The Eminence of Nature

CD 1
1. No Planet B
2. Midsommar
3. S.O.P.
4. The Wilderness Of The North
5. Echo Of Souls
6. The Place I Love
7. Human Mania
8. Set Sail To North
9. 9000 Years Ago
CD 2
1. No Planet B (Instrumental)
2. Midsommar (Instrumental)
3. S.O.P. (Instrumental)
4. The Wilderness Of The North
5. Echo Of Souls (Instrumental)
6. The Place I Love (Instrumental)
7. Human Mania (Instrumental)
8. Set Sail To North (Instrumental)
9. 9000 Years Ago (Instrumental)

Mareike Makosch - Vocals
Katharina G. Mann - Vocals (Soprano)
Teddy Nadj - Vocals
Kristina Jülich - Violin
Jörn Langenfeld - Guitars
Bertram Oeler - Bass
Mats Kurth - Drums

2007 Lux Noctis
2008 Porta Obscura
2009 Fabula Magna

2011 Terra Incognita
2013 Recreatio Carmini
2014 Cantus Lucidus

2015 Raben im Herz

2017 Secrets of Nature

Markus Stock - Bass (Session)

PProduced by Markus Stock & Mats Kurth at Klangschmiede Studio E in Mellrichstadt, Germany Mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E in Mellrichstadt, Germany
Cover artwork by Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove Design
Orchestral parts arranged by Dennis Schwachhofer

Released 2019-11-29
Reviewed 2019-12-31



Hallowed ends 2019 by reviewing one of the bands we have written most about, Coronatus and their ninth album The Eminence of Nature. As before we see some changes in the personnel, Carmen has left the band again so they have a new soprano and there is some change on the instrumental side as well. Perhaps these changes are needed as I think the bans has stagnated somewhat on their latest albums that hasn’t been as impressive as the earlier ones. This eminence contains nine tracks and an extra disk with the same tracks in instrumental guise, the question is if they are showing something more than what they showed on the last few albums.

Fans will find this album true to the style of the band but with a slightly more symphonic focus, they also use the male vocals a little bit more which adds another dimension to the band’s sound. This album seems a bit fresher and less predictable than the albums just before it. I think the variation is strong on this album and it has good depth and dynamics, the production is good too and that can also be said about the new soprano. The playing time is also sensible if you discount the bonus disk that contains the same tracks as the first one but with instrumental songs, to be honest it isn’t really adding much that disk.

The Eminence of Nature is a great album with really strong tracks and it covers some relevant topics like climate change, nature and things like that. The opening track No Planet B is probably my favourite track, they cannot really be sure that there isn’t some other planet like our own somewhere in the vastness of our galaxy but as it looks today there is not second planet where we can escape if we keep ruining our planet like we do. The weaker point of the album is those instrumental tracks, they sound okay but don’t really add anything. Besides that, I cannot see any weaker points of this album, I think it is great.

So, we end the year by reviewing a great album, an album that I can recommend to all of you but perhaps especially to those of you enjoying the works of Coronatus. It is an eminent album and it is a lot more interesting than the albums that preceded it and it is both fresh and impressive – you should have a closer look at this great album.





Label: Massacre Records
Three similar band: After Forever/Operatika/Epica

Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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