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Saturnus - The Storm Within



8.1 | 285 votes |
Release date: 16 June 2023
Style: Gothic doom metal

Owners:

82 have it
28 want it


01. The Storm Within
02. Chasing Ghosts
03. The Calling
04. Even Tide
05. Closing The Circle
06. Breathe New Life
07. Truth

The Best Gothic Metal Album Of 2023
Top 20 albums of 2023: 9

Staff review by
omne metallum
Rating:
8.8
Good things come to those who wait: for fans of Saturnus this should hopefully be the case, as it has been eleven long years since the band put out a new album; either Axl Rose was in charge of scheduling, or the band have been writing some absolute classics.

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published 02.06.2023 | Comments (3)

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19.03.2023 - 11:34
Rating: 9
Don't see this song in the tracklisting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MtPvVixvQ

either they've changed the name, or the previous guitarist had ownership rights to it?
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24.03.2023 - 18:25
No Regrets
I asked their FB fan page the same question a week ago, and they said...it was another song, not for this album.
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10.06.2023 - 19:41
Rating: 9
hebeleyn
Very excited. I have big expectations on this album. Saturnus never disappoints!
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16.06.2023 - 07:21
Best doom metal album thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️
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16.06.2023 - 07:31
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Contributor
Far from their best work, certainly not as memorable as Martyrs or Veronika, but a solid release nonetheless. The album takes a bit to really get going, it's not the sort of album that hits you right away, the tracks have the kind of build-ups which you can lose yourself in. Their certainly masters of the melancholic gothic doom sound, you simply can't deny that.
"The Calling" and "Truth" are clear stand outs so for me.
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16.06.2023 - 09:32
Rating: 8
Bjamm
They still have that charm, but yeah... Paulo Coelho is yet standing more proud than Nadya Agard. The title track and Closing The Circle stand out the most for me.
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16.06.2023 - 13:45
Rating: 9
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
You know this is a great album when people mention most of the tracklist as "standout tracks". I'd like to add Breathe New Life to the list, I love that more upbeat, straightforward Gothic song towards the end, it gives the album a whole new dynamic. It's not Veronika, but it's a great album, most likely it will end up in my top 10 this year.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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16.06.2023 - 15:03
Rating: 7
Dark Horizons
Good album, but not great as their previous ones.
It will be a grower? I hope, but I don't think so...
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We are just a moment in time
A blink of an eye
A dream for the blind
Visions from a dying brain
I hope you don't understand
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16.06.2023 - 16:39
Rating: 8
Metren
Dreadrealm
This is somewhere between "good" and "very good" in my ears. I enjoyed it much more than Veronika Decides To Die. I've given that album numerous chances, as it is called their best by many, but it did nothing for me. Haven't bothered with Saturnus for a long time after that, but I am glad I gave them a new chance with this album. Quality release, this, even if it's no masterpiece.
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16.06.2023 - 18:52
Rating: 9
SebaRaven36
So long time waiting for a new Saturnus album, they are releasing something new every 12 years haha, but this album really has an incredible atmosphere, that deep guttural is extraordinary.
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16.06.2023 - 22:35
Nejde
CommunityManager
Moderator
Good album but they're borrowing some of the chorus melody from Insomnium's "Lose To Night" on "The Calling". If it's intentionally or not, I don't know.
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17.06.2023 - 12:19
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Tage Westerlund
I cant swallow this, seems band somehow left and even did it better as they left, great great album. I enjoy it.
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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17.06.2023 - 17:31
Rating: 7
Jacob Butcher
Still on pre-order status for me on Bandcamp. Does anybody know what's going on?
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17.06.2023 - 21:42
Rating: 9
MetalManic
I can accept the absence of the shouting vocal style on this album. I cannot accept it to be permanently absent from future releases.
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17.06.2023 - 21:47
Rating: 9
MetalManic
Written by Jacob Butcher on 17.06.2023 at 17:31

Still on pre-order status for me on Bandcamp. Does anybody know what's going on?


I pre-ordered directly from the record label. I received an email last week that the albums have been shipped to me (Canada). Yesterday, Prophecy Productions sent a complementary download code (via email) to their bandcamp for the preordered album (acknowledging the expectation of delayed delivery for international customers). Not sure if this helps you, but this is the situation I have experienced.
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18.06.2023 - 08:07
Rating: 9
As expected, a great album. They had lineup changes, but it was good to see the new members aligned themselves with the Saturnus sound perfectly. The compositions are so well thought out and the atmosphere becomes captivating whenever the melodic guitars kick in.

Saturnus also has this knack of writing a lyric here and there that pulls on my heartstrings. It was "Pretend you knew me, pretend you cared", for the 16-year-old, "I no longer run, I stand my ground and wait" for the 22-year-old... and "Every time I try to go, the waves bring me home" for the 32-year-old me.

Favorite songs so far: Truth (that lovely guitar solo at the end <3 ), Even Tide, Closing the Circle
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18.06.2023 - 13:08
24emd
Theory Snob
Huh, this is the first album in a while where the rating's been going progressively up not down.

Edit: Nevermind.
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"Music? Well, it's just entertainment, folks!" - Devin Townsend

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19.06.2023 - 11:52
Rating: 7
Jacob Butcher
FInally this was released on bandcamp and sadly I must say, that I am a bit disappointed. Yes, it´s beautiful, but its always the same kind of beauty. Also it´s roughly always the same kind of tempo and atmosphere. And it´s of course too long.
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19.06.2023 - 12:12
Rating: 6
terroriser
Oh dear oh dear

I used to like listening to Saturnus so when it appeared on best albums list I made sure I got enough of time to digest it. And, unfortunately, I can't. After 3rd track it became apparent that this is it, nothing else is going to happen there. Maybe, almost reaching end of 5th decade of my life, I am too old for music like that? It does not appeal to me at all. So far it's 6 from me but I sincerely hope that will change with time. I will try again in few weeks
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19.06.2023 - 13:07
Rating: 6
Redel
Moderator
Written by terroriser on 19.06.2023 at 12:12

After 3rd track it became apparent that this is it, nothing else is going to happen there.

Dont miss out on the last 3 tracks. They are worth visiting.
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19.06.2023 - 21:14
Rating: 8
Vellichor
Incredible album as always from them. Chasing the Light, Even Tide and Closing the Circle were my favorites
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19.06.2023 - 21:50
Rating: 7
Tom Muller
Good album but a bit boring at times
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Can you see it
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26.06.2023 - 18:14
Rating: 8
AndrewDias
Pretty good, though the guttural vocals kill it for me.
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29.07.2023 - 16:08
Rating: 8
metalbrat
Good one. I haven't listened to Veronika till now , hence no comparison. I have to visit the older ones.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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29.10.2023 - 20:18
Rating: 9
ChrisWinther94
Beautiful as always. They never disapoint



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12.12.2023 - 04:02
Rating: 10
tintinb
First time listening to saturnus and this one completely floored me. If this is the level of songwriting to be expected from this band then I am in for some pleasant surprises. Favourite songs are definitely eventide and closing circle but all the songs featured here are atleast a 9. Terrific, terrific release.
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Leeches everywhere.
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