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Ex Deo - Caligvla

7.9 | 144 votes |
Release date: 31 August 2012
Style: Symphonic death metal


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01. I, Caligvla
02. The Tiberius Cliff (Exile To Capri)
03. Per Oculos Aquila
04. Divide Et Impera
05. Pollice Verso (Damnatio Ad Bestia)
06. Burned To Serve As Nocturnal Light
07. Teutuborg (Ambush Of Varus)
08. Along The Appian Way
09. Once Were Romans
10. Evocatio: The Temple Of Castor & Pollux

Staff review by
D.T. Metal
This is the second stab for Kataklysm's frontman Maurizio Iacono to pay homage to his Italian heritage. And while Ex Deo's debut album, Romulus, was still very much "katatklysmic", their latest effort sure is not.

Caligvla is much more atmospheric and reminds me more of a soundtrack to a movie than a metal album, with stories about the brutal, yet very short, reign of one of Ancient Rome's most tyrannical Emperor's, Caligula.

published 18.10.2012 | Comments (13)

Guest review by
With their first effort, Romulus, the Roman Legion of Ex Deo, sought to conquer the barbarians of the metal community. But their debut became highly controversial, some hailing the conquest as a grand and epic success, still others seeing it as no more than a botched battle plan and imperial propaganda. Nevertheless, while Ex Deo may not have captured the hearts of the barbarians, they had caught their attention and so many prepared themselves for the sophomoric battle to come, enter Caligula.

published 22.02.2014 | Comments (2)

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15.09.2012 - 18:34

This album really is great. One of my personal favorites this year. I, Caligvla and Divide et Impera my favorites. :banger2:
18.10.2012 - 09:53
Rating: 8

The orchestrations in "I, Caligvla" is just wow.
21.10.2012 - 17:53
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It's growing on me... like cancer.
22.10.2012 - 10:35
Rating: 7
Secundum Filium
I'm so glad I had the pleasure of listening to this epic album, It's awesome, definitely appearing in my personal top ten for this year. Makes me want to watch the 1979 film with Malcom Mcdowell (which I just ordered actually). "If only all of Rome had just one neck".
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).

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