Release date: 23 May 2011
Style: Technical death metal

Rating:

8.3 | 31 votes

Owners:

36 have it
13 want it


Disc I
01. Earth Pus [new version]
02. Blackout: Renewed Souls [acoustic version] [feat. Xavier Monboisse]
03. Textures [Cynic cover] [feat. Tiko]
04. Earth Pus: Salvation [acoustic version]
05. Transcendence [feat. Ross Dolan]

Disc II [DVD]
+ Live at Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
+ Performance in Joao Onofre's "Box Sized DIE"
+ Other live performances
+ Soundtrack of Gorod live performance at WFMU radio show
+ Photo gallery

Review


Additional info
The EP was sold initially during the European Invasion Tour, starting from the show in Paris on May 23, 2011.

The cover of Cynic's "Textures" was recorded in August 2008 for the tribute album to Cynic album Focus.

Guest review by
K†ulu

Rating:
8.5
Gorod is a technical death metal band that, if you have not heard, you should listen to. After the teaser for the upcoming EP was released, I eagerly awaited the official release. There was quite a lot to anticipate really: acoustic interpretations of two great songs from the first two albums, a Cynic cover, a new 15-minute song, and a less exciting re-recording of "Earth Pus." Was Transcendence worth the wait? In the end, almost as much as I expected.

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published 15.12.2011 | Comments (8)

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Daydream Nation - 01.09.2010 at 19:57  
  Did this ever come out?
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.09.2010 at 20:19  
  Not yet I don't think. More stuff like Leading Vision please!
Daydream Nation - 20.12.2010 at 22:57  
  Textures cover!?! Holy shit.
qlacs - 07.01.2011 at 20:22  
Rating: 9 Transcendence will be freaking badass !!!
Enigma - 24.05.2011 at 23:56  
  Finally!! \m/
K†ulu - 25.05.2011 at 12:54  
Rating: 8 Great... people vote before listening to the album.
qlacs - 25.05.2011 at 18:12  
Rating: 9 No actually, it's available at Gorod live shows. They've probably bought it.
K†ulu - 28.05.2011 at 15:20  
Rating: 8
Written by qlacs on 25.05.2011 at 18:12

No actually, it's available at Gorod live shows. They've probably bought it.

Gorod have not and will not tour the places where people who voted are coming from...
Daydream Nation - 29.05.2011 at 19:44  
 
Written by K†ulu on 28.05.2011 at 15:20

Written by qlacs on 25.05.2011 at 18:12

No actually, it's available at Gorod live shows. They've probably bought it.

Gorod have not and will not tour the places where people who voted are coming from...

Ahahahaha that's true. Unless it leaked or something, I don't see how said people could have heard it already.
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.05.2011 at 19:46  
  People do travel to other countries to see bands you know. I know plenty of people who are obsessed enough to travel thousands of miles to see their favourite bands so it's not impossible, I'm considering buying System of a Down tickets to go see them in Paris (off ebay), even if the voters here are probably full of shit.

DaveoftheGrove is quite clearly a vote abuser.
Pyramid God - 13.06.2011 at 04:37  
Rating: 9 If this EP was just the title track (clocking in at 15 minutes and 26 epic seconds) I would still give it a 9. Its one of the best songs of all time.
JD - 23.06.2011 at 14:33  
Rating: 6 Meeeh not that special for me.
Being and Time - 28.06.2011 at 04:07  
  Transcendence (the track) is pretty good. The structure is fantastic with a nice coda towards the end and an even better climax. While I prefer Gorod in smaller packages (4-6 minutes) and find this to be generally exhausting and a little scattered, fans are obviously impressed that Gorod A: maintains the Leading-Vision groove throughout the song (that maybe lacked in POAND) and B: go through as many successful ideas as they did in the song. Structure was nice and the motifs are riveting.
Textures was decent as well. I love how they can make it fit their own sound.
Valaskjalf - 04.07.2011 at 20:04  
Rating: 10 Fantastic stuff....The title track is just about the best metal song Ive heard in the last few years, only pity is that since "Process of a New Decline" this still is only an EP and only 1 real new song since that release.

Just made me crave a new PROPER album even more!
InnerSelf - 14.10.2011 at 16:02  
Rating: 8 This is great. I love the acoustic version of Blackout, almost made me dance

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