Release date: 20 February 2012
Style: Progressive death metal, Gothic metal


7.8 | 33 votes


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Produced by Daniel Cardoso

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The silent noise of breaking dreams... hits violently the soul.

2012 has brought many good releases from Portuguese bands so far. There must be something in the water. Smooth Comforts False also drank from the same fountain of inspiration and Thee Orakle is a very young band too; reaching maturity with your second album is not a bad growth curve.

published 17.08.2012 | Comments (7)

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27.03.2012 You like female fronted gothic metal but don't want to look like a pussy? You kind of like death metal but, then again, you kind of don't? You like some experimentation in your music but want it to remain within sensible boundaries? A bit of saxophone sounds hip to you? How about a couple of jazz interludes? If it's all yes, then this might be an album for you.

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Zaph - 20.02.2012 at 01:55  
  Look at the band's genre... "Death Death Metal"? I find this unusual and quite funny.
3rdWorld - 27.03.2012 at 14:32  
  Brilliant description i should say. Leave it to Ivor to bring such unique album picks. This , i will definitely check out.
Unhealer - 27.03.2012 at 17:46  
  Sounds like Darzamat meets jazz.
I loved the sax but I don't like like those growls. I'll check this out anyway.
Ivor - 28.03.2012 at 15:46  
Written by Unhealer on 27.03.2012 at 17:46

I loved the sax but I don't like like those growls.

Honestly, same thing here. Could be brilliant if growls were different.

Grody2themax - 30.03.2012 at 06:03  
  Damn, I'm digging everything except the vocals. That means clean and harsh...I might be able to get into it though since the production is nearly perfect (from my subjective) and the music its self is really good. When I heard it was "gothic" metal, I wasn't expecting anything this good.

Only other critique was that the sax solo seemed just kind of thrown in there for the sake of being progressive. It was a nice section of the song though.
R'Vannith - 30.03.2012 at 08:02  
Rating: 8 Hmm, I found the vocals to be essential. Sometimes the music gets a bit monotonous and drags things down a bit and without the vocals I'd be bored pretty fast. Of course you might wonder how would this sound with 'better' vocals but what they have here is definitely a plus for me, they fit the music well and keep things slightly more interesting.
THEEORAKLE - 08.04.2012 at 17:27  
Rating: 10 Thank you for all your opinions..They all are important to us!\m/
BloodTears - 01.05.2012 at 10:52  
Rating: 8 Another good release coming from Portugal this year *proud*
hadriel - 04.05.2012 at 23:12  
Rating: 6 Listened to some sample and this sounds sick. Def checking this out
Jeeers - 18.08.2012 at 00:47  
Rating: 5 Stupid sounding growls, incoherent music, boring and intolerable album - my opinion.
I must admit, good gothic metal bands come from Portugal indeed - Ava Inferi, Heavenwood and Moonspell, but this is not the one...
Maybe I just don't understand this style mix (Gothic + Death).. no actually it sometimes works out, but not this time

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