Metal Storm logo
Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor



8.7 | 305 votes |
Release date: 21 April 2004
Style: Extreme progressive metal

Owners:

298 have it
39 want it
1 trades it


01. ...And The Mirror Cracked
02. Fall
03. Alone I Stand In Fires
04. Back To Times Of Splendor
05. A Day By The Lake
06. The Sleep Of Restless Hours

Top 20 albums of 2004: 19

Staff review by
Undercraft
Rating:
9.0
I'm always ranting about when the next thing in Metal is gonna come right?, well finally and after months of waiting I have found a new contestant to my annual "Best new/unknown/underrated act of the year", the entry? Disillusion, the label? Metal Blade Records, the result? An exquisite piece of work!

Let's head back a little first shall we? Disillusion is a relatively new band, formed in 2001, they released a 4-track Demo and a Mcd before grabbing a record deal, and releasing this, their debut album "Back To Times Of Splendor".

Read more ››
published 06.05.2004 | Comments (13)

Guest review by
qlacs
Rating:
N/A
I guess it's one of those few records that either you get or you probably never will.

Read more ››
published 20.11.2017 | Comments (3)

Found in 41 lists
Top lists



Comments

Comments: 19   Visited by: 713 users
26.05.2011 - 22:11
Rating: 8
Castiel666

Wow, i dunno what to say to this... one of my favourite progressive metal albums. "Back To Times Of Splendor" = masterpiece.
----
[center][/center]
Loading...
27.05.2011 - 00:05
Rating: 10
MetalSpider

This was definitely their best album! A masterpiece indeed!
----


Thanks to Corrupt for these banners!
Loading...
15.06.2011 - 06:56
Timmeh
Dudeman
The pinnacle of progressive metal, a monument, absolute perfection.
Oh and the intro to 'Back to the Times of Splendor' actually convinced me to go and buy a Violin... Turns out that they are hard to play so I took it back the next day.
Loading...
16.06.2011 - 07:18
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Timmeh on 15.06.2011 at 06:56

The pinnacle of progressive metal, a monument, absolute perfection.
Oh and the intro to 'Back to the Times of Splendor' actually convinced me to go and buy a Violin... Turns out that they are hard to play so I took it back the next day.


hehe...that made me laugh

Great album indeed...wish we could get an update from them! Last I heard they are changing band members.
----
rekt
Loading...
07.05.2012 - 09:27
Rating: 9
Gopherhawk

A very lucky find for me. I shrugged it off at first then gave it a very intent listen and was blown away.
----
Follow your heart, not trends.
Loading...
01.06.2012 - 02:58
Rating: 9
neiluria

Nice
Loading...
25.11.2012 - 04:10
Maco
Pvt Funderground
----
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
Loading...
14.05.2013 - 21:48
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Brilliant album. This is one of the best progressive metal albums I've ever heard.
Loading...
27.06.2013 - 21:12
Rating: 10
Atrus

Fucking Masterpiece
Loading...
18.05.2014 - 07:46
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Probably the very best progressive album I could ever hear.
----
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
Loading...
18.05.2014 - 18:54
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Maco on 18.05.2014 at 07:46

Probably the very best progressive album I could ever hear.


Wish they would make another album.
----
rekt
Loading...
18.05.2014 - 20:22
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.05.2014 at 18:54

Wish they would make another album.


It won't be as good as this. But I would love to hear another album.
----
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
Loading...
19.09.2014 - 16:12
Luneth
Account deleted
This album is wonderfully unique. I love every bit of it.
Loading...
28.04.2016 - 10:51
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
I am so grateful that I could see them perform the whole thing live. One of those albums I put away for months maybe years and it always pulls me back into a sweet embrace.

I hope their follow up will aim to be just as monumental and cohesive as this record.
----
Loading...
15.05.2016 - 07:43
Maco
Pvt Funderground
One of the best albums I've ever heard is ironically, from a sub-genre that imo is the worst of all sub-genres in metal.

The fact that the band is active again and working on new material....

----
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
Loading...
11.02.2018 - 15:06
Rating: 7
Spacerunner

Average at best. Technically flawless, but riffs and melodies are recycled and boring. The only great moment is intro to the title track but it is one minute out of one hour. Not worth it.
Loading...
30.11.2018 - 22:47
Rating: 7
Starvynth
i c deaf people
I wish I could say this is one of the most ingenious albums ever released, but, simply put, I am not a prog fan. I love the title track (now that one really is a monster of a song!) but most of the rest is far too chaotic and fast-paced to meet my taste.
Do not get me wrong, talking about musicianship this album is probably flawless. Just like most motorcycles: technically flawless - but I prefer driving by car...
----
signatures = SPAM
Loading...
18.12.2018 - 14:26
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
Not my style of prog metal but it has quality. Grows with more listens naturally like any other prog album.
Loading...
08.09.2021 - 11:46
Zap

Time for me to talk about that opening; just that first ±minute is pure metallic bliss to me. The way the lead and rhythm guitars build and build with some heavy riffs and tasty leads, all instruments ramping up the intensity in the space of a mere minute to the first explosive verse.
Amazing.
It screams "metal", regardless of what style, subgenre, etc. It's just metal as fuck, to put it bluntly.
They couldn't have picked a better opener for their first album. It sets the tone, unfortunately a little too well since little else on the album comes close for me. (Yes, title track, I see you, I might discuss you some other day.)
Loading...

Hits total: 16950 | This month: 29