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Ahab - The Giant album

Ahab  - The Giant album
Performer: Ahab
Genre: Rock
Title: The Giant
FLAC album size: 1773
Style: Funeral Doom Metal
Country: Austria

Last track from new album The Giant.

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The Giant is the third studio album by the German funeral doom metal band Ahab released through their long time label mate Napalm Records. The lyrics are based on Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Digipack & Vinyl bonus tracks. Daniel Droste – vocals, guitar, keyboards. Christian Hector – guitar. Stephan Wandernoth – bass. Cornerlius Althammer – drums. Jens Siefert – recording, production, mix and mastering. Sebastian Jerke – artwork.

Vocals – Herbrand Larsen. Companies, etc. Licensed From – Napalm Records. Recorded At – Überwälder Klangdressur Studio. Mixed At – Überwälder Klangdressur Studio. Ahab (4). The Giant ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RP). Napalm Records, Napalm Records. NPR 426LP, NPR 426 2LP. Austria. MZR CD 548. The Giant ‎(CD, Album).

Ahab has clearly defined their sound on "The Giant". A strong band from early demos and with a phenomenal if not integral first release, Ahab has shown a keen insight for musicianship and mood. On sophomore release "The Divinity of Oceans" Ahab began to incorporate elements of jazz and very soft more ambient melodies, and on The Giant these elements return in full strength and with new innovations to the sound that caught many by surprise. The key track to judge the album against, and perhaps the greatest showpiece of all The Giant has to offer land right in the middle of the album: "Antarctica the Polymorphess". Within the ringing of the first few cavernous notes one can tell that this song is going to be utterly MASSIVE, and Ahab has yet to disappoint when it comes to conjuring great master-pieces of moody doom, and the frigid landscapes given in "Antarctica" are no different.

And with an album like Call of the Wretched Sea, I don’t feel I even need to read it to grasp the emotions it’s communicating. Even back when I first heard the album in 2006, when the heaviest doom I’d been exposed to was Candlemass, I could practically feel the brine in my face and the harpoon in my hand. The album still stands up today as a latter-day classic of funeral doom metal, and listening to it makes you feel all the desperation and hopelessness that comes from being dragged by a beast of the deep on a Nantucket sleigh-ride. Eschewing Call’s muddy and claustrophobic production, the engineering on The Giant is clear and distinct in all parts.

Concept and lyrics of the album are based on Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. The Giant was Produced by AHAB & Jens Siefert Recorded at Überwälder Klangdressur, Grasellenbach During Jan & Feb 2012. All Music by Daniel Droste & AHAB. All Lyrics by Christian Hector Except "The Giant" and "Fantoms Deep Below" by Christian Hoffarth. The digipak release contains a bonus track: 7. Time's Like Molten Lead (11:02)

Germany's Ahab warned fans to prepare for imminent musical growth as they neared the release of third album, The Giant, but no one could be sure just how far the formerly steadfast funeral doom ensemble would waver from their predetermined course.

But this album did have something the first did not, a unique atmosphere and sound. In any case, it would only make sense that the next move would be in an even cleaner direction

Deliverance (Shouting at the Dead). Antarctica (The Polymorphess). Time's Like Molten Lead. Musicians: Chris Hector: Guitars. Daniel Droste: Vocals, Guitars. Cornelius Althammer: Drums. Stephan Wandernoth: Bass. MusicBrainz: The Giant. this site: The Giant.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Further South 8:56
2 Aeons Elapse 12:45
3 Deliverance (Shouting At The Dead) 7:53
4 Antarctica (The Polymorphess)
Guest, Vocals – Herbrand Larsen
11:46
5 Fathoms Deep Below
Guest, Guitar [Guitars] – Peter "LJ" Eifflaender*
9:08
6 The Giant
Guest, Vocals – Herbrand Larsen
10:36
7 Time's Like Molten Lead 11:02

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Napalm Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Napalm Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ООО «Маззар»
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – LLC "Mazzar"
  • Copyright (c) – Napalm Records
  • Pressed By – ООО "Сони ДАДС"
  • Published By – Iron Avantgarde Publishing
  • Recorded At – Überwälder Klangdressur Studio
  • Mixed At – Überwälder Klangdressur Studio
  • Mastered At – Überwälder Klangdressur Studio

Credits

  • Artwork, Illustration [Illustrations], Layout, Design [Photo Design] – Sebastian Jerke
  • Band [AHAB Are:] – Christian Hector, Cornelius Althammer, Daniel Droste, Stephan Wandernoth
  • Bass – Stephan Wandernoth
  • Drums – Cornelius Althammer
  • Guitar [Guitars] – Christian Hector
  • Lyrics By – Christian Hector (tracks: 1 to 4, 7), Christian Hoffarth (tracks: 5, 6)
  • Music By – Ahab , Daniel Droste
  • Photography By [Band Pictures By] – Helena Schmidt
  • Producer [Produced By] – Ahab , Jens Siefert
  • Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Jens Siefert
  • Typography [Proofreading], Lyrics By [Lyrical Advice] – Carl Begai
  • Vocals, Guitar [Guitars] – Daniel Droste

Notes

[Booklet]
Guest vocals on "Antarctica The Polymorphess" and "The Giant" by Herbrand Larsen of Enslaved (courtesy of Indie Recordings)
Guest guitars on "Fathoms Deep Below" by Peter "LJ" Eifflaender of Dead Eyed Sleeper (courtesy of Supreme Chaos Records)

Recorded at Überwälder Klangdressur, Grasellenbach during January and February 2012.
Recorded, mixed and mastered [...] at Überwälder Klangdressur (www.klangdressur.de)
Band pictures by Helena Schmidt (www.facebook.com/HelianthePhoto)
Entire artwork, illustrations, layout and photo design by Sebastian Jerke (www.sebastianjerke.de)

Management: [email protected]
Booking: [email protected]

[Back sleeve]
℗&© 2012 Napalm Records. ℗ 2012 ООО «Маззар» по лицензии Napalm Records.
℗ 2012 LLC «Mazzar» under exclusive license from Napalm records.
For sale in Russian Federation, CIS countries (Ukraine, Belarus) only!
Оптовая продажа продукции ООО «МАЗЗАР»: 121471 г.Москва, ул.Верейская д 41; тел./факс: 8 347-10-83; e-mail: [email protected]; web: www.mazzar.ru; интернет-магазин: www.metalcd.ru

Track 7 is a hidden track; the titles was taken from the CD metadata.

Released in a clear-tray jewel case; includes a 20-page booklet with lyrics.
Track durations do not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: AHAB "The Giant" MZR CD 548
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner plastic ring, etched): ООО "Сони ДАДС" Лицензия Роскомнадзора № 77-339
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LZ74
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ALB24

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NPR 426 LP, NPR 426 2LP Ahab The Giant ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Napalm Records, Napalm Records NPR 426 LP, NPR 426 2LP Austria 2012
NPR 426LP, NPR 426 2LP Ahab The Giant ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RP) Napalm Records, Napalm Records NPR 426LP, NPR 426 2LP Austria 2014
NPR 426 Ahab The Giant ‎(CD, Album) Napalm Records NPR 426 Austria 2012
NPR 426 LP, NPR 426 2LP Ahab The Giant ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Napalm Records, Napalm Records NPR 426 LP, NPR 426 2LP Austria 2012
MZR CD 548 Ahab The Giant ‎(CD, Album) Mazzar Records MZR CD 548 Russia 2012

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