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Release date: 4 February 2011
Style: Melodic death metal


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I know, very few albums deserve the rating you can see on the left, but trust me, I could only think of two or three more that would. Omnium Gatherum have showed me another dimension of metal music that is both strange and awesome. New World Shadows cannot be compared to other bands or albums. Of course I could name a few out of the melodic death and gothenburg genre, but even if I would, one could not even think of how this record sounds like. People have to listen to it, there is no other way to explain the music, since it is that complex and original. Hailing from Finland, Omnium Gatherum created their final breakthrough with New World Shadows, a nine-song album that runs for about 52 minutes.

published 07.05.2011 | Comments (32)

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NocturnalStalker - 17.01.2012 at 17:35  
Rating: 8 One of the very few melodeath bands I still enjoy listening to. While the album isn't close to being a masterpiece, it's still worth spending 50 minutes to listen to.
Vikingr - 09.02.2012 at 18:29  
Rating: 9 A pretty great album and certainly better than most melodeath you hear nowadays
R'Vannith - 16.02.2012 at 07:05  
  I've heard this a number of times throughout last year but every time I put it on it still leaves me cold.
Listening to it now hasn't changed that, still can't get into it, it just sounds like it's missing something.. though I don't know what.
Until the End - 19.03.2012 at 21:02  
Rating: 10 It's their best album since 'Spirits and August Light'. It's been over a year and I'm still listening to 'NWS' fairly regularly.
rafaelars - 25.05.2012 at 03:20  
  Very Very VERY good album
Therapy? - 26.08.2012 at 13:58  
Rating: 10 I sought something that could match Insomnium's "One For Sorrow" and I found it in this album. A masterpiece.
Armageddon - 20.02.2014 at 23:49  
  This is the first album I heard from them. When I started listening to this I was expecting some typical melodic death like Be'lakor.
But I was blown away! The melodies, the atmosphere...
Excellent album!
Stunning Cactus - 03.04.2014 at 06:28  
Rating: 10 This album is one of the best things that ever happened to metal.
Troy Killjoy - 03.04.2014 at 14:50  
  I think metal was just fine without Omnium Gatherum...
mz - 03.04.2014 at 15:05  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.04.2014 at 14:50

I think metal was just fine without Omnium Gatherum...

True, but I think the same can said about most of melodeath.
Troy Killjoy - 03.04.2014 at 15:22  
  Pretty much.
Uldreth - 03.04.2014 at 19:00  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.04.2014 at 14:50

I think metal was just fine without Omnium Gatherum...

Spirits And August Light plus their demos/EPs were pretty good imo.

I can't really stomach most things after those though, seems too sterile/plasticy, mayhaps even saccharine.
Stunning Cactus - 29.06.2014 at 10:27  
Rating: 10 One of the most essential Melodeath albums out there. You really don't know what you're missing if you haven't listened to this.

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