Delain - Apocalypse & Chill



7.8 | 116 votes |
Release date: 7 February 2020
Style: Symphonic metal

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41 have it
9 want it
1 trades it


01. One Second
02. We Had Everything
03. Chemical Redemption
04. Burning Bridges
05. Vengeance
06. To Live Is To Die
07. Let's Dance
08. Creatures
09. Ghost House Heart
10. Masters Of Destiny
11. Legions Of The Lost
12. The Greatest Escape
13. Combustion

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21.12.2019 - 01:21
DeathMetal
Worst album title.
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24.01.2020 - 21:21
Enemy of Reality
I was going through the upcoming albums list and this album title made me laugh out loud. And that artwork... wtf were they thinking? Oh well, never really cared about Delain anyway. Good luck fans, hope the music is ok at least.
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06.02.2020 - 08:27
Rating: 10
annodomini
Even though I am Delain fan since the first ep, I'm still impressed by their evolution. The album isbthe heaviest, the most diverse and absolutely best since April rain. The direction which they took with Human Contradiction is exploading here into totally magnificent release. I mean the guitars, the melodies, vocal lines. Delain establishes their unique sound and since most of the Female fronted band have gone stale, I think we can crown Delain as a new Kings and Queens of the genre.
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06.02.2020 - 17:43
Rating: 8
SlaytanicBacon
Written by Enemy of Reality on 24.01.2020 at 21:21

And that artwork... wtf were they thinking?


Don't judge a music album by it's cover! There are many decent albums with awful covers
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06.02.2020 - 18:06
Rating: 8
SlaytanicBacon
I was expecting something similar to "We Are the Others" considering the artwork.
Instead this a very diverse sounding album: Heavy in places, lighter in others and experimenting a bit without losing the core of the Delain "sound".
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06.02.2020 - 20:28
Rating: 10
annodomini
And I'd like to defend the Cover and the title a bit:
At first it might look odd, but judging from the music and lyrical themes, which varies between human relationships, environment and society issues, the title fits the record just right, as do the cover. It's a satire to todays world, taking an over the top approach and making fun of the situation.

After first 5 listens: this is definitely the freshest female fronted metal record I heard in years. 13 songs and almost no fillers (I still have trouble to get in Chemical Redemtpion). AOTY material for me.

And the Combustion...oh man what a track. Just finished headbanging, while chopping onions for the salad.
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the riddle wants to be...
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07.02.2020 - 11:32
Rating: 9
Enissa
After 4 listens, I can say that I really like this album. It is a departure (to a certain point) from their previous sound, and that may discourage fans from liking this album. However, I really like the heaviness on the majority of the songs, the heavy use of synthesizers, autotune on some tracks, and Charlotte sounds as great as ever.
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11.02.2020 - 18:56
Rating: 10
Elisyon
Love it! Amazing release.. these guys never fail to impress and Charlotte's voice is as great as ever. Check
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12.02.2020 - 07:27
Rating: 6
tiny dog ghosts
None of it is bad but all of it kinda blurs into one for me. I have to say I'm a bit let down but it's still a decently put together album
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14.02.2020 - 15:51
Rating: 10
xName
Everything about this album is well done. from the title and cover to lyrics and music. LOVED IT!
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17.02.2020 - 05:52
Rating: 7
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Here is the main issue this album faces: The best songs get old fast. The rest sounds like filler.

To add to this... one of the album's strongest songs, Legions of the Lost, basically borrows the melody from "Sleepwalker's Dream," which begs the question as to if the band is running out of inspiration.

Not a bad album by any stretch - just a bit of a let down after their run of solid releases.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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25.02.2020 - 23:49
Rating: 10
Estherous
This is easily AOTY material. usually bands experiment after a good release and it ends up badly, but not for Delain! I'm so in love with this!!
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09.03.2020 - 14:46
Rating: 6
zakapior
Pretty average album to be honest, most of the songs are easily forgotten because there are none that stand out. I like the heavier approach on this one, hope it continues in their next works.
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10.03.2020 - 03:09
Rating: 7
Azarath
deficient
It's another good, solid - but nothing more than that - Delain record.

"Ghost House Heart" is lovely though, and "Masters of Destiny" is a great, great song.
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18.03.2020 - 16:04
Rating: 10
Elisyon
This album is so relevant right now
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20.03.2020 - 06:02
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I want to punch everyone in the band for naming this album what it is.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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24.03.2020 - 19:14
Rating: 8
The Shape 1973
Not sure about this one yet. There are some great tracks on here but the order is somewhat off. The worst three tracks are at the start. By the time you have listened to them you have already lost interest. Suppose that's what skip is for.

Male vocals are very generic. Needs a more distinguished voice or ends up bland like Amaranth. First track is best example of needing a better male vocal. One Second reminds me of Within Temptation What Have You Done, the first song on the their road to whatever it is they are now. Not good anyway.

Charlotte as good as ever though.
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That's the Dukes Of Hazzard fucked then
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27.03.2020 - 11:36
nikarg
Mod
Very surprised at how enjoyable this album is and how diverse it sounds. I am saying good things about a sympho album, the world must be really coming to an end. Many standout tracks, I loved the "Show Must Go On" vibe of "Creatures", "Masters Of Destiny" is my favourite, and "Combustion" is a total banger of a closer.
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30.03.2020 - 14:09
Rating: 7
JoHn DoE
Written by nikarg on 27.03.2020 at 11:36

Very surprised at how enjoyable this album is and how diverse it sounds. I am saying good things about a sympho album, the world must be really coming to an end. Many standout tracks, I loved the "Show Must Go On" vibe of "Creatures", "Masters Of Destiny" is my favourite, and "Combustion" is a total banger of a closer.


Your comment made me go and give this band another chance.
I generally dislike this kind of music, but I found Delain to be quite enjoyable.

I'm giving the new album a second listen right now. It's quite fun TBH.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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14.04.2020 - 10:40
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
The good thing about Nightwish releasing crap is you get to focus on other bands in the genre. this is a pretty good album. Lots of different ideas and variety. Really enjoyed it
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24.04.2020 - 17:31
Rating: 7
musclassia
As funny as they presumably thought the artwork was, I feel like there must've been a way to do it to make it look less amateurish, as it gives off a pretty terrible impression. I gave the record a go because of all the positive comments on here, and I agree with most people that it's actually rather decent, so not sure why the packaging was so weird.
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01.05.2020 - 14:23
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Are people really so easily provoked by a band referencing "Netflix and chill" in their album title?
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Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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01.05.2020 - 14:41
Rating: 7
JoHn DoE
^ I don't think people have a problem with the album title but more with the amateurish looking cover.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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01.05.2020 - 22:02
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by JoHn DoE on 01.05.2020 at 14:41

^ I don't think people have a problem with the album title but more with the amateurish looking cover.

It's on par with all those bedroom brutal death metal bands with the shitty 3d graphic art using a free trial of Photoshop
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I have no memory of this place.
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13.05.2020 - 07:56
Rating: 6
tiny dog ghosts
Gave this another spin - I just don't think this album goes anywhere. It's the same song over and over.
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11.06.2020 - 21:36
Rating: 9
Captain Laika
Written by annodomini on 06.02.2020 at 20:28

And I'd like to defend the Cover and the title a bit:
At first it might look odd, but judging from the music and lyrical themes, which varies between human relationships, environment and society issues, the title fits the record just right, as do the cover. It's a satire to todays world, taking an over the top approach and making fun of the situation.

After first 5 listens: this is definitely the freshest female fronted metal record I heard in years. 13 songs and almost no fillers (I still have trouble to get in Chemical Redemtpion). AOTY material for me.

And the Combustion...oh man what a track. Just finished headbanging, while chopping onions for the salad.


Completely agree with your interpretations on the album cover and title. And with your whole post actually.

10+ listens and I'm still enjoying this one a lot, I really like the overall concept and catchiness of the album. Many great songs, cool arrangements and outstanding vocals and production. Never thought I would say this, but Delain delivered an AOTY contender with this absolute banger of an album.
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12.06.2020 - 18:48
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Band was good in the beginning....
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rekt
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17.06.2020 - 04:41
4look4rd
The Sasquatch
If this album was all filler and only had Master of Destiny it would still be one of the best albums of the genre in years. It doesn't have a single filler song. I second annodomini, this is AOTY material.
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