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Unanimated - Ancient God Of Evil



8.5 | 104 votes |
Release date: 1995
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic black metal

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102 have it
16 want it


01. Life Demise
02. Eye Of The Greyhound
03. Oceans Of Time
04. Dead Calm
05. Mireille
06. The Depths Of A Black Sea
07. Ruins
08. Dying Emotions Domain
09. Die Alone
10. Storms From The Skies Of Grief [2008 re-release bonus]
11. Outro [2008 re-release bonus]

Additional info
Re-released & re-mastered in June 2008 by Regain Records.

Guest review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
9.0
Unanimated's debut album In The Forest Of The Dreaming Dead set the tone for their follow-up masterpiece, Ancient God Of Evil. Both albums contain melody, raw production, and excellent musicianship. That being said, Ancient God Of Evil surpasses anything the band have released with its catchy riffs and impaling guitar solos, not to mention a few other elements that were perfected since their debut.

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published 11.02.2010 | Comments (6)

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Comments: 15   Visited by: 350 users
21.07.2010 - 12:12
Immortal SEP
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Splendid, super, astonishing, simply excellent album! Very similar by two first boards DISSECTION. It hasn't error!
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10.05.2013 - 19:26
Rating: 10
Demonmayonnaise

Classic, hands down. One of my favorites.
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29.12.2014 - 13:11
Rating: 7
Dr. Strawberry

It's a good album but not a classic yet. I can hear their intention - Play it safe !
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23.08.2015 - 16:15
Rating: 9
Reaper_Redeemer

Being not a fan of raw production, but a huge fan of the melodeath genre I consider this as one of the most historic and important albums. The highlights are:
01. Life Demise
02. Eye Of The Greyhound
03. Oceans Of Time
05. Mireille
07. Ruins
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03.12.2018 - 17:27
Rating: 9
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by Reaper_Redeemer on 23.08.2015 at 16:15

Being not a fan of raw production, but a huge fan of the melodeath genre I consider this as one of the most historic and important albums. The highlights are:
01. Life Demise
02. Eye Of The Greyhound
03. Oceans Of Time
05. Mireille
07. Ruins


+0.9

But if you ask me:

01. Life Demise
02. Oceans Of Time
03. the rest of this f*&%ing masterpiece

For those who think Dark Tranquillity and In Flames invented Melodeath and for those praising Dissection as the first band ever playing melodic Black/Death: Unanimated, formed in 1988, is the real, higly influencial, most overlooked, genre-defining shit and this is their magnum opus.

This easily tops everything (!) IF and DT ever wrote. Period.
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04.12.2018 - 23:59
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by Starvynth on 03.12.2018 at 17:27

Written by Reaper_Redeemer on 23.08.2015 at 16:15

Being not a fan of raw production, but a huge fan of the melodeath genre I consider this as one of the most historic and important albums. The highlights are:
01. Life Demise
02. Eye Of The Greyhound
03. Oceans Of Time
05. Mireille
07. Ruins


+0.9

But if you ask me:

01. Life Demise
02. Oceans Of Time
03. the rest of this f*&%ing masterpiece

For those who think Dark Tranquillity and In Flames invented Melodeath and for those praising Dissection as the first band ever playing melodic Black/Death: Unanimated, formed in 1988, is the real, higly influencial, most overlooked, genre-defining shit and this is their magnum opus.

This easily tops everything (!) IF and DT ever wrote. Period.

How is it even possible that I have not been aware of these guys just until a couple of days ago when you mentioned them to me?!
Very good early melodeath indeed. Can hear a lot of Dissection in this one.
That is what I love about this music.
I am counting some 25 years in Metal as of now.
And every other day or so I discover something mind-blowing that I have completely overlooked -- or successfully ignored -- over all the years.
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09.12.2018 - 01:43
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by Starvynth on 03.12.2018 at 17:27


But if you ask me:

01. Life Demise
02. Oceans Of Time
03. the rest of this f*&%ing masterpiece


Very true this.
I have given this album probably about 12-15 spins in recent days.
Here are my ratings:
Life demise 8.9
Oceans of time 8.9
Mireille 8.5
Eye of the greyhound 8.4
Die alone 8.4
Dead calm 8.3
Ruins 8.3
The depths of a black sea 8.2
Dying emotions domain 8.2

Overall I have an 8.4 for this album.
That suffices to enter my all-time top 222 at a solid rank.
I am stunned to discover such a great album only now, after having blatantly ignored it for so many years.
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26.08.2021 - 11:06
Rating: 10
metalriff

At par with Storm of the Light's Bane
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26.08.2021 - 11:32
Rating: 9
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by metalriff on 26.08.2021 at 11:06

At par with Storm of the Light's Bane

I even favor this over Dissection's magnum opus.

BTW, good news for fans of Unanimated: their new album is finished and will be released later this year.
Finally!
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26.08.2021 - 12:56
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by Starvynth on 26.08.2021 at 11:32



BTW, good news for fans of Unanimated: their new album is finished and will be released later this year.
Finally!

Great news🖒
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03.10.2021 - 23:09
Alakazam
all eyez on me
Written by metalriff on 26.08.2021 at 11:06

At par with Storm of the Light's Bane

Never. They wish.

Not even close.

Try again.
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07.10.2021 - 10:58
Rating: 10
metalriff

Written by Alakazam on 03.10.2021 at 23:09

Written by metalriff on 26.08.2021 at 11:06

At par with Storm of the Light's Bane

Never. They wish.

Not even close.

Try again.

Finding albums like these are rare and hence I tend to overappreciate them a little so that more people get to know about it
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07.10.2021 - 22:35
Alakazam
all eyez on me
Written by metalriff on 07.10.2021 at 10:58

Written by Alakazam on 03.10.2021 at 23:09

Written by metalriff on 26.08.2021 at 11:06

At par with Storm of the Light's Bane

Never. They wish.

Not even close.

Try again.

Finding albums like these are rare and hence I tend to overappreciate them a little so that more people get to know about it

I'm not sure about rare but more so scarce. I get the feeling however as confidence coming from re-experience, especially when such uplifting effect happens upon revisiting a relic can be to a great result in hindsight.
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22.10.2021 - 11:05
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Just revisited this album, and enjoy it now more than ever! It's so melodic and yet so evil sounding too, just as good as Nocturnal Silence imo, I forgot just how strong those riffs are, incredible stuff really
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21.12.2021 - 04:42
Rating: 9
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Why is this album so overlooked? This is an absolutely excellent melodic black/death metal combination! The guitar-work is so magical!

The catchy riffs in fact remind me a lot of Edge Of Sanity, which maybe isn't just a coincidence because the one and only Dan Swanö engineered this masterpiece!

This instantly has become one of my favorite black metal albums! These damn riffs are soooo goood!
My favorite tracks here are: "Eye of the Greyhound", "Oceans of Time", "Mirelle", "Ruins", and "Die Alone"(but, really, all of the songs are sweet!)
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