Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn



8.3 | 184 votes |
Release date: 1 September 2014
Style: Melodic black metal

Owners:

139 have it
17 want it


01. Venereal Dawn
02. Lloigor
03. Betrayal And Vengeance
04. Chrysalis
05. I Am The Jigsaw Of A Mad God
06. The Deep
07. Odem
08. Luciform
09. On Fever's Wings
10. The Deep [acoustic version] [bonus]

Line-up
Morean - vocals
Paymon - keyboards
Asvargr - guitars
V. Santura - guitars
Seraph - drums
Draug - bass

Staff review by
Doc G.
Rating:
9.0
Tasteful evolution. If there ever was a phrase to describe Dark Fortress, that, right there, is it. They're never ones to reinvent the wheel, but why should they? They've crafted their own sound without any extravagant gimmicks, they don't take risks, but they also never really misstep. With each album, Dark Fortress just defines their sound a little more. Venereal Dawn is another solid step forward in the logical progression of their history.

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published 22.08.2014 | Comments (14)

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30.08.2014 - 23:26
Rating: 9
bleak
Great album! One of the best of the year regarding black metal.
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31.08.2014 - 15:55
s_t_s
Need to give it another spin (yes it leaked ) but already my first feeling is that I'm going to buy it asap !
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02.09.2014 - 17:05
Rating: 10
PrinceOfDarkness
Great release. My favorite album this year(along with Earthless). they deserve more attention
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03.09.2014 - 00:54
Rating: 6
Zap
Phlegmish
Kind of bored me a lot of the time. Cool for one listen but I won't be revisiting this one.
It doesn't help that the album is 70 minutes long.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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04.09.2014 - 00:04
Fredd
Account deleted
This is an absolute borefest. I couldnt make it halfway through the album.
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08.09.2014 - 00:31
Rating: 4
Sword_Chant
I'm really not sure how I feel about this album. Think this one will need a few more listens first.
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08.09.2014 - 14:09
Rating: 5
Skl3ros
Very disappointed. By far not as good as their 4 previous albums
When I first listened it I just thought the songs have a slow start only to get intresting later. But after a few listens I can safely say that most of all these songs never get intresting at all. I knew they would change their sound again but this is just plain boring and not the Dark Fortress I know.

RIP yet another good band that seems to be out of ideas.
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08.09.2014 - 18:04
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Excellent album, certainly one of the better experimental extreme metal releases of 2014. The majority of songs here constantly remind me of Triptykon and Opeth, but obviously not in a copycat sort of way. My only slight problem is that the band sound like they're trying too hard sometimes, and so the running time could do with being cut by 10 minutes, but it's made up for by the likes of "The Deep" and "Lloigor". My personal highlights would be the title track, "On Fever's Wings" and "The Deep".
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20.09.2014 - 18:06
Rating: 10
bitethepain
My favorite release so far this year! I love the long lingering tracks. Great concept too! This is my first experience with Dark Fortress. Are their other albums similar? Which one should I purchase next?
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21.09.2014 - 15:27
Rating: 10
PrinceOfDarkness
Written by bitethepain on 20.09.2014 at 18:06

My favorite release so far this year! I love the long lingering tracks. Great concept too! This is my first experience with Dark Fortress. Are their other albums similar? Which one should I purchase next?

you should try Séance. it has a great concept and an eerie atmosphere
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22.09.2014 - 18:02
Rating: 10
bitethepain
Written by PrinceOfDarkness on 21.09.2014 at 15:27

Written by bitethepain on 20.09.2014 at 18:06

My favorite release so far this year! I love the long lingering tracks. Great concept too! This is my first experience with Dark Fortress. Are their other albums similar? Which one should I purchase next?

you should try Séance. it has a great concept and an eerie atmosphere

Thanks, I will
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16.10.2014 - 18:31
Rating: 10
samhain
Very interesting staff and their work...I am must say Yes!...My favourite album of this year too.
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09.11.2014 - 11:38
Rating: 10
Copernicus
Wow, this is perfection. I'm not a fan of melodic subgenre, but this is probably the best bm release of 2014!
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16.12.2014 - 21:13
Rating: 10
nablock
Hands down my favorite album this year. Lloigor is probably my favorite track.
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05.02.2015 - 17:01
Rating: 6
Erik M.
After just one spin I can't say I want to revisit it. The album simply is WAY too long for that. And it really doesn't offer anything new. Not much variety to be found here. So I guess I'm with Frudd/Frodd/Fradd (or whatever the hell his name is ) and Zaphod on this one.
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06.09.2016 - 04:16
Tenski
I don't buy CD's anymore but this albums atmosphere scared the crap out of me
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04.05.2019 - 09:52
Rating: 8
Dead God
Great album, Dark fortress has increasingly progressed over the years in my opinion.
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11.08.2019 - 21:41
Rating: 10
bgcasio
Written by Tenski on 06.09.2016 at 04:16

I don't buy CD's anymore but this albums atmosphere scared the crap out of me


Did you understand about music at all?!?!? Scumbag comment !!!
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14.08.2019 - 07:03
Tenski
Written by bgcasio on 11.08.2019 at 21:41

Written by Tenski on 06.09.2016 at 04:16

I don't buy CD's anymore but this albums atmosphere scared the crap out of me


Did you understand about music at all?!?!? Scumbag comment !!!


Redneck
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07.10.2019 - 14:33
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
This is not MBM what band plaid, hard to label, but mayeb gothic touch, but its diferent album but good, better as latest few no doubt, more you listen, more you like, long souns, acoustic pasages, female guest vocals, this is album to like.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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