Septicflesh
Mystic Places of Dawn


4.0
excellent

Review

by KILL USER (57 Reviews)
January 29th, 2012 | 25 replies | 2,200 views


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: is it better?

8 of 11 thought this review was well written

Septic Flesh are primarily known for their two most recent albums Communion and The Great Mass, and while those arent terrible albums their earlier material is much more effective, in both song writing terms and atmosphere. The real difference between this album and their later ones is that this isnt an overblown, overproduced ***ing borefest. The atmosphere here is dark, thanks to evil sounding guitar melodies and eerie production. Also the keyboard/string sections dont feel forced, they add to the atmosphere with spooky ooga booga melodies, its not for pussies. Unlike many symphonic metal bands, this album kicks your ***ter right off the line, it doesnt *** around with ambient noises or any bull*** like that. The variety displayed here is great and helps stop the album from becoming repetitive. Most of the songs are mid paced but there are plenty of aggressive sections throughout, Return to Carthage and Behind the Iron Mask being the most aggressive, balls hard and thrash. This album features two epic tracks titled Crescent Moon and Mythos (blah blah). Crescent Moon is a solid track with great twin guitar harmonies and a ***ing great ass solo, while Mythos is an all keyboard instrumental track, which does become quite tiring towards to the end. Of course when you compare this album to their later stuff the production isnt anywhere near as powerful or loud, but the clarity is much sweeter, this is due to it not being ***ing brickwalled. The vocals are unique and more manly back here, which really adds to the dark atmosphere. There are also clean vocals featured which arent brilliant but they rarely make an appearance, but at least they are actually ***ing tolerable unlike those on later albums. The instrumentation is awesome, the drumming especially is great and quite subtle which fits the songs perfectly, although there are a few winter blasts throughout the album.


If you have ever thought of looking into this band, or have heard their newer stuff and werent impressed then you should check this out. The symphonic elements actually work here and the album as a whole is much higher in quality. If however you are a fan of their newest couple of albums then this is probably too brutal and trve for you and thats fine, opinions differ from bitch to nonce. But always remember as far as ***ing objectivity is concerned, mystic places of dawn is better.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
DarthMann
January 29th 2012



13467 Comments


dude you're throwing out awesome reviews like chargers is with his list m/

Hayzte
January 29th 2012



81 Comments


I think this review is ***ing shitty. But, I'll check the album out anyway, if it is that much better than their last two, according to your review.

Acanthus
January 29th 2012



9514 Comments


Of course when you compare this album to their later stuff the production isnt anywhere near as powerful or loud, but the clarity is much sweeter..

&

The symphonic elements actually work here and the album as a whole is much higher in quality.

I don't even


Digging: Ayria - Hearts for Bullets

KILL
January 29th 2012



67191 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

SUP

Digging: Pink Fairies - Never Never Land

DarthMann
January 29th 2012



13467 Comments


is this like dimmu

KILL
January 29th 2012



67191 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ofc

DarthMann
January 29th 2012



13467 Comments


good im getting this

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2012



17392 Comments


mystic places of dawn is better

Digging: Steve Moore - Zero-Point Field

Ire
January 29th 2012



41474 Comments


their last album was lolbad

this is better

KILL
January 29th 2012



67191 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't even


quality as in you know, the album being good as opposed to shit

Parallels
January 29th 2012



6640 Comments


pos'd keep it up KILL

DinoX
January 29th 2012



3582 Comments


Yep, every album sounds pretty much the same by them so you only need one album.

Shuyin
January 29th 2012



10469 Comments


fucking yay

Digging: All the Empires of the World - Sunscraper

KILL
January 29th 2012



67191 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yep, every album sounds pretty much the same by them so you only need one album.

clearly not bitch

thanks bros m/

Emim
January 29th 2012



26205 Comments


Septic Flesh Mystic Places of Dawn [is better]

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 29th 2012



1237 Comments


who the fuck would listen to more than one album by this band [2]

KILL
January 29th 2012



67191 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

me!

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 29th 2012



1237 Comments


well this isn't bad to me, but it's fooling with too much gay stuff in it, one listen to this was enough.

TheNotrap
January 29th 2012



7821 Comments


m/
Will check this out.

seedofnothing
January 29th 2012



3425 Comments


Album itself>ass cheeks on album cover



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