Sunday, July 22, 2007

Disillusion - Back to Times of Splendor

Band: Disillusion
Album: Back to Times of Splendor
Genre: Progressive/Melodic Death Metal
Country of Origin: Germany
Year: 2004

Track Listing:
  1. ...And the Mirror Cracked
  2. Fall
  3. Alone I Stand in Fires
  4. Back to Times of Splendor
  5. A Day by the Lake
  6. The Sleep of Restless Hours
Back to Times of Splendor is a wonderful melding of Progressive Metal with Melodic Death Metal (real Melodic Death, not Gothenburg). Their riffs are very technical and Vurtox's growls agressive and deep, but the music often changes pace with beautiful synths, clean guitar work, keys, violins, acoustics and incredible clean singing. "Fall" and "A Day by the Lake" are entirely clean sung. All the songs are long, "Fall and A Day by the Lake" being the only ones under 5 minutes and even then by a hairs length, and the masterpieces are the 14 minute long title track and the 17 minute long "The Sleep of Restless Hours." What makes the album even more spectacular, is that each song is it's own concept, telling a different, beautifully penned story. Highly recommended by Prog and Death fans alike or anyone who wants anything brilliant and original.

1 comment:

nothingface0 said...

Thaaaanksssss for this \m/\m/