Excellent symphonic death metal. Well written, arranged, and produced, and that on an epic scale. Highly enjoyable listening. This thing has serious replay value, and visual narrative quality that's lacking in many symp-death releases.
Favorite track: Ashes and Blood.
Gorgon is one of the few bands, that managed to find the perfect sweetspot between heavyness and bombast. I actually like Titanomachy a bit more than Elegy, presumably because it's more melodic than the successor.
FFO: Septic Flesh
Favorite track: Elysium.
It may be a re-release, but it's Gorgon. Yeah, the Gorgon that released the stellar sympho-death album Elegy back in January. This is proving to be roughly more of the same. Titanomachy is, however, more reliant upon symphonics and has a more melodic base, something I actually prefer.
Favorite track: Elysium.
This album was band's first release ever - as a new band, they decided to jump straight into a professional full-length production,
instead of demoing for years. The album was raised back in 2015 with a crowdfunding campaign that went super successfully, despite the fact that the band was
totally new on the market, with 0 gigs or demo on the counter.
'Titanomachy' is a very refreshing release compared to the rest of French metal scene, and it allowed the band to grow pretty fast both in its homecountry and internationally, thanks to a very strong internet community & fanbase.
Mixed by Christoph Brandes (Finsterforst) and Mastered by Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, Amon Amarth...), on its release year 'Titanomachy' won many prizes as "Best debut album of the Year" for its top-notch quality production & songwriting maturity.
Released as a self-production & self-distribution in 2016 - all the copies went sold-out in less than 6 months, and no re-edition were done since: Signing with Dusktone was a perfect opportunity to release 'Titanomachy' officially with a real distribution and promotion, with a redesigned artwork, new packaging & more!
'Titanomachy' is a concept album based on the 100 years mythological war between Greek Gods and the Titans. It's a very epic Symphonic Death Metal record, with tons of melodic and bombastic moments, tainted with folk and balkanic influences.
( FFO: Turisas, Ensiferum, Stormlord, Amorphis...)
released October 25, 2019
Artwork was created by renowned artist & mattepainter Alexandre Charleux (Rhapsody of Fire, Ubisoft)
This band is incredibly refreshing, and innovative in a genre that has become rather stale. Grima transports you to the snow covered wilderness of Russia, and leaves you to fend for yourself. It's not your everyday, run-of-the-mill atmospheric black metal. It's truly something more. Their use of various instruments you seldom hear applied to black metal speaks to their level of creativity. 10/10 album! aliciakay47
“Iris” is one of those albums that pulls out all the stops and when it isn’t blurring the lines of multiple genres, it’s setting down stalwart ramparts firmly within one or another. An album that plays out like The Heroes Journey- an arc of inner turmoil, exterior conflict, a test of mettle on all fronts as you make your way in the world toward your one true destiny and stand at the gates with an open heart and all of the world at your back. justanoldgod