Mechina - Xenon



7.9 | 141 votes |
Release date: 1 January 2014
Style: Industrial death metal

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93 have it
14 want it


01. Xenon
02. Ailthea
03. Zoticus
04. Terrae
05. Tartarus
06. Phedra
07. Thales
08. Erebus
09. Amyntas
10. Actaeon

Line-up
David Holch - vocals
Joe Tiberi - guitar, programming
David Gavin - drums
Steve Amarantos - bass

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Comments

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02.01.2014 - 12:15
Rating: 9
IronArkadius666
Haven't listened to it all yet, but from what I have, sounds like the recording quality is chasms better than Empyrean.

Still sounds as epic as ever though
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05.01.2014 - 18:16
Rating: 9
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Impulsive as fvck.
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07.01.2014 - 08:28
Rating: 10
Ahmed Mohamed A
Already album of the year
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07.01.2014 - 12:31
Rating: 10
Wow! Excellent Album, Better than Empyrean.
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09.01.2014 - 16:03
Rating: 9
MetalAce
The Eternal
Written by ShayanDaryakar on 07.01.2014 at 12:31

Wow! Excellent Album, Better than Empyrean.


Yeah boy! Good album, I like it !
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10.01.2014 - 09:40
Rating: 10
Lord Dimitriy
Well, of course, in comparison with the previous album they've added much symphonic elements. And I'm not quite sure whether it has had good impact or not. But in my opinion every album released by this band has got unique sound and atmosphere. Anyway, one of the greatest albums of 2014!!!
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10.01.2014 - 10:34
Rating: 9
JēkabsFiļi
Never liked Mechina. But this one kicks ass. Terrea and, especially, Tartarus are brilliant. And those industrial sounds are just in right place and time.
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10.01.2014 - 20:57
Rating: 8
svartberger
This just blew my mind WOW! One Listen, Instantly Favorite
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11.01.2014 - 13:01
Skl3ros
While I agree that there are a few very enjoyable moments I must say that the vocals are just annooooying as hell. Fought my way through it once for the sake of giving it a chance and satisfy my curiosity but will probably not listen to this ever again.
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13.01.2014 - 09:46
Rating: 3
hidden_ninja
The vocals ruin the whole album :-(
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14.01.2014 - 18:05
Rating: 7
Coolingsrock
Great album but this will never make it to a list if they don't fix the problem, which is that it links the boxset instead.
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18.01.2014 - 17:30
Rating: 7
Wes
VERY nice!
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19.01.2014 - 17:52
Rating: 8
Promonex
Cathemeral
Better production than Empyrean, but I'm not too fond of the vocals either. Will have to give this a few more spins before I know what to think of it.
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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22.01.2014 - 21:36
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Great stuff, I really enjoyed listening to this. I like the symphonic elements a lot. I don't really hear the Industrial elements to be honest though. To me this sounds totally like symphonic death metal.
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22.01.2014 - 21:44
mz
Written by Erik M. on 22.01.2014 at 21:36

I don't really hear the Industrial elements to be honest though. To me this sounds totally like symphonic death metal.

hey you just made me ambivalent about checking this album by this statement.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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22.01.2014 - 21:47
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by mz on 22.01.2014 at 21:44

hey you just made me ambivalent about checking this album by this statement.


Well, it's very good stuff but I just didn't really hear the industrial elements that are supposedly in this album. I haven't heard much industrial music, but I'm pretty sure I could recognize it when I hear it.
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22.01.2014 - 22:28
mz
Written by Erik M. on 22.01.2014 at 21:47

but I'm pretty sure I could recognize it when I hear it.


Yeah I know. I just happen to be more interested in industrial metal rather than symphonic metal.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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12.02.2014 - 16:01
MechanisT
Account deleted
Wow, this is heads and shoulders above its predecessor. Imposing.
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13.02.2014 - 15:33
Rating: 8
R'Vannith
ghedengi
To say that this time they've solidified their sound with a quality and cohesive mix would be a understatement. Better balanced I think. There are industrial components like the previous one had, although these might be more accurately described as "cyber," to be more specific. Everything seems to gel well here, to my ears.

Two listens in and I'd agree it's a significant improvement over Empyrean.
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14.02.2014 - 13:21
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Well, it's more symphonic death than industrial death (i barely find the industrial influences). The album has a weak start and a very good middle. The end is not too bad. I'm sure it will get better after i give it more listens!
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06.05.2014 - 17:00
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
This album is growing in me! <3
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12.06.2014 - 21:29
Rating: 8
SlaytanicBacon
Written by hidden_ninja on 13.01.2014 at 09:46

The vocals ruin the whole album :-(


I dislike the cleaner vocals, though the rest/music is fucking awesome! Anyone know if there is an instrumental version?
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02.12.2014 - 05:41
ScnD361
The vocals!! :c
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07.01.2015 - 01:32
Darkside Momo
Retired
They got a level up with that one for sure (even if more symph and no indus). Still, those clean vocals bother me, as always.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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03.02.2015 - 00:12
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Just one more person here complaining about the vocals. Both harsh and clean are pretty bad, and the lyrics...such a shame given the epic scale of the music. As a result, I'm not even going to rat ethis because the disparity is just too large.
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Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
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04.02.2015 - 00:21
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
The vocals are really terrible. The music was okay but still very meh if you ask me.
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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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