Ahab - The Giant


8.1 | 165 votes |
Release date: 25 May 2012
Style: Funeral doom metal

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01. Further South
02. Aeons Elapse
03. Deliverance (Shouting At The Dead)
04. Antarctica The Polymorphess [feat. Herbrand Larsen]
05. Fathoms Deep Below [feat. Peter "LJ" Eifflaender]
06. The Giant [feat. Herbrand Larsen]
07. Time's Like Molten Lead [limited digipack & vinyl bonus]
08. Evening Star [vinyl bonus]

The best Extreme Doom Metal album of 2012

Line-up
Daniel Droste - vocals, guitars
Christian Hector - guitars
Stephan Wandernoth - bass
Cornelius Althammer - drums

Guest musicians
Herbrand Larsen - vocals
Peter "LJ" Eifflaender - guitars

Additional info
Produced by Ahab & Jens Siefert.
Recorded at Überwälder Klangdressur, Grasellenbach during January and February 2012.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jens Siefert at Überwälder Klangdressur.
Artwork by Sebastian Jerke.

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12.01.2015 - 15:17
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The songwriting is really solid, but the melodies don't really strike me as creative...they sound like they were just following a few notes up and down a scale.
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08.02.2015 - 22:03
Rating: 8
Death_95
Enjoyed it, but not as good as their first album.
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17.11.2017 - 20:16
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Best Ahab album for me.
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18.11.2017 - 12:56
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by VIG on 17.11.2017 at 20:16
Best Ahab album for me.

*gasp* Blasphemy.
Literally anything else they did is better than this one... It's still a great release, but the post-metal influences are way too big on this album and does not suit them.
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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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18.11.2017 - 15:45
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.11.2017 at 12:56
*gasp* Blasphemy.
Literally anything else they did is better than this one... It's still a great release, but the post-metal influences are way too big on this album and does not suit them.

Their first albums are kind of boring sometimes.. I agree with what JOOE said:

Written by Guest on 22.05.2012 at 14:48

Hugely enjoyable album. Definitely not as pure-post as I thought it would be (or as much as others are suggesting). Generally some very spacey and melodic music with a nice doom vein running through it. The clean vocals are particularly excellent, as are the growls, however though the weird gargling bellows on the second track are horrific and embarrassing. That aside though, extremely competent record, certainly nothing awkward or forced about it at all, very confident sounding melding of post and doom.


I also find it much more interesting that TCOTWS which bores me.
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18.11.2017 - 23:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by VIG on 18.11.2017 at 15:45
I also find it much more interesting that TCOTWS which bores me.

...Boring? BORING?!?!


Yeah, I'll just drop the conversation because it's clear we are having a completely different experience with Ahab. Their debut, which they have never been able to top, is to me one of the finest examples of the genre with excellent production, songwriting that is always intriguing and building tension and overall a veyr unique atmosphere. Wouldn't be shy on putting it in a top 20 if not 10 of best albums of the genre. For further detail I'll reference the two great reviews by older staffers Doc and Der.
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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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18.11.2017 - 23:12
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.11.2017 at 23:00

...Boring? BORING?!?!

I'd just like to say that I am not the only one who shares this opinion, there are plenty. I knew I was going to get smashed by saying this.

Also, I love this album a lot
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18.11.2017 - 23:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
This one is by far their most boring album ever ever by far. And the band even thinjks so,
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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18.11.2017 - 23:19
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Btw Joe's tastes in mus9ic is mostly horrendous.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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18.11.2017 - 23:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
"Plenty"?
Trust me VIG, .... Just a quick glance on the doom metal scene and you'll find out you are a minority on this one.
I disagree with Marcel regarding Joe's tastes. He did have a blind spot on a few cases like this one though.
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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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19.11.2017 - 00:02
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Plenty? hahahahaha 99 out of 100 people into doom and into the doom scene will regard this one as their worst.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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19.11.2017 - 00:12
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
Don't actually remember anything about this album to be honest. I might give it another spin soon, though I'm not expecting it to top The Call Of The Wretched Sea or The Boats Of The Glen Carrig.
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19.11.2017 - 18:35
Rating: 7
Paz
News Man
I have to agree with the others.. This one is by far their weakest. Even though I'm a big Post-Metal fan.
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19.11.2017 - 21:51
Maco
Handbanana
I skipped this album.
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I'm derp.
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27.11.2017 - 23:21
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Ok, there aren't plenty, but I did not say anything I said because of anything Joe said, it is just my opinion that this is their best album.
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