Uneven Structure - Februus


8.3 | 86 votes |
Release date: 31 October 2011
Style: Djent , Ambient

Owners:

70 have it
9 want it


Disc I
01. Awaken
02. Frost
03. Hail
04. Exmersion
05. Buds
06. Awe
07. Quittance
08. Limbo
09. Plenitude
10. Finale

Disc II
01. Dew Upon Shapeless Bounds
02. Winds From Untold Memories
03. Promises Of Our Early Days

Say what you will about the "Djent" genre but it mixes rather nicely with ambient soundscapes. Deep tone, spacey atmosphere and surprisingly pleasant clean vocals make this one of the most organic and impressive sounding Djent-affairs on the market. Called it "Progressive" instead of "Djent" if it irks you.

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19.11.2011 - 04:38
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

I don't get disk II... >.>
love disk I though
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02.12.2011 - 16:32
Rating: 10
Moose

Posts: 151
From: UK

Agreed. I would rate disc 2 a solid zero lol. I simply cannot classify it as music.
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10.12.2011 - 03:41
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

I'm other drunk or this is very good indeed. I suppose both could be a possibility.
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16.12.2011 - 14:14
!J.O.O.E.!
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From: UK

Written by Ag Fox on 19.11.2011 at 04:38

I don't get disk II... >.>
love disk I though

What is Disc 2? It's not on Spotify.
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16.12.2011 - 14:22
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.12.2011 at 14:14

Written by Ag Fox on 19.11.2011 at 04:38

I don't get disk II... >.>
love disk I though

What is Disc 2? It's not on Spotify.
just some pure ambient stuff (note that I am using the term ambient very loosely here, don't know much about it). You can check my MU thread if you wanna try
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16.12.2011 - 14:22
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Ag Fox on 16.12.2011 at 14:22

just some pure ambient stuff (note that I am using the term ambient very loosely here, don't know much about it). You can check my MU thread if you wanna try

Cheers, I think I will!
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17.12.2011 - 20:04
Regolith

Posts: 86
From: USA
Checking out some of the music now so I've got no critique yet, but I can say that the album art is one of the coolest I've seen.
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18.12.2011 - 01:26
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust

Posts: 2737
From: USA

The clean singing reminds me a bit of Staind, but very good album indeed. Enjoying it more than Tesseract... being the sucker for ambient that I am. Good staff choice !J.O.O.E.!
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18.12.2011 - 01:51
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Introspekrieg on 18.12.2011 at 01:26

The clean singing reminds me a bit of Staind, but very good album indeed. Enjoying it more than Tesseract... being the sucker for ambient that I am. Good staff choice !J.O.O.E.!

Cheers, yeah I preferred it over TesseracT too. The clean voices really mind me of something, it might even be Staind actually now you mention in.
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18.12.2011 - 03:52
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

Yep, superior to TesseracT for me as well. Guess I should check out the latest Staind
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18.12.2011 - 05:50
Slinky666
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This music makes me want to just drive for miles!
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18.12.2011 - 06:48
Rating: 8
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Mastercommander

Posts: 1702
From: USA

TesseracT bother me. This album is very good though. Djent may be a somewhat credible genre(?) after all. The second disk is, for the most part, all ambient music, but it's well done ambient music.
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18.12.2011 - 07:54
Frank Sinistra

Posts: 30
From: Indonesia

One of the very surprising release of 2011 i think. A friend recommended this album to me a few months ago and i love it. really love it
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19.12.2011 - 02:03
Rating: 8
Mechaniacal

Posts: 107
From: USA

I knew I'd be disappointed as soon as I began to see the "better than TesseracT" comments.

Gorgeous cover art and a solid album overall but it doesn't have the same lasting effect TesseracT's One had on me. The vocals, originality, face-melting bass and all around instrument work are stronger and more memorable on One.

Favorite tracks on Februus: Quittance, Plenitude

Favoritism bullshit aside, TesseracT fans should pick up Februus immediately and enjoy it for what it is, another fantastic addition to one of my favorite sub-genres. Somewhere in my Top 30 for this year, no doubt.
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21.12.2011 - 22:06
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust

Posts: 2737
From: USA

No love for disc 2? I guess most metalheads wouldn't appreciate something at the opposite end of the spectrum... I've actually listened to that one more than the first, incorporated into my cryosleep mix.
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21.12.2011 - 22:12
Darkside Momo
Retired

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From: France

Written by Introspekrieg on 21.12.2011 at 22:06

No love for disc 2? I guess most metalheads wouldn't appreciate something at the opposite end of the spectrum... I've actually listened to that one more than the first, incorporated into my cryosleep mix.

Well... I must admit it bored be a bit, even if it's quite nice. What bothered me most is that they did it like Textures did on Polars, just pushed the concept a bit further...
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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21.12.2011 - 22:18
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Introspekrieg on 21.12.2011 at 22:06

No love for disc 2? I guess most metalheads wouldn't appreciate something at the opposite end of the spectrum... I've actually listened to that one more than the first, incorporated into my cryosleep mix.

I thought it was pretty excellent. A nice surprise.
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12.01.2012 - 11:48
Rating: 8
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Mastercommander

Posts: 1702
From: USA

Written by Introspekrieg on 21.12.2011 at 22:06

No love for disc 2? I guess most metalheads wouldn't appreciate something at the opposite end of the spectrum... I've actually listened to that one more than the first, incorporated into my cryosleep mix.


Cryosleep mix? Sounds interesting, explain yourself! I think disk 2 is purty neat too btw, good study music on my side.
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14.03.2012 - 03:02
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4419
From: USA

The only thing that resembles this in my collection are Textures ,Gojira and Volumes. I am not a big fan of the genre but this album is the best I've heard in it.
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05.06.2012 - 04:36
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

I likey.
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02.07.2012 - 12:00
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

Appreciating disc II now
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21.11.2012 - 00:46
Illog1cal
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Not such a fan of the vocals. They are way too typical of all deathcore and 'djent' bands around these days, the clean singing sounds a bit whiny and I can tell that when screaming his veins are not almost popping out of his neck (which they should be for this style, listen to Catch 33 for a correct example of vocals). I would have given this an 8 because the instrument side is excellent and they are a talented group who deal proficiently in ambiance and dynamics, but vocals can be something of a ruin-er unfortunately.
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07.12.2012 - 16:05
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast

Posts: 250
From: Canada
Written by Guest on 21.11.2012 at 00:46

but vocals can be something of a ruin-er unfortunately.

If you heard the vocalist live you might change your mind ...
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03.06.2013 - 19:27
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16468
From: Sweden

Written by Guest on 21.11.2012 at 00:46
They are way too typical of all deathcore and 'djent' bands around these days.


I actually find his style MILES away from all the others djent band around. But oh well, different ears I guess. Also... Yeah, not hearing the deathcore sound in the vocals either.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.12.2013 - 21:16
Rating: 9
mz

Posts: 4001


Disk I is more than enough for me but disk II is also pretty interesting to say at least.
Seriously, progressive metal and ambient were the last things I imagined for a combination.
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08.01.2014 - 15:36
Rating: 6
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief

Posts: 525
From: Egypt

I like AWE.
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28.04.2015 - 07:25
Rating: 9
Desert Father

Posts: 138
From: Australia

Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.06.2013 at 19:27

Written by Guest on 21.11.2012 at 00:46
They are way too typical of all deathcore and 'djent' bands around these days.


I actually find his style MILES away from all the others djent band around. But oh well, different ears I guess. Also... Yeah, not hearing the deathcore sound in the vocals either.


The reason I like this is because I see them as moving away from the typical djent conventions. Sure, there are the chuggy syncopated riffs and heavily delayed clean guitar but the melodies are quite different. The clean vocals very much remind me of Garm.
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05.05.2016 - 23:10
Rating: 10
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog

Posts: 3298
From: UK

For those eagerly awaiting their next album, you might be interested to hear guitarist Jérôme Colombelli's other project:

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25.09.2016 - 09:58
Rating: 6
DeathMetal

Posts: 61
From: Canada
I really, really did not enjoy the vocals on this album. The music was great though.
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