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3.81 | 67 ratings | 7 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Black Sea (5:16)
2. Dread It (4:24)
3. Don't Go Any Further (3:51)
4. Avalanche (5:08)
5. Aerophobic (6:11)
6. The Hole We Are In (5:35)
7. Save The Past (3:44)
8. Lava (4:05)
9. Too Many Broken Cease Fires (5:34)
10. Untiefen (3:59)

Total Time: 47:56

Line-up / Musicians

- Andy Schmidt "Vurtox" / vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass
- Rajk Barthel / guitars
- Jens Maluschka / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Film-M

CD Metal Blade Records ‎- 3984-14593-2 (2006, Germany)

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DISILLUSION Gloria ratings distribution

(67 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

DISILLUSION Gloria reviews

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Review by Gatot
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3 stars This is a progressive metal album where the metal component shares the biggest pie in the music than the progressive elements. One pre-requisite is required to absorb the music of this album: you have to like metal music. Otherwise, it's better not to consider this album. "The Black Sea" (5:16) is a good example of the music as it starts with keyboard experimentation like violin sounds followed with heavy guitar riffs and rough vocal line. "Dread It" (4:24) has an attractive keyboard sounds in a string fashion followed with discrete music that accompanies low register notes vocal line. This song is quite unique and it's probably under the umbrella of prog music.

"Don't Go Any Further" (3:51) starts with a distorted narration and sound effects in rough mixing style. The music is heavy in rhythm section and many breaks during the course of the music - it's quite unique and very dynamic. The keyboard work at the background provides symphonic nuance. "Avalanche" (5:08) is another unique composition with many interesting guitar and keyboard loops and distant vocal style. "Aerophobic" (6:11) brings the music in a heavy rhythm section with choirs at background and heavy (and rough) guitar riffs and it abruptly changes into vocal part in a very unique rhythm section. This is why, I think, this album can be considered under progressive music genre.

Overall, this is not any typical progressive metal band is all about. The music has a very unique and in fact "weird" composition. Or is this what so called as avant-prog-met? (newly invented term, I believe). Or put simply this album is like Frank Zappa of progressive metal music. It's really hard to classify this kind of music. Keep on proggin' ..!

Latest members reviews

4 stars Thankfully, when I first listened to Gloria, I came in without the baggage of ever having listened to Back to Times of Splendor. Allow me a quick digression: Back to Times of Splendor was just such a perfect album that anyone having heard it first was probably a bit off-put by Gloria when it was ... (read more)

Report this review (#271622) | Posted by msphelps | Saturday, March 13, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I like when bands try to do original things and experiment with their sound, but this time it wasn't a good result. Gloria is not the record we were expecting for, Disillusion stepped out from the extreme progressive metal path and became some sort of heavier Rammstein, disappointing me in every w ... (read more)

Report this review (#130874) | Posted by painofdamnation | Monday, July 30, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars WOW MAAAN! I've never heard like this before! It's amazing! I didnt know about the band too much,a friend of mine gave it to me.Than voila! One of my favourite albums! The singer don't shout much,especially,he's really calm,and serious.But,it's a good point,you'll see! AMazing meloic riffs,ele ... (read more)

Report this review (#129270) | Posted by Hares | Thursday, July 19, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Wow what a piece of work! As a huge fan of the brilliant 'Back To Times Of Splendor' i was highly anticipating this and anxious to hear what this trio could follow up and have been floored by an absolute progressive metal masterpiece!! Bringing the same metal grooves and hooks from the previou ... (read more)

Report this review (#89938) | Posted by Poida66 | Monday, September 18, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars this is simply the future...a band that started as progressive death metal two years ago and nowadays, after the process of a creature like, Gloria, we could say that is one of the best bands of progressive metal. Imagine arcturus (la masquerade infernale), combined with pain of salvation (be). ... (read more)

Report this review (#89584) | Posted by HHerotikKK | Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Although it is not progressive metal but more some kind of industrial music, "Gloria" stands as one of the most impressive metal albums this year, a strange conceptual record that will grab you from the start with its powerful guitar riffs and weird industrial feeling. I wouldn't be surprised to ... (read more)

Report this review (#89563) | Posted by Dr4Wazo | Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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