Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Septicflesh (Greece): Titan (Prosthetic Records)

Septicflesh (Greece): Titan (Prosthetic Records)
Epic heaviness is the motor force of Septicflesh’s “symphonic death metal.” On the internet the band has posted videos on the making of this album, in those videos they show the classical musicians that worked on this album creating lush and grandiose metal written for hypothetical movies of ancient wars, heroes and villains. Septicflesh has watched movies like “300,” “Troy,” “Lord of the Rings” and similar films and it’s evident that the band would relish the opportunity to write the music for epic movies of wars. Of course, bands like Rhapsody of Fire and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody seem to have the same idea with their epic symphonic power metal, but Septicflesh is “epic symphonic death metal,” not exactly a sound and style that many bands do.
If you think that it would be interesting to hear a sort of “opposite” of Rhapsody music, Septicflesh is undeniably a good choice. Perhaps “opposite” is not the right word because it is a heavier version of Rhapsody, so in that sense it is similar. Either way you look at it, the album sounds unique and interesting. I do not have all of the Septicflesh catalogue, although I think both “Revolution DNA” and “Sumerian Daemons” in their own way are very good albums. It’s just that on this new one the band really sounds like they wanted to go all out for a massive and majestic work. Only time will tell how supporters of the band eventually rate this album amongst the other albums, but I think it is top of the line. Put it on your list, for sure.
SEPTICFLESH - "Order of Dracul" (Official Track Premiere)
SEPTICFLESH - "Burn" Official Track Stream
Septicflesh - The Making of Titan (Part 1)
Septicflesh - The Making of Titan (Part 2)
Septicflesh - The Making of Titan (Part 3)
Septicflesh - The Making of Titan (Part 4)
Septicflesh Interview at Hellfest 2014, in Clisson, France.

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