Septicflesh - Codex Omega



8.7 | 248 votes |
Release date: 1 September 2017
Style: Symphonic death metal

Owners:

124 have it
43 want it


Disc I

01. Dante's Inferno
02. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
03. Portrait Of A Headless Man
04. Martyr
05. Enemy Of Truth
06. Dark Art
07. Our Church, Below The Sea
08. Faceless Queen
09. The Gospels Of Fear
10. Trinity

Disc II [Deluxe Edition]

01. Martyr Of Truth
02. Dark Testament
03. Portrait Of A Headless Man [Orchestral Version]

Top 20 albums of 2017: 2

Additional info
Co-released by Season of Mist & Prosthetic Records

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15.06.2017 - 06:55
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
The Great Mass 2.0 please.
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15.06.2017 - 08:15
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
That artwork
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15.06.2017 - 13:44
Dima
Dumbass cover
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15.06.2017 - 14:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Septicflesh and cover art... Always a huge laugh at how terrible it is.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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20.06.2017 - 22:17
Kuroboshi
Bring. It. On!

And yeah, that artwork sucks pretty bad.
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29.08.2017 - 19:38
Rating: 10
deswesher
Limited edition album cover is way much better
https://i.hizliresim.com/nW1oMV.jpg

Holyyyyyy ....
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31.08.2017 - 15:04
Rating: 10
garmling
Man, this album is nothing new or groundbreaking, but it is monstrous, dark, crushing, and heavy as hell! I enjoy it a lot! Much, much better than Titan....
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31.08.2017 - 15:10
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.06.2017 at 14:03

Septicflesh and cover art... Always a huge laugh at how terrible it is.

I always have a lot of fun reading how much people care about album covers, and discuss them till they're blue in the face.
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Now loving:
Hour of Penance - Cast the First Stone
Hate - Indestructible Pillar
Cradle of Filth - Heartbreak and Seance
Dark Tranquillity - Nothing To No One
Immolation - Swarm of Terror
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31.08.2017 - 23:20
Paz
News Man
Agree The artwork is ugly as sin.
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01.09.2017 - 03:00
Rating: 10
zeromus44
Amazing album. TOP 3 in my opinion (+ Communion and Sumerian Daemons)
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01.09.2017 - 05:37
Rating: 6
Rulatore
Sadly it's average at best
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01.09.2017 - 19:22
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
#2017disappointments
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01.09.2017 - 21:13
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
This is a very good album. You can always add symphonic elements, no matter how heavy the album is. You just have to do it as Septicflesh.
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02.09.2017 - 20:34
HellriderRising
Great album. Every fan of the genre should give it a try. Gets an 8 out of 10.
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03.09.2017 - 00:00
Rating: 6
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
1. Septicflesh is still recycling the Sumerian Daemons/Communion formula. A lot of the songs here sound the same as on the previous 3-4 albums which kinda points to a big lack of creativity.

2. The vocalist has a great growling timber, but his clean vocals are horrendous. The Septicflesh guys have a nice sense of melody and I've always been wondering if Seth has ever heard himself singing his clean vocals. The clean vocals literally ruins most of the mid-songs. Luckily, as in the previous albums, he does not use them on all songs, otherwise, this would've been less than average. Why don't they make a smart move and hire a decent female a singer, I wonder? That kind of vocals is more fit for females.

3. Nice sound, great guitar tune, amazing growls, but the songwriting? Average at best. Get songs 1-3 and 9.

4. The last 3 tunes are movie soundtracks basically. Spiros' ad for Hollywood to notice him it seems. These 3 songs may point towards what Septicflesh will become in the next 5-10 years. Somebody needs to tell Spiros to not raise his hopes. Getting noticed by Hollywood hotshots without any familial or VIP connections is a rare affair. You have to be really special to get noticed without connections there, and these 3 tunes are not any better than what most of the modern movie soundtracks. They are well performed, easy to compose, harder to perform live as orchestra's aren't cheap.
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03.09.2017 - 08:37
Rating: 7
God Alone
Sotiris' vocals still suck quite a bit, but somehow here he doesn't bother me as he did on the previous albums. Thing is, they've just become repetitive. Of course they're still capable of writing overwhelming stuff (I especially love Enemy of Truth and Dark Art), but overall I feel like I'm listening to the same song since The Great Mass. Kudos for getting such a wide recognition, anyway.
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03.09.2017 - 12:03
Rating: 10
heteo
Septic again... Nothing new but if you are a fan of Symphonic death it gives you the chills..
So much better than Titan!
ΟΠΟΙΟΣ ΔΕΝ ΚΑΝΕΙ ΤΕΧΝΗ, ΚΑΝΕΙ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ !
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03.09.2017 - 23:57
Rating: 10
LRonHubbard
I can be harsh on bands for not changing up their sound enough, but sometimes an album is just too good for that. I wasnt big on titan, in part bc it did sound allot like a great mass, but septic has a very unique sound and even though they ddnt completely change it up they still improved upon it. People bein too harsh.

The people trying to say they sounded the same since sumerian daemons: Did you even listen to that album?
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04.09.2017 - 02:48
Rating: 8
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 03.09.2017 at 00:00

1. Septicflesh is still recycling the Sumerian Daemons/Communion formula. A lot of the songs here sound the same as on the previous 3-4 albums which kinda points to a big lack of creativity.

2. The vocalist has a great growling timber, but his clean vocals are horrendous. The Septicflesh guys have a nice sense of melody and I've always been wondering if Seth has ever heard himself singing his clean vocals. The clean vocals literally ruins most of the mid-songs. Luckily, as in the previous albums, he does not use them on all songs, otherwise, this would've been less than average. Why don't they make a smart move and hire a decent female a singer, I wonder? That kind of vocals is more fit for females.

3. Nice sound, great guitar tune, amazing growls, but the songwriting? Average at best. Get songs 1-3 and 9.

4. The last 3 tunes are movie soundtracks basically. Spiros' ad for Hollywood to notice him it seems. These 3 songs may point towards what Septicflesh will become in the next 5-10 years. Somebody needs to tell Spiros to not raise his hopes. Getting noticed by Hollywood hotshots without any familial or VIP connections is a rare affair. You have to be really special to get noticed without connections there, and these 3 tunes are not any better than what most of the modern movie soundtracks. They are well performed, easy to compose, harder to perform live as orchestra's aren't cheap.

You must be confused because:
a) the clean vocals are Sotiris Vayenas's and not Seth's (Seth is only growling). They also have an awesome sardonic sound, but taste is subjective. Female vocals would sound ridiculous.
b) the orchestral compositions are Chistos's (Antoniou) and not Spiros's (Seth's). So if someone wants to go to Hollywood, it would be Christos. If you think they are easy to compose, I suppose you are saying it because you are an accomplished musician yourself. I am not, so I don't find them so easy.
c) most importantly Sumerian Daemons has almost nothing in common with Codex Omega, you probably have never listened to this album at all. Codex Omega resembles to The Great Mass more than any other Septicflesh record in terms of the orchestra/metal balance as wells as quality-wise. Communion was and probably always be their magnum opus and one of the best death metal albums ever recorded.
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04.09.2017 - 02:51
Rating: 8
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by heteo on 03.09.2017 at 12:03

Septic again... Nothing new but if you are a fan of Symphonic death it gives you the chills..
So much better than Titan!
ΟΠΟΙΟΣ ΔΕΝ ΚΑΝΕΙ ΤΕΧΝΗ, ΚΑΝΕΙ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ !

qft
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04.09.2017 - 05:31
Rating: 9
iMorphball
The "chorus" (can you call it that?) of Enemy of Truth is absolutely insane. If you have a good set of headphones or speakers it just induces chills.

Absolutely excellent album. First death metal album I've enjoyed in quite a while.
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04.09.2017 - 12:06
Rating: 10
garmling
Written by nikarg on 04.09.2017 at 02:48

Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 03.09.2017 at 00:00

1. Septicflesh is still recycling the Sumerian Daemons/Communion formula. A lot of the songs here sound the same as on the previous 3-4 albums which kinda points to a big lack of creativity.

2. The vocalist has a great growling timber, but his clean vocals are horrendous. The Septicflesh guys have a nice sense of melody and I've always been wondering if Seth has ever heard himself singing his clean vocals. The clean vocals literally ruins most of the mid-songs. Luckily, as in the previous albums, he does not use them on all songs, otherwise, this would've been less than average. Why don't they make a smart move and hire a decent female a singer, I wonder? That kind of vocals is more fit for females.

3. Nice sound, great guitar tune, amazing growls, but the songwriting? Average at best. Get songs 1-3 and 9.

4. The last 3 tunes are movie soundtracks basically. Spiros' ad for Hollywood to notice him it seems. These 3 songs may point towards what Septicflesh will become in the next 5-10 years. Somebody needs to tell Spiros to not raise his hopes. Getting noticed by Hollywood hotshots without any familial or VIP connections is a rare affair. You have to be really special to get noticed without connections there, and these 3 tunes are not any better than what most of the modern movie soundtracks. They are well performed, easy to compose, harder to perform live as orchestra's aren't cheap.

You must be confused because:
a) the clean vocals are Sotiris Vayenas's and not Seth's (Seth is only growling). They also have an awesome sardonic sound, but taste is subjective. Female vocals would sound ridiculous.
b) the orchestral compositions are Chistos's (Antoniou) and not Spiros's (Seth's). So if someone wants to go to Hollywood, it would be Christos. If you think they are easy to compose, I suppose you are saying it because you are an accomplished musician yourself. I am not, so I don't find them so easy.
c) most importantly Sumerian Daemons has almost nothing in common with Codex Omega, you probably have never listened to this album at all. Codex Omega resembles to The Great Mass more than any other Septicflesh record in terms of the orchestra/metal balance as wells as quality-wise. Communion was and probably always be their magnum opus and one of the best death metal albums ever recorded.


d) "The last 3 tunes are movie soundtracks basically." - Where did you hear movie soundtrack in the last song - Trinity? Except that choir in the bridge, there is almost no classical symphony in that song. Sadly, you've probably never heard this album in its entirety....
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04.09.2017 - 12:17
Rating: 8
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by garmling on 04.09.2017 at 12:06

d) "The last 3 tunes are movie soundtracks basically." - Where did you hear movie soundtrack in the last song - Trinity? Except that choir in the bridge, there is almost no classical symphony in that song. Sadly, you've probably never heard this album in its entirety....

He's probably talking about the three extra tracks in the deluxe edition that are purely orchestral
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04.09.2017 - 12:27
Rating: 10
garmling
Written by nikarg on 04.09.2017 at 12:17

Written by garmling on 04.09.2017 at 12:06

d) "The last 3 tunes are movie soundtracks basically." - Where did you hear movie soundtrack in the last song - Trinity? Except that choir in the bridge, there is almost no classical symphony in that song. Sadly, you've probably never heard this album in its entirety....

He's probably talking about the three extra tracks in the deluxe edition that are purely orchestral


might be, overlooked them since they are bonus... anyway, they are so easy to compose that anyone could compose them my ass easy....
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04.09.2017 - 16:54
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
I know I can't be the only one who thinks that thing on the cover looks like the Xenomorph from Prometheus.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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05.09.2017 - 00:36
Rating: 8
Tatras
First Septicflesh album i like.
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05.09.2017 - 02:13
VIG
Crimson King
Written by Apothecary on 04.09.2017 at 16:54

I know I can't be the only one who thinks that thing on the cover looks like the Xenomorph from Prometheus.


I thought it was the Xenomorph from Prometheus
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05.09.2017 - 05:19
Rating: 9
CarlosBM
Really great album. The quality of the production tops the previous one. The Great Mass is still a masterpiece tho.
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05.09.2017 - 05:20
Rating: 9
CarlosBM
Oh and the drums fucking smash. Dude is a V10 on drums.
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08.09.2017 - 16:29
Rating: 10
garmling
Just for the heads up! I think Metal Storm staff should hire a guy to check new accounts on daily basis... it's obvious that some jealous idiot is downvoting this album by making new profiles with almost identical emails and names... plus, all these profiles're made today... ban them!
And it's not the first time I see such crap here...
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