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Release date: 24 April 2009
Style: Death metal, Thrash metal


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Disc I
01. The Cross Of Sacrifice
02. Under A Darkening Sky
03. No Man's Land
04. Poison Fog
05. Drowning In Mud
06. Passiondale
07. No Survivors
08. Behind Enemy Lines
09. Fallen Empires
10. Artifacts Of The Great War

Disc II [limited edition] [Live in 2005]
01. Nihilism
02. Boiling Blood
03. The Warcult
04. Soul Sweeper
05. The Art Of Immolation
06. Villa Vampiria
07. The Last Zip Of Spit
08. Sigma Enigma
09. The Serpent King

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Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Soundlodge Studios, Germany.
Produced by Jörg Uken and Henri Sattler.
Cover design and layout by Karl-Heinz Schuster.

Staff review by
Jason W.

Like a rat gnawing at your skin while you sleep, God Dethroned's latest not only drops you right into the trenches of one of the bloodiest World War I battlegrounds, it does so with a personal touch that leaves even your own lungs full of mustard gas. Loaded with more aggression than the band has offered in several albums, Passiondale honors the slain with a menacing conviction layered with a crossfire of chaotic and stalwart melodies.

published 17.03.2010 | Comments (10)

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17.03.2010 At the time, World War I was the war to end all wars, but instead it became the gateway into modern warfare. Passiondale gives us a heavy dose of aggression, emotional depth, and authoritative visions of the suffering that reflects the stalemate that took nearly 1 million lives during that war. After repeated listens, you'll find yourself one step closer to drowning in mud, and with a lungful of mustard gas as your last breath. And for all you North Americans - just in time to check them out live in April.

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I_Die_Often - 19.02.2010 at 05:09  
Rating: 9 One of the most talked about releases of 2009 on other sites, but nothing here...
I'm not much for words so that job is not up to me.
A great band, a great CD, buy it!
Jason W. - 05.03.2010 at 20:57  
Rating: 9 Well, it's about time I did a few reviews for extreme bands on MS, and do think fans are more pleased with the band's more aggressive return on this album. I'm putting this in my reviews queue
I_Die_Often - 06.03.2010 at 00:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Jason W. on 05.03.2010 at 20:57

Well, it's about time I did a few reviews for extreme bands on MS, and do think fans are more pleased with the band's more aggressive return on this album. I'm putting this in my reviews queue

I wait the results.
Deadmeat - 06.04.2013 at 15:48  
Rating: 9 Amazing album! simple played death-thrash metal with melodies, amazing songs and great production! Drowning In Mud, Poison Fod, No Mans Land and Under a Darkening Sky are the best songs imo.
sbgmetal - 04.01.2015 at 23:58  
Rating: 6 A lot of the riffs sounded repetitive and they were average at best, pretty forgettable imo

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