Alrakis - Alpha Eri



8.2 | 34 votes |
Release date: September 2011
Style: Ambient black metal

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01. Alpha Eri
02. M20
03. Gas und Staub zwischen den Sternen
04. Sternenstaub
05. Verteilung der Nebel im Raum
06. NGC 6611
07. NGC 3242 (Ghost Of Jupiter)

Guest review by
Marcus
Rating:
8.6
Close your eyes, lean back; prepare yourself for liftoff. Rise out from your seat, through your ceiling, your roof, and into the sky above as Alrakis embraces you, freeing mind and body from this terrestrial realm. Soon, as you rise through the heavens, away from the reaches of the Earth, you begin a cosmic black metal journey not unlike that of Sun Of The Blind or Chaos Moon.

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published 14.01.2012 | Comments (16)

"Close your eyes, lean back; prepare yourself for liftoff. Rise out from your seat, through your ceiling, your roof, and into the sky above as Alrakis embraces you, freeing mind and body from this terrestrial realm. Soon, as you rise through the heavens, away from the reaches of the Earth, you begin a cosmic black metal journey not unlike that of Sun Of The Blind or Chaos Moon."
- Marcus

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19.12.2011 - 11:43
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
This comes up a bit short of monolithic, but it's still an amazing album that more people should hear.

When it was first recommended to me (well, to anyone willing to listen - by InnerSelf I believe) it was described as something like a mix of Darkspace, Arcana Coelestia and Lurker of Chalice or some awesome combination like that. And when I first heard it, I was instantly drawn in.
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19.12.2011 - 13:05
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
The latest trend of Cosmic Black has overflowed the scene with some rather dull and average albums, but this one really stands out. the balance between the ambient parts and the more"metal" parts is great. highly recommended like Troy said
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19.12.2011 - 13:31
Slayer666
Written by InnerSelf on 19.12.2011 at 13:05

The latest trend of Cosmic Black has overflowed the scene with some rather dull and average albums, but this one really stands out. the balance between the ambient parts and the more"metal" parts is great. highly recommended like Troy said


Man, thanks for recommending this in that thread back then. This shit is immense, I love it.
Gets a bit samey near the end, but quite grand nonetheless.
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19.12.2011 - 18:45
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Yep, good stuff... even though i would lump it to blackgaze
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19.12.2011 - 22:42
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.12.2011 at 11:43
as something like a mix of Darkspace, Arcana Coelestia and Lurker of Chalice or some awesome combination like that.


SOLD!
Gonna check it out asap.
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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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19.12.2011 - 23:54
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by Slayer666 on 19.12.2011 at 13:31

Man, thanks for recommending this in that thread back then. This shit is immense, I love it.
Gets a bit samey near the end, but quite grand nonetheless.


It is immense indeed I do agree that it gets samey, but I think that he meant it to be like this probably to keep that trance effect going. though it might had been better with some tempo changes and a couple of more interesting drum patterns
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29.12.2011 - 23:28
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
A really excellent album, particularly "Gas und staub...etc." It's not often that I play an atmospheric black metal song over and over again.
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20.01.2012 - 19:46
Kenos
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Cosmic melancholia.

Pretty good stuff, though it's not my favourite genre - but what is my genre by the way? I've always wondered about it.
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21.01.2012 - 11:53
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Guest on 20.01.2012 at 19:46

Cosmic melancholia.

Pretty good stuff, though it's not my favourite genre - but what is my genre by the way? I've always wondered about it.


Maybe good Neige music
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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21.01.2012 - 12:57
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by InnerSelf on 21.01.2012 at 11:53

Written by Guest on 20.01.2012 at 19:46

Cosmic melancholia.

Pretty good stuff, though it's not my favourite genre - but what is my genre by the way? I've always wondered about it.


Maybe good Neige music


Aaaaaaaaargh, don't even mention him, I still have to recover from the disappointment. T___T
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06.02.2012 - 20:18
Rating: 8
Evil Chip
The best shoegaze along with Cold Body Radiation from 2011. Hard choice but this wins.
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05.05.2012 - 11:31
Rating: 7
malaikat
Good, but nothing even remotely special. Nice for a couple of listens.
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27.10.2015 - 14:20
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Better than Darkspace's whole album . Especially "M20", stunning. NGC 3242 (Ghost of Jupiter), Magnificent.
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05.10.2016 - 00:14
Mikolaj
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This sounds indeed like a mix of Arcana Coelestia and Darkspace. Phenomenal stuff
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05.10.2016 - 18:10
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 05.10.2016 at 00:14

This sounds indeed like a mix of Arcana Coelestia and Darkspace. Phenomenal stuff

That's an incredibly accurate description. Phenomenal album indeed
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03.05.2017 - 18:48
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Sometimes I forgot how good this album truly is and then I listen to it.
With repeated listens I came to appreciate the last 2 tracks, which are more on the ambient side, a lot. I'm a sucker for non-cheesy keyboard work.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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