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Review from Concrete Web

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 22, 2016, In : English 
From: Concrete Web
Published: December 21, 2016

On March 21st 2016, a partnership of Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music (a side-label of Solitude Productions) resulted in the release of two albums: Cold Redrafted by Negative Voice (the review was published on July 4th 2016 – for the review, just enter the band’s name in the ‘search’-tab) and Immensity’s debut The Isolation Splendour. Both releases are somewhat comparable in approach, so pay attention!

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: December 19, 2016

After the demo "The Lonely Aquarelle", IMMENSITY releases thru BadMoodMan Music and Hypnotic Dirge Records their debut full-length album entitled "The Isolation Splendour" combining growl and clean vocals. The band was founded in the beginning  of 2009 by Andrew Kelekis (Guitars), the other members are Leonidas Hatzimihalis who did a great job in "Aspectations" (EQUAL VECTOR),  Chris Markopoulos (Guitars), George Kritharis (Bass), Yia...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, In : Italian 
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: December 12, 2016

Il panorama doom-death metal melodico è di anno in anno più affollato, diviene quindi sempre più difficile cogliere impreparati gli abituali fruitori o sorprenderli. In alcune circostanze anzi è capitato purtroppo di deluderli, a causa di un appiattimento della proposta anche a opera di artisti che sinora avevano svolto il mestiere più che bene, ad esempio gli svedesi When Nothing Remains.

Dopo aver pubblicato nel 2012 il ...

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Review from Extreme Metal Voyager

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, September 18, 2016, In : English 
From: Extreme Metal Voyager
Published: September 15, 2016

 It’s good to age. If the angst-ridden, stubborn teenager in me were to review an album like this, originality would be a decisive factor. Obvious musical influences would be a negative thing in my narrow-minded evaluation. The word “copy-cat” would be used once or twice as well, further strengthening my resolve on the “fact”. Ageing gives way to perspective, originality isn’t an aspect nor an argument in the dig...

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Review from Necromance Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, July 29, 2016, In : Spanish 
From: Necromance Webzine
Published: July 28, 2016

Buen material de Atmosférico Death/Doom Metal que encierra este primer lanzamiento completo de los helenos IMMENSITY, llegándonos de la mano del sello canadiense Hypnotic Dirge Records (SUBTERRANEAN DISPOSITION, WOMB, FUNERAL IN HEAVEN…).

Este sexteto ateniense creado en 2009, nos muestra en 5 extensas canciones, su progresión desde que editasen su primera referencia, “The Lonely Aquarelle” en 2012 que contenía dos temas y ...

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Review from Metallifer Blog

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 11, 2016, In : French 
From: Metallifer Blog
Published: July 8, 2016

Immensity est un groupe grec originaire d’Athènes qui évolue dans un registre de atmospheric doom / death metal. Le groupe a été fondé en 2009 par le guitariste Andreas Kelekis. A partir de 2010 le chanteur Leonidas Hatzimihalis commence à s’occuper des chansons et surtout du concept derrière les textes. Le groupe s’affine ensuite en 2011 avec l’entrée du batteur Yiannis Fillipaios, du bassiste Giorge Kritharis et du gui...

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Review from Last Day Leaf

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 18, 2016, In : English 
From: Last Day Leaf 
Published: June 7, 2016

Immensity is an atmospheric doom/death, with Progressive influences, metal band from Athens, Greece, which was formed in 2009. They released their first demo called ‘The Lonely Aquarelle‘ in 2012, and this year they present themselves with a full-length album called ‘The Isolation Splendour‘ (Hypnotic Dirge Records/Solitude Productions).

The founder of the band is Andreas Kelekis (guitars, synth). In 2010, Leonidas Hatzimihalis (e...

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Review from Crossfire Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 18, 2016, In : German 
From: Crossfire Metal
Published: June 7, 2016

Atmosphärischer Todesdoom soll das sein, womit die Band aus Athen ihre Fans beliefert. Nun ja, der Deathanteil beschränkt sich hier auf die tiefen Growls, denn sonst musiziert man softer und sehr melodisch. Auf cleane Vocals wird häufig gewechselt, die ebenfalls nicht zu kantig oder zu laut gebracht werden, sondern sich harmonisch in die Songs einfügen. Zusammen können sie Stimmungen zum Abheben erschaffen, für die in erster Linie...

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Review from Metal Invader

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 18, 2016, In : Greek 
From: Metal Invader
Published: June 7, 2016

Ντεμπούτο για τους Αθηναίους Immensity με τίτλο »The Isolation Splendour» , τέσσερα χρόνια μετά το “The Lonely Aquarelle” demo τους και σχεδόν 7 από τη δημιουργία της μπάντας. Από τα πρώτα λεπτά ο δίσκος σε βάζει σε ένα θλιμμένο mood, σε μια υγρή ομιχλώδη ατμόσφαιρα. Θλίψη...

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Review from Bravewords

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 18, 2016, In : English 
From: Bravewords Reviews
Published: May 28, 2016

Some majestic doom on display here from Greek crew Immensity, who impress with the delivery and confidence displayed on this, their debut. The band lay down death/doom with a power and punch often only seen in bands like Paradise Lost back in their early coming-of-age heyday, when every song was an event, every chord change important; the sounds also bring to mind My Dying Bride in a big way, which is always a good thing. Immensity m...

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Review from Rock Pages Greece

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, In : English 
From: Rock Pages Gr
Published: May 20, 2016
Original Link

If I said that I wasn’t waiting a long time for this record, I would be lying. After 4 years of patience, Immensity finally released their first album.

My first experience with this band from Athens was back in 2012 when they released a 2-track promo titled “The Lonely Aquarelle”. Hopefully, these tracks are also in this album which contains 7 tracks and has over 1-hour total running time. Immensity’s style isn’t something common...

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Review from ZWareMetalen

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, In : Dutch 
From: ZWareMetalen
Published: May 9, 2016

Het was al even geleden dat ik iets vernam van Hypnotic Dirge, maar kijk, ze leven nog. Deze keer kregen we de debuutplaat van het Griekse zestal Immensity, bestaande uit nobele onbekenden. Enkel zanger Louis en zijn While Heaven Wept-connectie kende ik halflings. Deze heren en vrouw brengen atmosferische doomdeath, of iets in die aard.

The Isolation Splendour bestaat inderdaad uit doom, doom van het Finse melodische type. Er wordt zowel cle...

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Review from Greek Rebels

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, In : Greek 
From: Greek Rebels
Published: May 3, 2016

Δίσκος αποκάλυψη! Αυτό είναι το πρώτο συναίσθημα που μου έρχεται θέλοντας να ξεκινήσω την παρουσίαση αυτού του album. Για τους υποψιασμένους που παρακολούθησαν τους Immensity από το πρώτο τους demo “The Lonely Aquarelle” του 2012, ίσως να μην ήταν τόσο μεγάλη έκπ...

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Review from Metalzone

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, In : Greek 
From: Metalzone
Published: April 29, 2016

  Immensity. ¨Ένα συγκρότημα που μέρα με την μέρα θα γίνεται πιο γνωστό όσο η μουσική τους φτάνει σε περισσότερα αυτιά. Δημιουργημένοι το 2009 από τον κιθαρίστα Ανδρέα Κελέκη. Το φθινόπωρο του 2010, αναλαμβάνει τα φωνητικά ο Λεωνίδας Χατζημιχάλης. Σύντο...

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Review from The Blog of Doom

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 23, 2016, In : English 
From: The Blog of Doom
Published: March 25, 2016

Embracing the classic Doom/Death Metal sound, this Greek 6-piece cranks out a stunning Peaceville homage on their debut release. Switching between death growls and soaring cleans, the vocals call on 20+ years of genre influence while delivering tales of sorrow and pain and all that good stuff. As always, though, I’m a sucker for the slow, haunting guitar lines that provide the bulk of the record’s melody. The album is a bit bloat...

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Review from Hard Rock Info

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 23, 2016, In : English 
From: Hard Rock Info
Published: April 17, 2016

The shortest song is 5 and a half minutes, and that's normal. But the rest is between approximately 9-11 minutes long. I guess it's not so hard for you to figure out that it's yet another heavy-weight band. Some kind of atmospheric and melancoly death/doom metal.
IMMENSITY comes from Greece, and was formed in the beginning of 2009 in Athens. This is their debut album.
These 7 songs last for approximately 68 minutes, and that's very long....

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Review from Doom Metal Heaven

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 9, 2016, In : English 
From: Doom Metal Heaven
April 9, 2016
Original Link

The debut album from this six-piece death-doom band from Greece offers a vast ocean of suffering for the listener to dive into. Over the course of an hour or so, Immensity squeeze in a spectacular number of elements on this release.

The slow, regal riffs remind the listener of Daylight Dies, with echoes of My Dying Bride; the clean vocals provide an elegant foil to the growled misery; the keyboards and delicate picking create a subtly...

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Review from IYE Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 2, 2016, In : Italian 
From: IYE Zine
Published: April 2, 2016

Un’altra band si affaccia al proscenio del metal più malinconico e melodico: si tratta dei greci Immensity, i quali con The Isolation Splendour entrano a far parte del ricco novero delle band europeo dedite al doom death atmosferico.

Il gruppo ellenico, nel corso di questo riuscito esordio su lunga distanza, dimostra d’aver appreso alla perfezione gli insegnamenti dei migliori nomi del settore, e parlo in particolare di Swallow The Sun e ...

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Review from The Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 2, 2016, In : English 
From: The Metal Observer
Published: March 31, 2016

For all the excellent black metal that has come out of Greece the last few decades, the country has produced surprisingly few doom/death bands. Formed in 2009 by Andreas Kelekis, Immensity is one of the few doom/death bands to call the country home. Kelekis rounded out the group in 2010 and 2011 and released a demo, The Lonely Aquarelle, in 2012. After hooking up with Hypnotic Dirge, Immensity is set to release their debut album, T...

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Review from Dead Rheteric Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: March 15, 2016

Sometimes a bit of gothic/doom can be just what’s needed to lift the spirits. Delving headlong into some more melancholic material and hearing the gorgeous melodies and atmosphere gives the best in the genre their ability to strike a chord with followers. Greece’s own Immensity has both the sound (and the fitting name) seemingly mastered on their debut, The Isolation Splendour.

While Immensity’s influences run through the usual sus...

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Review from Taste of Khaos Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : English 
From: Taste of Khaos Webzine
Published: March 11, 2016

When I’m about to review an album, regardless what I already know about the band, what catches my attention in the first place and drives me to a cautious listening, is the album’s name. Usually that comes with the visual suggestion given by the cover art; matching together they are supposed to hand you a scenery beyond words and before the music. In the digital era this might seem an oddity, but the way a band represents a...

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Review from Thy Demons be Scribbling

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, In : English 
From: Thy Demons be Scribbling
Published: March 9, 2016

All one has to do is take a peek at the track listing before playing this to get an understanding of the enormity and scope they are about to undertake.

Epic is a very simple way to express only a small portion of what Immensity offer. Much like an eager to please pizza delivery guy they bring so much more to the doorstep, in this case our ears.

It would be very easy for me to merely mention Immensity’s similarity to other act...

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Review from Dark Underground Music Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, In : English 
From: Dark Underground Music Zine
Published: March 7, 2016

Immensity  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  doom/death  metal  with  some  funeral  and  progressive  touches  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016 album  "The  Isolation  Splendour"  which  was  released  as  a  joitn  effort  between  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records  and  Solitude  Productions.

 Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  symphonic  keyboards  a  ...

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Review from Twilight Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : German 
From: Twilight Magazine
Published: March 8, 2016

2009 erblickten IMMENSITY im griechischen Athen das Licht der Welt, um sich voll und ganz dem deathigen Doom Metal hinzugeben. Jetzt, fast sechs Jahre, eine EP und ein Line-up-Wechsel später erscheint nun der erste Longplayer unter dem Titel „The Isolation Splendour“. Dabei ist der Titel durchaus Programm, denn der düsteren Isolation wird in ihrer ganzen Herrlichkeit ein eindrucksvolles Denkmal gesetzt.

Düstere, riffige Härte ...

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Review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : English 
Published: March 29, 2015
*Early review before HDR/SP signing and physical release

I've been wondering how a full album by this Greek band would sound since picking up their impressive demo release 'The Lonely Aquarelle' back in 2012. And, to cut straight to the chase, it sounds absolutely as gorgeous as the demo promised it would. Including both tracks from that, as remastered bonuses, the CD album runs to nearly 70 minutes of melodic Gothic-Death/Doom as lush,...

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Reviews from Prog Rocks

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : Greek 
From: Progrocks
Published: February 3, 2015
*Early review before HDR/SP signing and physical release

Όσο περίεργο κι αν φαίνεται ίσως, το doom metal, αυτό το τόσο ιδιαίτερο μεταλλικό παρακλάδι, έχει ιστορικά πολλούς άξιους εκπροσώπους στη χώρα μας, είτε σε αυτό καθεαυτό το είδος, είτε σε συνδυασμό με άλλα μουσικά υπο...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : English 
From: Metal-Temple
Published: January 28, 2015
*Early review before HDR/SP signing and physical release

“The Isolation Splendour” comes through the tidal waves of tears from Greek gothic funeral doom metal band Immensity. Forming in 2009, it has taken founding band member Andrew Kelekis six years to release Immensity’s first full-length album. It is the only other release from Immensity other than their demo “The Lonely Aquarelle” from 2012. But I wouldn’t feel like I mi...

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Review from Metal Storm

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : English 
From: Metal Storm
Published: January 12, 2015
*Early review before HDR/SP signing and physical release

In a year that has been, to this reviewer, mostly unimpressive in the doom metal department, the Greeks in Immensity decided to close things out with something delightfully fresh and inspired.

Immensity are no new name to us at Metal Storm, as their demo previously won our Clandestine Cut Of The Year in the 2012 MSA. Channeling some of their prior ideas into a full length debut, the...

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Review from Metalzone Greece

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : Greek 
From: Metalzone Greece
Published: December 31, 2014
*Early review before HDR/SP signing and physical release

Δεν πάει καιρός που ευχήθηκα να απολάυσω σύντομα τον νέο δίσκο των Immensity και η ευχή πραγματοποιήθηκε. Η μπάντα του Ανδρέα Κελέκη δημιουργήθηκε το 2009 και μόλις το 2011 πήρε την σημερινή του μορφή με τους παιχταρ...

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Review from Rockway

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : Greek 
From: Rockway
Published: December 23, 2014
*Early review before HDR/SP signing and physical release

Απόπειρα προλόγου, (ελπίζω η τελευταία).

Σε λίγο καιρό κλείνoυν αισίως δυο χρόνια από τότε που η αγαπητή μου Ελένη Λιβεράκου-Xylokopessen, συντάκτρια του ηλεκτρονικού εντύπου που διαβάζεις αυτή τη στιγμή και ταυτόχρονα ...

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 Released: March 21, 2016
500 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Death-Doom Metal