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4.04 | 245 ratings | 6 reviews | 36% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Gods of the Mountain (11:22)
2. Lion of Commagene (12:33)
3. The Euphrates (11:03)
4. Forsaken Throne (14:50)

Total Time: 49:08

Line-up / Musicians

- Mert Göçay / guitars, vocals
- Mert Topel / keyboards
- Levent Candaş / bass
- Mert Alkaya / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Betül Atli

LP Rainbow 45 Records ‎- R45R 0013-1 (2016, Turkey)

CD Rainbow 45 Records ‎- R45R0013-2 (2016, Turkey)

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NEMRUD Nemrud ratings distribution

(245 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

NEMRUD Nemrud reviews

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Review by Warthur
4 stars For a band, producing a self-titled album several releases into your career makes a certain statement - it suggests a certain maturity has been reached, that you've found your feet, established your sound, and are ready to put forth a distinctive manifesto of what your musical project is all about.

In the case of Nemrud's self-titled third album, the Turkish space rock unit seems to have decided that their musical mission is to pick up the distinctive style of Eloy and carry it forwards into a new era, with the end result being an album which, if you slipped it into the Eloy discography, would probably be acclaimed as the best thing they've done since the 1970s. Mert Göçay's performance, in particular, with his distinctive guitar tone and his vocal style, puts me in mind of nothing less than the Eloy of the Ocean/Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes sort of era.

Nonetheless, it would be very wrong to write this album off as a mere exercise in cloning the Eloy sound; more modern electronics and synthesisers are integrated with a greater smoothness than I think Eloy themselves managed, and as with the preceding Ritual the extensive instrumental breaks have a character of their own. Whilst I wouldn't call it an all-time classic, I certainly think it's the best Nemrud release I've heard so far, and certainly deserves to get them attention from anyone who enjoys the particular brand of space rock that Eloy pioneered and which few others have taken forwards (Anyone's Daughter perhaps being the only example that comes to mind).

Latest members reviews

5 stars Nemrud managed to build up their unique progressive sound and continue to evolve that sound in every album they released. Debut album; Journey of The Shaman, saw the band settling down to their own prog rock soundscape, but Ritual took a leap in a better direction by improving the sound they had ... (read more)

Report this review (#1638210) | Posted by Wasabian | Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Review # 31. For those who aren't familiar with Nemrud, I should start this post by saying that they are a Heavy/Psychedelic/Space Rock band from Turkey. Although they have many Progressive Rock elements in their music, they are definitely not a Progressive Rock band. Their discography ... (read more)

Report this review (#1597928) | Posted by The Jester | Monday, August 15, 2016 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Easily my favorite Nemrud album. Every track on this album is solid gold, and there is no filler. There is phenomenal performance by every member on this album, especially Mert Gocay(guitar/vox) and Mert Alkaya(drum). The first thing that caught my attention right away, besides Gocay's refined ... (read more)

Report this review (#1592243) | Posted by antonyus | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Review Permanlink

5 stars A stellar album, combining the distorted, evil synthesizer and bass of Horizont's A Portrait of a Boy with a heavily Camel inspired feeling guitar. A stellar album with a beautiful cover. "The Euphrates" is a clear combination of influences and manages to sound unique and new while still having ... (read more)

Report this review (#1585360) | Posted by Cae388 | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This album follows the same space rock model as Nemrud's previous albums Ritual and Journey of The Shaman, but shows a great deal more confidence on the part of the band. Nemrud's career is dominated by concept albums with a somewhat gentle space rock vibe. There is a concept here to tell us their ... (read more)

Report this review (#1570387) | Posted by vega | Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Review Permanlink

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