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Mantus : Fatum - Best of 2000-2012 - 2xCD  Ref: 20980 The first best-of album since 2006's "Chronik" - already emphasizing its meaning with the title: For Martin Schnidler, MANTUS is more than a band. It is his fate, his "Fatum". On two jam-packed CDs, the architect of tears casts a glance backwards upon the years 2000 to 2012, upon twelve long years of Gothic history. Somewhat programmatic, the best-of commences with "Untergang", the opening hymn of "Requiem" to whose tunes the scene danced as one in 2009. What follows are 29 tracks - from the melancholy Todeskunst beginnings ("Gemein-sam in den Tod") via irreplaceable Gothic classics like "Kleiner Engel flügellos" up to more current, guitar driven Gothic Rock anthems, every single MANTUS era gets the respect it deserves. Needless to say that this can't be enough.

Alternative and previously unreleased versions, carefully updated remakes of the early Gothic monuments "Kleiner Engel flügellos", "Wie ein Engel" or "Gemeinsam in den Tod" as well as the brand-new, biting and intense song "Trauma" add to this melancholic stroll through the past. Only in its all-embracing splendour, "Fatum" proves how much German Gothic actually owes this project. MANTUS are among the last remaining poets of the true Gothic culture - and "Fatum" is their timeless legacy.

Tracks CD1: 01 Untergang 02 Phönix (Remake) 03 Legenden 04 Haus der Lüge 05 Kleiner Engel flügellos (Remake) 06 Ein Schatten 07 Königreich der Angst 08 Loki 09 Das Lied von der Elbe 10 Tausend Tode 11 Blaue Grenze 12 Mantusalem 13 Aus Traum und Wirklichkeit (Version 2005) 14 Tanz der Sinne 15 Trauermarsch

CD2: 01 Hoffnungslos allein 02 Still 03 Wie ein Engel (Remake) 04 Trauma 05 Küss mich wach 06 Stummes Gebet 07 Vanitas 08 Julia 09 Schuld 10 Träumerei 11 Unterwelt 12 Seelenlos (feat. Black Heaven) 13 Etikette tötet 14 Ein Hauch von Wirklichkeit (Piano Version) 15 Gemeinsam in den Tod (Remake)
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