All the Empires of the World   Old Gods, Old Worlds, Old Wounds
Release Date: 2012

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4.0 excellentIgnimbrite | February 25th 12

There's much more ambient noodling on here than there was on Return (which is arguably the better album), but Old Gods is still an absolutely wonderful surprise for what has been a fairly dull February. Strangely enough, out of the album's 7 tracks, only 2 of them ("The Lion" and "St. Peter," the former of which has some pretty damned awesome Jesu-esque singing and the latter of which once again brings into play the tortured shrieks of Return) are full-on post-metaltastic songs of the type displayed on Return and Blessings. The others are post-rocky tracks and ambient interludes that are a lot less boring than you might think.

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3.5 greatchambered69 | March 6th 12

idk wtf this is other than the best thing i've heard this side of the end of the world


4.5 superbNorth0House2 | March 1st 12

As others have said, not as bombastic as 'Return'. However, this is still bloody awesome. Muted vocals undermine epic riffing in "St. Peter" and "The Lion", what sound like chanting is also present on said tracks. Within the remaining tracks one can see the band returning to their more instrumental side that has suited them so well from album to album. Drone and ambient elements also show their faces now and again. A surprising release that is among the best 2012 has had to offer so far. Check it out.


3.5 greatJacob818Hollows | June 30th 16
3.0 goodSandwichBubble | March 16th 16
4.0 excellentanalhyphenblast | October 18th 15
3.5 greatLordePots | May 10th 14
2.0 poorJS19 | February 12th 13
4.0 excellenthas violins must be neo-classical | February 10th 13
2.5 averageSevhead | January 1st 13
4.0 excellentcb123 | December 11th 12
1.5 very poorYou Are My Everlovin' | October 22nd 12
2.5 averageilluminatus917 | September 25th 12
3.0 goodYetAnotherBrick | May 7th 12
3.5 greatRail | May 2nd 12
3.5 greatEverythingEvil2113 | April 8th 12
2.0 poorexoticmaneuver | April 4th 12
3.0 goodCaptainDooRight | March 10th 12
3.0 goodMisterTornado | March 10th 12
4.5 superbPowerBen | March 7th 12
4.0 excellentPsycotrip | March 6th 12

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