Akercocke - Renaissance In Extremis



7.8 | 120 votes |
Release date: 25 August 2017
Style: Progressive death metal

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01. Disappear
02. Unbound By Sin
03. Insentience
04. First To Leave The Funeral
05. Familiar Ghosts
06. A Final Glance Back Before Departing
07. One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin
08. Inner Sanctum
09. A Particularly Cold September

Additional info
Mixed by Neil Kernon, mastered by Alan Douches.

Available as:
  • Standard CD
  • 3CD hardbook (including previously unreleased material nad 60 page book)
  • 2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colors
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  • Staff review by
    nikarg
    Rating:
    8.5
    Ten long years after Antichrist, the mighty Akercocke are back. This time they have taken off their suits and the band's renaissance has occurred without sacrificing any goats. Female breasts are also absent and there is no sign of Lucifer worship. But fear not, for their admirable inability to deliver a less-than-extraordinary record is intact.

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    published 24.10.2017 | Comments (5)

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    17.12.2017 - 15:28
    Rating: 7
    tea[m]ster
    Au Pays Natal
    Written by Kuroboshi on 03.09.2017 at 20:53

    The music is really beautiful, but the vocals destroy this album for me...

    THIS!!!! Came here to say the same thing. The instrumentation and texture has a Voivod vibe (only reason this is a 7 for me)...but holy fuck, the vocals...
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    01.02.2018 - 21:32
    Maco
    Classless
    Antichrist is still better.
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    01.02.2018 - 22:47
    VIG
    Account deleted
    Written by Maco on 01.02.2018 at 21:32

    Antichrist is still better.

    The thing that ruins this album is the vocals. It's a good album musically, but the vocals are just so poorly executed.
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    01.02.2018 - 22:48
    Maco
    Classless
    Written by Guest on 01.02.2018 at 22:47

    The thing that ruins this album is the vocals. It's a good album musically, but the vocals are just so poorly executed.

    Indeed, I don't mind them most of the time, but there are moments when they kill all the momentum. Shame.
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    15.05.2018 - 17:40
    Mercurial
    This didn't turn out as bad as I feared after the single, but the whole thing sounds like a pre-production album. Weak sound, some flat and disjointed songwriting and a lot of very cringey vocals. Another couple of months in the oven and this might have been a really tight extreme prog album.
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    13.09.2020 - 05:12
    Rating: 7
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    Excellent songwriting brought down by baffling vocals. "First to Leave the Funeral" makes me feel uncomfortable with second-hand embarrassment. This could have been an easy 9, possibly even a 10, if not for having to grind through what I guess we'll call "singing" for 50+ minutes. Maybe he was sick during recording? The growls are on point as usual but it's as if he forgot how to sing in key when doing cleans.
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    13.09.2020 - 18:13
    Maco
    Classless
    Damn the vocals truly sound like horseshit. But maybe I can get used to them.
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    13.09.2020 - 19:14
    Rating: 7
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    Written by Maco on 13.09.2020 at 18:13

    Damn the vocals truly sound like horseshit. But maybe I can get used to them.

    I don't even want to try. Maybe someone with music editing software can upload an instrumental version. Until then, this is going in the pile of things I probably won't ever listen to again.
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