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  • Audio CD (22 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Unique Leader
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,219 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland's Tomasz Alen Kopera and the band's own vocalist, Alex Hofmann. Highly anticipated Third Studio Release Artwork by Tomasz Alen Kopera Recorded by Zach Ohren Extensive tour history supporting top international acts Available as standard CD or as a deluxe gatefold LP (180g Black Vinyl)

About the Artist

Fallujah has just wrapped up their highly anticipated follow up to 2011's "The Harvest Wombs" with what is surely one of the freshest and most emotive metal albums to be released in years. Entitled "the Flesh Prevails"; The album was mixed, mastered and engineered by Zach Ohren (animosity, Suffocation) at Sharkbite Studios in California. The album features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner and the voice of Roniit Alkayam.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bleak Master on 31 Aug. 2014
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I loved Fallujah's last album and was really looking forward to this. This album could have been as good, but for me it's ruined by the production. I like a lot more meat on my snare drum sound, especially when blasting. This drummer sounds like he's hitting a a sheet of cardboard - very disappointing. Fallujah have also lost an element of heaviness in this album, which might put some listeners off.

At least they're trying to be different, and you have to admire that.
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Amazing blend of atmosperic progressive death metal. Simply buy it now you won't regret it.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Van der Zanden on 9 Sept. 2014
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Greta technical death
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Brutal beauty 24 July 2014
By brock - Published on
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Think of necrophagist and obscura but with the atmospheric textures of post rock or shoegaze and beautiful jazz-like guitar solos. This album is brutal on the low end while putting you in a trance on the high end. Ecstasy that melts your face while you're walking on the clouds. If you're here, there's probably a reason and you should buy it.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Brutal and beautiful. Floaty synthesizer layered over fast drums 25 July 2014
By Andrew Guy - Published on
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This album is incredible. A work of art.

Brutal and beautiful.

Floaty synthesizer layered over fast drums, riffs, and solos.
Vocals with depth and more clarity (than previous releases, or at least nomadic).

Really a wonderful release. You can tell these guys gave it their all.


I found that tweaking with the EQ can really bring out some clarity in this mix.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Infectious & addictive 9 Oct. 2014
By A. Stutheit - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Fallujah's sophomore effort, "The Flesh Prevails," is easily one of the finest and most original death metal albums of 2014. One of its original attributes is the fact that its bass tone is abnormally strong and meaty (especially for death metal), meaning it is mixed high in the mix, and thus easy to pick out and follow. Furthermore, the bass work, while very prominently audible, is also exceedingly technical. We're not talking Brain Drill-levels of technicality, here, but it is more complex and precise than you are probably used to hearing on the average DM recording.

But what makes this the innovative, game-changer of an album that it is, and the sizeable leap forward from Fallujah's three-year old debut ("The Harvest Wombs"), is the fact that it skillfully balances equal parts of harmony and nuance with its heaviness. Indeed, for every moment of extremity, there is always a pocket of gorgeous melody waiting just around the corner. (Epic-sounding harmonious guitar runs are utilized to help aid in this cause, as are various other audio pleasantries, including keyboards.) You'll see what I mean, here, shortly...

Opener "Sarlit Path" fades in with some ominously ambient noise before suddenly adopting punishing death metal elements, allowing smashing drum blasts, sludgy, twangy-sounding bass lines, blistering guitars, and tortured-sounding vocal howls to slam onto the scene with little-to-no warning. The number does open up a little bit the more it plays, though, as the nice twin guitar melodicism at around the four-minute mark filtered in at around the four-minute mark allows the arrangements to breathe nicely. "Carved From Stone," however, mostly plays like an uncompromising blast-fest in that it is laden with thunderous riffing and furious drumming. In a particularly weird move, there are some ethereally clean vocals in the mid-section of the track; but on the whole, "Carved From Stone" mostly plays like a no-holds-barred Deicide song in that it is so straightforwardly brutal and aggressive.

Next up, "The Night Reveals" slips in some dreary melodic guitar lead-work in its intro before shifting back to blasting, roaring death metal brutality. Granted, though, this brutality is offset by some more neat little melodies, coming in the form of some middle Eastern/Arabian-sounding guitar leads, a technical, winding bass line, and female vocal-backing harmonization. This melodic angle is further-fleshed out on the ensuing title song, which brings back those female backing vocal lines and augments them with some more exotic guitar melodicism and shimmering synth ambiance, thus creating a song that is, for all but the last half-minute or so (which is again really heavy), an extremely trippy and proggy, ethereal-sounding interlude.

An interesting, adherently complex and prominent bass line and some nicely layered vocal harmonization begin "Levitation," a nice touch by all measures. But from there, the song quickly jumps to a brutal, speaker-shaking death metal climax taut with pummeling, stop-start blast beats and visceral, borderline monstrous-sounding vocal roars. But as good as "Levitation" is, it is almost overshadowed by what comes next: "Alone With You," a heavily progressive and industrial-lite interlude that makes heavy use of electronics, dreary, dreamy synth textures, and other heavenly ambiance. And this piece, the album's sole completely instrumental piece, also features some martial-sounding percussion to boot.

But once "Alone..." winds to a close, the heaviness storming back in full force, as "Allure" kicks off by lumbering out of the gate with massive power chords, and locomotive double-kick drumming creating some ultra-imposing and resonating rhythms. Like the album's best songs, though, this one does not totally discount melody, and in fact does an exceedingly good job at balancing it with the tune's aural aggression. And the end result is a very well-textured, epic, and deep piece of music, and one whose arrangements are made even further dynamic through the use of a pretty darn wailing guitar solo near the end.

"Sapphire" also continues in this relentless-yet-simultaneously-restrained manner, underscoring heavenly melodic guitar leads with a nearly crushing barrage of mean, blast beat-heavy percussion, crunching riffs, solid, grumbling bass lines, and a blisteringly tight interplay/give-and-take between the three instruments. And some more melodic lead/solo work is also interwoven on-and-off into the mix throughout this number, thus helping to further its undeniably epic vibe. From there, the album is capped off by "Chemical Cave," which begins by luring the listener in with a nearly trance-inducing, progressive rock-derived melody and thumping, if non-threatening drum beat. And this piece, the set closer, also features some nice, winding melodic solos, and plenty of harmonically jazzy guitar leads/scales which help to really further its epically mazy and unpredictable persona.

All in all, "The Flesh Prevails" is without question one really great and standout-worthy release. It is such a good album, in fact, that it verges on being an essential purchase. It is much more than just tough-guy hardcore posturing or Cannibal Corpse worshipping metal; meaning that there is much more going on, here, than just the mere use of monster riffs and Cookie Monster bellowing. As such, there is no debating one thing: The fact that it is an extremely convincing take on the American death metal genre, and one that most certainly deviates from the norm.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
lush atmosperic layers on top of jackhammer drums and crushing ... 30 July 2014
By big Sal - Published on
Format: Audio CD
lush atmosperic layers on top of jackhammer drums and crushing heavy guitars. this is a complete masterpiece from every note to the artwork. this is album of the year hands down
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sophmore Slump Busters 7 Aug. 2014
By Scott Rosenbluth - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I'm fully prepared to back up my review of Harvest Wombs as a 3 star effort, by using Flesh Prevails as the basis of my argument. The kids shifted focus or reigned themselves in, at least enough that the passages they play are memorable while still being extremely technical, brutal, and as most have attested to, beautiful. Their tech-death shifts seamlessly between Suffocation and Cynic, most times sounding like both at the same time. They have melded sounds perfectly creating an album I can honestly say I've never heard anything quite like. The closest comparison I can give is Decrepit Birth bathed in the light of Between the Buried and Me's more jazzy, ethereal moments. That's actually a pretty good comparison! I knocked the first album for it's monotonous nature and annoying constant tremolo picking, neither of which does Flesh Prevails suffer from. The prog elements that seemed not as clearly developed on Harvest Wombs have become the absolute strength of the band. All tracks are imbued by new age sensibility with dreamy sinews of guitar washing gently over delicate melodies that are so complex they border on amazing. Intricate is an understatement. The vocals were pretty basic and a little too prevalent on the first album, and again on this album restraint was shown. Some songs have long periods of only instrumentation where the vocals sit and wait, lurking, ready to crawl up through the sound mix and savage you! Again, everything that this young band did poorly, they've rectified, and Flesh Prevails is almost an instant Tech-Death classic like Obscura's Omnivium, or Faceless' Planetary Duality.
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