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  • Audio CD (Sept. 25 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B008OHV5XC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
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Engel emerged onto the world stage with the release of the critically acclaimed full-length debut in 2007, Absolute Design, which displayed their unique, melodic rhythms and progressive beats combined with chilling twin guitar harmonies and powerful, impassioned vocals setting a new standard in modern melodic death metal derived from the highly praised Gothenburg Sound. This year heralds the start of a new chapter in the ever evolving Engel saga with the launch of their third and most epic new offering so far: Blood Of Saints. Legendary producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Hatesphere, Dark Tranquillity) has been called upon to continue developing the sound and style that defines Engel as well as famed Gothenburg studio engineer Arnold Lindberg from Sound Industries to ensure that Blood of Saints will become one of the most eagerly awaited releases of this year so expect only the best of things to come in the future...

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HASH(0x9d63fe04) out of 5 stars Unce. Unce. Unce. Jan. 13 2013
By Jason Jousma - Published on
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When I first heard Engel, it was with some tracks from Absolute Design. That album utilized a sound a little different from Threnody, which is a little different from Blood of Saints. Still, there are similarities.

This album has dubstep elements... I want to say, maybe it's not even so far from their Absolute Design, but might be my untrained ear. While this album might be a sudden surprise to Engel fans, I can find it enjoyable.

So, my advice when approaching this album is to have an open mind. Try not to approach with the attitude that anything dubstep is automatically garbage. I'm certainly not a fan of Skrillex, but I do enjoy this album. The more I listen to it, the more it grows on me.

I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable with Engel going any deeper into dubstepery, but that's another matter. I also do feel the guitar work and instruments have lost a little luster they had in, say, Threnody. Meh, can't win 'em all.
HASH(0x9d64106c) out of 5 stars 3.5 stars - modern melodic death metal May 17 2013
By Justin G. - Published on
Format: Audio CD
2012's Blood of Saints is the third album from Swedish metal band Engel, which features In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin and The Crown guitarist Marcus Sunesson. I was actually unfamiliar with the band when I picked this album up. I just thought the cover looked cool and took a chance.

It turns out Engel plays melodic death metal...sort of. Melodic death metal is at the heart of Engel's sound, but there are - at least on this album - heavy elements from the alternative, electronic and even metalcore genres. Blood of Saints is very similar to recent In Flames albums (take that for what it's worth), but also brings to mind Raunchy and Mercenary. Clean and growled vocals alternate throughout, and there really is a lot of melody in these songs.

While I prefer my melodic death metal to sound more like Dark Tranquillity and Hypocrisy, I have to admit Engel plays their version of it pretty well. If you like the new In Flames sound, you're probably going to love this band. Blood of Saints is probably going to have a decent crossover appeal to fans of gothic metal like HIM and Dommin and fans of modern (but not too br00tal) metalcore.
HASH(0x9d6412ac) out of 5 stars Progression of Engel Oct. 22 2012
By Kasmiur - Published on
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A few year ago when I first heard Engel was for the video "Someone died and made you God." It was a video of them playing in a small room/school room. Almost looked like a closet. It was stripped down and simple. Which I enjoyed quite thoroughly. Then their album Absolute Design came out and gave me more of what I was looking for. Over the years my tastes slowly changed and when Threnody came out it still fit. Blood of Saints continues that progression. Where they were originally this stripped down band they have slowly added more elements to their music, some electronic elements. I like the slow progression as my taste evolve and it is matching that.
HASH(0x9d641528) out of 5 stars darn good europian metal!! March 2 2013
By nick reuillard - Published on
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solid melodic metal band! almost all the songs on this CD i thought were good. they all have there own sound. not too repetitive, as metal bands can sometimes be.

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