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4.00 | 8 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Reveal Your Shape O Formless One (1:35)
2. Of Aching Empty Pain (8:24)
3. Of Gods Bereft of Grace (6:53)
4. Of Strength and the Lust for Power (6:24)
5. Walk with Me O Winged Mother (5:54)
6. Through Caverns Old and Yawning (2:19)
7. Through Chains That Drag Us Downward (6:57)
8. Toward Truth and Reconciliation (11:22)

Total Time 49:48

Line-up / Musicians

- Sam Meador / vocals, choir, piano, orchestra, acoustic guitars, bass, accordion, Irish flute, mandolin
- Matthew Earl / vocals, choir, drums, orchestra, flute, Irish flute, recorder, mandolin, percussion
- Brent Vallefuoco / choirs, guitars
- Ali Meador / vocals, choirs

Releases information

Label: Erthe And Axen Records
Format: CD, Digital
October 17, 2017

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
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Review by Warthur
4 stars This is the second half of Xanthochroid's two-part concept album, the two between them detailing the origin myth of their homebrewed Dungeons & Dragons world (I think). As previously, we're in a blackened progressive metal territory here, with folk touches and an overall concept which seems to combine the storyteller's theatricality of the Decemberists with the fantasy worldbuilding of Immortal. To my ears, it sounds like it has a bit more fire and fury than its predecessor, in keeping with being the exciting climax of the story. On the whole, the two-album set was an ambitious project to undertake, but it has at least paid off in terms of prompting a maturing and development in Xanthochroid's sound.

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