Carach Angren ‎– Death Came Through A Phantom Ship

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6-panels digipak + 16-page booklet

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  • Barcode: 4 042564 120950
  • Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production AA93623-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 9714
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 9706

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOM 304LP, SOM 304LPES Carach Angren Death Came Through A Phantom Ship(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Sil) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 304LP, SOM 304LPES France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 304LP Carach Angren Death Came Through A Phantom Ship(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Season Of Mist SOM 304LP France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 304LP, SOM 304LPCB Carach Angren Death Came Through A Phantom Ship(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 304LP, SOM 304LPCB France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 304 Carach Angren Death Came Through A Phantom Ship(CD, Album, RE) Season Of Mist SOM 304 France 2013 Sell This Version
SOM 304LP, SOM 304LPA Carach Angren Death Came Through A Phantom Ship(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 304LP, SOM 304LPA France 2013 Sell This Version

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arcturus78

arcturus78

June 11, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

Possibly one of the best metal albums I've heard for years.
This is Cinematic Black metal, with a storyline. It's everything I like in a band, Cinematic orchestral parts, crunchy guitaring, awesome drumming, creepy atmosphere, great album concept, and cleverly written.

The concept of it is about a curse of death at sea. It starts with the sound of radio transmissions between a modern day ships and 'something' out at sea. Then a distorted demonic voice is heard over the radio spitting about death.
The first few tracks are about the curse or portent of doom at sea witnessed by modern day sailors. Track three ends with the seaman ending his own and families life to free himself from the terror thats followed him.
The remaining tracks tells of the origin of the same curse a few hundred years previously amongst sailors.

The writing of this album is great. It talks about the East India company and trading etc, and the album is mostly themed around the 1700's.
The music side of it is just as awesome. The drumming is tight, fast, technical, and the guituring is head-bangingly crunchy. The vocalist delivers some great black metal raspy vocals that are actualy distinguishable. Throw in some sea shanty chants, watery chimes and harps, and dramatic orchestrals, violins and sound effects.
Usualy orchestral black metal can be hit and miss and abit tired now, but because of it's movie sound track quality, and unusual death metal crunchy guitaring element, this album stands out amongst the rest.

The album is capped off with a very atmospheric chilling piano piece and violin and slow metal passage playing against the sound of strong wind blowing through sails, creeking of wood, and water lapping against the bow,conjuring the image of a deserted sailing ship wandering lost and unmanned ,tainted by death, as it sways through the dark stormy sea.

I can't recommend this enough. 10/5