Pantheist - Pantheist

7.9 | 37 votes |
Release date: 8 April 2011
Style: Funeral doom metal


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01. One Of These Funerals
02. Broken Statue
03. The Storm
04. Be Here
05. 4:59
06. Brighter Days
07. Live Through Me

Ilia Rodriguez - Spanish and electric guitars, vocals on track 5
Kostas Panagiotou - vocals, piano, keyboards
Mark Bodossian - bass
Pepijn van Houwelingen - acoustic and electric guitars, brutal vocals on track 3
Sterghios Moschos - drums

Additional info
Recorded at Priory Recording Studios between October 2010 and January 2011. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler. Grand Piano recorded at CMAT Studios, December 2010.
Artwork by Cheryl Pinnock.

Staff review by
I'm pretty sure you remember Pantheist, one of the most upcoming names in the world of funeral doom back in the 00s. The basics remained, but still, they had a personal approach on the sound of this very special scene. There was will for something different, but there were the boundaries of funeral doom keeping them chained. The big breakthrough came with Journey Through Lands Unknown and everything you knew concerning this band suddenly came to a different level. There were attachments to the past, but still, Pantheist were not the same. The only trademark you can rely on have to be Kostas' vocals and the piano/keyboard curtain.

published 04.06.2011 | Comments (48)

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27.05.2011 - 13:56
Rating: 9
Very nice music but unusually soft for a doom album but its great nonetheless. Its got a nice Pink Floyd sound going for it. Some pretty original stuff.

Anathema has a Floyd element as well, that's the closest sound I can think of to these guys.
04.06.2011 - 12:29
Pyramid God
I'll definitely be picking this one up. It has an interesting sound thats pleasing to my ear.
04.06.2011 - 21:47
Troy Killjoy
Hm. Not sure what the deal is with the Santana sound at times, it really creates an imbalance in regards to the atmosphere. You can't just mix in sombreros and tacos with church organs.

Anyway, it's a good album overall, it's just flawed - especially for a Pantheist release.
Prettier than BloodTears.
12.02.2012 - 18:44
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
Yes, this album is a bit soft for doom metal and maybe a bit too experimental for some people. Still I find the songwriting here to be top-notch, there are still some really heavy doom riffs here and there and vocals may not be very good but they sound very sincere.
All in all, one of the strongest doom metal releases of the year (which wasn't too great for doom metal, in my humble opinion).
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
04.10.2013 - 10:25
Rating: 9
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.06.2011 at 21:47

...what the deal is with the Santana sound at times, it really creates an imbalance in regards to the atmosphere. You can't just mix in sombreros and tacos with church organs.
... it's just flawed - especially for a Pantheist release.

THIS ! The only thing that sounds wrong with the album, I wish they had at least another approach in the lyrics to make the balance otherwise it overall sounds tasty.
The Fangirl.
02.04.2018 - 07:02
Rating: 7
It's something I called wasted music ) as it has great music and super awesome lyrics but clean vocal? CLEAN VOCAL? It's blasphemy! Im not saying the clean vocal is bad but this music and lyrics are so good to be wasted on clean vocal ) it should have been done in growl
Shake the silence and hear what it say ~In Flames

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