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Disillusion - The Liberation



8.2 | 190 votes |
Release date: 6 September 2019
Style: Progressive metal

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01. In Waking Hours
02. Wintertide
03. The Great Unknown
04. A Shimmer In The Darkest Sea
05. The Liberation
06. Time To Let Go
07. The Mountain

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.7
Pfft, Disillusion are such amateurs. They couldn't even make it a full 13 years without releasing a new album.

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published 08.09.2019 | Comments (9)

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08.07.2019 - 22:34
Rating: 8
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Just seven songs?
Back To Times Of... ...overlong and nested tracks?

Anyway, nice to see their Patreon campaign led to a deal with Prophecy. I'm curious about the result.
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08.07.2019 - 23:09
Rating: 9
Darkside Momo
Retired
I certainly want to listen to this
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30.08.2019 - 22:07
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi

Just listened to it for the first time today. In my mind, this is AOTY hands down. It's definitely a step back towards the style of BTTOS, but it's not BTTOS pt 2, but rather a much darker version. Something in between ALEA and BTTOS. It's more mellow, but explodes at time. Excellent vocal work. I like the production. Instrumentation is stellar, of course, and a story music-wise that draws you in. The only drawback is that I can't see how they are going to follow this up? Maybe this will be their last? Let's hope not!

In my first listen, I would say that The Liberation stands out, but they are all excellent songs. Btw, there is an eighth track called Between. A bonus song for the Patreon supporters.
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31.08.2019 - 19:30
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Kuroboshi on 30.08.2019 at 22:07

Btw, there is an eighth track called Between. A bonus song for the Patreon supporters.

Also an extended version for one of the songs. I have been a Patreon member since the beginning of their journey.
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01.09.2019 - 15:51
Rating: 9
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Kuroboshi on 30.08.2019 at 22:07

Just listened to it for the first time today. In my mind, this is AOTY hands down. It's definitely a step back towards the style of BTTOS, but it's not BTTOS pt 2, but rather a much darker version. Something in between ALEA and BTTOS. It's more mellow, but explodes at time. Excellent vocal work. I like the production. Instrumentation is stellar, of course, and a story music-wise that draws you in. The only drawback is that I can't see how they are going to follow this up? Maybe this will be their last? Let's hope not!

In my first listen, I would say that The Liberation stands out, but they are all excellent songs. Btw, there is an eighth track called Between. A bonus song for the Patreon supporters.

Completely agree with you! I'm only struggling a bit with "The Mountain", I guess it may or may not grow on me with time. But the rest is just terrific. The vocals are really great and I'm happy with the production as well.
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01.09.2019 - 17:28
Rating: 8
Czerny Reiter

Back to times of splendour pretty much sums up this album, stylistically and qualitatively.
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05.09.2019 - 12:02
Rating: 9
morthond

>Completely agree with you! I'm only struggling a bit with "The Mountain", I guess it may or may not grow on me with time. But the rest is just terrific. The vocals are really great and I'm happy with the production as well.

I love this track. It's either my favorite or second favorite after Wintertide. The horn section in the middle is by far the best part on the album, for me - really beautiful. Really feels like some revelation found in solitude on this mountain. Everything that follows is great as well. The solo.
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05.09.2019 - 12:04
Rating: 9
morthond

>it's not BTTOS pt 2

Definitely not. However, I would say it's like chapter 2 in a larger story. There's that callback on the first track that kind of sets this up.
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05.09.2019 - 17:54
Rating: 10
Groby94

This is how you do a comeback album after 13 years (looking at you, Tool).
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06.09.2019 - 09:09
Rating: 10
MeloDeth

With every listen I like it more than before. Love their music. Can't choose a fav song but I love Wintertide, Liberation and Time to Let Go...
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06.09.2019 - 13:46
Rating: 9
atrox

"Progressive metal"? Only? Who said that?
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06.09.2019 - 16:50
Rating: 9
musclassia

Boy have they knocked it out the park on this one. I don't think it'll overtake BTTTOS, but it'll be much closer than I could've expected.
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07.09.2019 - 18:07
Rating: 9
kam1kaze

I was a little scared because I didn't know I could expect from this new record, but the truth is it's a very good combination of "Back To Times Of Splendor" and "Gloria"
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13.09.2019 - 11:42
Theodore V
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What a musical journey!!! Instant classic! They are definitely back!!!
And I love that they kept both sides of their genre (prog & metal) unlike some other prog bands that I could name..
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14.09.2019 - 02:21
Conspiracy Hero
Super Normal
What a beautiful and memorable album.
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16.09.2019 - 17:20
Rating: 9
MetalManic

Anyone who rates this <7 is a mo ro
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02.11.2019 - 19:46
Rating: 9
Spacerunner

Super. Strangely, at times I hear Woods of Ypres - same sweet rimefrosted sadness that closed "Woods V".
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22.11.2019 - 05:55
tiny dog ghosts

God damn on some further spins this album is fantastic
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24.02.2020 - 03:14
Rating: 10
tintinb

The passion with which the lead singer sings is the highlight. I seriously haven't heard a melodeath album in so long which had so much creative turns in it. A delight from the beginning to end.
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06.09.2021 - 19:23
Zap

I recently came to the painful realisation that this album had been out for almost two years, and that I had only listened to it a handful of times. Well, that has been remedied by listening to it on repeat for the past few weeks. I think I like it even better than the debut. That's right, blasphemy! sacrilege! heresy! thesaurus.com!

It's just that good. Three monster tracks that take me back to times of splendour, three shorter songs that, like the debut's shorter songs, are quite good. But this album has the better closing track.
What a brilliant way to end the album; Time to Let Go, with its call-back to the debut (shades of long-gone days/light of long-gone days) and rather nostalgic atmosphere, would have been a good closer. But no, that's not the end of the album. Instead, there's The Mountain, which sounds hopeless, a little unhinged, and quite creepy.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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