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The Anthems Of Dread
digi CD

Cat #: ADCD 038

Pressing: 1000

Recorded: 2016

Released: 29th December 2016



  1. Fertile Rites By Sacrifice    8:25
  2. Distant Time    5:52
  3. En Nomine Eius    6:47
  4. The Monsters Of This World    5:41
  5. Estranged    2:19
  6. Detached and Conquered    9:26
  7. Shimmering Lights    9:18
  8. Counting Sunsets    5:53
  9. Chemical Despondency    6:48
  10. 13 Coils    6:16

Duration: 66' 50

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includes debut EP as bonus material


Overall rating: ★★★★★ - add a review for this release.


What they say...
I'd express a slight preference for the full-length over the EP, but either way, what you're getting here are two startlingly strong releases back-to-back on a single disc. I can't think of a single reason why that shouldn't rightfully go straight on the ...
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In conclusion, "The Anthems Of Dread" is an album that doesn't miss its main goal, not even of an inch, which makes you listening to it over and over again. Indeed a must for the ones who love the above mentioned sounds...
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Musically we have massive doom/sludge metal, with the typical slow tunes, proper thresholds and rough vocals (growls) and sometimes with the distrorted screams. Often KETCH keeping slow (pure sludge) tempos, but sometimes we can hear some faster rhythms....
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What you say...
Very solid record. At first glance, some great riffs and catchy leads, but didn't seem to be the most original album and so failed to impress. Having become more immersed in it though, it now reveals itself to be much more refined and compelling addition to the genre, which (refreshingly) trades in quality and consistency rather than tricks or gimmicks. The included debut EP is excellent too. Also, the digipack is top quality and looks incredible.
Rating: ★★★★★