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Release date: 24 July 2012
Style: Stoner metal, Drone doom metal

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01. Addis
02. State Of Non-Return
03. Gethsemane
04. Sinai
05. Haqq Al-Yaqin

Review

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Apothecary

Rating:
9.0
I'm not really all that into doom metal, but lately I've been discovering several bands that have really piqued my interest with their unique twists on the genre's sound (Yob, Evoken, Esoteric, to name a few). Now I'm not exactly one to judge an album by its cover, but when I saw an album called Advaitic Songs by a band called Om that had a portrait of John the Baptist for the artwork, that inner voice in the back of my head told me that I was in for some truly interesting music. I had high expectations just from looking at the album, and my expectations were met.

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published 15.11.2012 | Comments (8)

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Mr. Doctor - 26.05.2012 at 02:41  
  FUCK I did NOT know about this release.

Me so excited.
BitterCOld - 22.06.2012 at 19:07  
Rating: 8 Likewise. one month.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.06.2012 at 17:33  
Rating: 8 Another fine album indeed.
oroboros - 08.07.2012 at 15:25  
Rating: 9 Excellent.
tea[m]ster - 10.07.2012 at 06:46  
Rating: 6 Oh shit, is this any good? My style or not?
Et Ermit - 24.07.2012 at 00:52  
  Oh tomorrow !
BitterCOld - 24.07.2012 at 01:07  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 10.07.2012 at 06:46

Oh shit, is this any good? My style or not?


assuming it is not dissimilar to their past work, i'm not sure what to say. it's chilled out drum and bass - keep in mind this project was originally the non-Matt Pike 2/3rds of Sleep.

youtube!
tea[m]ster - 27.07.2012 at 21:23  
Rating: 6
Written by BitterCOld on 24.07.2012 at 01:07

i'm not sure what to say.


I am not sure if this is even metal, lol. I love long, drawn out passages, but this is borderline boring. The production is fantastic and I love the bass guitar but I am not sure if I dig this. Needs more reps.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.07.2012 at 22:17  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.07.2012 at 21:23


I am not sure if this is even metal, lol. I love long, drawn out passages, but this is borderline boring. The production is fantastic and I love the bass guitar but I am not sure if I dig this. Needs more reps.

Boring? Hell no, this stuff seeps through all your pores. It's been scientifically proven that the human body is incapable of feeling stress when this record is playing within earshot.
Mr. Doctor - 30.07.2012 at 08:07  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.07.2012 at 22:17
Boring? Hell no, this stuff seeps through all your pores. It's been scientifically proven that the human body is incapable of feeling stress when this record is playing within earshot.


Agree... Would never put "Boring" and "Om" in the same post with the only exception being "it's very boring to chill out without my Om cds".
Spirit Molecule - 30.07.2012 at 12:22  
  I heard one track off the album, but anyone got any streaming links?
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.07.2012 at 12:30  
Rating: 8
Written by Spirit Molecule on 30.07.2012 at 12:22

I heard one track off the album, but anyone got any streaming links?

Boink: http://www.roadburn.com/2012/07/om-advaitic-songs-available-for-streaming-at-vpro-3voor12/
Spirit Molecule - 30.07.2012 at 12:51  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.07.2012 at 12:30

Boink: http://www.roadburn.com/2012/07/om-advaitic-songs-available-for-streaming-at-vpro-3voor12/


Thanks for that, unfortunately that link which is embedded in the roadburn site seems to be blocked at my office :/
Oh well will check it out later
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.07.2012 at 12:54  
Rating: 8
Written by Spirit Molecule on 30.07.2012 at 12:51


Thanks for that, unfortunately that link which is embedded in the roadburn site seems to be blocked at my office :/
Oh well will check it out later

D'oh.
R'Vannith - 01.08.2012 at 15:24  
Rating: 9 Om nom nom? ... sorry

I'm with teamster though, this sounds more like a psychedelic take on Middle Eastern folk music than metal.
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.08.2012 at 15:26  
Rating: 8
Written by R'Vannith on 01.08.2012 at 15:24

I'm with teamster though, this sounds more like a psychedelic take on Middle Eastern folk music than metal.

So what?
R'Vannith - 01.08.2012 at 15:31  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.08.2012 at 15:26

Written by R'Vannith on 01.08.2012 at 15:24

I'm with teamster though, this sounds more like a psychedelic take on Middle Eastern folk music than metal.

So what?

Just an observation. And that it sounds like .. well psychedelic Middle Eastern folk music. Need I say more?
Fredd - 04.08.2012 at 03:56  
 
Written by R'Vannith on 01.08.2012 at 15:31

psychedelic Middle Eastern folk music.

Now I'm VERY interested. Wil check out.
R'Vannith - 05.08.2012 at 12:09  
Rating: 9
Written by Fredd on 04.08.2012 at 03:56

Written by R'Vannith on 01.08.2012 at 15:31

psychedelic Middle Eastern folk music.

Now I'm VERY interested. Wil check out.

What Joe said about it seeping into your pores, that's very accurate. I found it really easy to listen to. It does drag on a bit in the last two tracks though.
Boxcar Willy - 21.08.2012 at 17:25  
Rating: 8 So chilled out and mega awesome.
oblong - 22.08.2012 at 03:19  
  7.5

Good release, not that I'm suprised or anything.

The string work is the highlight imo.
Reaper_Redeamer - 14.09.2012 at 01:35  
  In the artwork there is a Saint from the orthodox christian church... Woah I didnt expect this! Sweet!
Unhealer - 16.09.2012 at 18:31  
  I'm loving the percussion on this album! Jackie's work is remarkable as well.
JD - 22.09.2012 at 11:29  
Rating: 8
Written by R'Vannith on 01.08.2012 at 15:24

psychedelic take on Middle Eastern folk music than metal.

I'm not trying to be a smart or anything, because I don't think it's fair to call it Mid-Eastern, since the first song has an Indian folk in it. I'd call it psychedelc orientel instead.

Very good album me likey.
R'Vannith - 25.09.2012 at 16:55  
Rating: 9
Written by JD on 22.09.2012 at 11:29

I'm not trying to be a smart or anything, because I don't think it's fair to call it Mid-Eastern, since the first song has an Indian folk in it. I'd call it psychedelc orientel instead.

Very good album me likey.


I associate it with the kind of folk music you get from as far as India to the eastern Mediterranean coast, though to be honest I know little about it. I guess I just lump it all within a similar category which probably isn't very appreciative of its diversity, something you would be more familiar with probably. Oriental sounds like a more accurate description to me.
Cynic Metalhead - 29.11.2012 at 08:39  
Rating: 9 Places in India like Rajasthan( even deeper in rural areas!) or Kashmir( kashmiri music!) has this folk elements which are highly originated from their in. Though they use more local-based tribal instruments( Sitar?)but I keep listening "Kashmiri" music which exactly resonates from "Addis" song out here.

An excellent album which soothes you alot.
AtrumHiberna - 12.09.2013 at 18:10  
Rating: 9
Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 14.09.2012 at 01:35

In the artwork there is a Saint from the orthodox christian church... Woah I didnt expect this! Sweet!


you didn't expect this? haven't you seen the covers of the previous two albums?
Reaper_Redeamer - 13.09.2013 at 17:32  
 
Written by AtrumHiberna on 12.09.2013 at 18:10

Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 14.09.2012 at 01:35

In the artwork there is a Saint from the orthodox christian church... Woah I didnt expect this! Sweet!


you didn't expect this? haven't you seen the covers of the previous two albums?



Generally. Without taking consideration of their previous albums.
Northern Danger - 08.10.2013 at 20:39  
  Not for me
Death_95 - 01.02.2014 at 02:27  
Rating: 10 What an album! Fantastic...
LeKiwi - 06.06.2014 at 02:44  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.07.2012 at 21:23
Not sure if this is even metal, lol. I love long, drawn out passages, but this is borderline boring. The production is fantastic and I love the bass guitar but I am not sure if I dig this. Needs more reps.

you've heard nothing! Listen to this - there's literally about 4 guitar riffs in the entire 10 minutes accompanied by an unchanging drum beat. Now that's drawn out.

I'm actually quite enjoying this album so far. It flows perfectly and there's actually quite a bit of variation and dynamics.

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