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Deathanity CD Reviews UPDATED 19 December 2008

Discussion in 'Odin's Court' started by OdinsCourt, May 23, 2008.

  1. OdinsCourt

    OdinsCourt Valhalla

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    This thread is dedicated to reviews of the new CD Deathanity.

    We'll post reviews from internet, magazines, etc. as we find out about them. If you find one we don't have listed, please post it (make sure to include a link to the original too please).

    Also, if anybody who has bought the CD wants to write their personal review in here, that would rock too. Can't wait to hear what you all think.

    EDIT 15 July 2008:
    I'll be updating this post whenever a new review is posted (I'll delimit the edits so folks know what changed).

    Also, please note that some of the translations for non-English reviews are a combination of different online translators that I put together and tried to make English out of. So if you know the original language and care to correct the translation, I'd be very grateful. :)

    And we aren't shy. We know not everyone will like the CD (some will hate it), so we'll post ALL reviews and not just the good ones like most bands may tend to do. :)

    I'm going to put the rating from each reviewer (if there is one) with the link in this post as well. I will scale everything to a 10 scale so they are all in the same terms here, but in the actual post, I will leave the original scale by the reviewer. If it wasn't rated, it is noted as such and estimated (a 5 is average, below 5 below average, and above 5 is obviously above average). Then I'll keep a running average - just for fun.
    /EDIT 15 July 2008

    EDIT 16 January 2010
    Current running average as of 16 January 2010, 7.51 out of 10.
    /EDIT 16 January 2010

    EDIT 16 July 2008
    USA Progressive Music: 7.5 out of 10
    Hall of Metal Webzine: 8.3 out of 10
    Magic Fire Music: 6.5 out of 10
    Hard Rock Info: no rating given, estimate a 6.5 out of 10
    /EDIT 16 July 2008

    EDIT 21 July 2008
    Movimenti Prog: 8 out of 10
    Sea of Tranquility: 8 out of 10
    /EDIT 21 July 2008

    EDIT 26 July 2008
    Ragazzi: no rating given, estimate a 8.5 out of 10
    The Streets Webzine: 8 out of 10
    /EDIT 26 July 2008

    EDIT 31 July 2008
    Obliveon: estimate a 8 out of 10
    Speed of Light: 7.5 out of 10
    Music Reviews.de Webzine: 4 out of 10
    Heavy Hardes: no rating given, estimate a 6.5 out of 10
    Power Metal: no rating given, estimate a 8.5 out of 10
    Burn Your Ears Webzine: 6.5 out of 10
    Rock Times: 9 out of 10
    Jerry Lucky: no rating given, estimate a 8.5 out of 10
    Metal Glory: 5 out of 10
    /EDIT 31 July 2008

    EDIT 3 August 2008
    Metal Observer: 7 out of 10
    /EDIT 3 August 2008

    EDIT 4 August 2008
    Progressive Area: no rating given, estimate a 8 out of 10
    Hard Sounds: 7 out of 10
    /EDIT 4 August 2008

    EDIT 28 August 2008
    Metal Inside: no rating given, estimate a 7 out of 10
    Metalchroniques: 7 out of 10
    Dream Theater Forums: 8 out of 10
    /EDIT 28 August 2008

    EDIT 18 November 2008
    Metal Express Radio: 7.5 out of 10
    Music in Belguim: 8 out of 10
    My Revelation: 7.33 out of 10
    Croation Metal and Rock: 6 out of 10
    Antient Spirit Reviews: 8.5 out of 10
    Totentanz Magazine: no rating given, estimate a 8.5 out of 10
    Proggies: 6 out of 10
    Underground Empire: no rating given, estimate a 7.5 out of 10
    Tarkus Magazine: no rating given, estimate a 8 out of 10
    Imhotep: 8.33 out of 10
    Progressor: 8.33 out of 10
    Sea of Tranquility: 7 out of 10
    Pure Metal: 8 out of 10
    /EDIT 18 November 2008

    EDIT 16 January 2010
    Prog 4 You: 7.5 out of 10
    Rising Forces USA: 5 out of 5
    /EDIT 16 January 2010
     
  2. SkiBumMSP

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    Well, guess what has arrived in the mail today? :headbang:

    I am playing it now on my Klipsch/B&K setup. As you know, I've heard this back in December at your Christmas party, and thought it kicked ass. Of course, that was back in December, so memory tends to get a little dodgy, especially if only having heard it that one time.

    It seems that you really cleaned up the mix since then. The album does sound really good on my pretty high-end rig.

    Not only that, but the complexity and musicianship that I am hearing is just friggan incredible. You guys have really outdone yourself with this one, in my personal opinion. As I get a chance to listen to it more, I'll have to give a bit more in-depth review. But on this first listen, impressive indeed and you guys should really be proud of what you accomplished here. Excellent job! :kickass:

    EDIT - later this month, I'll be going to Indianapolis to the Klipsch headquarters/research facility. Will be interesting to listen to this on a pair of $16,000 Palladium P-39F speakers, most likely hooked to another $20,000+ of high-end audio electronics.

    EDIT 2 - Sorry I missed your gig at Monk's Inn! I was planning on making the hike out there last Saturday, but go figure that "real life" had to happen, not to mention that shitty weather that decided to pick that moment to come through the area when I wanted to start heading out that way! Oh well, will see you at the next one!
     
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    Deathanity represents a true progression in the career of the band. Odin's Court latest release is an audio adventure for the listener whether he or she has headphones on or not. The layered vocals, spoken word passages, and incredible musicianship all meld together to make Deathanity a triumph that was worth waiting for. I've seen this band live a bunch of times and they have gotten tighter as a unit over the past couple of years. They have gone from a prog metal band with potential for greatness to a band that the prog metal community have taken notice of over the span of a few short years. This CD proves that with hard work and a lot of passion, there is no limit to how far Odin's Court can go in 2008 and beyond. Congratulations on a job well done! Dean in Hollywood, MD USA.
     
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    Man this sounds so good! Psyched!
     
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    The Essence of Conviction Evergrey Fanatic

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    This CD is just absolutely amazing, it has such a powerful message with very powerful music. Being an Evergrey fan, Mammonific is my favorite song but VERY close behind it is Volatilestial. I'm too lazy and tired to write a proper review but just know that this CD is everything a prog metal fan could ever want plus MUCH MUCH more. The vocal harmony on Volatilestial when he says "Natural Harmoooooooony" is probably the best fucking thing I've ever heard. Just buy the CD and stop reading this shit. =]
     
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    Guys, you have released one hell of an album. I ordered it last week and it came a few days later. Expect a review on my site very soon!

    See you Saturday!
     
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    Cherion mini-review from another thread:
     
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    First (real) English review...


    USA Progressive Music (7.5 out of 10):
     
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    This is a rough translation using a composite of 3 online translators. :wave:


    Hall of Metal Webzine (8.3 out of 10), translated from Spanish:
    Original in Spanish:
     
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    Like above, but with a rough composite of 3 online translators for French...


    Magic Fire Music (13 out of 20), translated from French:
    Original in French:
     
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    This isn't really a review, but I guess it was supposed to be. :lol:


    Hard Rock Info (no rating given):
     
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    I don't want to make a habit of commenting on the reviews, but I do want to point out that the promo CDs did not include the CD booklets. So reviewers haven't had insight into the song titles, which the CD book explains. Carry on! :saint:


    Movimenti Prog (8 out of 10), graciously translated by Marco Piva from Italian:
    Original in Italian:

     
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    Ragazzi (no rating given), graciously translated from German by Tim Brookins:
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    The Streets Webzine (8 out of 10), translated from Norwegian:
    Original in Norwegian:
     
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    Obliveon (8 out of 10):

    Original in German:
     
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    Speed of Light (7.5 out of 10):

    Original in Slovak:
     
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    Music Reviews.de Webzine (6 out of 15):

    Original in German:
     
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    Heavy Hardes (no rating given):

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    Power Metal (no rating given):

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