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Release date: 18 April 2012
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal

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01. Colossus
02. A Vow To Conquer The Ocean
03. From A Tidal Sleep
04. Celestial Tear
05. Convergence
06. Sirens
07. Isle Of Solace
08. The Drowning Sun
09. Voyage Of A Wavering Mind

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R'Vannith

Rating:
8.8
When it comes to metal if there is one thing I appreciate it's when a band manages to not only fit their music to an idea or a point of focus but make it a bloody enjoyable listen in doing so. Everything from the exceptionally well executed oceanic theme of In Mourning's latest release to the album's title, which matches not only this theme but lets you know exactly what kind of experience you're in for, and displays a clear sense of direction and understanding for where the band want to take their sound.

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published 30.07.2012 | Comments (11)

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LeKiwi - 03.12.2011 at 00:08  
Rating: 10 Do I seriously have to wait a year? Fml.
SMAX - 09.03.2012 at 05:26  
Rating: 9 SO FUCKING CITED FOR THIS ALBUM
-DC-002- - 10.03.2012 at 05:07  
  Oh shit! Bet It"ll be good. Shrouded Divine is still the best.
Risto - 11.04.2012 at 16:21  
Rating: 6 The first listen was disappointing, hope it gets better with more spins...
Verdun_sc - 12.04.2012 at 04:33  
Rating: 4 Listened to it.

Pretty just... insipid. Just kinda there. Some good moments, some bad moments but nothing really happens. At all. Thusly, I didnt like it. Then again I havent listened to this band in years so I'm not surprised.
MaiSweettShaadow - 12.04.2012 at 17:21  
Rating: 10 Massive album, their best
hexmoth - 13.04.2012 at 14:53  
  From the very first time I listened to their first album i could guess they would be grown fast and would be a great prog band in the world.
As I see they kept their rhythm on melodies and really professional to shift the pitch.
and now, I am sure I have really thought about them correctly
Akbarz - 13.04.2012 at 16:03  
Rating: 8 Quite different from their previous works I'd say, more progressive than death, nice atmosphere, nice vocals (liked the clean vocals), all in all It is absolutely a worthwhile album.
BloodTears - 13.04.2012 at 21:23  
Rating: 9 Interesting to hear so many negative reactions so far. I remember that in previous albums not many people cared about them. It just goes to show they have grown in terms of their reach.

About the album, I can't say yet
Vikingr - 14.04.2012 at 03:49  
Rating: 8 I thought it was pretty kick ass, maybe not so good as Shrouded Divine but I'd say better than Monolith
Reaper_Redeamer - 14.04.2012 at 14:07  
Rating: 8 I ve listened to this album many times these days and even if in the beginning i was disappointed, finally i realized this is a great album. Especially Colossus and Convergence are some of their best tracks! They did it again :-)
Nefarious - 14.04.2012 at 14:18  
Rating: 8 I'm also surprised by the amount if negativity this release seems to be getting. The album is a grower, it gets better with every listen.
Valaskjalf - 15.04.2012 at 14:11  
Rating: 6 Yeah, sucks to be you, I love it so far!
Frodd - 15.04.2012 at 14:55  
Rating: 8 Pretty good, but nothing groundbreaking.

Overhyped though... If Cormorant had gotten got half the hype, their two albums would have hit top 200 by now.
-DC-002- - 16.04.2012 at 06:40  
  Nothing new, but it is general, pretty dang good. In Mourning are still definitely themselves, and can still make above average Melodic Death Metal.
Risto - 16.04.2012 at 12:42  
Rating: 6
Written by Nefarious on 14.04.2012 at 14:18

The album is a grower, it gets better with every listen.

For me an album needs to pick up enough within the first three spins or so if it's gonna go anywhere. This doesn't, and it's a pretty damn shame. There was some growth beyond Colossus but they just threw away a lot of elements that makes me enjoy the first two albums in the first place.
Milena - 16.04.2012 at 12:56  
 
Written by Risto on 16.04.2012 at 12:42

...threw away a lot of elements that makes me enjoy the first two albums in the first place.

Then I'll probably dig it, since I didn't dig the first two this band is fuckin' polarizing, they should be proud of themselves
Risto - 16.04.2012 at 13:05  
Rating: 6
Written by Milena on 16.04.2012 at 12:56

Then I'll probably dig it, since I didn't dig the first two this band is fuckin' polarizing, they should be proud of themselves

I could say they tried to keep things simple yet expansive in an epic and doomy sort of way but they just couldn't make much memorable stuff out of it. Tobias Netzell's use of vocal styles is still as varied as before, but there's a lack of those soothing melodies this band did so well before.
BloodTears - 16.04.2012 at 20:38  
Rating: 9
Written by Milena on 16.04.2012 at 12:56

Written by Risto on 16.04.2012 at 12:42

...threw away a lot of elements that makes me enjoy the first two albums in the first place.

Then I'll probably dig it, since I didn't dig the first two this band is fuckin' polarizing, they should be proud of themselves


You didn't? That is not good for the Prog Babe Alliance
Milena - 16.04.2012 at 20:57  
 
Written by BloodTears on 16.04.2012 at 20:38

You didn't? That is not good for the Prog Babe Alliance

I KNOW I have no idea why don't I like it, it sounds like a mixture of everything I normally like... and yet I don't like it. Beats me.
Fritillaria - 16.04.2012 at 21:53  
  I found about this band here on MS, they turned out one of my favs
R'Vannith - 17.04.2012 at 17:28  
Rating: 9
Written by Frodd on 15.04.2012 at 14:55

Pretty good, but nothing groundbreaking.

Overhyped though... If Cormorant had gotten got half the hype, their two albums would have hit top 200 by now.


I agree, Cormorant are the better band but their's is quite a different take on the Progressive Melodeath thing I think. These guys are a bit more direct in that respect, not drawing in so many varied elements like Cormorant does.

This album is a very very good one I think, perhaps on a par with Monolith despite the differences between the two.
Frodd - 17.04.2012 at 18:37  
Rating: 8
Written by R'Vannith on 17.04.2012 at 17:28

I agree, Cormorant are the better band but their's is quite a different take on the Progressive Melodeath thing I think. These guys are a bit more direct in that respect, not drawing in so many varied elements like Cormorant does.

This album is a very very good one I think, perhaps on a par with Monolith despite the differences between the two.

I like this one more than thier debut, actually. Havent listened to monolith yet.
Mikyz - 18.04.2012 at 10:45  
Rating: 8 This album should be more appealing for Progressive Metal puritans. It's not as melodic as the other two, it's still very much melodic mind you but just not as much. It has a more logical and mature sense of buildup. Though it lacks some kind of culminating point. It's certainly more beautiful than the other two but it wasn't the dick slap in the face the others were. Cormorant's last album is the better one, but not by a wide margin. They should have skimped on a few overly proggy instances, it sounds as if they're trying too hard to be proggy at times. An awesome album nonetheless.

Though Colossus is surely one of their best songs.
Chobo_jokeR - 18.04.2012 at 19:40  
Rating: 8 Solid album, it just went on far too long.
Valaskjalf - 18.04.2012 at 20:10  
Rating: 6 Actually I lied...its one of those albums which go by without notice. The first listen was ok but its so hard to pay attention to it, you really have to try hard to notice it because its so boring. Pity, "Monolith" was so good. The trend this year continues - good bands bringing out sub par albums.
Therapy? - 19.04.2012 at 01:27  
Rating: 6 Unfortunately I find this album less impressive than their previous two. I've had this album spinning on repeat the whole day and there were very few (if at all) noteworthy moments that really impressed me. The whole album just sounds like it's gradually going to some epic climax at some point and you keep waiting for it... and waiting for it... and then the album ends and I'm like "da fuq?"

BUT... it is not a bad album. It is a nice listen. It's just lacking the punch that made me love many refrains from their previous albums.

I would give this a 6,5 but since it's only round numbers I'll make it a 6. I know a .5 should usually be rounded upwards, but this album does not deserve the full 7 imo compared to what this band is capable of.

I will listen to it a couple of more times though. It might grow on me. But so far I think this is the mark they deserve.
sabotender - 19.04.2012 at 20:37  
  Just the fact that people are talking about In Mourning means that they're getting the recognition they deserve. Even if this album isn't mind blowing, I have proof enough with their first three releases that they will release an amazing album within the next 5 years.

And Isle of Solace is one of the best songs I've ever heard from them. Fucking devastating.
lord artan - 19.04.2012 at 20:50  
Rating: 10 I love this album
.:Nataras:. - 20.04.2012 at 11:48  
Rating: 6 Just Boring! there is good atmosphere totaly! but it's not a memorable stuff! it's more prog than death! i played the album 2 times, now i have no interesting to listen to it...
maybe it's a good choice for melodic Progressive Post rock with death elements lovers...
jesterhead57 - 23.04.2012 at 04:22  
Rating: 9 Prog goodness.
BloodTears - 05.05.2012 at 10:35  
Rating: 9 Upon first listen, "Isle Of Solace" is my favourite song so far, along with "Convergence" and "From A Tidal Sleep". I really like the album and it's much better than I expected initially.

I also don't follow the general idea that this album is more "progressive" in nature, longer songs doesn't mean they are more proggy. I think they follow the same vein and mixture they had on their other previous releases.
The Melting Snow - 07.05.2012 at 18:22  
Rating: 6 Boring -_-
Diamonds - 09.05.2012 at 22:39  
 
Quote:
For me an album needs to pick up enough within the first three spins or so if it's gonna go anywhere.


Same. I'm still not sure what to think of this album as of right now.. Maybe it's just because I'm harder into the gore and porn-grind than usual lately but, hopefully In Mourning prevails to entertain soon.. Because I have hopes for these guys I wouldn't want to see die.
MétalNoir - 10.05.2012 at 03:19  
Rating: 6
I'll have to make this one fight Rekreatur sometime...
R'Vannith - 10.05.2012 at 05:54  
Rating: 9 I wouldn't say it's more 'progressive' either, if anything I'd say its less so. Seems to follow more of a straightforward, despite track length, melodic death pattern to me, especially in tracks like 'A Vow To Conquer The Ocean'. That is in comparison with the other album I've heard from them, Monolith. There is still much of this album you can describe as progressive of course.
*!* - 16.05.2012 at 00:07  
Rating: 7 This one is solid..has some really good moments but its too long and some times repetitive, a good album after all but a disappointment coming from In Mourning, imo their worst yet...
Mørket Keisar - 17.05.2012 at 03:14  
Rating: 9 Perfect, i love this album very much
Draugen - 18.05.2012 at 19:14  
Rating: 7 When an album is as devided quality wise as In Mourning's latest it easily gets tricky to rate.

The first half of it is really solid, with a refined and mature sound to the songs that felt like a step in the right direction for the band. But then the album suddenly takes a turn for the worst as the issues that mainly plagued Monolith start to present themselves. The second half of it is too repetative and bland, almost amateurish, which is such a shame. Overall the duration is too long and I would not have minded if the last two songs had been left out entirely.

All in all, The Weight Of Oceans is a clear improvement over Monolith but at the same time not as consistently good as Shrouded Divine. If the album had been trimmed down a bit the rating would be higher but as it stands, while taking all the songs into account, a 7 seems fair to me.
snakecorpse - 21.05.2012 at 22:03  
Rating: 9 My favorite album so far this year along with the Swallow The Sun album. Good shit
K†ulu - 12.06.2012 at 10:03  
Rating: 6
Written by Draugen on 18.05.2012 at 19:14

When an album is as devided quality wise as In Mourning's latest it easily gets tricky to rate.

The first half of it is really solid, with a refined and mature sound to the songs that felt like a step in the right direction for the band. But then the album suddenly takes a turn for the worst as the issues that mainly plagued Monolith start to present themselves. The second half of it is too repetative and bland, almost amateurish, which is such a shame. Overall the duration is too long and I would not have minded if the last two songs had been left out entirely.

All in all, The Weight Of Oceans is a clear improvement over Monolith but at the same time not as consistently good as Shrouded Divine. If the album had been trimmed down a bit the rating would be higher but as it stands, while taking all the songs into account, a 7.5 rating seems fair to me.


Thanks for the substantial post. I listened to the new album only once and it seemed terribly boring to me and I will listen to it again soon. My question is what you consider to be "the issues that mainly plagued Monolith?"
Draugen - 12.06.2012 at 15:43  
Rating: 7
Written by K†ulu on 12.06.2012 at 10:03

My question is what you consider to be "the issues that mainly plagued Monolith?"


It was mainly the repetitiveness of a lot of the songs as well as the complete lack of memorability overall. It simply felt uninspired and this feeling arose once again for me while listening to parts of the latest album.
MétalNoir - 16.06.2012 at 16:53  
Rating: 6
Written by Draugen on 12.06.2012 at 15:43

Written by K†ulu on 12.06.2012 at 10:03

My question is what you consider to be "the issues that mainly plagued Monolith?"


It was mainly the repetitiveness of a lot of the songs as well as the complete lack of memorability overall. It simply felt uninspired and this feeling arose once again for me while listening to parts of the latest album.

As always with music, it's all a matter of taste but I don't agree with the "uninspired" argument as it is a very subjective word and depends on how each of us feels the music. Monolith felt pretty touching to me, very passionate and the clean vocals were always catchy and memorable as far as I'm concerned. In Mourning's debut is my favorite so far but I think this third release is their first real flaw. Boring to death except two or three tracks, but that's my point of view of course...
lord artan - 24.06.2012 at 16:40  
Rating: 10 This album is awesome.just in mourning fans can understand this masterpiece.all songs near to perfect.voice of Tobias Netzell in A Vow To Conquer The Ocean so perfect.i love this album.but i know Shrouded Divine & Monolith better than this.
Zephod - 27.06.2012 at 09:59  
  This is really boring. It just feels like nothing happens, this one song had been playing for 3 minutes before I noticed it was still playing. Whenever I listen to this my mind just drifts off and tries to forget about the music playing.
Kuroboshi - 04.07.2012 at 09:47  
Rating: 8 Well, definitely a huge disappointment, I had expected so much more. As so many comments before mine: bland. Especially the second half. Still, face on it is a very good album, just not a very good album compared with their previous ones.
lord artan - 30.07.2012 at 18:39  
Rating: 10 A Vow To Conquer The Ocean is awesome people look at this:
The day the sun forgot to shine, the stars carved something out of the sky
A wooden gift to a haunted heart, for a distorted mind the tide will turn
in mourning is awesome and maybe best in 2012....i know Monolith and Shrouded Divine netter than this but it's still awesome...
Alex Fenger - 20.08.2012 at 06:35  
  It's just so boring. It could have been good, but everything feels so soulless...
Malaghost - 11.09.2012 at 09:59  
Rating: 7 For my taste little too repetitive and overall boring. I love 2 songs though - Colossus and Convergence.
Sonic MrSumo - 02.11.2012 at 07:48  
Rating: 9 This would be a 10 if Celestial Tear was not on the album!

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