Atlantean Kodex - The Course Of Empire



7.9 | 68 votes |
Release date: 13 September 2019
Style: Epic doom metal, Heavy metal

Owners:

34 have it
6 want it


01. The Alpha And The Occident (Rising From Atlantean Tombs)
02. People Of The Moon (Dawn Of Creation)
03. Lion Of Chaldea (The Heroes' Journey)
04. Chariots (Descending From Zagros)
05. The Innermost Light (Sensus Fidei)
06. A Secret Byzantium (Numbered As Sand And The Stars)
07. He Who Walks Behind The Years (The Place Of Sounding Drums)
08. Spell Of The Western Sea (Among Wolves And Thieves)
09. The Course Of Empire (All Thrones In Earth And Heaven)
10. Die Welt Von Gestern (Abendland)

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
N/A
We all tend to throw in our metal-related conversations the word "epic" way too often and sometimes without enough justification. If you could have a photo next to that word in the dictionary, it would be the cover art of The Course Of Empire.

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published 14.10.2019 | Comments (8)

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Comments: 16   [ 1 ignored ]   Visited by: 162 users
26.07.2019 - 19:28
Maco
Classless
If they manage to surpass The White Goddess, I will start worshipping Manowar for inspiring this guys.
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Never trust a junkie.
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10.09.2019 - 02:33
Rating: 9
tominator
At best deranged
Full album:
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13.09.2019 - 13:49
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Its good, good, I know it from older days somehow I have not spinned their albums a lot even in old days, so I decide to try new one, its good.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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17.09.2019 - 11:42
Rating: 9
Incredibly good album! It might be their best one to date.

EDIT: Yes, most definitely their best to date. This one has a lot better flow than their previous ones and they also provide some of their best songs to date (He Who Walks Behind The Years, People of the Moon and Lion of Chaldea). I was a bit worried that they would become repetive quite soon but they manage to brings this one home perfectly. And that cover art is just pure magic!
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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18.09.2019 - 23:19
Rating: 8
Fabiano
This is my first Atlantean Kodex album that I listen to. I noticed it on Bandcamp and the cover immediately got my attention. Not a superfan of Doom metal, but the Epic style always give me goosebumps.
Some drums patterns and guitar riffsreminds me a lot of Lost Horizon, another good Epic metal gem, which got disbanded too soon.
When the last song was playing (it is an outro ), I thought: is it really the last one? Give me more!

I will definitely check out their old material, I've heard "The White Goddess" is a true masterpiece of the genre, so it will be my next listen.
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23.09.2019 - 14:58
nikarg
Mod
Written by Peasant on 21.09.2019 at 11:57

Overhyped by AMG and banger. Good album but not excellent.

It's going to be overhyped by Metal Storm soon, too. I think it's an excellent album, but I'll explain more in the review I plan to write.
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23.09.2019 - 19:53
nikarg
Mod
Written by Peasant on 23.09.2019 at 19:34

Your comment persuaded me to give it another careful listen. I was wrong. This is a well crafted album with cohesion and great vocals. I'm on the hype train now.

I'm pleased I converted you
I like it so much that it's going to be very high on my year-end list.
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08.02.2020 - 17:23
Maco
Classless
This is how a modern classic sounds.
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Never trust a junkie.
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26.02.2020 - 20:17
Rating: 6
tintinb
To me this album falls short, there is some critical ingredient missing, I don't know what but I just couldn't get into it.
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26.02.2020 - 21:56
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by tintinb on 26.02.2020 at 20:17

To me this album falls short, there is some critical ingredient missing, I don't know what but I just couldn't get into it.

What is missing
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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26.02.2020 - 22:58
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by Bad English on 26.02.2020 at 21:56

What is missing


What part of

Written by tintinb on 26.02.2020 at 20:17
...I don't know what...

don't you understand?
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signatures = SPAM
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28.02.2020 - 05:12
Rating: 6
tintinb
I felt like this is an album that has already been done a multiple number of times. I didn't find anything unique in it. No oomph.
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28.02.2020 - 05:14
Rating: 6
tintinb
I think chariots was the only song I liked from this album.
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22.05.2020 - 11:30
Aries Rising
Written by tintinb on 26.02.2020 at 20:17

To me this album falls short, there is some critical ingredient missing, I don't know what but I just couldn't get into it.


Memorability, nothing sticks with you. If I were making albums, I would want songs that people will want to listen to repeatedly until I am able to get the next one out. This is an epic metal album that doesn't try to be that epic. Candlemass songs get under your skin, these songs do not.
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22.05.2020 - 12:40
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
I've only listened to this album a couple of times, but I can recall a few lines from it without much effort, which isn't something I can say about 90% of the albums I listen to.
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Father: How can a picture of a field be sad without a sad person looking sad in the field?
Young Woman: That's an interesting problem. Yeah, I struggle with that.
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22.05.2020 - 19:04
nikarg
Mod
Written by RaduP on 22.05.2020 at 12:40

I've only listened to this album a couple of times, but I can recall a few lines from it without much effort, which isn't something I can say about 90% of the albums I listen to.

Exactly.
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