Release date: 1 July 2014
Style: Extreme industrial metal

Rating:

7.9 | 15 votes

Owners:

7 have it
5 want it


01. Ascendancy
02. Ethereal
03. Lucifer's Den
04. Bio-Cell
05. Biomechanical

Review

Guest review by
flightoficarus86

Rating:
9.9
Where do I even begin? Some reviews seem to write themselves, but Tyrant Of Death's latest album has me at a loss for words. No metaphors, no cheeky remarks. I've got nothing. But I will say this: Ascendancy is by far the best industrial metal album of 2014, and easily makes it into the top 5 I have heard, period.

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published 12.02.2015 | Comments (1)

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!J.O.O.E.! - 10.12.2014 at 21:05  
  Oh nice, didn't realise this was on here. This stuff is pretty immense. 8 now, probably a 9 in an hour
Lit. - 10.12.2014 at 23:59  
  Sounds like STY meets Anaal Nathrakh with a touch of Meshuggah. Pretty wild stuff.
Ilham - 05.01.2015 at 17:27  
Rating: 9 Seriously. Johan. You should have nagged about this more and earlier.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.01.2015 at 17:27  
 
Written by Ilham on 05.01.2015 at 17:27

Seriously. Johan. You should have nagged about this more and earlier.

It's a bit good isn't it.
Ilham - 05.01.2015 at 17:28  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.01.2015 at 17:27

It's a bit good isn't it.

Yeah it's okay. Barely scratching the surface of good.
Ilham - 05.01.2015 at 17:29  
Rating: 9 INSTAFAV MOTHERFUCKER
Darkside Momo - 05.01.2015 at 20:59  
  Way better than what I've heard of him, still definitely not to my liking.
mz - 08.01.2015 at 02:43  
Rating: 6 Checked it again
Admittedly, it has many good moments. The thing is that I really dislike the lead guitar work and keys. They tend to lessen the aggression and are inconsistent with the overall wall of the sound and purpose of the record. The album is also too long for its own good. Barely having diversity, the guy doesn't do much to justify the length.
mz - 08.01.2015 at 02:43  
Rating: 6 I love the cover, btw.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.01.2015 at 02:46  
  I don't really consider this a wall-of-sound record. The production is exceptionally clear and the detailing is very distinct. It's honestly one of the most professionally recorded, expertly layered albums I've heard in a while because of how much detail shines through despite the onslaught of the guitars. I'd probably say The Amenta's 'n0n' is a more wall-of-sound version of this.

But at least you gave it another go
Vombatus - 09.01.2015 at 02:20  
  Listened to this a few weeks back and disliked it. Now it sounds just meh, basically for the same reasons as mz pointed out plus the drum patterns (annoying as hell !). The production could have done with a bit of dirt, just to give the impression everything ain't done by a computer.
Ilham - 09.01.2015 at 02:23  
Rating: 9
Written by Vombatus on 09.01.2015 at 02:20

The production could have done with a bit of dirt, just to give the impression everything ain't done by a computer.

I think it's exactly the point. Not all industrial has to be dirty à la early AN.
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.01.2015 at 02:25  
  Listened to it a coule of times and damn, this is really average stuff. Not bad, just average.
Vombatus - 09.01.2015 at 02:26  
 
Written by Ilham on 09.01.2015 at 02:23

I think it's exactly the point. Not all industrial has to be dirty à la early AN.


Fair enough.

But I like it dirty
Karlabos - 09.01.2015 at 02:28  
Rating: 6 This is sounding better than I remembered, gonna listen to the whole stuff later I guess
Alex Fenger - 10.01.2015 at 21:55  
Rating: 6 I've revisited this album a few times, and each play-through I give it is equally boring. Really just not my cup of tea I suppose, but it's clearly not a bad album.
Dima - 19.01.2015 at 05:11  
Rating: 9 Love this. Biomechanical is overwrought and full of adrenaline which I can get behind. Couple of gaming connections I noticed. The first 2 piano notes of this are the same as the beginning of this: At 1:15 you hear the sample 'Are you afraid of god?' which is a line from Bioshock Infinite. This explains the song titles, or is just a massive coincidence.
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.01.2015 at 10:39  
  Nicely spotted!
flightoficarus86 - 03.02.2015 at 05:10  
Rating: 10 Here's my five word review: You win this round, Ascendancy.
Ilham - 03.02.2015 at 14:13  
Rating: 9
Written by flightoficarus86 on 03.02.2015 at 05:10

Here's my five word review: You win this round, Ascendancy.

This is enough to make me forget your Botch/TT comparison. Take off your tinfoil hat and come join us, we're sipping expensive whiskey in vintage club armchairs in the very select ToD Appreciation Society. This album, seriously. It's the Optimus Prime of industrial.

Ugh my comment sounds like one of Cynic's.
flightoficarus86 - 03.02.2015 at 16:17  
Rating: 10
Written by Ilham on 03.02.2015 at 14:13

Written by flightoficarus86 on 03.02.2015 at 05:10

Here's my five word review: You win this round, Ascendancy.

This is enough to make me forget your Botch/TT comparison. Take off your tinfoil hat and come join us, we're sipping expensive whiskey in vintage club armchairs in the very select ToD Appreciation Society. This album, seriously. It's the Optimus Prime of industrial.

Ugh my comment sounds like one of Cynic's.


I was glad that this was at the bottom of the list. Great way to round out the category. I'll take my whiskey on the rocks.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.02.2015 at 18:40  
  This band, even this album, makes up for AN and Meshuggah's crappiness in recent times, and fills the void left by SYL.
Mary N. - 05.02.2015 at 10:03  
Rating: 9 It's not an average album at all. So many good moments, and as it goes further the good moments get better and better, I love those melodic moments of it mixed with all those driving riffings and their solo guitars, I couldn't expect it from an Industrial band. Big thumb up !


Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.02.2015 at 18:40

This band, even this album, makes up for AN and Meshuggah's crappiness in recent times, and fills the void left by SYL.

what is SYL & AN ? I think we should never put this awesomeness next to wankery of Meshuggah.
mz - 05.02.2015 at 10:49  
Rating: 6
Written by Mary N. on 05.02.2015 at 10:03


what is SYL ? I think we should never put this awesomeness next to wankery of Meshuggah.


SYL= strapping young lad.
Also, we shouldn't put the genius meshuggah next to this boring album.
Mary N. - 05.02.2015 at 10:54  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 05.02.2015 at 10:49

Also, we shouldn't put the genius meshuggah next to this boring album.


NOPE! Genius is such a heavy load to put on shoulders of Meshuggah. And this is not boring, I can't see how this may sound boring. Really, I'm not that easily satisfied and by far this is one of the bests of 2014.
Maco - 25.02.2015 at 03:50  
Rating: 6 Was expecting amazing Industrial metal music... I'm disappointed.

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