Release date: 15 May 2007
Style: Drone , Ambient , Shoegaze

Rating:

8.9 | 94 votes

Owners:

80 have it
24 want it


01. The Promise Of Snakes
02. Million Year Summer
03. The Resonance Of Goodbye
04. We All Die Laughing
05. Dying In A-Minor
06. Weighing Souls With Sand
07. Mouvement - World Deafening Eclipse
08. Burning In The Undertow Of God
09. Mouvement - The Smoke Of Her Burning

Top 20 albums of 2007: 5

Review

Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
9.2
This review is dedicated to the late K. Angylus, mastermind of The Angelic Process and husband of M. Dragynfly, may he rest in peace.

Overwhelming. That is what this The Angelic Process are. Nothing more, nothing less. Almost everything around this band is completely oblivious to me: why I even bought it in the first place, how long they have been around, where they are from. And frankly, I don't even care. My usual unsatisfiable hunger for information has been laid to rest for a while, at least until that which is Weighing Souls With Sand is fully digested.

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published 26.11.2007 | Comments (26)

Staff pick by
Thryce

24.04.2010 This week we commemorate the passing of The Angelic Process mastermind K. Angylus, who died two years ago. As a tribute, this staff pick is dedicated to one of the most phenomenal albums ever recorded. Weighing Souls With Sand is nothing short of a masterpiece. Period.

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InnerSelf - 04.02.2011 at 00:16  
Rating: 10 Just finished listening to it and I honestly can't find anything to match it's beauty . everything I try to play sounds so shallow "with all do respect to every band out there"
The flow of immense emotions captivated me and left me in a total shock . dare I say the most beautiful piece of art ever created
Lovecraft - 10.02.2011 at 14:27  
  I feel very bad for overlooking this band a billion times. This album is so intense and beautiful. This is like sadness wrapped around beauty.
Troy Killjoy - 10.02.2011 at 15:59  
 
Written by Guest on 10.02.2011 at 14:27

I feel very bad for overlooking this band a billion times. This album is so intense and beautiful. This is like sadness wrapped around beauty.

Absolutely. The amount of emotion put into this release is a rarity among all music, not just metal. A top-notch album I'd recommend to anyone who appreciates melancholy and beauty.
Lovecraft - 16.02.2011 at 18:25  
  Why do I have 10 tracks when here, there are 9?
InnerSelf - 16.02.2011 at 23:48  
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 16.02.2011 at 18:25

Why do I have 10 tracks when here, there are 9?


Hidden Track
(((O))) - 23.03.2011 at 10:20  
  Man, this is really emotional. I love it!
Night Sight - 23.09.2011 at 20:11  
  I like it.very emotional
highlight of the album is "Million Year Summer"
InnerSelf - 26.04.2012 at 10:31  
Rating: 10 Bricks were shat
Mr. Doctor - 26.04.2012 at 11:18  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 26.04.2012 at 10:31

Bricks were shat


I know how to play that game:




... Also, Sigur Rós have done that stuff since their debut back in 1998. They are not even the first one.
InnerSelf - 26.04.2012 at 13:56  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 26.04.2012 at 11:18

I know how to play that game:
[image]
... Also, Sigur Rós have done that stuff since their debut back in 1998. They are not even the first one.

This is the first time I've seen anybody play the electric guitar like this must have something to do with the overall crushing sound on their albums
tea[m]ster - 02.05.2012 at 03:03  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 26.04.2012 at 13:56

Written by Mr. Doctor on 26.04.2012 at 11:18

I know how to play that game:
[image]
... Also, Sigur Rós have done that stuff since their debut back in 1998. They are not even the first one.

This is the first time I've seen anybody play the electric guitar like this must have something to do with the overall crushing sound on their albums


Matthew Weed of Rosetta does this during the song "Clavius", pretty amazing live and a terrific song!
tea[m]ster - 02.05.2012 at 03:07  
Rating: 9 I checked this album out for the first time today. Wow, some heavy, defeaning shit. Now don't go nuts here fanboys but take away the vocals from either album and this reminds me of Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields.
Ag Fox - 02.05.2012 at 16:45  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 02.05.2012 at 03:07

I checked this album out for the first time today. Wow, some heavy, defeaning shit. Now don't go nuts here fanboys but take away the vocals from either album and this reminds me of Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields.
can't compare the two... This is leagues ahead
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.05.2012 at 17:05  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 26.04.2012 at 11:18

Written by InnerSelf on 26.04.2012 at 10:31

Bricks were shat


I know how to play that game:




... Also, Sigur Rós have done that stuff since their debut back in 1998. They are not even the first one.


they probably nicked it from Led Zeppelin who most probably stole the idea as well.
Jimmy Page always played large parts of Dazed And Confused that way.

Faal's previous bass player played some bass parts like that as well.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.05.2012 at 17:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.05.2012 at 17:05

they probably nicked it from Led Zeppelin who most probably stole the idea as well.
Jimmy Page always played large parts of Dazed And Confused that way.

Supposedly Eddie Phillips invented it but Page popularised it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.05.2012 at 17:16  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.05.2012 at 17:12

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.05.2012 at 17:05

they probably nicked it from Led Zeppelin who most probably stole the idea as well.
Jimmy Page always played large parts of Dazed And Confused that way.

Supposedly Eddie Phillips invented it but Page popularised it.


I have no doubt about that since Led Zepelin also stole a lot of their music from unknown blues artists
tea[m]ster - 03.05.2012 at 05:55  
Rating: 9
Written by Ag Fox on 02.05.2012 at 16:45

can't compare the two... This is leagues ahead


Not yet cause I haven't listened to the whole thing yet. It has a tough task ahead because EMF is my 2011 AOTY!!
Mr. Doctor - 03.05.2012 at 12:20  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 03.05.2012 at 05:55

Written by Ag Fox on 02.05.2012 at 16:45

can't compare the two... This is leagues ahead


Not yet cause I haven't listened to the whole thing yet. It has a tough task ahead because EMF is my 2011 AOTY!!


I don't think he meant it as in quality.... but as in sound. Which I agree because they don't sound alike at all.
Troy Killjoy - 03.05.2012 at 17:12  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.05.2012 at 12:20
Which I agree because they don't sound alike at all.

Definitely never thought I'd see TAP compared to Dirge. For any reason, really. :s
Ag Fox - 03.05.2012 at 18:18  
Rating: 10 Leagues ahead in terms of genre sound, production sound and overall atmosphere
tea[m]ster - 03.05.2012 at 23:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.05.2012 at 17:12

Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.05.2012 at 12:20
Which I agree because they don't sound alike at all.

Definitely never thought I'd see TAP compared to Dirge. For any reason, really. :s


I just get a chilled post/atmo feel from both albums. Terrific electronica and heavy bass in common too. It is clear Godflesh had an impression on both bands.
tea[m]ster - 03.05.2012 at 23:53  
Rating: 9
Written by Ag Fox on 03.05.2012 at 18:18

Leagues ahead in terms of genre sound, production sound and overall atmosphere


Wrong, just wrong brah. BOTH albums have these. I have been listening to WSWS lately. Both albums give me the same feelings. One is just better than the other.
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.05.2012 at 03:23  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 03.05.2012 at 23:53


Wrong, just wrong brah. BOTH albums have these. I have been listening to WSWS lately. Both albums give me the same feelings. One is just better than the other.

The Dirge album is indeed very good but it's not in the same league as this one.

More importantly, they share very little sound-wise. They should not be compared.
Ag Fox - 04.05.2012 at 11:31  
Rating: 10 Exactly... some would even say this isn't metal (=
PocketMetal - 05.05.2012 at 20:20  
Rating: 9 I've been obsessed with this release lately , I have a habit of rediscovering bands and this is one of them .
great stuff and best album/songs name ever !
InnerSelf - 06.05.2012 at 15:43  
Rating: 10
Written by PocketMetal on 05.05.2012 at 20:20

best album/songs name ever !

Yes !
strade - 13.06.2012 at 04:12  
  Holy fuck. I just wanna crawl into a hole and die.
Boxcar Willy - 07.07.2012 at 02:13  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.05.2012 at 17:05

Written by Mr. Doctor on 26.04.2012 at 11:18

Written by InnerSelf on 26.04.2012 at 10:31

Bricks were shat


I know how to play that game:

... Also, Sigur Rós have done that stuff since their debut back in 1998. They are not even the first one.


they probably nicked it from Led Zeppelin who most probably stole the idea as well.
Jimmy Page always played large parts of Dazed And Confused that way.

Faal's previous bass player played some bass parts like that as well.

it's called Bow guitar, and is effective for creating really long sustained notes.

Lots of people use it, but Paige was probably the first to popularize it. i think the best use of it is done by Barn Owl.
Alex Fenger - 18.08.2012 at 17:52  
Rating: 10 This is one of the most mesmerizingly beautiful albums I've ever listened to. It's simply outstanding
Mr. Doctor - 18.08.2012 at 20:04  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 07.07.2012 at 02:13
I think the best use of it is done by Barn Owl.


To me the style has been done best by Sigur Rós, more specific their third album ( ). Probably one of my top 10 non-metal albums.
Dark†SymphonY - 24.10.2012 at 12:04  
Rating: 9 Never heard anything like this. The atmosphere is phenomenal.
tea[m]ster - 24.10.2012 at 21:23  
Rating: 9
Written by Dark†SymphonY on 24.10.2012 at 12:04

Never heard anything like this. The atmosphere is phenomenal.


Knowing the whole story about what happened to the band sends shivers down my spine when I listened to this.
!J.O.O.E.! - 09.01.2013 at 20:14  
Rating: 8 Slayer rip-off band:

IronAngel - 09.01.2013 at 21:01  
  The Angelic Process reached back and forth through time and Slayer ripped them off, to be honest.

Listened to this album three times this week. Can't get bored.
Erik M. - 13.01.2013 at 14:09  
  What is going on here? I'm not going to rate this because I didn't like it at all when I heard it. This overly distorted music is almost unlistenable for me.
InnerSelf - 14.01.2013 at 22:42  
Rating: 10
Written by Erik M. on 13.01.2013 at 14:09

What is going on here? I'm not going to rate this because I didn't like it at all when I heard it. This overly distorted music is almost unlistenable for me.

I know but give some more time and be patient and I assure you'll get rewarded.
Erik M. - 14.01.2013 at 22:45  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 14.01.2013 at 22:42

I know but give some more time and be patient and I assure you'll get rewarded.


I'm not sure if I ever want to listen to this again. I might give it a second chance to see if I like it more than the first time.
Mr. Doctor - 14.01.2013 at 23:53  
 
Written by Erik M. on 14.01.2013 at 22:45
I might give it a second chance to see if I like it more than the first time.

Check out the previous one, Coma Waering. It's easier on the ears.
mz - 08.05.2013 at 08:50  
Rating: 9 Might end up in my top 20 albums, I especially liked the vocals during the higher notes.
Lit. - 26.12.2013 at 05:17  
  I chose this album to christen my new iPod classic/Monster DNA headphone pair. First time I ever listened to anything by the band.

I chose wisely.
Boxcar Willy - 27.12.2013 at 01:17  
Rating: 9
Written by Lit. on 26.12.2013 at 05:17

I chose wisely.

Very good choice
Alex Fenger - 02.05.2014 at 03:50  
Rating: 10 This is one of the four albums that has ever made me cry. That alone warrants a 10, but the pure innovation, emotion, musicianship, and production mastery poured into this quite literally necessitates it. Among my five favorite albums of all time, and really the best thing to listen to when in a state of emotional distress. Every time I listen to this I am stunned
Dima - 23.05.2014 at 11:16  
Rating: 9 This was one of the first albums I listened to once joining this site and it was at a time when my time in the metal scene was fairly limited, as I only really focused on a half a dozen or so bands, so as you can imagine I couldn't really discern what was going on nor how to interpret it.

I'm glad I revisited this, as it's one of the most moving and inundating things i've ever heard. Couple that with the beautiful cover and what you have here is something truly remarkable.

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