Release date: 24 October 2014
Style: Gothenburg metal

Rating:

8.1 | 318 votes

Owners:

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40 want it


Disc I
01. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
02. Death And The Labyrinth
03. At War With Reality
04. The Circular Ruins
05. Heroes And Tombs
06. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
07. Order From Chaos
08. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
09. The Language Of The Dead [Limited Mediabook and Digipak edition bonus]
10. The Skin Of Fire [Limited Mediabook and Digipak edition bonus]
11. The Head Of The Hydra
12. City Of Mirrors
13. Eater Of Gods
14. Upon Pillars Of Dust
15. The Night Eternal

Disc II [Artbook edition bonus]
01. Language Of The Dead
02. The Skin Of A Fire
03. Re-Animation
04. Eater Of Gods

Disc III [DVD] [Artbook edition bonus] [5.1 Surrounded Mix]
01. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
02. Death And The Labyrinth
03. At War With Reality
04. The Circular Ruins
05. Heroes And Tombs
06. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
07. Order From Chaos
08. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
09. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal

Review
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg - vocals
Anders Björler - guitars
Martin Larsson - guitars
Adrian Erlandsson - drums
Jonas Björler - bass

Guest musicians
Anton Reisenegger - spoken word (El Altar Del Dios Desconocido)


Additional info
Music by Anders Björler and Jonas Björler
Lyrics by Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg except El Altar Del Dios Desconocido which is taken from Ernesto Sabato's novel, Sobre héroes y tumbas (On Heroes and Tombs).
Recorded and Engineered by Fredrik Nordström, Henrik Udd
Recorded and Edited by Johan Henriksson
Mixed by Charlie Storm
Mastered by MK
Recorded (El Altar Del Dios Desconocido) by Danny Biggin
Mixed and Mastered by Jens Bogren
Produced by Fredrik Nordström
Artwork and Design by Costin Chioreanu


Release dates:
  • October 24: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland
  • October 27: North America, UK, Benelux, France, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Portugal, Norway
  • October 29: Italy, Spain, Poland
  • October 24: Sweden, Japan

Formats:
  • Jewel Case CD (20 pages Booklet)
  • Limited Mediabook CD (40 pages booklet, 2 bonustracks & patch, CM Europe)
  • * Digipak CD (20 pages booklet, 2 bonustracks & patch, CM USA)
  • Limited 3-Disc Artbook (48 pages booklet, 4 bonustracks, 5.1 surround mix DVD & patch) / Limited to 3,000 copies
  • Cassette (Limited to 500 copies)
  • Digital Download
  • 2×10" Boxset (20 pages booklet & poster) / Limited to 1,000x copies worldwide from CM Distro
  • 12″ Gatefold 180gr LP (20 pages booklet & poster)

The 12" LP format coloured vinyl editions:
  • Black (Unlimited)
  • Transparent Red (Limited to 300x copies from CM Webshop Europe)
  • Dark Green (Limited to 500x copies from CM Distro Europe)
  • Clear (Limited to 500x copies for Sweden originally, but was distributed all over EU)
  • Solid Red (Limited to 500x copies for Sweden)
  • Lilac Marble (Limited to 100x copies from CM Distro USA)
  • Blue Marble (Limited to 200x copies from CM Distro USA)
  • Magenta Marble (Limited to 200x copies from CM Distro USA)
  • Ash Grey Marble (Limited to 500x copies from CM Distro USA)
  • Silver (Limited to 400x copies from CM USA)
  • Gold (Limited to 1,500x copies from CM USA)
  • White (Limited to 100x copies, exclusive MDF edition in the USA)

Staff review by
Mattybu

Rating:
N/A
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deadone - 21.07.2015 at 02:27  
  It just doesn't really grow on one. It's boring and bland. What a waste!

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