12. September 2020

Maelstrom Imperium

We are proud to announce Anguish Sublime’s long awaited full-length entitled ‘Maelstrom Imperium’!
The album is released under the wings of Silent Watcher Records.

The album consists of nine songs, each of them being a real journey through a wide range of stylistic variety, both musically and vocally, with lots of atmosphere, a fair amount of hard-hitting melodies and unusual lyrical content.
The CD version is released on a standard jewel case format with an edition limited to 500 copies and it is available from the 7th of November 2020, at the SWR webstore.

Hail and support the underground!

13. December 2020

Radio stream of "Maelstrom Imperium" @ Undergrand Radio!

Check out the Undergrand Radio today @18:00 CET, where our latest album – “Maelstrom Imperium” – will be featured in its entirety! Big cheers to the Undergrand radio crew! Thanks for the support! \m/

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10. December 2020

Another great "Maelstrom Imperium" review - by Liman Crew!

Fantastic review of “Maestrom Imperium” by the great Liman Crew! Horns up LC guys! Cheers! \m/

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Možda sam nekada prolazio i pored plakata i natpisa gde je pisalo Anguish Sublime ali nisam mogao da pročitam jer font je toliko bodljikav da oči krvare od samog pogleda, nisam ni znao da u nas postoji ovako dobar bend. Slušajući novi album sjajnog Novosadsko-Temerinskog benda Anguish Sublime udaraju me dve asocijacije. Prva je od Njegoša koja kaže da čaša žuči ište čašu meda. Zašto ova? Pa zato što ovaj album na neki čudno nostalgični metalski način opisuje svetlo tamne kontraste panuniverzuma na momente u ropcu nadolazeće smrti iz bezdana kosmosa a na momente potpuno žuto creveno jesenji romantično. Druga asocijacija je koren, jednostavno osećam da ovaj album i ovaj bend imaju duboke korene koji im daju stabilnost i potencijal za širenje.

Čudno je ovo, slušajući ovaj album spuštam ramena a podižem čelo, atmosfera je nešto što je najjače na ovom albumu, znate, kad vas neko pita zašto je Stalker dobar film ili zašto je Half Life dobra igrica, vi odgovorite, to je atmosfera, jedostavno atmosfera ovog albuma je neverovatno snažna i uzima vas pod svoje vrlo brzo. Produkcijski ovo ostvarenje je na visokom nivou, možda na momente ima mesta za male korekcije vokala ali u svakom slučaju ceo album je precizno i detaljno konstruisan. Sa ovog sjajnog albuma na kojem ima devet pesama izdvojio bih predivni melodični ep Anguish Sublime, takođe to su i odlične Under the Lunar Blaze i A Sigh for the Goblin Godess.

Anguish Sublime sa svojim melodično-agresivnim zvukon i novim sjajnim albumom Malestorm Imperium uvode nas u atmosferu beskonačne praznine vaseljene protkane niotkuda izazvanom nadom. Ovaj album je za prepuštanje i razmišljanje, ima punoću i skrivenu strukturu koju svakim sledećim slušanjem sve više otkrivate. Uživajte u zvuku ovog benda bodljikavog fonta i glasa a glatke gitare i duboke atmosfere.

Jozo Vrana

08. December 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" review @ Abaddon Magazine!

Another great review of our “Maestrom Imperium”, this time via Abaddon Magazine! Big cheers to Abadon Magazine! Hailz!

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With over twenty years of existence and just a couple of releases in the meantime, Anguish Sublime is hardly your hardest working band. However, with just five years since their previous release, an EP called “Thornwinged”, the level reached on “Maelstrom Imperium” is absolutely stunning!

Simply put, this duo takes its time to always develop their sound and take it on the path they desire. Still, there is this ever present danger of overly complicating matters to a point where the final product becomes a meaningless abuse of musical instruments. Anguish Sublime, luckily, knows where to place the borderline. Speaking of compositional borderline here, of course, as the genre these Serbians tread upon is stretched to the maximum.

Looking for an easy way out of this review, I could use atmospheric death / doom metal as the closest reference. But, an album as layered as “Maelstrom Imperium” undoubtedly is cannot be simply put aside as just another one in the myriad of death / doom projects breathing the condensed air of the scene.

Let me draw attention to a couple of fragments here. First off, the jazzy eclipse of “The Next Apocalypse”. A mesmerizing addition to an overly aggressive tune, yet implemented to wind down naturally into the unexpected. Another captivating moment comes by in the finale of “Mesmerized in Asphyxiated Delight”. An acoustic piece, reminiscent of Pink Floyd, which closes the doom laden song.

Seemingly, neither of the two mentioned parts cannot fit into music Anguish Sublime offer. But they do, miraculously, proving that there are many more aspects in which the genre itself can progress further.

On another note, one of the key features of “Maelstrom Imperium” is the melodic line. More precisely, and again almost impossible to fit in, death metal side of the album goes more along the melodic side of the genre. Brutality is not neglected completely, but it does fall to second place, leaving the lead to a more atmospheric stream.

Speaking of brutality, within these more violent episodes (yes, these are episodes, rather than prevalent factors) one can even find a black metal input that further enriches the already brimming compositions.

Now, with all that has already been said, Anguish Sublime have masterfully implemented keyboards into the mix, too. These are also finely tuned and get their fair share of spotlight, even if the majority of emotional side of the release is crafted by the “regular” metal instruments. Still, among them is hardly a “leader” present. Even within the guitar solos that are almost omnipresent, there is quite enough of bass guitar and drum presence. All of which makes for an extremely dynamic album, with a flow not often thought through on similar releases.

Looking for flaws one would definitely need to be nit-picking. There are some your humble reviewer spotted. Some things I would prefer to be done a slightly different way. However, I have decided to shut up. Doesn’t even matter. This release is excellent, if you ask me. I’m just letting go. Letting this record spin. Letting Anguish Sublime take over.

Impressive!

05. December 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" lyrics added to the site - check them out!

“Maelstrom Imperium” lyrics added to the site – check them out on the album release page! Enjoy! \m/
04. December 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" review @ SMP!

The review for the “Maestrom Imperium” on the Serbian Metal Portal is out – check it out! Horns up form the SMP crew!

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Novosadski Anguish Sublime možda nisu bili preterano diskografski aktivni – pre debi albuma o kojem će ovde biti reči, svega jedan demo i dva EP-a su iza njih – ali ova trupa koja se sastoji od dvojice vukova Aleksandra Crnobrnje (gitara, kompozitor, producent) i Arpada Takača (vokal, tekstovi, ex-Tales of Dark…) vodi ovu priču čak od 1998. godine, što je apsolutno za svako poštovanje! Dvojicu članova sam u prethodnoj rečenici nazvao vukovima što bi moglo zazvučati posprdno, ali zaista mi to nije bila namera, jer se posle preslušavanja njihovog debi albuma Maelstrom Imperium može odmah reći da se radi o prekaljenim metalcima s višedecenijskim iskustvom po više aspekata.

Anguish Sublime

Za početak dokaza ove tvrdnje možemo pogledati stil kojim se Anguish Sublime bavi. Oni ga sami nazivaju atmospheric death metal, što je na prvu loptu zadovoljavajuća odrednica, ali pažljivim slušanjem može se uočiti da bend ne robuje nekim okvirima već se služi raznim oruđima, kao što su npr. doom, gothic, death, pa čak i black metal na momente da bi dobili željeni proizvod. Svi navedeni podžanrovi su nesumnjivo ušli u gene kreatora tokom devedesetih, jer se u melodijama prosto namiriše da su zadojeni na izvorima tih prelepih godina kad se masa bendova drznula da istražuje i pomera granice metala u dotad neviđenim pravcima. Konkretno, ja sam tokom slušanja osetio duhove starih Dark Tranquillity i In Flames albuma (naslovnica “Maelstrom Imperium” kao da je ispala sa The Jester Race), Sentenced oko Amok ere, grčke izdanke grandioznog death metala Septic Flesh, klavijaturne upadice u stilu Norveške 90-ih kao što su to radili Arcturus ili Dimmu Borgir… Shvatili ste otprilike, nadam se. Ovakav zvuk možda jeste viđen, ali ga je vreme pokrilo velom zaborava na današnjoj metal sceni, te je svojevrstan kuriorzitet da je ponovo postao svež. Zaista dah svežeg vazduha (bar što se mene tiče). Valja reći i da je za Maelstrom Imperium bend izabrao tri numere sa demo snimka Among the Raven Skies iz 2004. i ponovo ih snimio, a one su se sasvim lepo uklopile u celinu, bez ikakvog štrčanja.

OVAKAV ZVUK MOŽDA JESTE VIĐEN, ALI GA JE VREME POKRILO VELOM ZABORAVA NA DANAŠNJOJ METAL SCENI, TE JE SVOJEVRSTAN KURIORZITET DA JE PONOVO POSTAO SVEŽ

Pesme su zanimljive i pune raznih obrta, ne prate klasičnu strukturu što je meni kao slušaocu uvek zanimljivije u ovakvom stilu. Moram, nažalost, napomenuti i najkrupniji minus Maelstrom Imperiuma, a to je produkcija bubnja. Aleksandar je zadužen za zvučnu sliku celokupnog izdanja i poprilično je očigledno da je bubanj kucan što meni kvari ceo dojam. Na svu sreću, ostatak instumenata i vokali sasvim dobro zvuče te to izvlači celu priču na tom polju, a svakako kvalitet pesama će i učiniti da se to lakše svari. Čak i sam omot i logo benda, iako nisu baš najsrećnije izvedeni, svojom izvedbom daju Maelstrom Imperiumu auru nekog starog albuma koji nekim čudom nismo pre čuli a eto, sad smo ga otkrili i dojmi nam se itekako.

Sve u svemu, iako možda Anguish Sublime nije među prominentnijim imenima naše metal scene, Maelstrom Imperium je manifest njihove moći i mogućnosti da mnogo pruže u svom domenu. Izdanje je nabavljivo preko nemačke izdavačke kuće Silent Watcher u tiražu od 500 diskova.

04. December 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" review @ El Tio Melodeath!

Another review of “Maelstrom Imperium”, this time by El Tio Melodeath! Horns up! \m/

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¡La esencia de la vieja escuela se hace presente con el fascinante álbum de Anguish Sublime!
Mención honorifica para uno de los lanzamientos que nos ha dejado noviembre, no lo había incluido a la recopilación final, ya que quería escuchar y disfrutar de cada detalle de esta pieza que era una de las que más esperaba. El álbum fue lanzado a inicios de noviembre, pero inicialmente fue distribuido en formato físico y apenas hace unas horas la banda lo ha subido a su Bandcamp oficial y vaya que es una pieza que no puedo dejar desapercibido, ya que es una pieza memorable y agradable para los seguidores de la vieja escuela.
Como se los había presentado hace unas semanas, esta banda es originaria de Novi Sad, Serbia, ya cuenta con un amplio recorrido en el género, ya que sus inicios se remontan a 1998, surgen dentro de todo el esplendor del género y su propuesta se ha caracterizado por capturar esa esencia, aunque un poco más encaminada hacía el Atmospheric, muy al estilo de Garden of Shadows. Aunque en este trabajo, traen una propuesta donde las melodías relucen a la perfección, muy al estilo del ‘Sonido de Gotemburgo’.
Después de algunos años dentro del género y de haber publicado 2 Ep’s por fin podemos escuchar su primera producción de larga duración titulada “Maelstrom Imperium”, la cual fue lanzada través del sello alemán Silent Watcher Records. Y vaya que es una pieza que te capturara entre 9 tracks sublimes, creando una pieza sólida que te hará recordar con mucha nostalgia la vieja esencia del Melodic Death. En total, son 50 minutos para disfruta de un álbum variado en velocidades, pero en general mantienen una velocidad constante, donde destacan una fascinante carga de melodías, con algunas atmósferas que capturan los sonidos del universo, que además este elemento es parte fundamental en el trabajo lírico del álbum. Vaya que he disfrutado de cada track, ya que al ir avanzando, la banda aumenta un nivel más en ejecución, demostrando mucho virtuosismo en su estructura musical guiada por la esencia de la vieja escuela, muy al estilo sueco, claro la banda crea una esencia propia que sin duda será del agrado de los seguidores de la vieja guardia del género.

Tracklist:
1. Maelstrom Imperium
2. Anguish Sublime
3. Panthemonium
4. The Next Apocalypse
5. Mesmerized in Asphyxiated Delight
6. Under the Lunar Blaze
7. The Heretic Ascent
8. A Sigh for the Goblin Goddess
9. Somberdawn Helix

Canciones a destacar: “Mesmerized in Asphyxiated Delight”, “Somberdawn Helix” y “Under the Lunar Blaze”.
Ya pueden disfrutar de este excelente lanzamiento en el siguiente enlace:
Bandcamp: https://anguishsublime.bandcamp.com/album/malestrom-imperium
¡Espero que lo disfruten Melodic Death brothers! ¡No duden en seguir y compartir el trabajo de la banda si han disfrutado de esta pieza! ¡Próximamente disponible en más plataformas digitales!

03. December 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" free on bandcamp!

Hey all! “Maelstrom Imperium” is available in digital form on our bandcamp page and it is free for streaming and download!

You can support us by donating (put something into the “Name your price” field), or you can order the CD from our publisher store!

Tomorrow, on November the 4th, is the “Bandcamp friday” – which means that all of the donations and revenues goes to the artists! Any support is much appreciated and very much welcome!

Cheers!


Pozdrav svima! “Maelstrom Imperium” je dostupan u digitalnoj formi na našoj bandcamp stranici i besplatan je za slušanje i download!

Podržite nas putem donacije (unesite nešto u “Name your price” polje) ili poručite CD iz web prodavnice našeg izdavača!

Sutra, 4. novembra, je tzv “Bandcamp petak” – što znači da sve donacije i prihod idu direktno izvođačima! Svaka podrška je veoma cenjena i dobrodošla!

Živeli!

20. November 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" review @ Crossfire Metal Webzine

The first review of “Maelstrom Imperium” is here! Cheers to Crossfire Metal Webzine! \m/

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Auch wenn die Serben Anguish Sublime einmal auf einem My Dying Bride-Tribute-Album vertreten waren, spielen sie Melodic Death Metal. Sie selbst nennen es aber Atmospheric Death Metal, so dass das spacige Artwork gut dazu passt. Die Band wurde schon 1998 gegründet, legt aber jetzt erst ihr erstes reguläres Album vor. Zuvor gab es lediglich ein Demo, zwei EPs und besagten Samplertrack. Auf dem Debüt sind neun neue Tracks enthalten. Von den alten EPs ist hier nichts noch einmal neu eingespielt worden. Ein verträumtes Intro leitet das Album ein, bevor ein grooviges, tonnenschweres Riff von tiefer gestimmten Gitarren und abgrundtiefer Growlgesang erklingen. Doublebass, seichte Keyboard-Teppiche im Hintergrund, eine gute Leadgitarre und variabler Gesang, der auch mal gesprochen oder geflüstert daherkommt, bestimmen das Geschehen. Ich fühle mich an Bands aus den Neunzigern, wie Amorphis, Sentenced, Paradise Lost oder auch Etherial Winds erinnert. Dabei klingen Anguish Sublime aber immer eigenständig und bleiben interessant. Aber vor allem schaffen sie es, dass alle Songs – trotz vieler verschiedener Einflüsse – immer homogen klingen und wie aus einem Guss kommen. Untermalt wird alles von einer guten, warmen Produktion. Selbst das hörbar gestriggerte Schlagzeug stört mich hier nicht. Ein kleiner Geheimtipp mit leichtem Exotenbonus!

Note: 8 von 10 Punkten
Autor: Daniel Müller

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07. November 2020

"Mesmerized In Asphyxiated Delight" visualizer's out!

This time we’re giving you a blast from the past! Check out the rerecorded/rearranged version of “Mesmerized In Asphyxiated Delight”! Feel free to like and share!

Big thanks to András Ispán for laying down the basslines on this one! \m/

07. November 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" is officially released!

Ladies and gents! We’re pleased to announce that “Maelstrom Imperium” is officially released! You can order the CD at the SWR Store, E-Bay or Discogs

As stated by the publisher, a free shipping offer is there for ordering 1 set of 24 CDs. Interested? Please contact them via: info@silentwatcherrecord.de

25. October 2020

"Maelstrom Imperium" lyrics video

Hey folks!

We present you the lyrics video for the title track of our upcoming album “Maelstrom Imperium”

Feel free to like and share!

You can still place your preorders on the Silent Watcher Records webstore

Check out our official youtube channel

Horns up!

06. September 2020

AS signed to Silent Watcher Records

We have finally come to an agreement for a record deal with Silent Watcher Records
More infos are coming soon, so stay tuned!

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06. January 2016

AS on "Mires Of Sorrow: A Tribute To My Dying Bride"!

We are very pleased and honoured to announce that Anguish Sublime took part in the “Mires Of Sorrow: A Tribute To My Dying Bride”, an official My Dying Bride tribute compilation.

Anguish Sublime has been included, among 7 other bands, on the limited edition Compact Disc, officially published today, on January the 6th, 2016.

Click to the following link to visit the Mires of Sorrow official bandcamp page, where you can find the official “Mires Of Sorrow: A Tribute To My Dying Bride” limited edition CD and the bonus tracks digital release!

\m/\m/\m/\m/\m/\m/

28. April 2015

Collector's Edition of "Unveiling the Origin"

Hail! The collectors edition of Anguish Sublime’s “Unveiling the Origin” EP is finally here! It is a very limited edition, consisting of not more than 60 copies! The price of the CD is 4.00EUR + 3.00EUR shipment cost.

Za fanove iz Srbije – “Unveiling the Origin” CD je dostupan u Mungosu u Novom Sadu od sutra! Takođe nas možete kontaktirati na anguishsublime@gmail.com i poručiti CD pouzećem – cena je 450RSD + ptt troškovi (okvirno 120-150RSD).

21. September 2014

"Worm's Eye-view" lyrics video

Hail! Check out the new lyrics video for “Worm’s Eye-view” – it’s not a classic lyric video though 😉

We hope you will enjoy it!

Also check out our youtube channel for old and new stuff! Stay metal! \m/


...and behold, ye lame fleshly sculpture!
What tremendous plague thou hast evoken...
The challenge for a final battle is near.

The restless frown of the moon
drawn like a goëtic circle
shalt be the only audience in this arena,
where like helpless prey thou wilt succumb
...to the hand of thy very own self.

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