Anubis Gate - Covered In Black

7.3 | 32 votes |
Release date: 1 September 2017
Style: Progressive metal, Power metal


24 have it
7 want it

01. Psychotopia
02. The New Delhi Assassination
03. The Combat
04. Too Much Time
05. A Journey To Nowhere
06. Black
07. Blacker
08. Blackest
09. Operation Cairo
10. From Afar

Additional info
Produced by Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen.

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22.08.2017 - 07:20
Rating: 5
Felt like the songs were very disjointed in a bad way, long dragging songs, I'm sad about this one
01.09.2017 - 13:19
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
The previous one and the one before were way better. I'm not saying this one is not worth a listen but, it doesn't seem to have those addictive songs that you have to play the whole year. There very interesting parts here and there. Middle eastern, Indian, dark themes, a good story behind the songs but I didn't find outstanding songs like let's say "Never Like This", "Breach of Faith" or "Horizons" on the previous album or "Hold Back Tomorrow", "World In A Dome" or "Golden Days" from the self titled.

One thing is for sure, this one needs repeated listens to grow on you so I'm waiting for that but knowing that I already played it 5 times in the past week, I don't think that I will change my mind about the overall album. I'll give it a 7.4, closer to a 7 than an 8.
18.09.2017 - 03:28
Rating: 10
Donnie Darko
Its among the albums that you have to listen more than once to really aprecciate it. One of the best albums of this year. Masterpiece!
27.09.2017 - 14:59
Couldn't even get one spin of this album. It sounds so different. Maybe next time something will stick.
24.11.2017 - 23:11
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Weird fucking album, nothing here comes together at all. The sound and instrumentation is ok but the singing is just bad, fucking bad.
28.12.2017 - 22:18
Rating: 6
Lyrics are ok for the most part, sometimes they feel really forced though. "The New Delhi Assassination" and "Operation Cairo" have moments in them that sound too similar imo. I agree with others here that the album doesn't flow really well, which makes it harder to listen through in one sitting.

I like the darker tone and the overall production is really solid and helps to create a sometimes nice feel of middle eastern vibes which work really nice together with the darker tone I mentioned.

The vocals... well I liked the 2 previous singers more. Overall the vocals are pretty mediocre, It's ok I guess but there are definitely moments that don't sound good, the opening of "A Journey To Nowhere" is a good example of that. The higher notes throughout the record are a hit and miss as well in my experience.

Average record if you ask me. It has some nice moments (mostly from the instrumentation) but it hasn't really got outstanding moments.

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