Enochian Theory - Life... And All It Entails


8.1 | 58 votes |
Release date: 12 March 2012
Style: Progressive metal

Owners:

51 have it
6 want it


01. Zero Is Also A Number
02. This Aching Isolation
03. Hz
04. Non Sum Qualis Eram
05. Distances
06. Inversions
07. Creatio Ex Nihilio
08. In Times Of Silence
09. For Your Glory, Great Deceiver
10. Nisi Credideritis, Non Intelligetis
11. The Motives Of The Machine
12. Singularities
13. Loves
14. The Fire Around The Lotus [bonus]

Staff review by
Milena
Rating:
9.0
Rating supplement: Guess who's got herself a new band crush? It's been a while since I attached a 9.0 score to a review, so consider this a wholehearted recommendation.

Quick, what's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say "emotional, stripped down, dismal proggy music"? You're probably thinking Riverside, Porcupine Tree, maybe even Damnation-era Opeth or early 2000's Pain Of Salvation (or, if you're one of the three people on Metal Storm that share my obsessions, Wolverine and Sieges Even/Subsignal). Well, it looks like a new band joined this pack - I already adore them and you should too.

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published 12.04.2012 | Comments (42)

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30.12.2011 - 05:15
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Ewww....gimme...cannot frickin wait!!
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14.02.2012 - 01:40
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
The release date is pushed back till mid March!
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14.02.2012 - 01:43
JohnDoe
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I've never listened to these guys but have read good things about them. I'll give them a try
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14.02.2012 - 02:51
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 14.02.2012 at 01:43

I've never listened to this guys but have read good things about them. I'll give them a try


Their first major release Evolution is an awesome album, give that one try!
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15.02.2012 - 16:52
Ethereal Tantrum
Sorry for the delay, chaps...But hopefully, your patient wait will be gently swept away when you hear it.
Just under a month to go...
Anyone pre-ordered it?
;-)

Ben
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www.enochiantheory.co.uk
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12.03.2012 - 22:23
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
The release date is today!!!
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22.04.2012 - 10:40
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Loves is a very different track to the rest. I enjoyed it a lot. Perhaps a preview of what's to come? o.o
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loves 小巫
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22.04.2012 - 19:25
Ethereal Tantrum
@Ag Fox

I don't know that it's very different...it's just stripped down a lot more than the OTT dramatics of the other songs.
:-)

Ben
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www.enochiantheory.co.uk
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06.06.2012 - 01:24
JohnDoe
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Written by tea[m]ster on 14.02.2012 at 02:51

Written by Guest on 14.02.2012 at 01:43

I've never listened to this guys but have read good things about them. I'll give them a try


Their first major release Evolution is an awesome album, give that one try!


I finished listening to their last 2 albums; not bad but not that good either. I fail to see what's so great about this band.
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09.06.2012 - 19:43
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 06.06.2012 at 01:24

I finished listening to their last 2 albums; not bad but not that good either. I fail to see what's so great about this band.


Hmmm John. I thought for sure you would really dig these guys. They remind me of Riverside a lot. Only thing I can recommend is spin these a few more times. They might be "growers" for you.
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09.06.2012 - 20:30
JohnDoe
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Written by tea[m]ster on 09.06.2012 at 19:43

Written by Guest on 06.06.2012 at 01:24

I finished listening to their last 2 albums; not bad but not that good either. I fail to see what's so great about this band.


Hmmm John. I thought for sure you would really dig these guys. They remind me of Riverside a lot. Only thing I can recommend is spin these a few more times. They might be "growers" for you.


I thought I would, too.
These guys are trying too hard to sound original (and they kinda are) but something gets lost along the way, at least for me. Things don't seem balanced in their music, it sometimes sounded messy. Their music reminds me of the proverb "too many cooks spoil the food". It's like having greatly skilled cooks and good ingredients and in the end the food doesn't taste good somehow. (I used this analogy before, sorry, but you know what I mean )
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06.09.2012 - 21:03
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
I was trying to remember what they sounded like and now I know. They remind me of Marillion, which is a great band as far as I'm concerned.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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23.09.2012 - 00:24
Rating: 10
Milena
Learning To "X"
Upping the rating and fav'ing the band. Every time I listen to it, it brings me closer to tearing up completely. It resonates with me so much.
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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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28.11.2012 - 12:29
Rating: 10
Milena
Learning To "X"
My AOTY cracked the top ten *happy dance*
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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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28.11.2012 - 14:34
Fredd
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Written by Milena on 28.11.2012 at 12:29

My AOTY cracked the top ten *happy dance*

NOT FOR LONG MWAHAHAHAHA
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29.11.2012 - 12:03
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Milena on 28.11.2012 at 12:29

My AOTY cracked the top ten *happy dance*


Nice! I am a big fan also Milena :0 One question tho, how come Rush's latest isn't in the top 20? What are the guidelines anyways?
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29.11.2012 - 13:32
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by tea[m]ster on 29.11.2012 at 12:03

Nice! I am a big fan also Milena :0 One question tho, how come Rush's latest isn't in the top 20? What are the guidelines anyways?
because Rush scored lower.
The current albums ranked from the 8th till 20th all have a score of 8.2, but if you look at the decimals, then all of them are higher than Rush's Clockwork Angels, which currently now scores 8.16 while Urd by Borknagar is rated at 8.18 and sits at the 20th spot
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loves 小巫
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30.11.2012 - 10:31
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
After long time I am listening to something that I'm quite not familiar to( or if it's...don't listen that much!) and honestly? it's a great easy-soothing record with longevity of songs shaping up a beautiful atmosphere make such an easy listen to this album. I have only went through with this once and I think with more spins, I'll know them better.
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30.11.2012 - 11:52
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 30.11.2012 at 10:31

After long time I am listening to something that I'm quite not familiar to( or if it's...don't listen that much!) and honestly? it's a great easy-soothing record with longevity of songs shaping up a beautiful atmosphere make such an easy listen to this album. I have only went through with this once and I think with more spins, I'll know them better.


Way to get on board brother! Check out their debut record for something just a bit heavier.
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22.03.2013 - 05:46
Ap46
Oh my god... i'm shivering so bad :_) I regret i didn't hear them before. This is beautiful.
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29.03.2013 - 17:57
Rating: 9
Diverge
I've frequented Metal Storm a lot over the last few years, sometimes as a member and sometimes as simply a fan of the website. It took me a month and a half for me to think about what I wanted to say about this band, and I even questioned whether or not I even liked them in the first place. So here it goes:

They are great, although they sure make things complicated for the listener in this album. The spoken word interludes and the ambient moments in between, while contributing to the flow of the album, also detract from the power of their "actual songs," which are actually very solid. I listen to In Times of Silence and Singularities a lot, and when I do so, I generally skip over the interludes. Other bands (I hate to draw the comparison, but Tool, Persefone, Nachtvorst, etc.) do a much better job with the interludes by keeping them sparse, foreshadowing the next track or just generally building up for the momentum of the next track or taking the listener down after an intense song. The band clearly knows what they want to evoke, but stylistically I think the interludes could have been less monotonous. That is something they will have to improve on. I love how sparingly they use the harsh growls and just how solid their songwriting is, however; This Aching Isolation is awesome. There is no discernible flaw in their actual songs, in my opinion, and so the rating is simply a high 8 which gets rounded to a 9. They have promise for the future, and they are a band I will have to look out for.
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17.11.2014 - 18:00
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The vocal melodies and phrasing kill the album...
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17.11.2014 - 22:09
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I wonder what these guys are up to...
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07.05.2016 - 07:29
Rating: 9
Diverge
This band needs a new album ASAP.
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07.05.2016 - 07:33
Rating: 9
Diverge
Written by LeKiwi on 17.11.2014 at 18:00

The vocal melodies and phrasing kill the album...

You should try their earlier album Evolution: Creation ex Nihilio if you haven't already. I had similar problems with the melodies and phrasing, but I think they got the balance a little better on that one.
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07.05.2016 - 11:29
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Diverge on 07.05.2016 at 07:33

You should try their earlier album Evolution: Creation ex Nihilio if you haven't already. I had similar problems with the melodies and phrasing, but I think they got the balance a little better on that one.

I'll give it a go once I recover my misplaced headphones. Thanks for the rec
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06.08.2016 - 17:11
Rating: 9
Diverge
I need this band to release their new album soon. I've been on a huge Enochian Theory binge lately!
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07.08.2016 - 15:09
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Diverge on 06.08.2016 at 17:11

I need this band to release their new album soon. I've been on a huge Enochian Theory binge lately!

Are they actually working on one?
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07.08.2016 - 16:33
Rating: 9
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 07.08.2016 at 15:09

Written by Diverge on 06.08.2016 at 17:11

I need this band to release their new album soon. I've been on a huge Enochian Theory binge lately!

Are they actually working on one?

To my knowledge, but I believe Ben has been side-tracked on solo stuff. Argh.
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