Release date: 28 December 2012
Style: Death metal

Rating:

7.9 | 48 votes

Owners:

39 have it
5 want it


01. Cthulhu Rites
02. Incantation
03. Inexorable Spirits
04. The Devil's Gorge
05. Where Black Ships Sail
06. Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide
07. Monolithic
08. From The Stars To The Sea
09. Those Who Dwell In Stellar Void
10. Beneath. Below. Beyond. Above
11. Zombi [Fabio Frizzi cover]


Line-up
Martin Hellion - vocals
Daniel Dickmann - drums
Torsten Horstmann - bass, guitars


Additional info
LP version released by Imperium Productions.
Available as petrol colored vinyl (lim. 100) and black vinyl with poster and inlay.

Digital release via iTunes on December 28, 2012. Physical release via F.D.A. Rekotz on January 11, 2013.

Staff pick by
Daniell

02.01.2013 The dense, suffocating atmosphere of H.P. Lovecraft's stories has finally found a good sonic equivalent - death metal with quite a bit of black thrown in the mix. Add expert execution and appropriately oppressive production and you get a winner.

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Found in 13 lists
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R'Vannith 2012 Musical Perusals  | #82
Fearmeister The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 2: Death Metal  | #402
Chris Steele My Top 20 Albums From 2012  | #17
Dark†SymphonY A List Of Lovecraft Themed Metal Albums  | #41
Mikyz 2013: A Culling  | #52
Nefarious A Nefarious List Of 2012's Best Albums  | #36
psykometal My 2012 Likes  | #33
Dylan 2013 Best Of  | #19
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psykometal - 01.01.2013 at 08:05  
  This album is freakin' awesome, highly recommend it. And that album artwork has got to be some of the best album art EVER!
Pazdzioch - 01.01.2013 at 19:54  
  Release date moved to January 11th (according to the band's profile on fb), so we have the first really noteworthy album of 2013
psykometal - 01.01.2013 at 21:37  
 
Written by Pazdzioch on 01.01.2013 at 19:54

Release date moved to January 11th (according to the band's profile on fb), so we have the first really noteworthy album of 2013

Where did you see that? It's already available on iTunes since 12/28.

Edit: I found the post but I think that is for purchase through the label only cuz it is still available for purchase from iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/where-black-ships-sail/id587442515?i=587442618&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.01.2013 at 22:18  
Rating: 7
Written by psykometal on 01.01.2013 at 21:37

Where did you see that? It's already available on iTunes since 12/28.

Edit: I found the post but I think that is for purchase through the label only cuz it is still available for purchase from iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/where-black-ships-sail/id587442515?i=587442618&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

The physical CD release is Jan 11th but was available via digital download on the 28th of Dec (this according to their Facebook).

I guess it's technically a 2012 release then.
Pazdzioch - 01.01.2013 at 22:33  
  So sorry for misleading.
R'Vannith - 05.01.2013 at 17:16  
Rating: 8 This sounds like it was performed underwater, very heavy stuff.
psykometal - 05.01.2013 at 22:42  
 
Written by R'Vannith on 05.01.2013 at 17:16

This sounds like it was performed underwater, very heavy stuff.

No kidding! I love the production on this album because of that very reason, suits the artwork so freakin' well...
R'Vannith - 06.01.2013 at 03:08  
Rating: 8
Written by psykometal on 05.01.2013 at 22:42

No kidding! I love the production on this album because of that very reason, suits the artwork so freakin' well...


Can make it a little difficult to distinguish all aspects of their sound but yeah that density to the production makes Cthulhu feel right at home.
psykometal - 06.01.2013 at 05:51  
 
Written by R'Vannith on 06.01.2013 at 03:08

Can make it a little difficult to distinguish all aspects of their sound but yeah that density to the production makes Cthulhu feel right at home.

Well I listen to a lot of brutal death metal and used to listen to lots of lo-fi black metal so I guess I'm used to murkier production qualities so I'm not struggling so much to hear it all.

Ironically they posted a link on their Facebook to a review from some dude calling this one of the shittiest albums ever produced because the production is horribly bad. I really wanted to comment that the production is part of what makes this album so awesome and that the production is not shitty but quite ingenius of a choice due to their choice of artwork and lyrical content but I figure the guy would've just potshot me for praising an album he is obviously incapable of appreciating at all.
Sentenced Odiin - 06.01.2013 at 23:39  
Rating: 8
Written by psykometal on 06.01.2013 at 05:51

Written by R'Vannith on 06.01.2013 at 03:08

Can make it a little difficult to distinguish all aspects of their sound but yeah that density to the production makes Cthulhu feel right at home.

Well I listen to a lot of brutal death metal and used to listen to lots of lo-fi black metal so I guess I'm used to murkier production qualities so I'm not struggling so much to hear it all.

Ironically they posted a link on their Facebook to a review from some dude calling this one of the shittiest albums ever produced because the production is horribly bad. I really wanted to comment that the production is part of what makes this album so awesome and that the production is not shitty but quite ingenius of a choice due to their choice of artwork and lyrical content but I figure the guy would've just potshot me for praising an album he is obviously incapable of appreciating at all.

horrible production made bathory's first album black metal from thrash but yeah I like the whole album
musikaxtrema - 23.01.2013 at 18:27  
Rating: 8 I've listened to this album 10 minutes ago and it was a great surprise no doubt. The song "incantation" is just beautiful.

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