Trapped in a Sleep

by Apostate

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“This line-up has created an absolute work of art in “Trapped in a Sleep”... I have listened to it time and time again and can’t get over the imagery and emotion it creates.“Trapped in a Sleep” is by far my favorite Doom Metal album of the year, even though I had to walk a thousand miles in my mind t...”
“Sure enough the album is packed with stoner riffs so heavy they could sink an iceberg... Brothers and sisters in Metal, “Trapped In A Sleep” is one of the best Doom Death albums I’ve heard in a long while, an album where the balance between rawness, sophistication and intense emotion sounds utterly ... 91/100”
“Behold the rebirth of Apostate! ...Hoarse guttural vocals, mid tempo dark but clean riffs, and gothic charm a plenty on tracks like 'Earth Escape Plan', 'Filling The Void' and the epic 'Sisyphean Struggle'. Wisely, it's not just a retro trip and they incorporate melancholic choral melodies, doom dea...”
“...Reminiscent of the early My Dying Bride or the best times of Tiamat... material from the introduction to end takes us through places of Carpathian forests where we can abstract and fully enjoy this genre so heavy and slow. For those who enjoy this type of material, certainly this should be a part...”
“...Despite all the line-up changes they have gone through, the four musicians make the impression of a solid union. In this they sound more like they have been playing for many years together instead of having been recently reformed after a very lengthy hiatus. Their present label Black Art adds to ...”
“I have always thought that death/doom metal bands should sound like Japan's Coffins or bands such as Hooded Menace, and this record has certainly proven me wrong, showing that instead of the ugly sound that bands like Coffins indulge in and produce (and I of course mean this in the best way possible...”
“The sound on Trapped in a Sleep is certainly comparable to the British sound... Apostate offer us such death doom as it should be. Trapped in a Sleep is a class debut that deserves to be heard. For fans of old Anathema and Paradise Lost. Score: 88/100”
“Fans of classic doom metal collectives such as Candlemass and My Dying Machine are sure to be inspired by the somber reveries of the mighty Apostate. Based out of the Ukraine, Apostate recently unleashed a magnificent collection of tunes entitled Trapped In A Sleep (Black Art Records) – epic in sco...”
— Highwire Daze


released October 31, 2010

2010 Black Art Production
2011 Metallic Media

Recorded & mixed at Olden Studio, 2009-2010



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Apostate Львів, Ukraine

2015 “Time of Terror”
2010 “Trapped in a Sleep”
2007 “From Consign to Oblivion to a Song of the Dead Lake” (compilation)
1997 “A Song of the Dead Lake” (EP)
1995 “Consign to Oblivion” (demo)

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