The Man-Eating Tree - Harvest


8.3 | 56 votes |
Release date: 23 November 2011
Style: Suomi metal

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01. Harvest Bell
02. At The Green Country Chapel
03. Code Of Surrender
04. Armed
05. Like Mute Companions
06. Exhaled
07. Down To The Color Of The Eye
08. Incendere
09. All You Kept Free
10. Karsikko
11. Everything Dies [Type O Negative cover] [bonus]

Staff review by
Milena
Rating:
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Rating in words: pleasant, seductive, well-structured.

The Man-Eating Tree, what a symbolic band name. The band has grown so much over the course of one year, effectively branching* into new territories while at the same time staying firmly rooted** in the same ground - the product of this wonderful change is one of the best gothic metal albums of 2011. Their debut, Vine, an album nominated for the Metal Storm Awards as well, came across as a bit pedestrian to me. It had the same balance of wonderfully gentle and intricate elements, but failed to produce memorable tunes that would stick to my head. Harvest is an enormous improvement in terms of songwriting - it is a lot catchier and more cohesive. While Vine relied on a slightly brooding atmosphere, Harvest is all about song development and progression, which makes it a lot better in my eyes.

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published 12.02.2012 | Comments (47)

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21.09.2011 - 00:06
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Would love to see this being better than the previous one.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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05.10.2011 - 13:05
Duality
Oh my yes, I've heard this album thoroughly on few occasions. That was when I was engaged in work assignment with the band. This album is significantly better on all aspects than the debut.
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"He who controls the past controls the future.
He who controls the present controls the past"
- George Orwell
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10.11.2011 - 17:12
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Duality on 05.10.2011 at 13:05

Oh my yes, I've heard this album thoroughly on few occasions. That was when I was engaged in work assignment with the band. This album is significantly better on all aspects than the debut.

Oh, that would indeed be nice, they're such talents, but the songwriting was a bit bland on the debut.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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25.11.2011 - 14:47
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Pretty relaxing and enjoyable, an 8 for now.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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09.01.2012 - 03:42
3rdWorldFuckface
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Written by Milena on 25.11.2011 at 14:47

Pretty relaxing and enjoyable, an 8 for now.

Suomi metal ? Or can i simply call it gothic metal ? whatever it mayb , this is gonna b my first xperience in either one.
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09.01.2012 - 11:10
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 09.01.2012 at 03:42

Suomi metal ? Or can i simply call it gothic metal ? whatever it mayb , this is gonna b my first xperience in either one.

Well, you should go to the gothic folks for clarification, but I believe this is closer to gothic metal. For Suomi metal, try Charon and Sentenced, they'll give you a better idea of how the genre sounds like.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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12.01.2012 - 08:13
Rating: 9
Jason W.
Razorbliss
Ahhh, such a great album, especially with songs like "Armed" I just hits that precise mark that balances melancholy and forceful inspiration that speaks to me every time!
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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
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06.05.2012 - 20:41
Rating: 7
omjaimes
omjaimes
This album have nice songs, well-balanced music, emotionals melodies, but it couldn't impressed me, and I must to say that vocals unenchanted me, well just for the accent
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