Countless Skies - Glow

8 | 69 votes |
Release date: 6 November 2020
Style: Melodic death metal


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01. Tempest
02. Summit
03. Moon
04. Zephyr
05. Glow
    1 - Part 1: Resolution
    2 - Part 2: Awakening
    3 - Part 3: Reflection

Additional info
Drums recorded by Forbes Coleman at Audiobeach Studios.
Choir recorded by Chris Stroud.
Everything else recorded by James Pratt at Cinnamon Studios.
Mixed and Mastered by Juho Räihä at SoundSpiral Audio.

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published 06.11.2020 | Comments (2)

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20.08.2020 - 15:48
Latest single Summit is out on YouTube:

07.10.2020 - 18:05
Another new track from the upcoming album:

02.11.2020 - 23:05
They sound phenomenal, i can hardly wait for the album
06.11.2020 - 09:43
Rating: 10
Amazing, some new Opeth like styles integrated well. Previous album was a bit monotonous with tempo and ambiance. This has much more diversity, well balanced album.
08.11.2020 - 02:30
Rating: 8
(o> . <o> )
You gotta wonder, what would it be like if Opeth never happened? Obviously there are many more influences present, but just an interesting thought overall for the whole prog death (even black sometimes) ecosystem.

Anyways, great album. Solid mix, nice clarity most of the time. Lots of diversity, interesting melodies, progressions and good instrumentation. There are some beautiful and serene passages, like the beginning of Zephyr, I always enjoy this contrasting element in metal music. But holy shit, the sections of blast beating climaxing moments are probably my highlights from this record.

The cover art absolutely nails the overall feeling I get from this record. Although some dull moments are present here for me personally, I'm not always fully engaged. There are a few times where things sound and feel a bit muddy and the flow of some songs feels a bit disjointed at times. But let's be honest it's not an easy feat when you're heavily dipping into prog, getting on that DT, Opeth, (etc.) consistency level of song weaving is hard.

Sometimes I don't like the clean vocals that much, but other times they're great! But the growls on the other hand? Can't complain there. They actually give me Mikael Stanne vibes, like during Moon, or during Glow (Part 1: Resolution) I get those strong Åkerfeldt vibes around 4:16. This is a blend of many genres, I hear that melo death from both the more general progressive and the Gothenburg side with some splash of black here and there. An amalgamation of many influences, but not exclusively just that, it still manages to have some life of its own.

Yeah, it has got a lot going for it, I like it.
18.11.2020 - 16:24
Rating: 9
Best MDM this year.

Had to check if Devin Townsend isn't a guest musician on this album

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