AOTY 2023


Mechina - Cenotaph
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Based on 19 ratings
January 1, 2023 / Release Date
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Petrichor - 3/5
For All to See - 4/5
Cenotaph - 3/5
Starlifter - 3/5
The Grand Hunt - 3/5
Spasms of Human Tragedy - 3/5
Broken Matter Manipulation - 3/5
The Haruspex Sunrise - 4/5
Andara's Will - 4/5


Mechina - Cenotaph

Genre: Symphonic Metal
Country: US

Final Verdict: 64% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 1th / 1

Highlight: Andara's Will

Made me think of:
Pure Reason Revolution
Lacuna Coil


Another New Years Day with another underwhelming Mechina album. I just think these albums have started to become too formulaic, where I'm not sure I would even know this was a different record than the last few. It's just difficult, because there is nothing here that is bad. It's a really solid listen with cool sci-fi themes and production and extremely fitting vocals from Melrose (even if I super miss the death vocals being front and center). The Grand Hunt is a definite highlight, but I don't ... read more

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Track List

  1. Petrichor
  2. For All to See
  3. Cenotaph
  4. Starlifter
  5. The Grand Hunt
  6. Spasms of Human Tragedy
  7. Broken Matter Manipulation
  8. The Haruspex Sunrise
  9. Andara's Will

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Added on: December 20, 2022