Phelios / Gates Of Atlantis
Album: Gates Of Atlantis   Collection:General
Artist:Phelios   Added:Feb 2014
Label:Malignant Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-02-21 Pull Date: 2014-04-25 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Apr 20 Apr 13 Mar 23 Mar 16 Mar 9 Mar 2 Feb 23
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 19, 2014: Live Your Life
Gates Of Atlantis
4. Mar 17, 2014: Deathcrush
New Stellar Age
2. Apr 12, 2014: Live Your Life
Gates Of Atlantis
5. Mar 12, 2014: Brownian Motion
The Shadow Out Of Time
3. Mar 19, 2014: Brownian Motion
Spiritual Possession
6. Mar 05, 2014: Brownian Motion
New Stellar Age

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-02-21
Gates Of Atlantis

Reviewed by BravoMarco

Bleak ambient desolation. Could write a dissertation describing the mood / symbolism of this recording, no real need to though, basically, it’s just all round great.

German artist Martin Stürtzer in fine form once again. From, Malignant Records.

All instrumental.

Play them all.
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1) Gates Of Atlantis (5.35) Slow & grimy start, then the drums kick in after a couple of minutes for an almost upbeat dancey feel. Slowing up to finish.
2) Temple Of Yith (6.59) From the build up, you know this will be good. Windswept landscape or Desolation under the sea. Slow, droney & lovely….
3) Spiritual Possession (5.35) Atmospheric, sound track quality. Legions of some mythical army marching to glory.
4) Hibernation (7.33). The background hum leads the way. Similar to the previous track, just slighter more mellow. Mythical army making the long journey back home.
5) New Stellar Age (5.56) Comparable to DiJ for sure, still plenty good enough in it’s own right. Captures the feeling of isolation & tormented souls. Slow & unnerving.
6) The Shadow Out Of Time (7.56) Subtle, yet menacing. Bleak, yet vivid.
7) Ascension (7.48) In similar vain to the previous. Desolate drone for a lengthy introduction, then a slight pulse as we head to the light.

Track Listing
1. Gates Of Atlantis   4. Hibernation
2. Temple Of Yith   5. New Stellar Age
3. Spiritual Possession   6. The Shadow Out Of Time
  7. Ascension