Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant



8.2 | 114 votes |
Release date: 3 February 2014
Style: Progressive death metal, Technical death metal

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01. Aeon Illuminate
02. Alien Utopia
03. The Sorcerer
04. Solar Fire Cells
05. The Voyager
06. The Radial Covenant I. II.
07. Euclidean Elements [piano version]

Line-up
Hannes Grossmann - drums, guitars

Guest musicians
Victor Bullok - vocals
Morean - vocals
Danny Tunker - guitars
Tom Geldschläger - guitars
Ron Jarzombek - guitars
Per Nilsson - guitars
Jeff Loomis - guitars
Christian Münzner - guitars
Linus Klausenitzer - bass

Additional info
Digital download was sent to those who pre-ordered the CD, on January 22, 2014.
Digipak CD was released on February 3, 2014.

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05.02.2014 - 07:28
Rating: 7
MetalDoomMaster
More Jeff Loomis, less Christian Muenzner. Christian is an amazing guitarist, but I wish he'd stay in Obscura and out of all of his other bands like Spawn Of Possession. It seems like his style is a little too same-y to be in more than one tech death band. Not that this wouldn't sound like Obscura anyway, considering the other members.
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06.02.2014 - 19:50
Rating: 7
Heka69
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 05.02.2014 at 07:28

More Jeff Loomis, less Christian Muenzner. Christian is an amazing guitarist, but I wish he'd stay in Obscura and out of all of his other bands like Spawn Of Possession. It seems like his style is a little too same-y to be in more than one tech death band. Not that this wouldn't sound like Obscura anyway, considering the other members.

Muenzer did nothing on this album but one solo, "Alien Utopia".
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06.02.2014 - 21:33
Rating: 7
MetalDoomMaster
Written by Heka69 on 06.02.2014 at 19:50

Muenzer did nothing on this album but one solo, "Alien Utopia".

Good to know, I wasn't really sure how much he actually contributed to the album, although the first half of it sounded like him to me. I prolly should research things a little bit haha.
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07.02.2014 - 00:59
Rating: 7
Heka69
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 06.02.2014 at 21:33

Good to know, I wasn't really sure how much he actually contributed to the album, although the first half of it sounded like him to me.

Yeah, the solo nature of this album is no joke, the "real" guitarist all are there just to play solos, rhythm guitars are by Hannes himself.
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11.02.2014 - 12:46
MechanisT
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Nice album. Sounds pretty much like Obscura sans the mellifluous approach, and more chunkiness.
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27.02.2014 - 10:45
Rating: 10
Neiluria
Great album !
Mention special : The Voyager
I think he will stay long in the top of my list 2014
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03.03.2014 - 01:30
Rating: 9
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
This album is not a drum oriented just because it's a solo project from a drummer.
My final rating is "8.6".
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03.03.2014 - 01:34
!J.O.O.E.!
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Had a brief listen of this the other day. It sounded like very dry tech-death to me. I like the cover art though.
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04.03.2014 - 04:57
Mattybu
My friend showed me a song on bandcamp from this album and I was pretty impressed. I imagine I would love the whole thing.
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10.03.2014 - 22:11
Rating: 8
Xylem
I really quite enjoyed this, though I am very partial to most progressive and technical music.
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21.03.2014 - 21:59
Rating: 9
The Galactican
This record is awesome. As a big Obscura fan it totally hit the spot, and I really can't think of too many other solo records by metal instrumentalists that I've enjoyed as much. \m/
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11.04.2014 - 14:00
Rating: 7
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Seeing how similar this is to Obscura, I am wondering why it was not recorded and released as Obscura.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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12.05.2014 - 13:53
Rating: 10
MarioCalnSnchez
Master piece
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We are the priest of the temple of Synix
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02.06.2014 - 15:45
Rating: 6
Skyum
This sounds like a collection of Obscura b-sides to me. There are even lyrics taken directly from Cosmogenesis ("And touched by an immense delight to be").
5 or 6 out of 10 from me after a couple of listens, will grade properly once I've listened properly.
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11.06.2014 - 23:06
Rating: 9
JayMo4
I may be overrating it a bit, but as a tech death junkie and big Obscura fan it's hard not to. Enjoyable stuff.
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25.06.2014 - 23:26
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Well-written, but I wouldn't be able to tell it apart from the deluge of tech death acts...
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27.07.2014 - 19:26
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Lacks the comprehensiveness of Obscura but shares the same unmistakable vibe, which isn't surprising considering Grossmann was likely a significant contributor in regards to the songwriting process. (For all I know he was the primary composer, too lazy to Google it.)
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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28.07.2014 - 01:42
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.07.2014 at 19:26

Lacks the comprehensiveness of Obscura but shares the same unmistakable vibe, which isn't surprising considering Grossmann was likely a significant contributor in regards to the songwriting process. (For all I know he was the primary composer, too lazy to Google it.)

According to his Obscura exit statement, he was the primary composer for Omnivium.
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~Zep, Database and Forum Moderation~

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09.08.2014 - 16:57
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by psykometal on 28.07.2014 at 01:42

According to his Obscura exit statement, he was the primary composer for Omnivium.

Which is their best.
And I have an interview from a magazine lying around here somewhere with Jeroen Paul Thesseling where he basically says the same thing. According to him Hannes was the one who turned all their riffs and ideas into actual songs on the Omnivium album.
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