Leprous - Pitfalls



7.8 | 170 votes |
Release date: 25 October 2019
Style: Progressive metal

Owners:

65 have it
14 want it


01. Below
02. I Lose Hope
03. Observe The Train
04. By My Throne
05. Alleviate
06. At The Bottom
07. Distant Bells
08. Foreigner
09. The Sky Is Red

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
N/A
I'm not entirely sure whether this is a Leprous album or Einar Solberg's first solo record.

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published 06.10.2019 | Comments (8)

Guest review by
andreosokin
Rating:
8.7
Still feels like Leprous, but it takes you on a different journey. And it's great.

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published 14.11.2019 | Comments (3)

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Comments: 49   Visited by: 403 users
26.08.2019 - 20:19
Rating: 6
musclassia
The Sky Is Red is apparently 11 minutes - first >10-min song since Contaminate Me, definitely will be interesting to see how they approach that with their current sound
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26.08.2019 - 22:45
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by musclassia on 26.08.2019 at 20:19

The Sky Is Red is apparently 11 minutes - first >10-min song since Contaminate Me, definitely will be interesting to see how they approach that with their current sound

I'm hoping they don't stick to their last sound and do something different!
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27.08.2019 - 00:21
Rating: 6
Kuroboshi
Kind of lost interest in these guys after the direction they took after Bilateral.
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27.08.2019 - 09:35
Daniell
_爱情_
Malina is their best, I really hope they outdo themselves again.
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30.08.2019 - 07:41
Rating: 10
annodomini
So "Below" is out and oh boy we will need a big bag of popcorn on this.
For me it's an amazing song and guys have proved us again of their creativity, but I see how many pre-Malina fans would hate this. Actually, it's even much different from the Malina.
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12.09.2019 - 14:44
EXEbeast
Written by musclassia on 26.08.2019 at 20:19

The Sky Is Red is apparently 11 minutes - first >10-min song since Contaminate Me, definitely will be interesting to see how they approach that with their current sound

Apparently, it's going to have a choir and an orchestral approach. They said in an interview that they wanted to close the album with an epic track. I'm interested to see how will it be as well.
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12.09.2019 - 14:53
EXEbeast
Written by annodomini on 30.08.2019 at 07:41

So "Below" is out and oh boy we will need a big bag of popcorn on this.
For me it's an amazing song and guys have proved us again of their creativity, but I see how many pre-Malina fans would hate this. Actually, it's even much different from the Malina.

I'm a new fan and I admit that Malina didn't stick with me yet compared to Bilateral or Coal for example. I found that it was more of a.. rock/pop oriented formula with a verse-chorus approach, that reminded me of singles from older albums (that I was never a big fan of personally). But I think that I just need to give it more time to grow. Leprous really is a quality band.

In a recent interview, they said that they know how people talk about their style orientation since Malina, and they're sure people will be "talking" about the next album, hopefully, because of a pleasant surprise.
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12.09.2019 - 17:39
Rating: 10
annodomini
Written by EXEbeast on 12.09.2019 at 14:44

Written by musclassia on 26.08.2019 at 20:19

The Sky Is Red is apparently 11 minutes - first >10-min song since Contaminate Me, definitely will be interesting to see how they approach that with their current sound

Apparently, it's going to have a choir and an orchestral approach. They said in an interview that they wanted to close the album with an epic track. I'm interested to see how will it be as well.


You can already feel the orchestral approach in "Below" and I believe Leprous is talented enough to pull off an amazing album with orchestra and choir.
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17.09.2019 - 00:05
dammage11
I feel like Below is way more interesting than From The Flame was, hope the rest of the album follows suit
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28.09.2019 - 01:14
Soulhole
They've got full on pop aspirations after hearing Alleviate. It's a great vocal performance, but these guys aren't metal anymore.
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24.10.2019 - 18:17
Rating: 10
annodomini
Before the haterstorm begins my thoughts after first listening:
- It's not metal. Nothing is metal about this, so my advice is just skip it, if you can't accept it.
- At moment I would put this to my top 5 AOTY. Emotional, epic, unexpected, fresh with a top notch songwriting. Every sound, atmosphere, vocal parts is amazing. It's very ambient release, but it manages to create tension and goosebumps at every corner. Definitely a grower and will be in my ears for a long a time.
- The second part of the album - can't even describe what's happening there. A fuckin masterpiece!

An evolution done well.
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24.10.2019 - 18:28
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose
Masterpiece!
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24.10.2019 - 18:42
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose
Could The Sky Is Red be their best song?
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24.10.2019 - 18:55
Rating: 7
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.10.2019 at 18:42

Could The Sky Is Red be their best song?

No
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




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24.10.2019 - 19:35
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose
Written by RaduP on 24.10.2019 at 18:55

Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.10.2019 at 18:42

Could The Sky Is Red be their best song?

No

Lol ok.
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25.10.2019 - 00:36
Rating: 6
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Written by LeKiwi on 26.08.2019 at 22:45

Written by musclassia on 26.08.2019 at 20:19

The Sky Is Red is apparently 11 minutes - first >10-min song since Contaminate Me, definitely will be interesting to see how they approach that with their current sound

I'm hoping they don't stick to their last sound and do something different!

You're shit out of luck my friend. My wife summed it up perfectly....It's like when we discovered Leprous the first time around and tried to find similar bands - only they weren't very similar and not at all as good.

Malina wasn't good but at least it had Bonneville - The Sky is Red is 11 minutes of my life I probably will never get back.
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IF THE MILK IS SOUR...I AINT THE KINDA PUSSY TO DRINK IT
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25.10.2019 - 00:52
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose
Written by Valaskjalf on 25.10.2019 at 00:36

Written by LeKiwi on 26.08.2019 at 22:45

Written by musclassia on 26.08.2019 at 20:19

The Sky Is Red is apparently 11 minutes - first >10-min song since Contaminate Me, definitely will be interesting to see how they approach that with their current sound

I'm hoping they don't stick to their last sound and do something different!

You're shit out of luck my friend.

Huh? They didn't stick to their last sound and did something different with this album.
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25.10.2019 - 07:42
Rating: 3
Theodore V
This is even worse than Malina. A sad day indeed. I mean, progressive "metal" bands are notorious for this kind of thing but Leprous has taken it to a whole other level. What a fucking shame...
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25.10.2019 - 07:44
Rating: 3
Theodore V
Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.10.2019 at 18:42

Could The Sky Is Red be their best song?

lol, seriously???
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25.10.2019 - 10:05
Rating: 6
Mariocalin
Really boring album.
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We are the priest of the temple of Synix
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25.10.2019 - 10:06
Rating: 6
Mariocalin
Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.10.2019 at 18:42

Could The Sky Is Red be their best song?


Not in a million years.
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25.10.2019 - 11:03
Rating: 10
annodomini
5 listens in - my AOTY for sure. I'm a bit sad about the band, they would need to find a new fan base and this masterpiece can sink in all the hatred of narrowminded metalheads.
Nevertheless I really hope they will keep this direction or even if they decide to return to metal sound, Einar will continue this as a solo project, because we really lack this kind of quality music outside Metal scene.
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25.10.2019 - 11:04
Rating: 9
TimdeKW
Sometimes bands take their music in a direction where I can't follow (which is why I've recently decided to say goodbye to Dark Moor for example), but luckely this isn't the case (for me) with Leprous. Sure, this new album doesn't contain alot of metal (if any), but I just really love the ambience and especially the vocal sound of Einar! Same as with Malina, little metal, but I just can't get enough of it.
Metal is my first love but I do enjoy listening to some deep dark (melancholic) indie every now and then, that might be a reason why I have no problem with the direction Leprous took their music. Another great album!
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25.10.2019 - 15:34
Rating: 10
MetalHead9494
Excellent Album, but it isn't for narrow-minded metalheads.
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25.10.2019 - 21:03
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose
Written by Theodore V on 25.10.2019 at 07:44

Written by Nicko's Nose on 24.10.2019 at 18:42

Could The Sky Is Red be their best song?

lol, seriously???

IKR? Imagine liking a non-metal song, what a joke haha.
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25.10.2019 - 21:37
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Not as bad as "Alleviate" had me anticipate. Pretty good album overall aside from that song. It has some moments that should please fans of the Congregation sound, as well as Malina fans, but overall it's not quite like any other Leprous album. That's fine by me, but I prefer Malina and Coal.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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25.10.2019 - 21:38
Rating: 6
chomskeet
What a shame, I really love this band. This album is boring and definitely not metal, most tracks are better classified as baby making music. That being said, it could make for decent background music
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25.10.2019 - 22:05
Rating: 7
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by chomskeet on 25.10.2019 at 21:38

What a shame, I really love this band. This album is boring and definitely not metal, most tracks are better classified as baby making music. That being said, it could make for decent background music

Baby making music doesn't sound like something worse than metal
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




2020 goodies
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25.10.2019 - 22:26
Rating: 3
Theodore V
Written by Nicko's Nose on 25.10.2019 at 21:03

IKR? Imagine liking a non-metal song, what a joke haha.

That's a little presumptuous of you
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26.10.2019 - 00:36
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I find with non-metal albums by metal bands, they're either grossly overrated or underappreciated, but rarely judged with a level head. Curious to check this out just to see why it's causing such a stir.
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