The Great Mass

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The Great Mass
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Studio album by Septicflesh
Released 18 April 2011
Recorded Devasoundz Studios (Athens, Greece), Studio Abyss (Ludvika, Sweden), Smecky Studios (Prague, Czech Republic), July-September 2010
Genre Symphonic death metal
Length 43:35
Label Season of Mist
Producer Peter Tägtgren, Septic Flesh
Septicflesh chronology
Communion
(2008)
The Great Mass
(2011)
Titan
(2014)
Alternative cover
Jewel case version
Singles from The Great Mass
  1. "The Vampire from Nazareth"
    Released: December 24, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chronicles of Chaos 9.5/10[1]
Metal Archives 90%[2]
All Music 4.5/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Angry Metal Guy 4/5 stars[5]
Metal Storm 9/10[6]
Ultimate Guitar Archive 9.2/10[7]
Subexistance 9/10[8]
Lords of Metal 95%[9]
Spirit of Metal webzine 8.5/10[10]
Revolver 2/5 stars[11]
Rock'n'World 5.7/10[12]

The Great Mass is the eighth studio album by Greek death metal band Septicflesh. It was recorded between July–September 2010 in Devasoundz (Greece) and The Abyss (Sweden) and produced by Peter Tägtgren. The orchestration was written by Christos Antoniou and recorded by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Upon release, the album received critical acclaim.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Sotiris V., all music composed by Septicflesh, symphonic tracks performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

No. Title Length
1. "The Vampire from Nazareth" 4:08
2. "A Great Mass of Death" 4:46
3. "Pyramid God" 5:13
4. "Five-Pointed Star" 4:33
5. "Oceans of Grey" 5:11
6. "The Undead Keep Dreaming" 4:29
7. "Rising" 3:16
8. "Apocalypse" 3:55
9. "Mad Architect" 3:36
10. "Therianthropy" 4:28

Personnel[edit]

Septicflesh
  • Christos Antoniou - guitars, orchestrations
  • Sotiris Anunnaki V - clean vocals, guitars
  • Seth Siro Anton - harsh vocals, bass, artwork
  • Fotis Benardo - drums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir Of Prague
    • Stanislav Mistr - choir master
    • Adam Klemens - orchestra conductor
  • Androniki Skoula (Chaostar) - vocals
  • Iliana Tsakiraki (Meden Agan) - vocals
  • George Diamantopoulos (Chaostar) - kaval, yayli tanbur
Production
  • Fotis Benardo - sound engineering
  • George Emmanuel - sound engineering
  • Steve Venardo - sound engineering
  • Jan Holzner - sound engineering
  • Michal Hradisky - sound engineering
  • Peter Tägtgren - producer, mixing
  • Jonas Kjellgren - mastering
  • Jon Simvonis - photography
  • Petr Pycha - music contractor, recording manager

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 132

Release history[edit]

Formats Region Date Label
CD Europe April 18, 2011[14] Season of Mist
CD North America April 19, 2011[14] Season of Mist
CD Japan September 21, 2011[15] Nippon Columbia

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