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Release date: 18 April 2011
Style: Extreme symphonic metal


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Disc I
01. The Vampire From Nazareth
02. A Great Mass Of Death
03. Pyramid God
04. Five-Pointed Star
05. Oceans Of Grey
06. The Undead Keep Dreaming
07. Rising
08. Apocalypse
09. Mad Architect
10. Therianthropy

Disc II [Limited edition] [DVD]
01. Making Of…
    1 - We Offer The Sun
    2 - Writing The Apocalypse
    3 - A Concerto Of Sadness
    4 - I Am The Destroyer Of Life

02. The Great Mass 5.1
    1 - The Vampire From Nazareth
    2 - A Great Mass Of Death
    3 - Pyramid God
    4 - Five-Pointed Star
    5 - Oceans Of Grey
    6 - The Undead Keep Dreaming
    7 - Rising
    8 - Apocalypse
    9 - Mad Architect
    10 - Therianthropy

The Best Symphonic Metal Album Of 2011
Top 20 albums of 2011: 5

Lyrics (10)

Additional info
Europe: April 18th
North America: April 19th

Available in the following formats:
- CD + Blu-ray digipak
- Collector's book, including 2 CDs + Blu-ray 12" gatefold LP
- CD jewel case
- Digital download

Recorded at Devasoundz Studios, Athens.
Produced by Peter Tägtgren.

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According to Orthodox Easter, Christ will be resurrected by the end of this specific week, springtime unfolds its wings in a shy way, slowly but steadily, the flowers bloom, the butterflies dance and "The Vampire From Nazareth" is about to be awakened. Well, my dear friends, this is the most appropriate moment of the year for a new Septicflesh album.

published 22.04.2011 | Comments (27)

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Rhiannon - 13.03.2013 at 15:53  
Rating: 9 As a huge Symphonic Metal fan, I couldn't miss this album... I usually like the softer side of the genre (like Epica, Nightwish), but after the big hype, I had to give it a try. I didn't like it first, thought all songs sound the same, are too short, and the clean vocals suck. But after a few spins I strated to appreciate it, and now it's one of my favourites. Have to check out their earlier work too. Sometimes the hype is deserved
LeKiwi - 19.03.2013 at 14:19  
Rating: 8 Where are the epic melodies as found in their previous album. Beautiful tracks like Anubis, Sunlight/Moonlight, Sangreal....This album relies too heavily on the symphonic elements and vicious drumming to achieve something atmospheric. Although their signature sound remains, I can hardly tell the tracks apart after a spin or two.

A few tracks (namely Rising and Apocalypse) prove an exception, but remain mediocre best

Edit: liking this a lot more after repeated listens...still not up to par with Communion...
Eccer - 06.08.2013 at 01:19  
Rating: 10 I think most people will misinterpret the entity of this album. Which is sad, because there are many details which might get over peoples head at first, and that's simply because it feels to fast to begin with. But don't let that fool you, and don't let kids get to you. What may in fact be represented as cheesy, is their trick to filter out those who fails to grasp their underlying message throughout the album. I'd recommend watching the bonus disc where the lyricist specifically explains the concept for each song. ( yes i'm a nerd) But I think these kind of albums are to rare nowadays, because it sure as hell surprised me how deep and intricate these guys can go with so little space to play with.

A rare gem favourite alongside "Sumerians Daemons"
mz - 11.10.2013 at 01:10  
Rating: 7 I actually like this more than Communion. The biggest problem with this album are clean vocals. Also, some parts of Therianthropy are cheesy and annoying as hell.
Himedal - 19.11.2013 at 19:59  
Rating: 8 I couldn't enjoy this album very much but it doesn't mean the album is not good. one of the best in its kind. just not my taste.
BloodJuNkie - 01.02.2014 at 21:14  
Rating: 10
Written by LeKiwi on 19.03.2013 at 14:19

but remain mediocre best

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