Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils


8.1 | 118 votes |
Release date: 21 December 2012
Style: Melodic black metal, Progressive black metal

Owners:

81 have it
11 want it


01. Aquatic Deathgate Existence
02. Blessed He With Boils
03. Winter's End
04. Long Live Our Lifeless King
05. Deus Absconditus: Part I
06. Deus Absconditus: Part II
07. The Leper's Prospect
08. In Putris Stagnum
09. "Here I'll Stay"
10. Rebirth Of An Old Nation

Line-up
Sam Meador - vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Brent Vallefuoco - guitars
David Bodenhoefer - guitars
Matthew Earl - drums, flute, vocals
William Culver III - bass
Bryan Huizenga - bass

Interesting, innovative, engaging, diverse & technically proficient. This Epic/Melodic/Progressive Black metal release takes influences from many different genres & combines them together so well to form an absolute gem of a debut album. Xanthochroid are going places, and wherever they go you should follow.

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Comments: 21   Visited by: 464 users
02.01.2013 - 07:52
Rating: 9
Mechaniacal
I would have died with a fucking smile on my face if this fantastic and completely unexpected album was the soundtrack to my 12/21/12 apocalypse.
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05.01.2013 - 02:14
Lokaeda
Account deleted
From what I've listened too, it reminds of Krallice. Gonna dig it more.
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06.01.2013 - 01:49
Rating: 8
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
This is really interesting. Listening to it now, it IS good!
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07.01.2013 - 19:58
RiouxMax
Very, very similar to Mirrorthrone. But I can't say no to more Mirrorthrone!
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10.01.2013 - 23:17
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Ihsahn on this thread. The vocals and some parts of the music really remind me of some of his solo stuff.
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15.01.2013 - 14:12
Rating: 10
lord artan
OMG..............this album is amazing...it's awesome...08. In Putris Stagnum and 10. Rebirth Of An Old Nation...wow....
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20.01.2013 - 20:45
MechanisT
Account deleted
I'm getting a distant Mirrorthrone vibe from this. I'm digging what I am hearing.
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20.01.2013 - 23:54
Rating: 8
Gelati
I don't usually listen to a lot of black metal but this was a bombshell. By successfully utilizing a variety of sonic textures and a mature understanding of composition overall, Xanthrochroid have given us a real gem. This is, indeed, the start of something special.
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21.01.2013 - 02:50
AtrumHiberna
I really don't see what's all the fuss about
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This is my worship, this is my path...
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23.01.2013 - 10:39
Rating: 6
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Unfortunately, I don't see the fuss either
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loves 小巫
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27.01.2013 - 16:55
Rating: 8
qlacs
"The Quaker"
It is certainly not bad, but is nowhere near Ne Obliviscaris's debut. They don't have enough passion for it - yet. Some songs are very good though, might enough to consider a 9.
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04.02.2013 - 14:23
Rating: 6
PocketMetal
Rarely I see a staff picked album sounding so hollow ... it seems they know how to write music but there's no feeling in this album . this is the opposite of what it should have been ...
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10.02.2013 - 08:16
Rating: 6
Kuroboshi
I honestly thought it was Ihsahn singing at first. Pretty nice debut. Need to listen some more to it before rating.
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11.02.2013 - 04:23
Rating: 6
Kuroboshi
Okey, so 1 word is enough. Pretentious.
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19.02.2013 - 12:38
Rating: 8
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
Own this album now, and it got even better when listening to the actual CD, while reading upon the lyrics and looking at the album artwork.. I went to rate this from a 9 to 10, this is a masterpiece!
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21.02.2013 - 13:08
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
I think this is better than Ne Oblviscaris' album (actually that one's still better now), if only I listened to this soon enough, it would have appeared on my top 20 of 2012, if that were the case. Oh well, I'm seeing them live at least. Orange County represent!!
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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09.06.2013 - 17:44
Rating: 7
Zadion
Rebirth of an Old Nation is so insanely good.
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31.07.2013 - 19:11
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Very original! Looking forward to their future efforts
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19.12.2013 - 01:23
Rating: 10
Poirot
I rarely rate an album 10 but this album is probably the best I've heard in a long time, really close to perfection. I can't fathom how one may find it "pretentious" or rate it below 8. Oh well, opinions I guess...
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20.10.2015 - 02:23
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Fallen Ghost on 19.02.2013 at 12:38

I went to rate this from a 9 to 10, this is a masterpiece!

9 to 10 to 8
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25.10.2015 - 03:10
Rating: 8
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
Written by LeKiwi on 20.10.2015 at 02:23

Written by Fallen Ghost on 19.02.2013 at 12:38

I went to rate this from a 9 to 10, this is a masterpiece!

9 to 10 to 8


Haha! Well observed I guess I got carried away a little too fast when listening to it first time!
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