Release date: 1994
Style: Atmospheric death metal


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01. Mystic Places Of Dawn
02. Pale Beauty Of The Past
03. Return To Carthage
04. Crescent Moon
05. Chasing The Chimera
06. The Underwater Garden
07. Behind The Iron Mask
08. (Morpheus) The Dreamlord
09. Mythos
    1 - Part I: Elegy
    2 - Part II: Time Unbounded
10. Erebus [reissue bonus]
11. Another Reality [reissue bonus]
12. Temple Of The Lost Race [reissue bonus]
13. Setting Of The Two Suns [reissue bonus]

Lyrics (9)

Spiros "Seth" Antoniou - vocals, bass
Sotiris Vayenas - guitars, keyboards
Christos "Chris" Antoniou - guitars, keyboards

Guest musicians
Nick Adams - drums
Spiros Tzevelekis - violin
George "Morbid" "Magus Wampyr Daoloth" Zaharopoulos - backing vocals
Gore - backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded in January-February 1994 except "(Morpheus) The Dreamlord", recorded in May 1993.
Produced by M.W. Daoloth and Septic Flesh.
Engineered by George Zaharopoulos (M.W. Daoloth) except "(Morpheus) The Dreamlord", produced and engineered by Antonis Delaportas.
Mastered by Didier Chesneau (Melodie studio) & Joel Vitu (Sonic Contact).

Reissued in 2002 as a digipak with different artwork and the "Temple of the Lost Race" EP as bonus tracks. Reissued again with new artwork.

Reissued again in 2013 by Season of Mist with the "Temple of the Lost Race" EP as bonus tracks, available on Digipak CD and double gatefold LP and transparent coloured double gatefold LP.

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Septic Flesh were formed back in 1990 by the two Antoniou brothers, Spyros (bass guitar/vocals) and Chris (guitars) and they were playing death metal. Then came Sotiris that added a strange lyricism and melody to the band and all together they started forming the sound Septic Flesh, a sound filled with aggressive moments but without losing in melody, emotion and dark/mystic atmosphere. From the very beginning Sotiris was the main figure behind the lyrics (and most of the music) of Septic Flesh since he was concerned around magic and occult writings.

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musicalkaratekid - 03.01.2012 at 18:45  
  I love septicflesh's latter material, but their earlier albums have just as much talent and a better balance of death metal conventions and symphonic material. A truly brilliant album, and proof that Septicflesh had it in the bag right from the start.
NocturnalStalker - 07.07.2013 at 17:14  
Rating: 8 A very fine debut album, if I may say so. A bit too rough at many times, but still pleasant for the ears.

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