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Tara

Absu

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 23rd, 2001
Catalog ID:
OPCD 098
Label:
Osmose Productions
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 92%)
1. Tara 01:56   Instrumental
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2. Pillars of Mercy 04:21   Show lyrics
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3. A Shield with an Iron Face 03:22   Show lyrics
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4. Manannán 06:39   Show lyrics
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5. The Cognate House of Courtly Witches Lies West of County Meath 04:19   Show lyrics
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6. She Cries the Quiet Lake 04:10   Show lyrics
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7. Yrp Lluyddawc 01:51   Instrumental
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8. From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn to Ash) 03:53   Show lyrics
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9. Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181) 04:46   Show lyrics
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10. Vorago (Spell 182) 05:45   Show lyrics
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11. Bron (Of the Waves) 01:32   Instrumental
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12. Stone of Destiny (...for Magh Slécht and Ard Righ) 07:46   Show lyrics
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13. Tara (Recapitulation) 01:45   Instrumental
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Band members
Proscriptor McGovern Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Synthesizers
Equitant Ifernain Bass
Shaftiel Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals, Bass
Guest/Session
Masthema Mazziqim Vocals (backing)
Sir Don Shannon Bagpipes
Ronnie Trent Vocals (backing)
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals (backing)
Sir Vincent Rossi Guitars (acoustic), Mandolin
David Harbour Keyboards, Piano
Miscellaneous staff
Sir William Hell Photography
Kol Marshall Producer
Kris Verwimp Cover art
D. L. Mastering
Proscriptor McGovern Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Synthesizers
Equitant Ifernain Bass
Shaftiel Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals, Bass
Masthema Mazziqim Vocals (backing)
Sir Don Shannon Bagpipes
Ronnie Trent Vocals (backing)
Melechesh Ashmedi Vocals (backing)
Sir Vincent Rossi Guitars (acoustic), Mandolin
David Harbour Keyboards, Piano
Sir William Hell Photography
Kol Marshall Producer
Kris Verwimp Cover art
D. L. Mastering
Read Absu - Tara 100% ThrashManiacAYD October 29th, 2009
Read One of the many reasons I... 89% BastardHead April 16th, 2009
Read Bow Down To Absu! Do It! 98% SlipIntoLambCambria October 24th, 2008
Read It's "Absu"-lutely... 95% Fifth_Figure September 16th, 2004
Read Okay riffs, horrendous... 55% UltraBoris April 11th, 2004
Read Opus # 2 100% Vlad_Tepes March 22nd, 2004
Read 2nd Best Metal Album...? 100% Spawnhorde January 22nd, 2004
Read exemplary 98% SculptedCold October 24th, 2003
Read Mythological Occult Metal 100% Mourningrise August 27th, 2003
Read if this doesn't get yer... 86% ironasinmaiden May 28th, 2003

Produced by Kol Marshall and Absu.
Recorded by Kol Marshall between September-December 2000 at Nomad Recording Studios, Carrollton, Texas.

All music composed and written by Shaftiel excluding "Tara" and "Tara (Recapitulation)", written and performed by Sir Don Shannon.
All arrangements by Proscriptor McGovern.
All lyrics by Proscriptor McGovern and Equitant Ifernain Dal Gais.

The album is separated in two chapters.
Phase One: Ioldánach's Pedagogy: Tracks 1-7
Phase Two: The Cythraul Klan's Scrutiny: Tracks 8-13

"Manannán" is a re-recorded version of the song of same name which originally appeared on the mini-album "In the Eyes of Ioldánach" (1998).

The vinyl version is limited to 1000 copies.

May 2006 : Collector's edition picture LP re-released on Agonia Records.

September 2009: remastered digipack reissue with 'In the Eyes of Ioldánach' as bonus tracks.

Warning - Osmose Productions CD presses may contain a copy-protection method which renders the CD completely unreadable in PCs and certain modern Hi-Fi systems. This isn't indicated anywhere on the packaging.

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