Septicflesh - The Great Mass


8.7 | 1012 votes |
Release date: 18 April 2011
Style: Extreme symphonic metal

Owners:

901 have it
81 want it


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: 2

Additional info
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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12.06.2011 - 00:25
(((O)))
God, this is overrated, there are several better releases this year.
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12.06.2011 - 00:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Pyramid God on 11.06.2011 at 16:17

So sad the vote abuse going on to try and take this album down. Seriously, any vote under a 3 should be thrown out. Even if this isn't your genre of metal you can't help but respect the quality of it.


Hhahahahahahhahhaa
Sorry dude... But of the 378 votes only 33 are for average and below... 144 are 10s..... And you call on those 33 people for vote abuse?!
Get real.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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12.06.2011 - 00:42
Hinokokera
Written by Guest on 09.05.2011 at 11:43

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Fair enough.

i dont care about travias. and also about genre . the only thing i know is that it's awesome neither it is death nor its symphonic!
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12.06.2011 - 00:43
Spacerunner
Hm... Strange thing but short top 10 at left side of the screen and full top 20 of 2011 are different. Might be some rounding bugs)))
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12.06.2011 - 00:50
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 00:31

Written by Pyramid God on 11.06.2011 at 16:17

So sad the vote abuse going on to try and take this album down. Seriously, any vote under a 3 should be thrown out. Even if this isn't your genre of metal you can't help but respect the quality of it.


Hhahahahahahhahhaa
Sorry dude... But of the 378 votes only 33 are for average and below... 144 are 10s..... And you call on those 33 people for vote abuse?!
Get real.

think it better. if an album has an average of "9.0" it'll need 9 votes of "10" do do the same work as 1 vote of "1". so if it didnt have those 6 votes of "1" it would have a much higher rating. (of course i mean-want this about every album and dont say it because it is the "perfect septicflesh release who should be forever on top")
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12.06.2011 - 01:22
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 00:50

think it better. if an album has an average of "9.0" it'll need 9 votes of "10" do do the same work as 1 vote of "1". so if it didnt have those 6 votes of "1" it would have a much higher rating. (of course i mean-want this about every album and dont say it because it is the "perfect septicflesh release who should be forever on top")


But still the point prevails... There such a huge amount of people completely overreacting about this album greatness compared to the people who seems to dislike it. I always believed that the "vote abuse" card is one of the cheapest complains in Metal Storm. It's not like you can tell for real what are the intentions of the people who vote. I don't see the point of making a complain based on arguments that can EASILY be used against the person who makes the complain in the first place.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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12.06.2011 - 01:31
Spacerunner
Made some quick estimation in excel using extremum value separation (5% taken). First rate is new, than those that used in current straight method:

1 (2) Omnium Gatherum - 8.92 - 8.66
2 (1) Moonsorrow - 8.89 - 8.67
3 (3) Septicflesh - 8.86 - 8.65
4 (4) Obscura - 8.79 - 8.60
5 (5) Heavenwood - 8.72 - 8.57
6 (6) Amorphis - 8.71 - 8.54
7 (9) Primordial - 8.67 - 8.45
8 (10) Novembers Doom - 8.63 - 8.44
9 (7) Suidakra - 8.61 - 8.51
10 (8) Torchbearer - 8.52 - 8.50
11 (11) Amon Amarth - 8.48 - 8.41

Much better differentiation, imho)
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12.06.2011 - 01:32
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 01:22

Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 00:50

think it better. if an album has an average of "9.0" it'll need 9 votes of "10" do do the same work as 1 vote of "1". so if it didnt have those 6 votes of "1" it would have a much higher rating. (of course i mean-want this about every album and dont say it because it is the "perfect septicflesh release who should be forever on top")


But still the point prevails... There such a huge amount of people completely overreacting about this album greatness compared to the people who seems to dislike it. I always believed that the "vote abuse" card is one of the cheapest complains in Metal Storm. It's not like you can tell for real what are the intentions of the people who vote. I don't see the point of making a complain based on arguments that can EASILY be used against the person who makes the complain in the first place.

well ok, but you dont get my meaning. only by assuming the 14 votes of this album between 1-3 we need 114 votes of "10" to balance the result. i mean that even if there are SOME people who overreact about an album (which is not something BAD - most times it just means that they like it very very much), the people who do the vote abusing job have a multiple effect on the album's rating so they DONT NEED to do much more vote abusing. i am sure that if the rating system was 3-10 (and not (1-10) you'd see surely much more than 14 votes of "3"....
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12.06.2011 - 01:42
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 01:32

well ok, but you dont get my meaning. only by assuming the 14 votes of this album between 1-3 we need 114 votes of "10" to balance the result. i mean that even if there are SOME people who overreact about an album (which is not something BAD - most times it just means that they like it very very much), the people who do the vote abusing job have a multiple effect on the album's rating so they DONT NEED to do much more vote abusing. i am sure that if the rating system was 3-10 (and not (1-10) you'd see surely much more than 14 votes of "3"....


Oh I do get your logic, I just don't see it as a part of the real issue of "vote abuse". I'm not gonna make a big fuss ofer this since I don't care of it that much... I just found the irony so good so I commented on it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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12.06.2011 - 01:47
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 01:42

Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 01:32

well ok, but you dont get my meaning. only by assuming the 14 votes of this album between 1-3 we need 114 votes of "10" to balance the result. i mean that even if there are SOME people who overreact about an album (which is not something BAD - most times it just means that they like it very very much), the people who do the vote abusing job have a multiple effect on the album's rating so they DONT NEED to do much more vote abusing. i am sure that if the rating system was 3-10 (and not (1-10) you'd see surely much more than 14 votes of "3"....


Oh I do get your logic, I just don't see it as a part of the real issue of "vote abuse"

yeah i also dont see it as a part of this issue. i tried to explain you my logic more as an answer to your previous post about the 33 "below average" and the 144 "10" ratings. generally vote abusing is a complex situation and i agree with what you said on your last post (the one before this)...
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12.06.2011 - 02:08
Rating: 10
Heka69
Written by enumaelis on 08.05.2011 at 18:42

Chaotic with some ocassional brights

Chaos is the way to go. I'm tired of those 3-chord songs that are so damn predictable.
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12.06.2011 - 03:34
Rating: 10
Pyramid God
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 01:42

Written by Deadmeat on 12.06.2011 at 01:32

well ok, but you dont get my meaning. only by assuming the 14 votes of this album between 1-3 we need 114 votes of "10" to balance the result. i mean that even if there are SOME people who overreact about an album (which is not something BAD - most times it just means that they like it very very much), the people who do the vote abusing job have a multiple effect on the album's rating so they DONT NEED to do much more vote abusing. i am sure that if the rating system was 3-10 (and not (1-10) you'd see surely much more than 14 votes of "3"....


Oh I do get your logic, I just don't see it as a part of the real issue of "vote abuse". I'm not gonna make a big fuss ofer this since I don't care of it that much... I just found the irony so good so I commented on it.



I just think votes of 1 are from people who didn't even listen to it. I HATE Cryptopsy and even I gave None So Vile a 5 because I can appreciate the talent and effort. I've voted on over 530 albums and given out eight 10s including to this album. I don't care if this doesn't remain #1 for 2011 but I still think votes of 1 shouldn't be counted as its obviously a spiteful vote.
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12.06.2011 - 12:10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Pyramid God on 12.06.2011 at 03:34

but I still think votes of 1 shouldn't be counted as its obviously a spiteful vote.


Sorry brah but that's just...uh.... your opinion man

But really, without any feeling of trolling you at all, that's the way it is Cheers.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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12.06.2011 - 14:48
garmling
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Well...who cares about votes here? it is just statistic...none of those top albums (almost from any year) here are my favorites...it is all irrelevant! for me, this album tops all of this shit with ease, and not just this year, but in a decade
the friend of mine told me few days ago when I was listening this album on my mobile, 'Man this sucks bad!', I turned it off and in the near bar was playing Gipsy Kings and I asked him, 'I suppose you prefer Gipsy Kings over this?', and he arrogantly answered me, 'Gipsy Kings are better of Septicflesh!', though I know he lied...and he's listening some Crust Punk Grind Core noise, you know that awful tasteless shit...so you see where are those 1s coming from and how much they are irrelevant!

and for the sportmanship I'll give Omnium Gatherum an 1 cuz they sucks hehehehe
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13.06.2011 - 00:59
JD
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Written by Hinokokera on 12.06.2011 at 00:42

Written by Guest on 09.05.2011 at 11:43

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Fair enough.

i dont care about travias. and also about genre . the only thing i know is that it's awesome neither it is death nor its symphonic!

It wasn't that awesome for me, you can see my rating right?
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13.06.2011 - 01:04
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 12:10

Written by Pyramid God on 12.06.2011 at 03:34

but I still think votes of 1 shouldn't be counted as its obviously a spiteful vote.


Sorry brah but that's just...uh.... your opinion man

Well done for filling in for TheBigRossowski there ;]
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13.06.2011 - 05:34
Rating: 10
Pyramid God
Written by Guest on 13.06.2011 at 00:59

Written by Hinokokera on 12.06.2011 at 00:42

Written by Guest on 09.05.2011 at 11:43

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Fair enough.

i dont care about travias. and also about genre . the only thing i know is that it's awesome neither it is death nor its symphonic!

It wasn't that awesome for me, you can see my rating right?



3 is a good vote if you don't like the album, 1 is a joke.
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13.06.2011 - 13:30
JD
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Written by Pyramid God on 13.06.2011 at 05:34

3 is a good vote if you don't like the album, 1 is a joke.

Well the vocals is good and i like the album cover, can't deny that.
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17.06.2011 - 18:34
Rating: 9
Vonpire
Written by Hinokokera on 12.06.2011 at 00:42

Written by Guest on 09.05.2011 at 11:43

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Fair enough.

i dont care about travias. and also about genre . the only thing i know is that it's awesome neither it is death nor its symphonic!


And the ONE SURE THING is that you are a troll vote abuser. PERIOD!
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18.06.2011 - 08:57
Rating: 10
santiagoRC
I fucking love it
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18.06.2011 - 10:46
Rating: 5
Candlemass
Defaeco
Meh...only an handful of bands know how to mix orchestra and metal...This isn't a prime example of one of them.
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18.06.2011 - 12:54
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Candlemass on 18.06.2011 at 10:46

Meh...only an handful of bands know how to mix orchestra and metal...This isn't a prime example of one of them.


Communion was pretty boss if you ask me

But yeah, this is a bit meh.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.06.2011 - 18:03
Rating: 7
Destructo
This album is good....but try as much I can, I just cannot get into this band for some reason !!! Not my cup of tea I guess.
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20.06.2011 - 18:13
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by Destructo on 20.06.2011 at 18:03

This album is good....but try as much I can, I just cannot get into this band for some reason !!! Not my cup of tea I guess.

try also "Communion" and "Summerian Daemons". also AMAZING albums and different from each other. Communion is more Brutal than the Great Mass and Summerian Daemons is very different too.
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21.06.2011 - 04:12
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Well, if i step in to the phase of comparison then I must say that this album isnt that good compare to "Communion". This album has covered all the aspect of what they do which they are doing it up till now...very normal...but what strikes this stuff differently from the other albums is less orchestra and more of palpably Death Metal. Indeed, it gonna be 9 from my side for sure.
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21.06.2011 - 12:57
Rating: 6
Tatras
Nothing special here... very decent.
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22.06.2011 - 05:11
Rating: 7
Destructo
Written by Deadmeat on 20.06.2011 at 18:13

Written by Destructo on 20.06.2011 at 18:03

This album is good....but try as much I can, I just cannot get into this band for some reason !!! Not my cup of tea I guess.

try also "Communion" and "Summerian Daemons". also AMAZING albums and different from each other. Communion is more Brutal than the Great Mass and Summerian Daemons is very different too.

I heard "Communion" long time back. It's much better than this one, in my opinion. Will give "Summerian Daemons" a try. Thnx for the recommendation.
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22.06.2011 - 10:52
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by Destructo on 22.06.2011 at 05:11

Written by Deadmeat on 20.06.2011 at 18:13

Written by Destructo on 20.06.2011 at 18:03

This album is good....but try as much I can, I just cannot get into this band for some reason !!! Not my cup of tea I guess.

try also "Communion" and "Summerian Daemons". also AMAZING albums and different from each other. Communion is more Brutal than the Great Mass and Summerian Daemons is very different too.

I heard "Communion" long time back. It's much better than this one, in my opinion. Will give "Summerian Daemons" a try. Thnx for the recommendation.

also like communion more (communion a 10, this one a 9 though!haha!). summerian daemons is something very different. brutal, more atmospheric but with less orchestral parts...
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25.06.2011 - 19:34
Hinokokera
Written by Vonpire on 17.06.2011 at 18:34

Written by Hinokokera on 12.06.2011 at 00:42

Written by Guest on 09.05.2011 at 11:43

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2011 at 18:12

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 16:43

Written by Guest on 08.05.2011 at 13:37

but this is not Death Metal!!! and judging by your cliche Death Metal taste, this thing is definitely not for you...

Yeah its not Death metal and i hope this album not win any Award in the Death metal section this year, maybe will win in the "Operatic Symphonic Metal" section, or what ever their genre is...

If anything it would simply be symphonic metal - we won't have a separate category for operatic.

Fair enough.

i dont care about travias. and also about genre . the only thing i know is that it's awesome neither it is death nor its symphonic!


And the ONE SURE THING is that you are a troll vote abuser. PERIOD!

haha how fool you would be!
i don't have enough time to vote all MS albums . Actually i'm not a idler like you the stupid one!
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25.06.2011 - 19:35
Hinokokera
Written by Guest on 13.06.2011 at 01:04

Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.06.2011 at 12:10

Written by Pyramid God on 12.06.2011 at 03:34

but I still think votes of 1 shouldn't be counted as its obviously a spiteful vote.


Sorry brah but that's just...uh.... your opinion man

Well done for filling in for TheBigRossowski there ;]

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