Release date: 17 March 2008
Style: Atmospheric death metal

Rating:

8.9 | 761 votes

Owners:

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64 want it


01. Lovecraft's Death
02. Anubis
03. Communion
04. Babel's Gate
05. We The Gods
06. Sunlight Moonlight
07. Persepolis
08. Sangreal
09. Narcissus
10. Anubis [Orchestral version][Japanese bonus]

The best Death Metal album of 2008
Top 20 albums of 2008: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 63

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Additional info
Line-up on the album:
Seth Siro Anton: Vocals/Bass
Sotiris V: Clean Vocals/Guitars
Christos Antoniou: Guitars/Samplers
Fotis Benardo: Drums

Guest musician:
Marios Iliopoulos: Guitar Solo on "Babel's Gate"

The rites of Communion were conducted during September of Anno 07 before the Apocalypse at Fredman Studio (Sweden)
Sound engineer: Fredrik Nordstrom & Henric Udd
Produced by Fredric Nordstrom & Septicflesh
Mastered by Peter in de Betou, at Tailor Made Production

Classical orchestrations by Christos Antoniou
Additional orchestrations and production by Gabriel Currington
The orchestra was recorded, edited and mixed at CNSO Studio Gallery, Prague
Performed by Filmharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Prague
Music contractor and recording manager: Peter Pycha
Sound Engineer: Jan Kotzmann
Assistant Engineer: Cenda Kotzmann

Artwork by Seth Siro Anton

Limited digipak edition comes with alternate artwork.

Guest review by
Deadmeat

Rating:
9.4
So the big deal is done! Septic Flesh are back! Reunited and with a new name - Septicflesh - they offer the music world a great experience: "Communion"! A powerful release with many great songs. Once more, the band proved that it never repeats itself. Comparing it with previous releases it's easy to see that this is the most brutal! Now let's analyze it all a bit.

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published 20.11.2008 | Comments (36)

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dodstink - 13.08.2010 at 15:31  
  The logo changed buthe vocals are supreme.Rude and brutal.
Heka69 - 22.03.2011 at 22:13  
Rating: 9 Simply awesome. Very atmospheric stuff.
musicalkaratekid - 16.05.2011 at 16:02  
Rating: 10 Just lisgtened to this album whilst walking back from a stroll round town, and it has certainly taken my breath away, just from the sheer intensity of it all. Amazing band, and definitely epic album:)
Pyramid God - 19.05.2011 at 16:31  
Rating: 10 As a whole its not as good as their latest, The Great Mass, but there some standout individual songs. I think Anubis and Sunlight/Moonlight just might be better than anything on what is my favorite album. That is close to blasphemy but this is a great album for sure.
Deadmeat - 19.05.2011 at 20:40  
Rating: 10
Written by Pyramid God on 19.05.2011 at 16:31

As a whole its not as good as their latest, The Great Mass, but there some standout individual songs. I think Anubis and Sunlight/Moonlight just might be better than anything on what is my favorite album. That is close to blasphemy but this is a great album for sure.

it is not blasphemy mate. imo sunlight/moonlight and babels gate are the 2 songs which are better than anything from the great mass. but generally, awesome band, awesome music and UNIQUE.
Tetravirulence - 23.05.2011 at 15:59  
Rating: 9 Sangreeee-aaaal Sangreee-aaal simply awesome
Tetravirulence - 30.05.2011 at 17:29  
Rating: 9 Listen to the bass on Annubis careful, its great!
Pyramid God - 23.07.2011 at 08:43  
Rating: 10 I've since changed my mind. Communion is definitely better than The Great Mass and is my favorite album of all time.
AXA - 01.08.2011 at 22:40  
Rating: 10 God in this album ...
i can say ,,, amazing album for all time
BeastOfMetal456 - 01.09.2011 at 04:42  
  Great album. Nice fusion between the grandeur of symphonic effects and the br00tality of death metal. Worth a 9 in my books.
musicalkaratekid - 24.09.2011 at 15:00  
Rating: 10 Probably their best album....everything here-The orchestral arrangements,the melody, the guitars-has the right balance to make it one of the best metal albums ive heard for a long time\m/
Sonic MrSumo - 02.01.2012 at 03:55  
Rating: 10 Just discovered these guys. Anubis and Sunlight Moonlight are the stand-outs on the few listens I've had. The whole album sounds very promising!
Sonic MrSumo - 20.03.2012 at 07:49  
Rating: 10
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 02.01.2012 at 03:55

Just discovered these guys. Anubis and Sunlight Moonlight are the stand-outs on the few listens I've had. The whole album sounds very promising!

Better than promising...simply amazing!!
serega25 - 20.06.2012 at 13:10  
Rating: 10 This album has an unique atmosphere... Its not just a masterpiece, it is also an extreme metal experience... The ingenious band... Hail SepticFlesh!
LordHypnos - 04.10.2012 at 03:20  
  Which rating should I give to this one? Guess I'll listen to it again...
Illog1cal - 04.12.2012 at 17:14  
  There are some great atmospheric sections on this album, some parts I think they could have utilized the orchestra better. 'Anubis', 'Babel's Gate' and 'Persepolis' are the most well rounded songs.
EduardoZamarro - 23.02.2013 at 04:22  
Rating: 10 Since I've listened to Communion and The Great Mass, i'm searching for something similar. This two albuns are really awesome and left me hungry for more! :x
AngelofDeth - 27.06.2013 at 07:21  
Rating: 9
Written by EduardoZamarro on 23.02.2013 at 04:22

Since I've listened to Communion and The Great Mass, i'm searching for something similar. This two albuns are really awesome and left me hungry for more! :x

IMO SepticFlesh are unique in the Sympho Death Metal genre. But a similar band I would vouch for is Carach Angren, they were just on tour with Septic recently. Also you may want to give Epica's album Design Your Universe a shot it has the female front vox but some of the verses and such get very heavy.
mz - 10.10.2013 at 23:46  
Rating: 7 Changing from 9 to 7. It is really good but I used to enjoy it much more.
Paw!! - 11.05.2014 at 15:25  
Rating: 9 EPIC!! I love all songs. For Death Metal fans go have this album please.
You will not regret
Rsrdaman - 25.06.2014 at 05:20  
Rating: 10 Love every song on this album, a truly fantastic comeback album. "Anubis" is the greatest track on here, if not one of the greatest heavy metal tracks of all time, incredible sound.
_deepblack - 24.09.2014 at 01:38  
Rating: 9 Best Symphonic death metal band i ever heard and one of the best death metal albums

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