mine. We were so drunk that we were afraid that we wouldn't be able to find the Dordrecht train station
Erik M. - 31.10.2012 at 18:47  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 31.10.2012 at 18:04

I can't remember what they played after. I didn't leave early. Stayed for about an hour after the gig finished and took a taxi back home to Utrecht with a friend of mine. We were so drunk that we were afraid that we wouldn't be able to find the Dordrecht train station


Hahaha, too bad. Well, if it wasn't for the money I would've taken a taxi as well... finding that damn train station was hell, but I wasn't drunk though (I had to use the navigation on my phone (which was almost empty) to find the train station, and we actually had to run the last few minutes because we got lost a little bit by walking into the wrong street). Overall still worth it, but the travelling that day was a nightmare.
MehranRe - 07.02.2014 at 15:12  
Rating: 10 Can't stop listening!
Paw!! - 27.04.2014 at 00:58  
 
Written by MehranRe on 07.02.2014 at 15:12

Can't stop listening!

Hahaha,because it's nice album
Shinkirō - 25.05.2014 at 19:46  
  Why is Saturnus so good? I seriously can't pick a favorite album of theirs and I've been a fan for more than a year.. Anyways, this is the album with the "cleanest" sound of their discography, make of that what you will, it just doesn't have the gothic influences of their other albums..

What can I say about this album.. Um I'll just pick my favorite songs of the record and rate it: I Long, Descending, Rain Wash Me, All Alone, Embrace The Darkness.. I pretty much love these 5 songs the same, the other songs on the album are also very good but not on level with these 5.

Veronika Decides To Die gets a 9/10 from me, very good album but not the MASTERPIECE I see some fans call this.
MelancholiaC - 20.06.2014 at 17:05  
Rating: 10 Overall this album is probably the most heavily keyboard-laden, and as a keyboardist myself that is naturally a big appeal to me. I think "I Long" may just be my ultimate Saturnus song, which is saying a lot since I have so many favourites from all their albums.

After listening to them A LOT over the last couple of years, I still maintain that Saturn In Ascension is their magnum opus, and one of my favourite albums of all time! Veronika comes very close in second though.
God Buster 鬼 - 27.06.2014 at 14:22  
Rating: 9 Infused with a lot of sad blues riffs in doom...this album is a mother-fucker killer !

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