Samael - Hegemony

8.1 | 123 votes |
Release date: 13 October 2017
Style: Electro industrial metal


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01. Hegemony
02. Samael
03. Angel Of Wrath
04. Rite Of Renewal
05. Red Planet
06. Black Supremacy
07. Murder Or Suicide
08. This World
09. Against All Enemies
10. Land Of The Living
11. Dictate Of Transparency
12. Helter Skelter
13. Storm Of Fire [bonus]

The Best Industrial / Cyber / Electronic Metal Album Of 2017

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I don't mind waiting forever for a new album by a band I like. I'd rather wait 10 years than get an album that disappoints. More frequent output may mean decline in quality. Samael certainly did take their time after Lux Mundi. 6 years is the longest we've had to wait between their albums. How does wait time translate into quality? I'm happy to announce that the ratio is more than satisfactory.

published 22.10.2017 | Comments (11)

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26.06.2017 - 06:51
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Haven't heard any of their works yet, I guess this is gonna be my gateway album to them.
12.10.2017 - 20:09
Rating: 6
God Alone
Same old, same old...
13.10.2017 - 01:29
Rating: 10
Best since Solar Soul.
14.10.2017 - 09:30
Rating: 7
No surprises here...
14.10.2017 - 19:54
Rating: 6
God Alone
Gave it another spin: I found myself liking the individual songs and couldn't find any low point, but they already wrote ALL of them for Lux Mundi, Above, Solar Soul and Reign of Light, and as a whole the album falls terribly flat. Sounds like a tight, massive rehash of the same song over and over again, there's not much more in it. Also, lyric-wise they've become redundant and tacky, they've been telling these sort of political/spiritual/newagey mumbo jumbo since Eternal. It actually felt great for a while, but come on...
14.10.2017 - 22:48
Rating: 8
Gotta say, I was hoping that the arrival of Thomas Betrisey (aka Drop) would give a hint of Sybreed (since he used to be the mastermind behind this band).
I was more drawn to listen to Gothminister's The Other Side than Hegemony yesterday. I'll try again tonight or tomorrow.
Life is all the pain we endeavour.
20.10.2017 - 22:43
Rating: 7
Written by Ugwemubwem Ossas on 26.06.2017 at 06:51

Haven't heard any of their works yet, I guess this is gonna be my gateway album to them.

It is their best since Passage, but Passage is still significantly better. I'd suggest giving that a spin if you found this one ok/decent/good. Their first couple albums - Blood Ritual,Worship Him and Ceremony of Opposites are slow, brooding black metal. A departure from what else was going on in the very early 90s.

COE and Passage are high points, as reflected by their scores on MS.
get the fuck off my lawn.
10.02.2018 - 23:53
Rating: 7
Weirdo of MS
How is nobody talking about that exhilarating The Beatles cover?

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