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Phlebotomized - Clouds Of Confusion

7.8 | 55 votes |
Release date: 26 May 2023
Style: Progressive death metal


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01. Bury My Heart
    1 - Cloud 1: Bury My Heart
02. Alternate Universe
    1 - Cloud 2: Choices Determine Fate
    2 - Cloud 3: Alternate Universe
    3 - Cloud 4: Are You Ready?
    4 - Cloud 5: Proper Course Of Action
03. Lachrimae
04. Desolate Wasteland
05. Destined To Be Killed
06. Pillar Of Fire
    1 - Pillar Of Fire
    2 - The Unique Agony Of Uncertainty
07. Bury My Heart Reprise
08. Death Will Hunt You Down
09. A Unity Your Messiah Pre Claimed
10. Dawn Of Simplicity
11. Context Is For Kings (Stupidity And Mankind)

Ben De Graaff - vocals
Rob Op 'T Veld - keyboards
Tom Palms - guitars
Dennis Bolderman - guitars
Thijs Van Der Sluijs - guitars
Alex Schollema - drums
André De Heus - bass

Additional info
Released via Hammerheart Records

Recorded at Soundlodge Studio, Rhauderfehn, Germany.
Artwork by Armaada Art.

Staff review by
Comeback albums generally get a lot of attention because listeners are so starved for new material from a band, that the mere concept of a new album from said band can feel surreal. The real challenge is following up a comeback album to show that you're here to stay beyond the mere appeal of having returned. Phlebotomized are here to stay.

published 06.06.2023 | Comments (2)

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28.05.2023 - 14:26

This is even better than Deformation Of Humanity, which was a great comeback album itself. And the cover art is infinitely better. I am very positively surprised, I expected something good, but not this good.
28.05.2023 - 14:49

It's pretty decent, just don't go into it expecting Immense Intense Suspense or Skycontact. On Clouds Of Confusion they completely change their style from avant/prog symphonic death metal to more grounded and streamlined melodic death metal. Symphonic elements are still there, although much more subdued.
28.05.2023 - 15:35
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
This has some wonderful moments. It has an excellent flow, some great songwriting and very impressive instrumentation. Exceeded my expectations I must say. Great album cover too.
30.05.2023 - 15:16
Rating: 7

Great album, the synths here are great and there are some awesome solos as well
07.06.2023 - 13:03

Cool songwriting, maybe a tad long in the tooth. The vocals are also not my favorite.

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