Debut full-length album by Russian Progressive Metal band.
2012 - the year of the apocalypse according to the Mayan calendar. Mankind itself triggered the countdown of its life, no one can resist the irreversible of The End of the World - this is the basic idea of the album.
The album’s material is a mix of Progressive Metal and electronic music. Heavy reefs, broken time signatures, excitement, panic, fear, scream, protest, epic – all it’s EDVIAN "2012". In case you are nontrivially-thinking person, you like the unpredictability and many particularities of compositions; you’re able to catch the spirit of bands like: Dream Theater, Symphony-X, Planet-X and others like them so this record will be the first row ticket to the Main World Event for you!
Total Metal Records, 2012 (TMR013-50).
1.Progress of Death 06:03
3.This is War 04:35
4.Cradle of Life 03:20
7.For the Sake of Love 05:29
8.Crazy World 05:39 Total playing time: 39:07 min.
The debut full-length studio album by Italian Oldschool Death Metal band.
It is not an album of sound interlacing of guitars and voices, but rather a place, where each song develops its own pace. The album is full of emotions and sensations in excruciating agony.
The music is quite visual and characterizes the moment, sometimes brutal, sometimes reluctant, and an expression of events.
Mark’s drumming is totally inspired by ‘90s Floridian Death Metal and Californian Thrash Metal. Frank and Luca’s riffing by American as well as European Death/Thrash Metal (Morbid Angel, Deicide, Malevolent Creation, Slayer, Pestilence, Death, Coroner, Obituary, Dismember, Kreator, Sepultura). The resulting mixture is mutant and destructive.
Each song is in its own right, united by a logical thread that leads back, to the human ego and its artifices.
"Like Shadows" is a work that does not want to give off hatred and give certainty, but to ask questions and shift attention where there is no light, but a blanket of fog that shows only apparent nothingness.
Certainly a record destined for the fans of oldschool Death Metal, but not only!
Metal Scrap Records, 2021 (MSR177). Made in EU. First press.
1. Suffer-Die-Rot 04:35
2. The Tinkling of Chains 04:47
3. Dementia Process 04:30
4. Anger Burn Inside 04:36
5. Deconstruct, Forget 04:50
6. Like Shadows 04:11
7. Fucking Glory 02:49
8. Evocative 02:29
9. Devastate On Me 02:58
10. Among the Arid Peaks 04:40 Total playing time: 40:27 min.
Second full-length album by Ukrainian Melodic Doom/Dark Metal band.
The first official release of Ex Animo is a well-balanced mix of Dark, Doom and Symphonic Metal.
Album features tracks from "Souglass" EP accompanied by the five completely new tracks.
Aggressive, but still melodic sound, dark atmosphere and thoughtful lyrics - it is the result of several years of experiments inspired by the genius of Anathema, Moonspell, The Gathering, Black Sun Aeon, October Tide, Swallow The Sun and Paradise Lost.
Neverday - is the moment when a man will finally be able to throw away the burden of fake and imposed values, listen to his inner self and realize why he came in this world... this is the day that never comes.
Whether you are haunted by the ghosts from the past or suppressed by the fear of the future, you will find a song that echoes in you!
Metal Scrap Records, 2016 (MSR121).
1. Neverday 06:04
2. Aeons of Sadness 06:25
3. Soulglass 08:00
4. Spring Covered with Snow 05:17
5. Shattered Universe 07:16
6. The Memories of a Broken Man 05:29
7. Scream of Silence 07:28
8. Just Tired (outro) 03:54 Total playing time: 50:06 min.
Debut full-length album by Russian Experimental Hardcore/Death Metal band.
Fleshy heavy sound, average speed, temporarily splits breaks, the machine-gun rhythm, groovy vocals - all are intended to suppress, trample and crush! Music with a few melodic moments, perfectly produced to hear every instrument.
Entangled breakdowns, divergent vocals, fat bass growl, tight sound and everything else that accompanies this style - this evil monsters-chopper reminds Meshuggah, only with less "mathematical" formula... Aaarrrrggghhhhh!!!!
Metal Scrap Records, 2011 (MSR027/CD).
1. Intro [Now is the End of Days and I am the Ripper] 01:12
2. It 03:25
3. Human Humus 03:24
4. Amputated Happiness 03:56
5. Coronation of Suicidal Absurd 04:340
6. Fatal Error 03:08
7. Eternity of Inhumanity 04:21
8. Inconceivable... Incompatible 04:03
9. Nature Killing People 05:13
10. Kill and Die 04:13
11. Simulator of the Life 03:59 Total playing time: 40:44 min.
The third full-length studio album by Russian Melodic Black/Death Metal band.
Fausttophel remains true to their original musical handwriting. Recognizable style - social poetry, appeal to world mythology and noir philosophy, melodic musical themes and hard blast-beats.
The album can’t be uniquely attributed to any genre, the band appeals to many styles of Metal, traditionally using rich arrangements and mood changes.
10 Eclectic performances of the gloomy theater called Fausttophel, for fans of Dissection, Edge Of Sanity, Emperor, Gates Of Ishtar, Dimmu Borgir, Hecate Enthroned, Old Man's Child, Rotting Christ, Opeth, and more!!
Another Side Records, 2019 (ASR30-164).
1. Среди Падших Нет Лжецов (No Liars Among The Fallen) 03:37
2. В Кузне Гефеста (In Hephaestus’ Forge) 04:51
3. Кубла Хан (Kubla Khan) 08:05
4. Обитель Теней (Mansion of Shadows) 06:48
5. Крила (Wings) 04:34
6. Одержимость (Obsession) 03:20
7. Спокуса (Temptation) 06:27
8. Путь за Грань (The Path Beyond) 05:27
9. Шабаш (Sabbath) 04:09
10. Лилит (Lilith) 06:06 Total playing time: 53:29 min.
The second full-length album by Russian Melodic Black/Death Metal band.
Electric polarity between aggressiveness of Black Metal and melodics of instrumental experiments covered by poetic lyrics.
The second album has not lost the distinctive feature of the band - a bilingual lyrics, where original tunes intertwined in Russian and Ukrainian languages, maintaining the mystique of Gogol and soft lullabies melodiousness of folk songs. Poetry has a special place: melo-declamations, fragments of poems of the Silver Age era, joined together with melody of Ukrainian speech.
Fausttophel do not adhere to strict canons as part of its style and constantly experimenting with arrangements. However, in the album clearly heard the old-school sound of music, instead of the newfangled sound. All this contrasted to the aggressive blasts, powerful high-speed guitar riffs and avant-garde instrumental compositions.
The new album like its predecessor is eclectic - it generates special recognizable musical underscore of Fausttophel.
For fans of: Dissection, Edge Of Sanity, Emperor, Gates Of Ishtar, Dimmu Borgir, Hecate Enthroned, Old Man's Child, Rotting Christ, Opeth, etc.
Another Side Records, 2016 (ASR16-120).
1. Wandering… Searching… 01:28
2. The Lot of Emptiness 04:46
3. The Word 05:42
4. God's Place is on the Cross 02:22
5. Sick Earth 05:53
6. The Dark Pit of Absurdity 06:09
7. The Song of the Leper 09:11
8. Lunar Onlooker 04:24
9. The Whirl Ends Where it Began 07:21
10. Black Tears (Edge Of Sanity cover) 03:17 Total playing time: 50:56
First EP by Russian Melodic Black/Death Metal band.
After three full-length albums, this new release is very special for the band.
Last year brought a lot of bad news and took a lot of people with it into eternity. One of them was a friend and comrade of the band, the creator, leader and only permanent participant of the Ukrainian project Lunar Onlooker, Sergey Dmitrievich Semyan (Svaromir Golunsky), whose name is inextricably linked with the Poltava part of the history of Fausttophel, as well as the entire Metal community of that time.
Although there were no definite creative plans for Fausttophel for the beginning of this year, this sad event caused a sudden emotional impulse, which resulted in this release. "Ultimum Lupus" (The Last Wolf) is a tribute to Svaromir Golunsky.
Two of the tracks of the EP, "The Song of the Wolf" and "The Last Wolf", are written in the universe of "The People of the Great Fire" - a world created by the unbridled imagination of the poet. The third one is an interpretation of the song of Lunar Onlooker, "Гори, Полум'я, Відтінками Часу, Колір - Переможець Візьми!" (Mountains, Flame, Shades of Time, Color - Take the Winner!).
Fausttophel express their gratitude for the responsiveness and invaluable help of all those, who involved in the creation of this release, as well as everyone who supports their work. Stay Metal!
Another Side Records, 2021 (ASR32-174/DT).
1. Песнь Волка / Canticum Lupus 03:57
2. Последний Волк / Ultimum Lupus 10:06
3. Гори, Полум'я, Відтінками Часу, Колір - Переможець Візьми! / Burn, The Flame, by Shades of Time, Take the Winning Color! (Lunar Onlooker cover) 05:34 Total playing time: 19:43 min.
The debut full-length album of Russian Melodic Black Metal band.
It's a tandem of Melodic Death Metal drive, poethic symbolism of the early twentieth century, a grimy melancholy of Black Metal, with elements of ethnic romanticism of Gogol’s Ukraine - it is exactly identification of the creativity of FAUSTTOPHEL, bringing together the best traditions of the heavy old school stage of 90th.
Music for those who appreciate creativity of Dan Swanö and such bands as: Edge Of Sanity, Gates of Ishtar, Unanimated and Old Man's Child.
Another Side Records, 2013 (ASR02-60).
1. Feather - Hanjar 1:40
2. Looking for Lights 6:20
3. Spell 5:54
4. Part of You 6:42
5. Thoughts (Kollaps cover) 5:05
6. Thirst of Oblivion 12:00 Total playing time: 37:43 min.
The first Single by Russian-Ukrainian Melodic Black/Death Metal band.
This is the first single of the forthcoming third full-length studio album.
The new work of this Eclectic band is energetic Melodic Black/Death Metal, moderately seasoned with cold keyboard and guitar solos.
Dark lyrics, new sound and still Metal!
Recommended for fans of: Dissection, Edge Of Sanity, Emperor, Gates Of Ishtar, Dimmu Borgir, Hecate Enthroned, Old Man's Child, Rotting Christ, Opeth, and more!!
Another Side Records, 2019 (ASR26-159/DS).
1. Wings 04:34 Total playing time: 04:34 min.
The fourth full-length album by Ukrainian Oldschool Melodic Death Metal band.
Music has become hevier, more brutal and faster. Although the team is still focused on the European Melodic Death Metal, it is now much less like their senior colleagues from Scandinavia than 5-10 years ago . Speedy riffs, break, guitar intro or solo and again speed drive... Each instrument took that place what is exactly most logical would take .
This album proves that musicians in the prime of life, and who knows, maybe after his formal declaration about split-up, Flying will again reunite, as they have already done once. Many fans are really waiting for this resurrection!
Mixed and masteried by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond, Death) at Sonic Train Studios (King Diamond, Evergrey, Hammerfall, In Flames, Lord Belial, Witchery and more).
Total Metal Records / More Hate Productions, 2012 (MSR034/CD-TMR06 / MHP 12-102).
2.Break The Spell 05:14
3.Graceful Murder 05:27
4.The Moment Of Creation 06:05
5.The Answer 05:18
6.Ordinary Scene 05:14
7.Non-Existent World 05:16
8.Reborn 04:42 Total playing time: 42:10 min.
The second ЕР by Ukrainian Melodic Death Metal band.
Forceout - without a doubt one of the best representatives of Ukrainian Melodic Death Metal scene. EP "Bloodtale" immersing you in the bloody reality of our world and give the story that more than one century cripples people.
The lyrics talks about how badly people treat each other, how weak people are not able to accept this reality, go to the actions that drove them mad, bullying their bodies, using drugs, engaging in self-destruction.
Musically, this bloody history is diluted by screaming and growling vocals, fast and melodic guitar solos, aggressive guitar riffs and strong drum's line.
"Bloodtale" strongly recommended for fans of: Children Of Bodom, Norther, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames and Hypocrisy, as well as for all those who love fast, melodic and aggressive music!!
Total Metal Records, 2014 (TMR017-69DT)
1. Bloodtale 4:45
2. Don't Count on God 4:32 Total playing time: 9:20 min.
Debut full-length album of Ukrainian Melodic Death Metal band.
The album includes aggressive and melodic guitar riffs together with fast melodic solos that add Power Metal sound to the music. The lyrics cover such things as human relationships, good and evil, truth and lies, etc.
For fans of such bands as: Children Of Bodom, Norther, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames ...
Total Metal Records, 2013 (TMR014-53).
1. Intro 01:46
2. Усе, що є 04:07
3. Living in Lie 03:06
4. I Need Salvation 04:11
5. Lost Feel 03:03
6. Свинцеві квіти 05:08
7. The Same 03:59
8. In the Dark 04:32
9. Equilibrium 04:11
10. Not My Delusion 04:56
11. Outro 01:37 Total playing time: 40:41 min.
Debut full-length album by Italian Death Metal band.
Following the 2008 EP and the 2011 Promo, the album, with its Swedish riffs, cavernous growls and furious blastbeats, embraces all the band's influences and ideas flowed through years of intense songwriting - the time necessary to embody in music and lyrics such loss, death and apathy.
The fury and guitar melodies of Swedish Death Metal and Black Metal atmospheres, in a perfect mix for fans of At The Gates, Dissection and The Black Dahlia Murder.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Hate Studio, Italy (The Secret, Amia Venera Landscape, Dufresne, Devotion) by Maurizio Baggio, these 10 songs show the different path the band took, marking a big step forward the past.
For fans of: The Black Dahlia Murder, At The Gates, Immortal, Emperor, Aversions Crown, Kataklysm, Dissection, and Behemoth!
Metal Scrap Records, 2016 (MSR132).
1. This Ain’t Another Feast for Crows 00:43
2. Heaven’s Dark Harbinger 02:57
3. The Constellation Thirst 02:57
4. To Rest in Arms of Perfection 03:58
5. Incest of the Wretched 04:10
6. Primal 03:44
7. Opus XIII 02:10
8. Hourglass 03:40
9. I, the Firebreather 04:04
10. Weakness of the Flesh 08:43 Total playing time: 37:28 min.
The second official Single by Ukrainian Progressive/Groove Death Metal band.
Unlike the debut Single, where we heard Progressive Metal with a little touch of Groove, on this one we can find fast Progressive Groove Death Metal. Compositionally, it is a fast-paced action movie, in which from the first note the listener plunges into a whirlwind of rapid Death Metal and powerful growling vocals. In the middle of the track, Progressive guitar riffs and solo parts, in combination with a non-trivial percussion part, are heard very harmoniously and without loss of emotional tension.
The lyric of the song sarcastically ridicules the weakness of the mental abilities of the average person before the influence of the information and propaganda machine of the media.
Music seems to emphasize that the media is the same weapon as any other, but much more insidious, which makes the human psyche painful and narrows the worldview to a primitive.
Recommended for fans of Lamb Of God, Gojira, Kataklysm, Biomechanical, Symphony X, and Dream Theater.
Metal Scrap Records, 2020 (MSR173/DS).
1. Humility 04:28 Total playing time: 04:28 min.
The first official Single by Ukrainian Progressive Metal band.
Rapid and Progressive Groove riffs are mixed with Symphonic standards. Strong melodic vocals are complemented by powerful growl and choral singing.
The lyrics of the song contrast the horrible faces of sinners with open sincere souls, deliberately to the angelic persons of the saints, who are immersed in sins and religious obscurantism.
Compositionally-played Ball of the Dark Forces in halls of the Lord of Darkness!
Recommended for fans of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Gojira, and Behemoth!!
Metal Scrap Records, 2020 (MSR172/DS).
1. Маскарад / Masquerade 8:04 Total playing time: 8:04 min.
Debut EP from Russian Thrash Metal band.
The first mini-album was created in the classic Thrash Metal style, influenced by the early Metallica, Slayer and Kreator. Powerful riffs blend harmoniously with the melodic solos, reproducing the atmosphere of American Thrash Metal of the early nineties.
A lyric tells the story of human vices and injustice in our world.
Overall, the album can attract the attention of both lovers of classic Heavy Metal, and fans of oldschool Thrash Metal, as well as giving no chance to relax for slam-loving fans!
Metal Scrap Records, 2013 (MSR066/CD).
1. Intro 02:12
2. Wicked Patterns 05:02
3. Army of Reproachers 04:08
4. Ruthless Game 03:33
5. The Time of Temptation 03:45 Total playing time: 18:44 min.
Third full-length album by Ukrainian Thrash/Groove Metal band.
“Age Of Oblivion” - is not only a philosophical revelation of the things’ essence, but also a mystical revelation, Thrash/Speed fightings and monumental epics of conquering Evil. Add to that Jeff Waters (Annihilator), as a special guest, and you’ll get the perfect combination of old school and modern Thrash Metal, which this creation is!
Total Metal Records, 2012 (MSR043/CD-TMR09).
2.Bottom Line 03:04
4.Let it Feed 04:08
5.My Doll (feat. Jeff Waters) 04:30
6.Punk Guys* 02:41
9.In the Name of.. 04:12
10.Voices of the Abyss 04:49
11.Satan 6.66 Total playing time: 44:00 min.
Re-release of second full-lenght album by Ukrainian Thrash/Groove Metal band.
Since its initial release in 2008, musical critics made repeated attempts to delineate clearly the style of Hell:On. Band playing music trying to bind to different genres, including Thrash, Groove, Core and even Death Metal. However, do not worth to be so categorical. Perhaps the material presented on the album should be attributed to some abstract concept such as Post Thrash. And this will be enough to maximize the selected band to designate a style to fit the melody, intelligent harmony, memorable, varied material and sometimes very interesting arrangements. Moreover, due to the mentioned elements, "Re:Born" has its own, well-defined mood and atmosphere.
World reissue performed in a completely new design, with new bonus tracks.
Total Metal Records, 2011 (MSR023/CD-TMR-04 / MR 068-11).
2.Snatch the Mask
3.Tame the Beast
8.The Haunted House Bonus Tracks:
9. Revolution (Moria cover)
10. Endless Shape (live)
11. Fake (live)
12. Wake Up (live)
The debut full-length album by Ukrainian Progressive Heavy/Power Metal band.
"Who Alive..." is a result of years of work creating complete and harmonious music. Album includes seven unique compositions that span different eras, different philosophy and different worldview. Strong and philosophical lyrics forcing empathise and think about ordinaress of life and will not leave anyone indifferent.
Each song, whether it is a fast "action" or an epic ballad, is a unique creation that tells its story both with words and music. An amazing combination of Heavy/Power and Progressive Metal with its unpredictable turns, successfully represents music themes from 17th century to modern times.
Recommended for fans of: Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Royal Hunt, King Diamond, Iron Maiden, Labyrinth, Aria, Vision Divine and other!
Total Metal Records, 2017 (TMR029-136).
1. Анжелика / Angelica 06:31
2. Тысячи бессонных ночей / Thousands Sleepless Nights 04:06
3. Танец над бездной / Dance Over Abyss 04:52
4. Ленор / Lenore 09:23
5. Призрак войны / Ghost of War 07:52
6. Живим / Who Alive 03:33
7. Страж Вітчизни / Guardian of Homeland 05:48 Total playing time: 42:42 min.