Profetus - As All Seasons Die



7.6 | 29 votes |
Release date: 13 June 2014
Style: Funeral doom metal

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19 have it
5 want it


01. The Rebirth Of Sorrow
02. A Reverie (Midsummer's Dying Throes)
03. Dead Are Our Leaves Of Autumn
04. The Dire Womb Of Winter

Line-up
Markus Nieminen - keyboards
Anssi Mäkinen - guitars, vocals
Matti Mäkelä (I) - guitars, backing vocals
Eppe Kuismin - guitars
Dan Lowndes - guitars
V. Kujansuu - drums

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.4
Just lie back and feel yourself decay. Gaze helplessly, thoughtlessly, as the preternaturally odious head of Cthulhu crests over the horizon, blotting out the last scarlet gasps of a moribund sunset, looming over the eerily tranquil and temperate ocean like an antediluvian menhir - massive, silent, mysterious, and unspeakable. As the album tumbles funereally along like boulders being rolled along the muddy underbelly of a tepid river, you may feel your atoms slowly deconstructing one particle at a time.

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published 17.08.2014 | Comments (7)

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05.06.2014 - 02:03
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2014/06/premiere-profetus-a-reverie-midsummers-dying/

for a new tune.
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05.06.2014 - 08:50
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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I'm in need for some proper Funeral Doom and Profetus always deliver.
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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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07.06.2014 - 00:02
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Written by InnerSelf on 05.06.2014 at 08:50

I'm in need for some proper Funeral Doom and Profetus always deliver.


Supposedly the album is less than 40 minutes long, so it'll be a quick ride.
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07.06.2014 - 00:53
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Even though the label Svart calls it a full length at 36 minutes the band themselves calls it an e.p.
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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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14.06.2014 - 18:51
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Goddamn this band is consistent. Nothing groundbreaking nor unbelievable, but definitely a fucking great album/e.p (whichever you regard it as). Much more accessible than the last two albums, with some more hopeful sounds melodies (particularly the beginning of A Reverie and around the 3:10 mark in Dead Are Our Leaves of Autumn). Very satisfying record. It's streaming on their bandcamp for those who want to give it a whirl
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15.06.2014 - 07:49
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by Chobo_jokeR on 07.06.2014 at 00:02

Supposedly the album is less than 40 minutes long, so it'll be a quick ride.

I see what you did there
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15.06.2014 - 19:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Alex F on 14.06.2014 at 18:51

and around the 3:10 mark in Dead Are Our Leaves of Autumn).


That's where Justin Hartwig of Mournful Congregation's guest guitar playing kicks in
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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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15.06.2014 - 20:35
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.06.2014 at 19:03

That's where Justin Hartwig of Mournful Congregation's guest guitar playing kicks in

That makes perfect sense then, as Mournful Congregation have always been a more melodic band. Very interesting to note, thanks for pointing that out
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27.07.2014 - 19:55
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I love how utterly consistent Profetus are. Everything they release is complete rock solid awesomeness. This may be my favorite of their's, but it's hard to pick as each album is great...
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27.07.2014 - 19:58
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Pretty much. If you like one Profetus album you'll like 'em all.

I guess the same could be said for if you don't like a Profetus album, but that also means you're dumb so who cares.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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02.08.2014 - 22:01
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Alex F on 27.07.2014 at 19:55

Everything they release is complete rock solid awesomeness. This may be my favorite of their's, but it's hard to pick as each album is great...


Yet you gave it an 8.

I really like this one as well. At this point my rating isn't set though. As usual it needs more spins.
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02.08.2014 - 22:07
!J.O.O.E.!
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8 is a very high score, especially as it can be rounded up to 8.49.
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02.08.2014 - 22:40
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Guest on 02.08.2014 at 22:07

8 is a very high score, especially as it can be rounded up to 8.49.


True, but if an 8 equals "complete rock solid awesomeness" then I wonder what the equivalent of a 10 is.
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02.08.2014 - 22:43
!J.O.O.E.!
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Complete awesomeness I would imagine

Something worthy of pure genius has never been described as "rock solid" though I admit I don't usually see the word "awesomeness" beside it either.
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02.08.2014 - 22:45
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Erik M. on 02.08.2014 at 22:01

Yet you gave it an 8.

Yes. I did give it an 8. Because it's awesome. I'm confused by your statement.
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02.08.2014 - 22:54
Ilham
Giant robot
Erik is often confused by your ratings, which confuses me myself.
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08.08.2014 - 22:42
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Alex F on 02.08.2014 at 22:45

Yes. I did give it an 8. Because it's awesome. I'm confused by your statement.


To me an 8 equals "great", not "complete rock solid awesomeness". An album that I would describe in such a way would certainly be worthy of at least a 9 and probably even higher. For me that's a significant difference.
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08.08.2014 - 22:43
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Ilham on 02.08.2014 at 22:54

Erik is often confused by your ratings, which confuses me myself.


I am? I can't recall a lot of times that this was the case...
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08.08.2014 - 23:01
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Erik M. on 08.08.2014 at 22:42

To me an 8 equals "great", not "complete rock solid awesomeness". An album that I would describe in such a way would certainly be worthy of at least a 9 and probably even higher. For me that's a significant difference.

Well that's just a difference of interpretation. To me, something can be "rock solid awesomeness" without being fantastic in every regard. This album lacks innovation, and at times feels like it is repeating itself, not that I don't enjoy it, it just isn't earth shattering, so it gets an 8. 8 is a very high ranking for an album to get on quite literally every music-critique website.
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08.08.2014 - 23:20
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Erik M. on 08.08.2014 at 22:43

I am? I can't recall a lot of times that this was the case...
I often see you questioning people's ratings in general. And as for Alex's I don't remember now, but I must have posted this after seeing you doing that in another thread,
wouldn't be able to tell you which now.
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08.08.2014 - 23:52
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Alex F on 08.08.2014 at 23:01

Well that's just a difference of interpretation. To me, something can be "rock solid awesomeness" without being fantastic in every regard. This album lacks innovation, and at times feels like it is repeating itself, not that I don't enjoy it, it just isn't earth shattering, so it gets an 8. 8 is a very high ranking for an album to get on quite literally every music-critique website.


Fair enough. And yes, this album definitely lacks innovation, but it's still very good funeral doom.
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17.08.2014 - 14:32
Rating: 7
Skyum
I seem to be the only one who thinks this album is really lacklustre compared to the previous outings. There are a few good moments, but the emotional intensity which made "... to Open..." a brilliant album is missing.
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16.11.2014 - 21:57
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Skyum on 17.08.2014 at 14:32

I seem to be the only one who thinks this album is really lacklustre compared to the previous outings. There are a few good moments, but the emotional intensity which made "... to Open..." a brilliant album is missing.

That's interesting. I actually find this one to be their most emotional output to date. The others were much more bleak, desolate, and therefore (at least for me) not quite as emotional as "As All Seasons Die". This one feels more melancholic and at times depressive, which evokes a much greater emotional response from me than an album with a more stark/bleak atmosphere. I guess that just shows that no album can be objectively classified as more emotional than another.
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