The Deep & The Dark

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The Deep & The Dark
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 16, 2018
RecordedSilverlinemusic, The Scratching Tree Studio, Linz, Austria
Genre
Length41:01
LabelNapalm Records
ProducerFrank Pitters
Visions of Atlantis chronology
Ethera
(2013)
The Deep & The Dark
(2018)
Singles from The Deep & The Dark
  1. "Return To Lemuria"
    Released: 1 December 2017
  2. "The Silent Mutiny"
    Released: 16 February 2018
  3. "The Deep & The Dark"
    Released: 18 April 2018

The Deep & The Dark is the sixth studio album by Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis, released on 16 February 2018 in Europe.[1] It is the first studio album to feature Clémentine Delauney and Siegfried Samer on lead vocals.

Reception[edit]

The album received mostly positive reviews. Metalfan.nl gives it 80 out of 100 points, finding the album "a solid metal record showing the strongest sides of Visions Of Atlantis".[2] Louderthanwords.eu calls the album "a nice album to dream away with, with a longing to go on an adventure, looking for hidden treasures and sunken islands", giving the album an 8,5 out of 10.[3] Travis Green from myglobalmind.com states "I was excited about The Deep & The Dark when I saw who the two singers were, but I would never have expected it to turn out as well as it did! Visions of Atlantis have finally reached their full potential, delivering by far their best album to date!", giving it a 9,5 out of 10.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics by Clémentine Delauney and Siegfried Samer except "The Book of Nature", "The Last Home" and Prayer to the Lost by Clémentine Delauney. All music by Frank Pitters except "Prayer to the Lost" by Clémentine Delauney. All arrangements by Frank Pitters. All vocal lines by Frank Pitters except "The Book of Nature", "The Last Home" and Prayer to the Lost by Clémentine Delauney.

No.TitleLength
1."The Deep & The Dark"4:07
2."Return to Lemuria"4:09
3."Ritual Night"3:58
4."The Silent Mutiny"3:45
5."Book of Nature"5:21
6."The Last Home"4:14
7."The Grand Illusion"3:42
8."Dead Reckoning"3:52
9."Words of War"3:39
10."Prayer to the Lost"4:10
Total length:41:01

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Clémentine Delauney - lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Siegfried Samer - lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Christian Douscha - guitars
  • Herbert Glos - bass guitars
  • Thomas Caser - drums
Guest musicians
  • Anton Konrath - shamanic voices, additional percussions
  • Frank Pitters - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Koren - bass guitars on album
Production
  • Anton Konrath - engineer
  • Dominic Sebastian - engineer
  • Frank Pitters - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Mika Jussila - mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Swiss Albums Chart[4] 94
Official UK top rock albums[5] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Visions of Atlantis - The Deep & the Dark Review Your Online Magazine for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal". 16 February 2018.
  2. ^ Metalfan.nl. "Visions Of Atlantis - The Deep And The Dark - Metalfan.nl Review".
  3. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: Visions of Atlantis - The Deep & the Dark > Louder Than Words". 16 February 2018.
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Visions Of Atlantis - The Deep & The Dark - swisscharts.com". www.swisscharts.com.
  5. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40 - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com.