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Release date: 15 November 2010
Style: Experimental black metal

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8.3 | 47 votes

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01. Boiled In Hell Broth And Grave Dust (Intro)
02. My Psychotic Sand Deity
03. Apocalypse Of Lazarus
04. Addicted To God
05. Stiller Of Tempests
06. Man From Kerioth
07. Dark Gethsemane
08. Jew Killer
09. Genesis Of Death
10. From Eagle To Cross
11. Apostle Of The Uncircumcised
12. A Canticle For The Lost Amputees Of Aelia Capitolina Who Have Been Trampled Under The Iron Shod Hooves Of Salivating Hell Rams And Impaled On The Shimmering Tusks Of Salvation Within The Abandoned Tabernacle Of A Bronze Age Myth

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Additional info
N. America: January 11 2011 (Candlelight Records)

Staff pick by
Baz Anderson

29.12.2010 Well this is a strange one. Predominantly black metal, these Englishmen have delivered a perplexing album that seemingly knows little in the way of boundaries. It isn't a very polished or musically tight album, but it is very interesting in the journey it provides, with maybe just a glimpse of greatness in there hiding.

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!J.O.O.E.! - 10.06.2010 at 22:50  
Rating: 10 Hurry up and release this you bastards. Preferably with a shirt.
Got Mayhem? - 11.06.2010 at 02:15  
  That'd be an interesting shirt... maybe along the lines of Marduks "Fuck Me Jesus" in terms of blasphemy?
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.06.2010 at 23:47  
Rating: 10
Written by Got Mayhem? on 11.06.2010 at 02:15

That'd be an interesting shirt... maybe along the lines of Marduks "Fuck Me Jesus" in terms of blasphemy?

I love them to do a shirt with a depiction of their song 'A Baptism in the Warm Piss of Slaughtered Children' - just to see how they'd do it.
Ellrohir - 02.12.2010 at 22:28  
  New album by them i dont know? gotta fix this asap
CrippledReverend - 28.12.2010 at 11:29  
Rating: 7 Musicianship: 8
Vocal: 7
Atmosphere: 7
Melody: 8
Originality: 9
Production: 6
CD Covers: 8

Best Songs:
02. My Psychotic Sand Deity
03. Apocalypse Of Lazarus
Baz Anderson - 28.12.2010 at 23:45  
  This album is so great yet crap at the same time. I think it is more great than it is crap though... a really interesting album.
Koen Smits - 29.12.2010 at 14:09  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 28.12.2010 at 23:45

This album is so great yet crap at the same time. I think it is more great than it is crap though... a really interesting album.


It's just great crap
Yojimbo - 29.12.2010 at 21:20  
  "jew killer", huh? Kinda harsh.
Chainer - 01.02.2011 at 18:15  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.06.2010 at 22:50

Hurry up and release this you bastards. Preferably with a shirt.

Ask and you shall receive, not together but interesting enough.
http://www.themeadsofasphodel.com/?q=shop
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.02.2011 at 18:22  
Rating: 10
Written by Chainer on 01.02.2011 at 18:15

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.06.2010 at 22:50

Hurry up and release this you bastards. Preferably with a shirt.

Ask and you shall receive, not together but interesting enough.
http://www.themeadsofasphodel.com/?q=shop

Yeah I've seen those, unfortunately they're not to my taste really. My fashion sense would prohibit me wearing them.
Necrodamus - 07.02.2011 at 07:13  
  Interesting album, I approve
Axe Argonian - 10.02.2011 at 03:23  
  Wow, "Jew Killer"? Really? I find that very appalling, yet I'm not even Jewish.

Personally, I think that it is very hypocritical for this site to feature a song called "Jew Killer" yet prohibit even mildly National Socialistic bands like Graveland. I guess people who treasure their national heritage and desire nationalistic unity are more offensive than a song titled "Jew Killer". Either accept all legitimate bands regardless of their ideologies or prohibit everything remotely offensive to someone's culture and race. Don't make exceptions.

I'm very displeased by this site's hypocritical standards.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.02.2011 at 06:03  
Rating: 10
Written by Axe Argonian on 10.02.2011 at 03:23

Wow, "Jew Killer"? Really? I find that very appalling, yet I'm not even Jewish.

Personally, I think that it is very hypocritical for this site to feature a song called "Jew Killer" yet prohibit even mildly National Socialistic bands like Graveland. I guess people who treasure their national heritage and desire nationalistic unity are more offensive than a song titled "Jew Killer". Either accept all legitimate bands regardless of their ideologies or prohibit everything remotely offensive to someone's culture and race. Don't make exceptions.

I'm very displeased by this site's hypocritical standards.

Yeah you might want to do some research into the band before casting judgements, especially coming from someone who wrote not long ago: I do wisely investigate bands and lyrics to determine what should and should not be accepted into my music library because for someone who apparently asks the question: What is the message that this band is trying to convey? it doesn't sound to me like you've even bothered to look at the band beyond a song title considering the entire album is pro-Jewish.

Excerpts from the above interview and article (Metatron's 60,000 word codex explaining in detail the meaning behind every song and every line of each song):

"Your next album, The Murder Of Jesus The Jew, is bound to stir up controversy, even before it's released, just because of the album title. Do you expect to cause a bit of a storm over this?
Storms come and go but the truth remains. The title is exactly what it is. Jesus was a Jew, he died on a Jewish Tree in a Jewish land. That's something Christian's try to forget. Jesus loved his God and loved his people. Christians love his god but generally despise his people. The West has followed this Jew for hundreds of years, worshiped him and died for him, but his roots have been washed way. What the fuck is that all about? This album is the album I wanted to create from day one, and now it's here. I wanted to know the real man behind the myth and how the West has corrupted and deceived through the centuries. There are historical events that no one is ever taught. The fact the Roman persecution of the Jews melts with the growth of Christianity. By AD130, the city of Jerusalem was renamed Aelia Capitolina, and was totally absent of Jews. This is why we have this race of generally despised people dotted all across the world. Our inbred hatred of race and culture is a reflection of Christianity's deceit and wholesale indoctrination of its dubious creeds. It's a long winded true story, but one I doubt many people know. On another note [we could go on and on here] is that the very terminology of Anti-Semitism is completely wrong. The Semitic world envelopes many Islamic peoples, as well as others, so it cannot be spoken of in such a broad way. Anti-Semitism is a term to represent Judenhass [Jew Hatred] but it is wrongly accredited outside those constraints. Its bullshit and resides outside the realities of historicity.
"

and

"There will be a few nob-ends who will call, The Meads of Asphodel' racist and will no doubt be the same adolescents who would probably slander the makers of Schindler's List, for being equally theatrical and blatantly cruel to the Jews. I do not apologize for being blunt as my motives are sincere."
Axe Argonian - 11.02.2011 at 00:33  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.02.2011 at 06:03

Written by Axe Argonian on 10.02.2011 at 03:23

Wow, "Jew Killer"? Really? I find that very appalling, yet I'm not even Jewish.

Personally, I think that it is very hypocritical for this site to feature a song called "Jew Killer" yet prohibit even mildly National Socialistic bands like Graveland. I guess people who treasure their national heritage and desire nationalistic unity are more offensive than a song titled "Jew Killer". Either accept all legitimate bands regardless of their ideologies or prohibit everything remotely offensive to someone's culture and race. Don't make exceptions.

I'm very displeased by this site's hypocritical standards.

Yeah you might want to do some research into the band before casting judgements, especially coming from someone who wrote not long ago: I do wisely investigate bands and lyrics to determine what should and should not be accepted into my music library because for someone who apparently asks the question: What is the message that this band is trying to convey? it doesn't sound to me like you've even bothered to look at the band beyond a song title considering the entire album is pro-Jewish.

Excerpts from the above interview and article (Metatron's 60,000 word codex explaining in detail the meaning behind every song and every line of each song):

"Your next album, The Murder Of Jesus The Jew, is bound to stir up controversy, even before it's released, just because of the album title. Do you expect to cause a bit of a storm over this?
Storms come and go but the truth remains. The title is exactly what it is. Jesus was a Jew, he died on a Jewish Tree in a Jewish land. That's something Christian's try to forget. Jesus loved his God and loved his people. Christians love his god but generally despise his people. The West has followed this Jew for hundreds of years, worshiped him and died for him, but his roots have been washed way. What the fuck is that all about? This album is the album I wanted to create from day one, and now it's here. I wanted to know the real man behind the myth and how the West has corrupted and deceived through the centuries. There are historical events that no one is ever taught. The fact the Roman persecution of the Jews melts with the growth of Christianity. By AD130, the city of Jerusalem was renamed Aelia Capitolina, and was totally absent of Jews. This is why we have this race of generally despised people dotted all across the world. Our inbred hatred of race and culture is a reflection of Christianity's deceit and wholesale indoctrination of its dubious creeds. It's a long winded true story, but one I doubt many people know. On another note [we could go on and on here] is that the very terminology of Anti-Semitism is completely wrong. The Semitic world envelopes many Islamic peoples, as well as others, so it cannot be spoken of in such a broad way. Anti-Semitism is a term to represent Judenhass [Jew Hatred] but it is wrongly accredited outside those constraints. Its bullshit and resides outside the realities of historicity.
"

and

"There will be a few nob-ends who will call, The Meads of Asphodel' racist and will no doubt be the same adolescents who would probably slander the makers of Schindler's List, for being equally theatrical and blatantly cruel to the Jews. I do not apologize for being blunt as my motives are sincere."

After reading that and investigating further, I must sincerely apologize. My outburst was stimulated by the song title and its lyrics referring to Jesus (and any Jew) as a "sand nigger". Without reading the meaning behind the whole concept, I, fueled by fury, wrote the remarkably dogmatic post above. For that, I do apologize.

I am glad you linked me to that page, however. The information regarding the band's stance on the death of Jesus is quite intriguing, to say the least.
InnerSelf - 11.02.2011 at 00:34  
 
Quote:
On another note [we could go on and on here] is that the very terminology of Anti-Semitism is completely wrong. The Semitic world envelopes many Islamic peoples, as well as others, so it cannot be spoken of in such a broad way. Anti-Semitism is a term to represent Judenhass [Jew Hatred] but it is wrongly accredited outside those constraints. Its bullshit and resides outside the realities of historicity."


I know we are getting a bit out of subject but the former quote is spot on. the term is used in awful ways to create walls around certain people protecting them from judgment and allowing them to go further with some acts that are denied by the simple mind of any human being "I hope this statement won't be considered a sort of Anti-Semitism (sarcasm detected)"
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.08.2012 at 15:47  
Rating: 10 Truly one of the few albums that lived up to the hype I'd placed in it.

If you don't like this you have no business listening to music:



(how many black metal bands have the ability to mix musicals into their music?)
Ellrohir - 22.08.2012 at 17:17  
  I like "Apocalypse Of Lazarus" the most...the outro riff a killer...well, and the middle-part interlude as-well
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.08.2012 at 17:32  
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 22.08.2012 at 17:22

The track is barely black metal.

Yet the band remains largely more black metal than anything else whilst mixing a number of other influences, thus, my point. Being "barely" black metal is hardly a valid critique.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.08.2012 at 17:50  
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 22.08.2012 at 17:47

Just saying it wasn't the best track to demonstrate your point. barely vs. hardly sounds interesting though.

You mean using the Meads track that probably best highlights how far and beyond the band goes in incorporating foreign and unusual influence wasn't the best choice as an example?

Seems legit.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.08.2012 at 17:54  
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 22.08.2012 at 17:52

No, I meant the honeymoon of black metal and musical.

Yeah, I'm not getting your point. The primary pull of this band has always been how divergent their themes and style has been. For that reason this song is the best example because it showcases what they're willing do to for originality and creativity's sake.
Mr. Doctor - 22.08.2012 at 17:59  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.08.2012 at 17:54

Written by Guest on 22.08.2012 at 17:52

No, I meant the honeymoon of black metal and musical.

Yeah, I'm not getting your point.


He's just answering back to your words here:
Quote:
how many black metal bands have the ability to mix musicals into their music?)


He doesn't find much BM to begin with. Despite what it has, it hasn't BM (or very very little).
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.08.2012 at 18:01  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.08.2012 at 17:59

He doesn't find much BM to begin with. Despite what it has, it hasn't BM (or very very little).

I've always found this band to be intrinsically black metal, even if their stylistic relations to the genre are often quite tenuous. I listen to that song and hear a fair amount of punk-driven black metal punctuated with bizarre interludes.
Mr. Doctor - 22.08.2012 at 18:03  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.08.2012 at 18:01

I've always found this band to be intrinsically black metal, even if their stylistic relations to the genre are often quite tenuous. I listen to that song and hear a fair amount of punk-driven black metal punctuated with bizarre interludes.


I agree with you. Definitely BM enough to be called a bm album. I'm just a translator or something...
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.08.2012 at 18:04  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.08.2012 at 18:03

I agree with you. Definitely BM enough to be called a bm album. I'm just a translator or something...

Well Meads seem to invite difficult interpretation amongst many people, they're definitely one of those black metal bands that aren't black metal, if you see what I mean.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.08.2012 at 18:10  
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 22.08.2012 at 18:05

I wasn't talking about the album, I was talking about the track. The album is enough bm.

I think you're focusing too much on the "musical" interlude which only comprises a few minutes of the song (it's nearly 9 minutes long after all). I'm fairly sure there isn't a song on the album which would be any less or more black metal than that one, and therefor no more suitable as an example (Man From Kerioth being the one exception probably).
Ellrohir - 23.08.2012 at 00:11  
  So it is not black metal...and? is now music quality judged by genre?
Mr. Doctor - 23.08.2012 at 00:32  
 
Written by Ellrohir on 23.08.2012 at 00:11

So it is not black metal...and? is now music quality judged by genre?


Nobody said that
IronAngel - 23.08.2012 at 01:00  
  Funny, I was just listening to this the other day on my iPod. Hadn't for a long time.

I love how this album is pretty extreme and raw, but it doesn't sound heavy or aggressive at all. It's warm and fuzzy. And those melodic leads, dear god. One of the better BM albums around, I should listen to this more. I was gonna put on some Primordial before bedtime, but this'll lull me into sweet dreams instead.
Slayer666 - 23.08.2012 at 11:16  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.08.2012 at 15:47

(how many black metal bands have the ability to mix musicals into their music?)


One of the reasons I don't come in a 15 foot radius of this album.
Ellrohir - 23.08.2012 at 12:19  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 23.08.2012 at 11:16

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.08.2012 at 15:47

(how many black metal bands have the ability to mix musicals into their music?)


One of the reasons I don't come in a 15 foot radius of this album.


also one of the reasons why I am attracted to this album like a moth to the flame
Mr. Doctor - 23.08.2012 at 14:52  
  Slayer666 is lame like that if he doesn't check out this album and band. Too much genius I would say.
Slayer666 - 23.08.2012 at 18:16  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 23.08.2012 at 14:52

Slayer666 is lame like that if he doesn't check out this album and band. Too much genius I would say.


I did check it out. Genius not found, lyrics possibly excluded. Hints of brilliance here and there, mostly in those melodic leads, but no genius whatsoever. High-ish 7 stuff, no more.
Alex Fenger - 05.12.2012 at 16:36  
Rating: 7 I'm not sure how I feel about this. My first Meads album and I've been left bewildered. I have to listen to their stuff a lot more before I can describe my opinions... certainly an interesting listen that's for sure.
Mr. Doctor - 05.12.2012 at 17:44  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 05.12.2012 at 16:36

I'm not sure how I feel about this. My first Meads album and I've been left bewildered. I have to listen to their stuff a lot more before I can describe my opinions... certainly an interesting listen that's for sure.


I just got Damascus Steel and I found it quite accessible (if we considering their craziness that is)... Pretty awesome shit so I recommend you that one.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.12.2012 at 19:17  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.12.2012 at 17:44


I just got Damascus Steel and I found it quite accessible (if we considering their craziness that is)... Pretty awesome shit so I recommend you that one.

I found this one to be the most "listenable" to use the term broadly. Many people's complaints about this band are that they found their sound awkward and stunted whereas I found this one flowed in a more conventional way than their other records, even if there is a bit going on on this one.
Mr. Doctor - 05.12.2012 at 19:23  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.12.2012 at 19:17
I found this one to be the most "listenable" to use the term broadly. Many people's complaints about this band are that they found their sound awkward and stunted whereas I found this one flowed in a more conventional way than their other records, even if there is a bit going on on this one.


I'm yet to listen to this one in its entirety just a few songs from youtube (specially the intro+first song) so I just commented on my recent experience with Damascus Steel which I found easy to listen.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.12.2012 at 19:25  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.12.2012 at 19:23


I'm yet to listen to this one in its entirety just a few songs from youtube (specially the intro+first song) so I just commented on my recent experience with Damascus Steel which I found easy to listen.

Well I found them all easy and enjoyable myself, the last two especially for their adventurousness. Damascus Steel is excellent though.
Mr. Doctor - 05.12.2012 at 20:08  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.12.2012 at 19:25
the last two especially for their adventurousness.


Well, technically the two latest are this one and Damascus Steel. Genocide something is just an EP.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.12.2012 at 20:10  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.12.2012 at 20:08

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.12.2012 at 19:25
the last two especially for their adventurousness.


Well, technically the two latest are this one and Damascus Steel. Genocide something is just an EP.

How the hell did you reach that conclusion? I never specified albums at any point, clearly EPs count under what I said
Mr. Doctor - 05.12.2012 at 20:16  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.12.2012 at 20:10
How the hell did you reach that conclusion? I never specified albums at any point, clearly EPs count under what I said


Meh.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.12.2012 at 20:17  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.12.2012 at 20:16

Meh.

Yeah bitch.
Rulatore - 06.01.2013 at 23:06  
Rating: 6 Boring
MetalDoomMaster - 18.04.2013 at 05:23  
Rating: 9 This album is so good, its beyond my comprehension. It's so strange in a quirky way, and it absolutely blows my mind how profoundly awesome the arrangements are on this. Also thanks for the tip to the codex, that was really interesting, especially the Sonderkommando one. Quite amazing when a band puts that much effort into themes behind an album.
mz - 06.09.2013 at 19:52  
Rating: 9 Finally checked this
It is both diverse and coherent. Needless to say that it is a very eclectic mix. The melodic moments were pretty surprising ans sweat (not in a sugary and cheesy way).
Mr. Doctor - 06.09.2013 at 19:59  
 
Written by mz on 06.09.2013 at 19:52
sweat (not in a sugary and cheesy way).


Sweat is sweet? I totally thought it was salty.
mz - 07.09.2013 at 09:08  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2013 at 19:59

Written by mz on 06.09.2013 at 19:52
sweat (not in a sugary and cheesy way).


Sweat is sweet? I totally thought it was salty.

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