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1. German band playing black metal
2. A UK trance duo.
3. Influential London based impro-noise / avant-jazz / heavy soundscapes duo of 90’s.
4. An American groove/black metal band.
5. A Scottish power metal band.
6. A German band playing hardcore
7. A thrash/hardcore band from Cleveland, OH.
8. An English melodic death-metal band.
9. A Bulgarian death-metal band from Svishtov (1992-1994)
10. A UK Power Metal Band since 2004.

1): Ascension is a black metal band from Saxony, Germany, formed in 2007.
Their works to the date include:
With Burning Tongues - 2009
Faith and Fire - 2010
Consolamentum - 2010
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2): UK based production duo. Ricky Simmonds and Steven Jones, 2 names which have appeared frequently under numerous guises including Space Brothers, Ascension, and Lustral, have been producing since 1995. Their uplifting euphoric trance/chillout styles have made an impact on everyone from John Digweed, to Paul Oakenfold & beyond.

3): Project of prolific guitarist Stefan Jaworzyn = founder of legendary Shock records (aka Mr. Shock; of Skullflower; Satin Chickens; Descension) and drummer Tony Irving (aka Derv; of Descension; Scott Bond).

Performed intense: electro-acoustic improvisations / apocalyptic musique concrète /
avant-jazz / heavy ambient / guitar noise soundscapes

Very active between 1993-1996.

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  • versionfiv

    i didn't notice how weird the first half of Angel of the Burning Sun is until the other night. really bizarre stuff there... kind of like a sore thumb of the album.

    17 Aug 4:28pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    @jandalf_ , @litex_fen , @carlos_galvan shut up and go to hunt dragons [2] while we stay here praying to satan

    11 Aug 8:37pm Reply
  • eidole

    "Everyone keeps talking about how DsO influenced they are, but to be honest I hear a lot more Secrets of the Moon in them" "True that ... Especially since the vocalist is Ar (Michael Zech) from Secrets of The Moon ." The vocals are very good, however I have never been into SOTM that much (I like some of their old stuff), I prefer Ascension over the recent stuff from SOTM. Their demo is fantastic for a Black Metal band from the 21st century! The rest is very-very-very good too (but yes, I prefer the demo ;-)) Also, I don't think we can't compare them to DsO either, the music is very different, really. Some thoughts for Marianne (L.S.K.) by the way, who did some guest vocals on Consolamentum. I hope she found what she was looking for...

    9 Aug 9:59pm Reply
  • elitist_jerk

    the PM ascension is like a 'roided up dragonforce

    17 Jul 1:30am Reply
  • orange_90

    true Ascension is Power Metal! :P [4]

    11 Jul 8:41pm Reply
  • OkkultaNagelfar

    I agree it does have a hint of SotM but it's unique in its own way. It's quite close to Watain's Sworn to the dark as well.

    5 Mar 1:40pm Reply
  • osmark

    I agree. I don't really hear much DsO in this other than the occasional noodling with dissonance. DsO are far more experimental (this band isn't). still pretty solid straight forward bm. \m/

    22 Jan 1:51pm Reply
  • Lvx-Fero

    Really good stuff. Waiting for the new album.

    3 Jan 9:03pm Reply
  • Nocturnalpriest

    I agree with the fact that it sounds much closer to SOTM than DsO, not only the vocals but also musically. They are one of the most impressive "recent" BM bands in my opinion. The balance between atmospheric parts and classic BM riffing is awesome, the song structures are perfect, high expectations on what's to come next...

    3 Jan 2:25pm Reply
  • Anubis211

    True that ... Especially since the vocalist is Ar (Michael Zech) from Secrets of The Moon .

    1 Jan 10:03pm Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    Everyone keeps talking about how DsO influenced they are, but to be honest I hear a lot more Secrets of the Moon in them

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kdeathland

    @jandalf_ , @litex_fen , @carlos_galvan shut up and go to hunt dragons

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • defnoob

    This band is much better than I expected. A strong Deathspell omega influence with a strong twist of their own with the riffs. Very good material.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Aimr

    @SankakuAtama: She only did additional Vocals... no need for replacement.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • iPowder

    Bandcamp Shaping Structures: This is quite the debut album! Those leads are and riffs are incredibly good along with the key work that add to the aggression. The vocals are fronted well and they stand their ground pretty good on every track. The way this band plays, I'm not surprised at all that they hail from Perth..everyone is born with guitars down there. Make Them Suffer meets Sensory Amusia type of sounding band! Well worth the purchase! \m/

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Versunkenheit

    I also read that statement and I would be curious about whether a second full-lenght masterpiece will happen in the near future or not. Ascension is high above the average, both the demo and the EP were fucking killer, not speaking about Consolamentum which is a real gem of nightside emanations.

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • jandalf_

    true Ascension is Power Metal! :P [3]

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "anyone know if Ascension are working on new material?" --> "June 19, 2012: We will now re-enter our temple walls with fire in our hearts and hunger in our veins to continue working on what will someday become the 2nd album."

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Nightsworn666

    Power metal ascension are amazing! Haven't heard the others.

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • EuanDemonStorm

    Yup, Orias are from my hometown, excellent stuff. Also, anyone know if Ascension are working on new material?

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
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