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Release date: 28 November 2011
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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7.6 | 27 votes

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01. Dissension
02. Shades Of Oppression
03. Fire Lights The Night (Self Ignition)
04. Patterns Through Eternity
05. Northern Lights
06. Replenished
07. The Tormented One
08. The Binding Cycle

Review

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
9.3
2011 should be marked down as the year of the debuts. Holy hell has there been a landslide of excellent fresh ones put out this year; TOAD, Death Valley Driver, Enthring, Smohalla, Sacred Ally, and Spellbound Dazzle are some great examples. Oh, that list is exclusively stuff I've personally reviewed, there's been dozens upon dozens that have shown their face around Metal Storm over the past year, reviewed and highlighted by other staff & elites.

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published 28.11.2011 | Comments (21)

Staff pick by
Doc Godin

28.11.2011 Ok folks, shit just got real.

If Santa only brings your sorry ass one thing this year, pray it's The Fallen Divine's The Binding Cycle. It's a ferocious, yet melodic album that is appealing on so many levels.

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Doc Godin - 02.12.2011 at 11:41  
Rating: 10
Written by Deefer46 on 30.11.2011 at 12:54

Well I gave it a whirl and can honestly say it's nowt special, just another shouty/growly prog-metal album. Dead average.

Shouty? You really don't listen to much anything remotely resembling extreme metal do you? I can understand if you think it's not exactly your thing, but to dismiss it as dead average when it's clearly a genre you have no interest in in the first place seems a bit odd. If you did have some knowledge in this area perhaps your opinion of it being dead average might be considered a little more than just ignorance. Now, I know there are others who don't like this album and are into extreme metal, so can say I respect their opinions...This post however just seems like uneducated bias.

Extreme metal (and this album is not that extreme, relatively speaking) is an acquired taste, perhaps you should give that a whirl some time. Perhaps you would like this review.
Troy Killjoy - 02.12.2011 at 20:18  
 
Written by Doc Godin on 02.12.2011 at 11:41
Shouty? You really don't listen to much anything remotely resembling extreme metal do you?

He claims to be a proghead, so he probably checked this out since (if I remember correctly) you mentioned it being slightly progressive in your review.

He must have overlooked the part where you said it was also a mix of black and death.

Regardless, I agree with everything you said. I don't mind when people disagree with me, but that's like me posting on an Iron Maiden album thread saying "wtf how is this metal he doesn't even growl".
PocketMetal - 03.12.2011 at 15:46  
Rating: 8 10/10 right there . that riffs ... omg they were so awesome

this album starts a masterpiece and ends as a masterpiece .
Doc Godin - 05.12.2011 at 18:30  
Rating: 10
Written by Deefer46 on 05.12.2011 at 11:46

Fuck me, calm down - I gave an opinion on an album. and it's a fuckin piss-poor album at that. Now Jog on........

Who said I was getting excited? I'm merely pointing out the fact that your complaints seem to be against the genre as a whole, rather than of this specific band, and therefore should probably be dismissed by most people who can at least appreciate the different approach taken with extreme metal, if not full-on fans of it themselves.

It's like listening to a Cannibal Corpse album and dismissing it as garbage because it doesn't sound like The Eagles.
Alex Fenger - 09.02.2012 at 18:38  
Rating: 6 Where can i buy this
Kuroboshi - 10.02.2012 at 03:27  
Rating: 6 I can't see the awesomeness of this album. I can't concentrate on it. Very good background music though.
Death_95 - 11.07.2012 at 12:13  
  What's 'Extreme Progressive Metal' ? Never heard that term before..
Milena - 11.07.2012 at 12:44  
 
Written by Death_95 on 11.07.2012 at 12:13

What's 'Extreme Progressive Metal' ? Never heard that term before..

Progressive metal with elements of extreme metal, most often growls. You can click the genre tag below the album name to see some more bands in the style and get the idea of how it would sound like
Death_95 - 11.07.2012 at 13:34  
 
Written by Milena on 11.07.2012 at 12:44

Written by Death_95 on 11.07.2012 at 12:13

What's 'Extreme Progressive Metal' ? Never heard that term before..

Progressive metal with elements of extreme metal, most often growls. You can click the genre tag below the album name to see some more bands in the style and get the idea of how it would sound like

Thanks mate!
bleak - 28.03.2014 at 18:29  
Rating: 9 Does anyone know something about a second album? I really really really liked this one!
Troy Killjoy - 28.03.2014 at 21:31  
 
Written by bleak on 28.03.2014 at 18:29
Does anyone know something about a second album? I really really really liked this one!

In February they announced "new stuff" coming out "soon" but have been quiet on that front since, mostly pimping merch and promoting their live shows. Once their tour schedule or whatever lightens up (probably in and around the summer months) they'll probably start working on a new album.
bleak - 29.03.2014 at 00:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 28.03.2014 at 21:31

Written by bleak on 28.03.2014 at 18:29
Does anyone know something about a second album? I really really really liked this one!

In February they announced "new stuff" coming out "soon" but have been quiet on that front since, mostly pimping merch and promoting their live shows. Once their tour schedule or whatever lightens up (probably in and around the summer months) they'll probably start working on a new album.

That's good news! Thanks for the info man!

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