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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: 7

Review
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.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.0
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.

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published 22.04.2011 | Comments (27)

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heteo - 04.12.2011 at 16:13  
Rating: 10 Definitely the best album in 2011. should be no1.. melodic symphonic epic! Septic Flesh has done it, a perfect piece of art from all aspects....
heteo - 04.12.2011 at 16:28  
Rating: 10 Some a ..holes voted 1 on this album. how stupid can someone be. without any idea of music....
Troy Killjoy - 04.12.2011 at 21:55  
 
Written by heteo on 04.12.2011 at 16:28
Some a ..holes voted 1 on this album. how stupid can someone be. without any idea of music....

Some blind fanboys voted 10. The idiocy tends to balance itself out.
JD - 04.12.2011 at 22:03  
Rating: 3
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.12.2011 at 21:55

Some blind fanboys voted 10. The idiocy tends to balance itself out.

Amen sis.
Metal_4Ever - 04.12.2011 at 22:07  
Rating: 9
Written by heteo on 04.12.2011 at 16:28

Some a ..holes voted 1 on this album. how stupid can someone be. without any idea of music....

Yeah.. but you're not sure, may he don't like the album and think that the album is shit.
but at least vote for 3, 4 not 1 !!
heteo - 05.12.2011 at 08:56  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.12.2011 at 21:55

Written by heteo on 04.12.2011 at 16:28
Some a ..holes voted 1 on this album. how stupid can someone be. without any idea of music....

Some blind fanboys voted 10. The idiocy tends to balance itself out.


blinded fanboys? are 10 yrs old? i know its a personal opinion but have you listened to this album with attention?

whoever does not art , does critisism! thats all..... most ppl dont believe its the worst of all time to rate it with 1 ...
Troy Killjoy - 05.12.2011 at 09:01  
 
Written by heteo on 05.12.2011 at 08:56
whoever does not art , does critisism! thats all..... most ppl dont believe its the worst of all time to rate it with 1 ...

You missed my point. I'm saying for every person who tanks this with a 1, there's a person who's giving it a 10. The extreme votes usually balance each other out so the votes from 2 to 9 carry more weight; thus, the idiocy is balanced.
heteo - 05.12.2011 at 09:17  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.12.2011 at 09:01

Written by heteo on 05.12.2011 at 08:56
whoever does not art , does critisism! thats all..... most ppl dont believe its the worst of all time to rate it with 1 ...

You missed my point. I'm saying for every person who tanks this with a 1, there's a person who's giving it a 10. The extreme votes usually balance each other out so the votes from 2 to 9 carry more weight; thus, the idiocy is balanced.


sorry.. youre right. theres a lot of bitching here..
hadriel - 08.12.2011 at 17:26  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.12.2011 at 21:55

Written by heteo on 04.12.2011 at 16:28
Some a ..holes voted 1 on this album. how stupid can someone be. without any idea of music....

Some blind fanboys voted 10. The idiocy tends to balance itself out.

^this
dismaleuphony - 09.12.2011 at 01:50  
Rating: 6 One of the most sterile releases I've heard, and a serious disappointment after their previous release, and even the one prior. Overrated to say the least.
Kenos - 09.12.2011 at 13:00  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.12.2011 at 09:01

for every person who tanks this with a 1, there's a person who's giving it a 10.


Twenty people actually.
Lit. - 09.12.2011 at 17:31  
  This album is more overrated than Slash's entire career as a guitarist.
Troy Killjoy - 09.12.2011 at 19:18  
 
Written by Guest on 09.12.2011 at 13:00
Twenty people actually.

In this case you're right. Unfortunately.
M C Vice - 16.12.2011 at 09:04  
Rating: 8 Symphony Masses or Lepaca Kiliffoth - which does it resemble more?
Fradd - 21.12.2011 at 22:07  
Rating: 5 I'm sad because this piece of non-music will pass as "Metalstorm's Album of 2011" at the end of the year.
Troy Killjoy - 21.12.2011 at 22:11  
 
Written by Fradd on 21.12.2011 at 22:07
I'm sad because this piece of non-music will pass as "Metalstorm's Album of 2011" at the end of the year.

You can certainly count on us to vote for something different.

Hopefully.
Fradd - 21.12.2011 at 22:14  
Rating: 5
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.12.2011 at 22:11

Written by Fradd on 21.12.2011 at 22:07
I'm sad because this piece of non-music will pass as "Metalstorm's Album of 2011" at the end of the year.

You can certainly count on us to vote for something different.

Hopefully.

Is that a closed staff vote thing?

If so, it'll still show as #1 in the top 20 of 2011
Troy Killjoy - 21.12.2011 at 22:16  
 
Written by Fradd on 21.12.2011 at 22:14
Is that a closed staff vote thing?

If so, it'll still show as #1 in the top 20 of 2011

Yep. Just like every year, we vote in the ivory towers and release our own picks for best albums of the year.

I'm surprised Riot didn't overtake this yet/again.
Fradd - 21.12.2011 at 22:20  
Rating: 5
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.12.2011 at 22:16

I'm surprised Riot didn't overtake this yet/again.

Is it any good? Haven't heard it yet..
JD - 28.12.2011 at 18:07  
Rating: 3
Written by Lit. on 09.12.2011 at 17:31

This album is more overrated than Slash's entire career as a guitarist.

Well said.
Kenos - 30.12.2011 at 22:18  
  I'm almost starting to hate this album just because of the (unthinkable) fanboysm around it.
LordFezzington - 31.12.2011 at 00:15  
 
Written by Guest on 30.12.2011 at 22:18

I'm almost starting to hate this album just because of the (unthinkable) fanboysm around it.


Not to mention how irrepressibly boring it is...
garmling - 01.01.2012 at 16:21  
Rating: 10 Oh, the fanboys won, we are the champions hahahaha and to all this whining bitches here, looks like you've been bad fanboys to your favorite bands, naughty, naughty! they will curse you to hell hahahaha...

fun aside, I must ask you one thing! who the fuck are you to judge someones opinion? are you gods? superheroes? what? well, to me you're idiots! I (and neither many of people who voted 10 for this album) am not stupid, not retarded, whatever and I perfectly know when some band is making music that is appealing to me, and this album certainly is like that! Yes, I like this band, but it's with a reason, cuz this is really good music done with heart and dedication! For example, once I loved Cradle of Filth, but when they started to make boring, uninspired music, I quit on them, you know, it's that easy...this no1. is not a fanboysm (whatever), this is the proof that it was and still is special for the majority of people here, and that's a sign of quality! you can complain as much as you like (cuz your favorite hasn't won here), but you can't deny that this album was appealing to masses more than any other this year! and one thing more, you must know, the more you talk about this (good or bad) the more attractive it will be, and with next release Septicflesh will win here even easier, even now it has more voices (good or bad) than any other band in top 20 and that's a sign of popularity

imo absolutely deserved 10 for this album, since I enjoy every song on this record and am listening this ordinary since it was released!!!
Troy Killjoy - 01.01.2012 at 20:58  
 
Written by garmling on 01.01.2012 at 16:21
tl;dr

Basically you like the band and you don't think anyone has the right to judge you. Didn't realize a book needed to be written to explain that.
garmling - 02.01.2012 at 14:26  
Rating: 10 Quality leads to popularity!

I didn't want to write a book here, but some comments here are just stupid! like this one, "I'm almost starting to hate this album just because of the (unthinkable) fanboysm around it." WTF! so, I had to!
Kenos - 02.01.2012 at 16:14  
 
Written by garmling on 02.01.2012 at 14:26

blah


If that comment somewhat bothered you, then I give my excuses.
I'll try to explain myself better, despite my limited english: I like "The Great Mass" to some extent; I gave it a 7, actually a rounded down 7,5 just because "Communion" is imo more solid. The fact is that I find most of the metal stuff of TGM very underwhelming and uninspired (where are the riffs? PARR PARR PARR CHUG CHUG CHUG... It's everything like this!) and ultimately I came to the conclusion (questionable, but justified) that a lot of people "blindly" adore this album because of the featured orchestrations; which are indeed cool, but it seems like they have the main purpose to cover a bland songwriting -and it's probably the commonest flaw of symphonic metal bands out there: think of Dimmu Borgir or Nightwish. Strip down the orchestral parts and you'll have a terrible, half-assed metal album with almost zero substance ("Rising" or "Therianthropy" are clear examples).
So, in the end, I don't think it's a bad album at all, it has some great tracks like "Pyramid God" or "A Great Mass Of Death", but because of the aforementioned reasons I really cannot see it as a perfect groundbreaking metal opus; and the more it is acclaimed as such, the more I """hate""" its flaws, which seem totally nonexistent to many...
Cheers
Troy Killjoy - 02.01.2012 at 22:16  
 
Written by garmling on 02.01.2012 at 14:26
Quality leads to popularity!

That may just deserve a facepalm.
Night Sight - 03.01.2012 at 21:13  
  I've changed my thought about this album completely
i think that's great album
highlights are oceans of grey , the undead keep dreaming , the great mass of death,five pointed star
3rdWorld - 17.01.2012 at 22:50  
  With the kinds of weapons at these guys' disposal,I surely expected a lot more from them after listening to the first single.In the end, this seems to have quite a number of flaws.All the songs in the second half have no character and are a waste of excessive symphonic dilution.They could've easily done a more cohesive and consistent record than this one.The songwriting needs more variety and inspiration.Avg song length 4-5 for a band this potent ?? Sad really. And no, please this isn't under the DM umbrella for sure.
DaUndataka - 19.01.2012 at 00:18  
  So sad
Stotty - 27.01.2012 at 14:54  
Rating: 10 Really, what the hell? who gives a royal flying fuck who rates what?
its opinion.thats all.if you rate 10 you're a fanboy, if you rate 1 you know nothing about music?
get over your selfs you prentenious wankers.
i love this album, gave it ten.why? cos i fuckin wanted to but obviously iam a fanboy,what ever the fuck that is, must be a term used by pre-puberty loners who have issues coz there 'heros' arnt number one.or summert like that.
if you really do hate this album, give it a 1,who cares its your opinion.
fuck the snoby staff fuckers coz they dont like it/love it or what ever and for fucks sake dont slag someone off coz they hate/love an album. grow up.enjoy the music you love.whatever that may be.
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.01.2012 at 14:59  
  Please learn proper English before you start fulminating.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.01.2012 at 15:01  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.01.2012 at 14:59

Please learn proper English before you start fulminating.

Quiet you snoby staff fucker!
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.01.2012 at 15:07  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2012 at 15:01

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.01.2012 at 14:59

Please learn proper English before you start fulminating.

Quiet you snoby staff fucker!


Hahahaha.
Stotty - 27.01.2012 at 18:41  
Rating: 10
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.01.2012 at 14:59

Please learn proper English before you start fulminating.

excuse me? oh, poke fun because i have made a point that, most likely has hit a little bit close to home?
who cares.
oh and iam english, northen and will use the english language as i see fit
RottingDeathHead - 11.02.2012 at 22:34  
Rating: 7 Brutal fuckin album held my attention
.Nick - 19.02.2012 at 00:11  
Rating: 7 I like the album, but some songs were a bit boring.
The Norseman - 09.03.2012 at 15:37  
Rating: 8 Never really been much into this type of metal but I tried this album to understand what is so special about it and I have to say that I love it, and people who like this style probably love this album even more so yeah... the hype is correct.
Sonic MrSumo - 14.03.2012 at 23:20  
Rating: 9 Funniest album thread I've read...thanks for the entertainment.

Having just finished my first listen, I can say I really enjoyed this.
Neroese - 03.05.2012 at 11:41  
  F**k everyone who rate it 1 etc. this is something new, something epic. I don't know any death metal band who combines death metal and symphonic music.
Troy Killjoy - 03.05.2012 at 16:00  
 
Written by Guest on 03.05.2012 at 11:41
F**k everyone who rate it 1 etc. this is something new, something epic. I don't know any death metal band who combines death metal and symphonic music.

Just because something's new doesn't mean it's inherently good.
Neroese - 03.05.2012 at 18:08  
  Yea. Let's every band on the earth say it.
Vombatus - 04.05.2012 at 16:04  
Rating: 5 It ain't even the first band do make symphonic + DM....

Not bad, but too bland. Like static, very plastic feeling... a thing I ain't a fan of.
InsaneMetal - 06.05.2012 at 05:34  
Rating: 8 Let the tears flow guys. Whine more.

Great album and deserved second place. I listen to it almost every day since it was released.
serega25 - 27.05.2012 at 10:39  
Rating: 10 As always, greeks gave us almost perfect metal album... Horns Up! All hail the Followers Of the Dreamlord!
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 03:49  
Rating: 9 All good!!!
Alex Fenger - 18.08.2012 at 21:56  
Rating: 6 I thought i'd give this a whirl after it being a long time since i last listened to it... bored to tears
Unhealer - 19.08.2012 at 20:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger on 18.08.2012 at 21:56

I thought i'd give this a whirl after it being a long time since i last listened to it... bored to tears


You comment made me notice how much the Top 20 of 2011 has changed since fanboys are not monitoring daily that their favourite band stays at the top of the ranking.
Creativinity - 11.03.2013 at 03:02  
Rating: 10 Stupid people are stupid.

Everywhere I go, metal artists have fans that complain, "This band is so underrated, people don't know what music and true talent is."

Then when a band finally gets the attention it deserves, those same fans complain, "This band is so overrated, they sold out."

Stupid people are stupid.
Lit. - 11.03.2013 at 03:24  
 
Written by Creativinity on 11.03.2013 at 03:02

Stupid people are stupid.

Looking at your response, I must say I respectfully agree.

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