Harakiri For The Sky - Mӕre



7.7 | 99 votes |
Release date: 19 February 2021
Style: Black metal, Post-metal

Owners:

24 have it
16 want it


01. I, Pallbearer
02. Sing For The Damage We've Done [feat. Neige]
03. Us Against December Skies
04. I'm All About The Dusk
05. Three Empty Words
06. Once Upon A Winter
07. And Oceans Between Us
08. Silver Needle // Golden Dawn
09. Time Is A Ghost
10. Song To Say Goodbye [Placebo cover]

Additional info
Track 8, "Silver Needle // Golden Dawn," features guest vocals from the anonymous vocalist of Gaerea.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
7.8
Harakiri For The Sky make their most compelling case yet for the argument that "there's no such thing as too much of a good thing", but I'm still not fully convinced.

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published 14.02.2021 | Comments (2)

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14.09.2020 - 10:55
Rating: 9
EricAxel36

A track with Neige from Alcest, I'm stoked!
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10.10.2020 - 07:43
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Removing Audrey Sylvain's guest feature from this album for her "fascist" views while still having Neige as a guest is so unbelievably the-current-year.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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10.10.2020 - 07:58
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.10.2020 at 07:43

Audrey Sylvain's "fascist" views

I'm out of the loop and search engines don't seem to be helping much. What happened?
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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10.10.2020 - 08:00
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.10.2020 at 07:58

I'm out of the loop and search engines don't seem to be helping much. What happened?

The usual whiny babies overreacting. I haven't seen anything other than her ties to Peste Noire (which makes this even MORE funny).

https://www.facebook.com/HarakiriForTheSky/posts/3372625826147521
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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10.10.2020 - 12:05
Rating: 7
MeatWolf

Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.10.2020 at 08:00

https://www.facebook.com/HarakiriForTheSky/posts/3372625826147521

This was so hilarious, I mean they even deleted the announcement post with hundreds of left vs right holywar comments.
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10.10.2020 - 17:06
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
To me this band has gone downhill since their debut. Hope this turns them around...
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13.11.2020 - 02:54
Rating: 8
FeskarN

New song featuring Neige from Alcest. The last part is so good!
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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11.02.2021 - 14:33
Rating: 8
musclassia

I've always thought these guys have good music but not enough to justify the length of their albums. Unbelievably, this is even longer than their previous records. I guess they make sure to supply for any fans that simply can't get enough of their sound
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11.02.2021 - 14:57
Rating: 7
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by musclassia on 11.02.2021 at 14:33

I've always thought these guys have good music but not enough to justify the length of their albums.

Yeah pretty much
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Serenity is no longer wishing you had a different past.

2021 goodies
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19.02.2021 - 14:13
Rating: 8
Liafev

After one listen, I feel that despite being even longer than the previous albums, this one does a better job at keeping me entertained until the end. I felt Arson started way too strong and I then got bored after a few tracks (despite liking them a lot). Here I didn't think about cutting my experience short. But let's see how it goes after repeated listens.

Besides that, no big surprise in the style here, it's Harakiri for the Sky like we're used to, and I wouldn't ask for anything else, I love this!
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Ben's history in music

"overrated" is a word for the arrogants!
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19.02.2021 - 16:47
Rating: 7
Kuroboshi

This is a really good album. But I agree with many of you, the length is just too heavy. I tend to listen to music in albums, and albums this long that doesn't justify the length, I just don't revisit... Us Against December Skies is a banger.
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19.02.2021 - 17:46
Rating: 8
musclassia

Written by Kuroboshi on 19.02.2021 at 16:47

Us Against December Skies is a banger.


That's curious, I liked all the songs here but if I was going to cut one song to make it a bit more manageable lengthwise (apart from the cover), I would potentially pick that one. Although it might just be slightly overshadowed by being stuck between my two favourites tracks here
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19.02.2021 - 20:08
Rating: 9
pandrstudios

Just overwhelmed, I was a bit worried about the lack of variety, but I was wrong. I chuckled when I saw that this album is 84 minutes long. This trend of 70+ minute albums going on since Aokihagara and Weltenasche (Karg) really ruined Traktat, Kargs last album, for me. This however is in my opinion their most versatile album yet. Beautiful melodies, yet leaving one track off would´ve made this perfect.
Best song: Once Upon A Winter
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19.02.2021 - 20:26
Rating: 5
quieted_darkness

Not bad but too many mainstream riffs for this to be properly enjoyed by me.
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"If people kept things simple, there would be no discoveries in the world. If scientists said, "The brain is just a brain" and not take it by small segments and labeling it - We would not have come as far. Labels are necessary. Music is sci
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21.02.2021 - 12:22
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Tage Westerlund
It has balance between black metal and post metal, and unique post black touch, interesting formation, good melodic stuff, but only bad part its 15minutes to long to me.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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22.02.2021 - 03:20
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
So painfully standard. Who in their right mind would let this album be an hour and twenty four minutes long. Good god.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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25.02.2021 - 21:12
ickoriss

Written by quieted_darkness on 19.02.2021 at 20:26

Not bad but too many mainstream riffs for this to be properly enjoyed by me.

Seeing any form of extreme metal get labeled as 'mainstream' is and will always be hilarious to me.
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25.02.2021 - 21:41
Rating: 5
quieted_darkness

Written by ickoriss on 25.02.2021 at 21:12

Written by quieted_darkness on 19.02.2021 at 20:26

Not bad but too many mainstream riffs for this to be properly enjoyed by me.

Seeing any form of extreme metal get labeled as 'mainstream' is and will always be hilarious to me.


If you had any reading comprehension, you would see that I was talking about the riffs and not the band itself. There's a lot of uninspired riffs in this that are stock riffs mainly utilized by mainstream bands or bad metal. There are, however, extreme metal bands that are mainstream to the metal community.
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"If people kept things simple, there would be no discoveries in the world. If scientists said, "The brain is just a brain" and not take it by small segments and labeling it - We would not have come as far. Labels are necessary. Music is sci
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25.02.2021 - 22:07
ickoriss

Written by quieted_darkness on 25.02.2021 at 21:41

Written by ickoriss on 25.02.2021 at 21:12

Written by quieted_darkness on 19.02.2021 at 20:26

Not bad but too many mainstream riffs for this to be properly enjoyed by me.

Seeing any form of extreme metal get labeled as 'mainstream' is and will always be hilarious to me.


If you had any reading comprehension, you would see that I was talking about the riffs and not the band itself. There's a lot of uninspired riffs in this that are stock riffs mainly utilized by mainstream bands or bad metal. There are, however, extreme metal bands that are mainstream to the metal community.

Easy there, lords of chaos. What makes a riff mainstream? It being catchy or non-complex? If so, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. If it sounds good, it sounds good.

Anytime I see the word mainstream, I think it applies to artists like Ariana Grande or Imagine Dragons. And even mainstream metal is stuff more akin to Five Finger Death Punch or Avenged Sevenfold, which Harakiri still sounds nothing like.
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26.02.2021 - 00:17
Rating: 8
X-FrEaK

I just completed a road trip in The Netherlands listening to this album almost the whole time (with a break for Dutch radio to try to improve my awful dutch), and boy... Us Against December Skies is insane. The minute I got home I picked up my guitar and started improvising on top of the song. Its a masterpiece. The album is not, but its definitely good.

As for the conversation above...not that I think Harakiri for the Sky are the most extreme band ever, but associating this band with mainstream in any way or form... They even went out of their way to make it almost one hour and a half long so that no one born post 1990's would have the patience to listen to this lol
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17.03.2021 - 14:21
VPeter

Far too long and monotonous album but there are some decent songs such as "I'm All About The Dusk".
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19.03.2021 - 19:14
Rating: 8
Reaper_Redeemer

Written by Liafev on 19.02.2021 at 14:13

After one listen, I feel that despite being even longer than the previous albums, this one does a better job at keeping me entertained until the end. I felt Arson started way too strong and I then got bored after a few tracks (despite liking them a lot). Here I didn't think about cutting my experience short. But let's see how it goes after repeated listens.

Besides that, no big surprise in the style here, it's Harakiri for the Sky like we're used to, and I wouldn't ask for anything else, I love this!


I was going to write this exactly. If they only reduce overall length for example in these highlights I would give it definitely even higher rating:
02. Sing For The Damage We've Done [feat. Neige]
04. I'm All About The Dusk
05. Three Empty Words
06. Once Upon A Winter
07. And Oceans Between Us
10. Song To Say Goodbye [Placebo cover]
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29.03.2021 - 22:47
The Melting Snow

Somebody give me the guitar tabs for Us Against December Skies
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