Eidolon (album)

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Eidolon
Studio album by Dark Fortress
Released February 15, 2008
Recorded February 2007 –
January 2008
Genre Melodic black metal
Length 51:29
Label Century Media
Producer V. Santura, Dark Fortress
Dark Fortress chronology
Séance
(2006)
Eidolon
(2008)
Ylem
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Eidolon is an album by the German melodic black metal band Dark Fortress. This is the first album with Morean as a real band member. Morean already appeared on Séance as the composer of the song Incide and the arranger of the string section used in the song While They Sleep. The reason he became a member was based on his musical and vocal abilities, his personage and dedication to extreme and dark music. He is responsible for the lyrical concept of Eidolon.

This release is a concept album based on the Greek idea of an astral double, which is similar to the German concept of a doppelgänger.

EIDOLON is a concept album which in its nine chapters describes the initiation, dehumanization and unearthly rebirth of a transcending soul by mirror magic and astral projection.

Dark Fortress

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Silver Gate"   Morean V. Santura 6:50
2. "Cohorror"   Morean Asvargr 5:37
3. "Baphomet[1][feat. Tom Gabriel Fischer]"   Morean V. Santura, Asvargr, Seraph 6:24
4. "The Unflesh"   Morean V. Santura 5:08
5. "Analepsy"   Morean V. Santura 6:01
6. "Edge of Night"[2]"   Morean, Mina V. Santura 3:56
7. "No Longer Human"   Morean V. Santura 6:22
8. "Catacrusis"   Morean V. Santura 4:33
9. "Antiversum"   Morean V. Santura, Seraph 7:22

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (Celtic Frost) appears as a guest vocalist on the song Baphomet.
  2. ^ A video of the song Edge of Night was made and can be viewed at their MySpace page.

Personnel[edit]

Dark Fortress
  • Morean – vocals
  • V. Santura – lead guitar
  • Asvargr – guitar
  • Draug – bass guitar
  • Paymon – keyboard
  • Seraph – drums
Additional musicians and production
  • Thomas Gabriel Fischer – vocals on Baphomet
  • V. Santura – production, recording, engineering, mixing and mastering

Release dates[edit]

Release dates are confirmed by their website.[2]

February 15, 2008 February 22, 2008 February 25, 2008 February 26, 2008 February 27, 2008 March 11, 2008
AU DE, AT, NL, LU, CH, IT UK, FR, GR, DK, NO, Rest of Europe ES, PT SE, FI, HU US

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ "DARK FORTRESS - 'Eidolon' Release Dates". thetruedarkfortress.com. 2008-01-23. Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-10-18.