Gorod - A Perfect Absolution


8.1 | 235 votes |
Release date: 12 March 2012
Style: Technical death metal

Owners:

195 have it
27 want it


01. The Call To Redemption
02. Birds Of Sulphur
03. Sailing Into The Earth
04. Elements And Spirit
05. The Axe Of God
06. 5000 At The Funeral
07. Carved In The Wind
08. Varangian Paradise
09. Tribute Of Blood

Guest review by
Kulu
Rating:
8.4
Arguably the most original tech death combo, Gorod have returned with another five billion notes crammed into another - fourth to be more precise - outstanding 40-minute album. With a history of consistency like that, it is a puzzle why this French band remains relatively unknown while fans of the genre get unanimously excited when Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Psycroptic or The Faceless release a new album. Bad marketing probably whatever, let us see what goodies Gorod are treating us to this time.

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published 31.12.2012 | Comments (5)

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23.03.2012 - 04:33
Mattybu
Never heard of this band until today but the concept behind this album seems pretty cool, I'm checkin' it out for sure.
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26.03.2012 - 20:47
Rating: 8
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Written by Iskander on 22.03.2012 at 23:34

Written by RockeRoy on 21.03.2012 at 16:42

Written by Iskander on 13.03.2012 at 16:37

did i hear some flamenco-ish parts in one of the songs, or am i imagining things?


Your not imagining things, but if you had listen to their EP Transcendence that came out not long ago, you wouldnt be suprised. it has alot of it:)


i see... i haven't checked that EP out yet. allthough i must admit i usually quite dislike flamenco anyway (even though i'm half spanish). it's just something i found surprising.


"Trascendence" the song is mindblowing...it made a mediocre EP great. Possibly the best song Ive heard in the last 5 or more years, Ive listened to it every single day for a few months now - super good!
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IF THE MILK IS SOUR...I AINT THE KINDA PUSSY TO DRINK IT
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27.03.2012 - 02:02
Abattoir
Listened to their stuff for their first time and I must say I'm quite impressed, as I have never could get into the tech death too much. This sounds very original, diverse, well producted and of course with enough aggressiveness to sum it up briefly. Well, I have to spin it for a couple of times more...
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03.04.2012 - 01:04
Rating: 9
TrollandDie
Never before have I seen a tech-death band craft their playing to revolve around technical ability and musicianship, while still keeping it relative to the song-structure i.e. not technical wankery. Even having all of that fantastic groove is great. The addition of those symphonic elements are well appreciated, while not being over-used and the production quality is simply unbelievable.

Possibly the best thing I've heard all year. As usual, these fantasic French dudes know how to play tech-death and not forget the 'death' portion at the end. Heavy and memorable this deserves a solid '9' from me and is so far the only thing this year that deserves it IMO.
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Hello, my name is Mr......Snrub and I think it would be a capital idea to invest the money back in the nuclear plant.
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10.04.2012 - 18:28
Rating: 9
Destructo
Tech-death album of the year for me. Don't think anything is gonna surpass this.
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10.04.2012 - 19:53
Oaken
Hipster
Written by Iron Nostarion on 15.03.2012 at 13:41

Very, very well-done. Needs more brutality, but I guess the well-done execution of this album is an excuse for me to forget.

Digging the funky elements of "Varangian Paradise". <3 "Theme From Shaft" anyone?

I think it's great. I'm now on track 5, first listen. It's great till now, the lyrics are very good.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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19.04.2012 - 20:56
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
A little too melodic for me, but the technicality is still there and the songwriting is excellent. I didn't think I'd end up liking this after their venture into prog territory with their latest EP, but this is some pretty fun tech-death.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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01.05.2012 - 13:15
MechanisT
Account deleted
Album of the year thus far for me.
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02.05.2012 - 17:01
Rating: 8
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
Really digging this album. I remember having Process on my iPod and deciding to delete it after a while. Maybe I should go back and try it out again.
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02.05.2012 - 19:17
Rating: 8
Urs Blank
Strong album indeed, perhaps their best. I have great expectations for their live performance with Gojira in 2 weeks.
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03.05.2012 - 13:57
Tatras
This is awful. I will not even rate this.
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09.05.2012 - 03:23
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
Great album, enjoying it more and more with each listen. It's got some nice diversity to it. Time to dive into the rest of their discography.

EDIT: Wow...this is truly brilliant. Whenever I get a spare chance I listen to this. Never get tired of it. Album of the year for me thus far, but there is still plenty to come (Ahab in a few days!).
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14.05.2012 - 01:47
Rating: 8
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Mastercommander
First Gorod album I've really listened to and enjoying it!
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21.07.2012 - 15:49
pisymbol
Written by Tatras on 03.05.2012 at 13:57

This is awful. I will not even rate this.


I love the random Troll. Always entertaining.
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23.07.2012 - 08:59
Tatras
Written by pisymbol on 21.07.2012 at 15:49

Written by Tatras on 03.05.2012 at 13:57

This is awful. I will not even rate this.


I love the random Troll. Always entertaining.


If I judge negatively and do not like music that you like it I become a troll? What an idiotic logic.
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23.07.2012 - 09:31
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Tatras on 23.07.2012 at 08:59

Written by pisymbol on 21.07.2012 at 15:49

Written by Tatras on 03.05.2012 at 13:57

This is awful. I will not even rate this.


I love the random Troll. Always entertaining.


If I judge negatively and do not like music that you like it I become a troll? What an idiotic logic.


Think about it, you mean "judging" by saying "This is awful, I won't even rate this" will satisfy other users?...Pretty weak I guess.

It's like saying "Slayer is the only band who rules Thrash Metal scene. Fuck yeah, Slayer!!!!" and went down to rate 10 on every album. Then again.....pretty horrible I suppose.

Judging means- coming out with the proper pro and cons about the album. Claiming over the top that you won't rate that album just because its awful will be getting insanely backfired.
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23.07.2012 - 19:30
Lit.
Account deleted
Written by Tatras on 23.07.2012 at 08:59

If I judge negatively and do not like music that you like it I become a troll? What an idiotic logic.

In your case, it's easy to understand.
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23.07.2012 - 19:32
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Well he did call the recent Nile abomination "album of the year" and suggested that anyone who didn't share that opinion was deaf so give him a break, he clearly drums to a different beat than we all do.
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24.07.2012 - 17:42
pisymbol
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 23.07.2012 at 09:31

Written by Tatras on 23.07.2012 at 08:59

Written by pisymbol on 21.07.2012 at 15:49

Written by Tatras on 03.05.2012 at 13:57

This is awful. I will not even rate this.


I love the random Troll. Always entertaining.


If I judge negatively and do not like music that you like it I become a troll? What an idiotic logic.


Think about it, you mean "judging" by saying "This is awful, I won't even rate this" will satisfy other users?...Pretty weak I guess.

It's like saying "Slayer is the only band who rules Thrash Metal scene. Fuck yeah, Slayer!!!!" and went down to rate 10 on every album. Then again.....pretty horrible I suppose.

Judging means- coming out with the proper pro and cons about the album. Claiming over the top that you won't rate that album just because its awful will be getting insanely backfired.


This. Thanks Cynic for the assist.
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12.06.2013 - 21:15
Rating: 10
Loendt
Masterpiece!
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27.06.2013 - 21:47
Rating: 9
Atrus
I see very low ratings.. this album is awesome!
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17.01.2014 - 00:45
Rating: 8
RottingDeathHead
kingnothing_92@yahoo.com
Written by Atrus on 27.06.2013 at 21:47

I see very low ratings.. this album is awesome!

Agreed! Some of the best tech death I've listened to thus far.
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17.01.2014 - 15:11
Paz
News Man
Written by RottingDeathHead on 17.01.2014 at 00:45

Some of the best tech death I've listened to thus far.

I think you should try their sophomore album called "Leading Vision", which is far superior comparing to this stuff. So damn catchy tunes out there...
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"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" - Howard Beale
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17.01.2014 - 21:43
Rating: 9
Atrus
Written by Paz on 17.01.2014 at 15:11

Written by RottingDeathHead on 17.01.2014 at 00:45

Some of the best tech death I've listened to thus far.

I think you should try their sophomore album called "Leading Vision", which is far superior comparing to this stuff. So damn catchy tunes out there...


I have it also ^^

More recomendations of bands similar to Gorod or The Faceless? Technical, but with variation, good melodies and prog?
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17.01.2014 - 22:48
Paz
News Man
Written by Atrus on 17.01.2014 at 21:43

More recomendations of bands similar to Gorod or The Faceless? Technical, but with variation, good melodies and prog?

Wrong adress... This genre is not really my thing, but maybe you should try with Similar Artists feature on MA
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"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" - Howard Beale
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18.01.2014 - 22:20
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Paz on 17.01.2014 at 22:48

Written by Atrus on 17.01.2014 at 21:43

More recomendations of bands similar to Gorod or The Faceless? Technical, but with variation, good melodies and prog?

Wrong adress... This genre is not really my thing, but maybe you should try with Similar Artists feature on MA

This is also not my backyard, but Necrophagist and Obscura are mandatory items here
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25.03.2015 - 19:48
Rating: 8
me<3mertl
Very good technical death metal here!
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