Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire



8.3 | 253 votes |
Release date: 17 March 2015
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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01. Carbon Phrases
02. From A Hadron Machinist
03. Cthulhu
04. Alter Magnitudes
05. Orgonism
06. Dyson Sphere - I. Mining The Oorth Cloud
07. Dyson Sphere - II. Assembly
08. Dyson Sphere - III. Kardashev II.1 The God Oven
09. Dyson Sphere - IV. Sol Omega
10. The Malkuth Grimoire
11. C-Value Enigma
12. Funeral For A Continent

The Best Debut Album Of 2015

Line-up
Morean - guitars, vocals
Christian Münzner - guitars
Danny Tunker - guitars
Hannes Grossmann - drums
Linus Klausenitzer - bass

Staff review by
Windrider
Rating:
N/A
When it comes to progressive metal, one finds many die-hard fans and others who can't handle it at all. It might be that this genre has a larger ratio of musicians among the fans, those who comprehend the music are more likely to enjoy it with all its facets. Out of nothing now a new band emerged; Alkaloid from Germany greet us with their first ever release after their formation just a year ago. The musicians, however, are known to some people from their work with other big bands like Necrophagist, Obscura or Dark Fortress. Therefore, calling this new project a big surprise would be a bit of an exaggeration, nevertheless the music is worth the praise it currently receives.

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published 27.05.2015 | Comments (4)

Guest review by
qlacs
Rating:
N/A
I felt cringing inside the last time I tried this one and I couldn't remember why. Let's see now. On first impulse it feels like leftover Obscura material that they tried to make more interesting with nice clean passages. Or, for that matter, it feels like not much of anything at all. Is it the production? To me it seems a bit lifeless, stale. It doesn't quite kick me in the guts. The music is... often good. It seems to be dragging a lot; even if I got hooked, it was usually because of the guitar solo (maybe I'm listening to too much tech death?). It gets me expecting some epic counterpoint or breakdown, but none of these are really happening. Sometimes it succeeds in being chaotic, hoping to be interesting. Just like my review of it.

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published 21.02.2018 | Comments (0)

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27.04.2015 - 15:56
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Listened to this album once and can't say I liked it. Might give it another chance soon.
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28.04.2015 - 10:58
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Erik M. on 27.04.2015 at 15:54

Written by M C Vice on 08.04.2015 at 10:34

All style, not enough substance. The musical version of a Luc Besson film?


Someone hasn't seen Léon it seems.

Years ago (about 15 or so, maybe more?) a review in the TV guide for The Fifth Element described Luc Besson as the master of style over substance. And I've always thought of him as such since then. I never said style over substance was a bad thing.
If Léon is the one with Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman, then yes, I have seen it, years ago. It was called The Professional on TV here.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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06.05.2015 - 20:37
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Apothecary on 31.03.2015 at 21:28

Written by Dima on 31.03.2015 at 15:45

I finally understand what the people that don't dig Ne Obliviscaris feel like

It feels sometimes as though technicality in metal is what impresses a lot of people these days. I moved past that stage of music listening a long time ago, yeah there's some really good musicianship here, but it just feels cold and devoid of feeling to me. Same with Ne Obliviscaris.


Oh god, so true. I mean I do like Tech Death... but when I'm searching for ''emotion-driven'' music, this is certainly not the type I'm going to enjoy the most, unless we're talking 'bout bands like ''Quo Vadis'', ''Anata'' or ''Arsis'', which are a lot more melodic and IMO share a lot more feelings than most TDM bands.
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- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
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06.05.2015 - 21:32
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Guib on 06.05.2015 at 20:37

Oh god, so true. I mean I do like Tech Death... but when I'm searching for ''emotion-driven'' music, this is certainly not the type I'm going to enjoy the most, unless we're talking 'bout bands like ''Quo Vadis'', ''Anata'' or ''Arsis'', which are a lot more melodic and IMO share a lot more feelings than most TDM bands.

Call me a traditionalist, but I really prefer older tech death to newer in that "feeling" aspect. Death and Atheist had a ton of emotion oozing off their stuff, modern tech death often feels a lot more showy and pretentious to me in its delivery. Exceptions though to Nile and The Faceless, who I both extremely enjoy.
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Life was a commercial for itself, endlessly replayed. Nothing changed, it just spread out farther and farther in the form of neon ooze.
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06.05.2015 - 22:24
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Apothecary on 06.05.2015 at 21:32

Written by Guib on 06.05.2015 at 20:37

Oh god, so true. I mean I do like Tech Death... but when I'm searching for ''emotion-driven'' music, this is certainly not the type I'm going to enjoy the most, unless we're talking 'bout bands like ''Quo Vadis'', ''Anata'' or ''Arsis'', which are a lot more melodic and IMO share a lot more feelings than most TDM bands.

Call me a traditionalist, but I really prefer older tech death to newer in that "feeling" aspect. Death and Atheist had a ton of emotion oozing off their stuff, modern tech death often feels a lot more showy and pretentious to me in its delivery. Exceptions though to Nile and The Faceless, who I both extremely enjoy.


Don't get me wrong I love Atheist and Death It's just I never really use Tech-Death anymore when talking about them since I feel all the other Tech Death bands are so far from those two sounds now... But I guess you're right. Though I never felt ''Quo Vadis'' was pretentious in its delivery, especially on albums like ''Day Into Night'' and ''Defiant Imagination''. BTW I also love Nile and The Faceless
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- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
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25.05.2015 - 16:03
Rating: 8
musclassia
I did have a phase where I lapped up tech-death, but ultimately ended up having the same problem with the 'emotionless wankery' feel of a lot of it as many other people seem to. However, I didn't really get that sense with this album all that much, particularly on (in my opinion) well-realised and moderately moving (for the style) songs like the opening duo. It does have its fair share of tech-death phases in its runtime, but there's a reasonable amount of it that I'd be more inclined to call prog-death rather than tech-death in terms of its more balanced and melodic and less virtuoso-driven feel. Not quite up with the likes of Omnivium or The Flesh Prevails when it comes to my personal top tech/prog-death releases from the decade so far, but it could conceivably be the highest such album on my list this year.
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03.09.2015 - 22:01
!J.O.O.E.!
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Boring, sterile ADHD metal. Gave up before the halfway mark. I'm going to watch Alien now.
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03.09.2015 - 23:48
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 03.09.2015 at 22:01

Boring, sterile ADHD metal. Gave up before the halfway mark. I'm going to watch Alien now.


STILL haven't seen the one we talked about? Jeez. You are being like that guy who never checks out movies.
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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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03.09.2015 - 23:54
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.09.2015 at 23:48


STILL haven't seen the one we talked about? Jeez. You are being like that guy who never checks out movies.

Yeah I vaguely remember someone like that... give me a moment and I'm sure I'll have Total Recall of who it was...

Actually I've had Alien 3 on for about 2 hours now and am only 40 minutes into as I keep getting distracted. My attention span gets worse every day.
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29.11.2015 - 18:47
Rating: 9
lord artan
THIS album is good.i dont understand all those hate
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12.12.2015 - 16:53
Rating: 10
behdad_sh
Amazing!!!
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10.02.2016 - 12:45
Rating: 9
.:Nataras:.
.:Saratan:.
This album is amazing!!
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.:Saratan:.
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29.04.2016 - 08:34
Rating: 8
Oriax
The Dyson Sphere is one of the main points of interest in the Commonwealth series by Peter F Hamilton.
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14.08.2017 - 08:18
Rating: 10
Ab.Victor
عرص
The album is the best music has ever made since year 1
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Stab me with hate
Enforce my fate
Pain's my belonging
To death I am longing
The death I desire
The dead I admire
See no more illusion
Just thy persecution

So finish your work
Stab me with fork
Torture with knife
End useless life
Slit all my wrists
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