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Release date: 29 April 2013
Style: Heavy metal


8.2 | 83 votes


56 have it
11 want it

01. Time To Die
02. Twenty Twenty Five
03. Cenotaph
04. Siege Mentality
05. Incantations
06. Testimony
07. Tears Of Blood
08. Life Sentence
09. Personal Demons
10. Another Universe

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Fat & Sassy!

17.09.2013 I guess you could say that, on many accounts, I have been Court In the Act of headbanging to this album like a crazy person.

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R'Vannith Albums of interest: 2013  | #22
Red_Travis My Top Albums Of 2013  | #184
Fearmeister The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 5: Heavy/Power/Prog/Avant-Garde Metal  | #227
ManiacBlasphemer Favorite 2013 Albums  | #72
Vasil de Shumen Best Albums of the New Millennium  | #84
Dylan 2013 Best Of  | #10
Coolingsrock Coolingsrock's 2013 List For The Influenced Mind  | #73
musclassia 2013 List (continued)  | #157
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The Benighted - 23.05.2013 at 03:43  
Rating: 9 This is a beast of an album. Imagine a definitive follow up to 'Court in the Act' with a modern production job and you're on the right track. Quality-wise I doubt anything will trump this in the heavy metal scene this year.
Vasil de Shumen - 18.06.2013 at 18:28  
Rating: 8 In my opinion, this is the best album of the first half of 2013
Rulatore - 18.09.2013 at 03:47  
Rating: 10 Simply awesome, top 10 of 2013
Dylan - 21.09.2013 at 10:51  
Rating: 8 How did i never see this come out! I love Court In The Act.. this is fucking awwwwwwwwwesome
Marcel Hubregtse - 21.09.2013 at 11:30  
  Angel Witch can learn a thing or two by listening to this album. Now, this is how you make a reunion album after so many years and not like that thing Angel Witch unleashed on the world.
Cynic Metalhead - 29.11.2013 at 18:31  
Rating: 7 Sounds good.

I got to check out late as number of albums were in pipeline but when this scooped up, it sounds amazing.

Court in the act for me still a better record in comparison to this.
Lit. - 12.01.2014 at 07:31  
  This is one boss album. There need to be more NWOBHM bands coming back with awesome shit.
!J.O.O.E.! - 16.04.2014 at 10:38  
  Which is probably why I've always found this album to be quite boring. Really says a lot about a genre when one has to regurgitate the same sound in order to be considered decent. Move on, do new things, take some risks. Be relevant, or at the very least: interesting.
Lit. - 16.04.2014 at 20:03  
  Kinda helps if you've never been crazy about their early stuff to begin with. CITA was modest, but nothing to write home about.

That being said, I much prefer this. Definitely the band's best.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.04.2014 at 03:44  
Written by deadone on 17.04.2014 at 03:18

IMO this kind of stuff is not about innovation.

It's about writing some cool tunes that sound reasonably fresh and have memorable hooks.

Doesn't sound fresh to me. Sounds pretty stale.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.04.2014 at 11:43  
Written by deadone on 17.04.2014 at 03:55

Sounds like some good tunes, memorable hooks. That's fresh in itself.

By the way why do you care? You hate this kind of music in the first place - you even have no time for genre originators ala Iron Maiden at the peak of their creative career when they were "fresh, innovative, blah, blah."

It's kinda like me commenting on that crud BM bollocks Deathspell Omega.

I don't enjoy Iron Maiden, ergo I hate heavy metal? I do love a logical fallacy early in the morning

It's not really the same as that DsO fiasco because my comment actually holds a semblance of truth and isn't me flailing wildly in the dark: this is a repackaging of an older sound and little more, no new ideas or anything - you said it yourself, it sounds like 1987. If someone enjoys if for that then good for them, but I don't for that very reason (and because guy's voice is pretty hideous); that's my opinion. Doesn't mean I don't like the genre though and you're kidding yourself if you think not liking this negates any and all interest in heavy metal, it just means I don't lap up everything that has nostalgia as its only strong point.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.04.2014 at 12:13  
Written by deadone on 18.04.2014 at 06:24

Same as "DSO Fiasco," I've not noted any love for traditional heavy metal from you at all. By the looks of it you don't listen to any of it whatsoever other than "underground scene approved" Slough Feg.

Liking or not liking is not the issue here, or has ever been anywhere else. It's about actually showing you understand a medium or genre and making points appropriate to that, instead of making an arse of yourself with poorly constructed analyses that misrepresent the genre, band or listeners in question, which is where this and the DsO / Katatonia issues diverged. You need to stop concerning yourself with what (you think) I like and don't like, because using that alone as the entire basis of your arguments is not conducive to quality discussion. As you've pointed out elsewhere if you can't handle my opinion and tastes then don't forum, because it leads to nonsense like this:

(great band but I doubt you'd like them if they were more popular)

Please, this is entry-level keyboard warrior, desperate one-up-manship behaviour that I'm not even going to bother giving a response to. I would have thought comments like this were beneath even you. I guess not.
Mr. Doctor - 18.04.2014 at 12:13  
  I'm pretty sure Joe digs some Manilla Road and some others.

Written by deadone on 18.04.2014 at 06:24
(great band but I doubt you'd like them if they were more popular)..

Ha ha ha.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.04.2014 at 12:14  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.04.2014 at 12:13

Ha ha ha.

Man, I really need to watch that film.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.04.2014 at 12:54  
Written by deadone on 18.04.2014 at 12:49

Luckily Underground Hipster Joe understands all genres and will tell us what is good.

He understands all genres including ones he doesn't listen to ala NWOBHM, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal etc etc.

Life Sentence is a great album for us that actually listen to this genre, just like your black metal stuff is good for your lot.

I don't care that you don't like this - that's your prerogative.

It amuses me you spouting bullshit about progression when you don't understand the genre or the market segment at all and don't even appreciate the key bands in the genre.

Oh and I enjoy seeing you engage in absolute hypocrisy and then turn out to be a clueless tool (just like I did that DSO).

let the bile flow through you. Maybe they should introduce some new angry emoticons on MS after all, might save on some writing on your part.

Written by deadone on Today at 10:49

Yep, that works, and conveys about the same amount of useful information.
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.04.2014 at 16:44  
  Back on topic here as well. Btw funny noone mentioned that there's a bit of bad Religion sound in a couple of the songs on this album. Btw great album with a modern production albeit not sound as in the music.
TrueMetalJope - 06.07.2016 at 19:38  
Rating: 8 Great songs here; Time To Die, Siege Mentality, Incantations and especially Another Universe show what the band is capable of

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