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Release date: 22 February 2013
Style: Melodic death metal

Rating:

8.5 | 493 votes

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355 have it
54 want it


01. Luoto
02. New Dynamic
03. In The Rim
04. Nightwalkers
05. Formidable
06. The Sonic Sign
07. Who Could Say
08. The Unknowing
09. Living In Me
10. White Palace
11. Subdivisions [Rush cover] [Digital bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2013: 6

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Jukka Pelkonen - vocals
Aapo Koivisto - keyboards
Markus Vanhala - guitars
Joonas "Jope" Koto - guitars
Jarmo Pikka - drums

Additional musicians:
Eerik Purdon - bass

Guest review by
IronArkadius666

Rating:
9.3
Now before you all think, "Oh god, not another melodeath fan who thinks that every new melodeath record is the greatest one there ever was and will be... much like the city of Qarth" I ask that you all hear me out as I truly believe that this album is exceptional and enough time has passed that, if I once was, I am no longer caught up in the hype that typically follows the release of every melodeath album.

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published 03.07.2013 | Comments (16)

Guest review by
Monolithic

Rating:
6.9
I've been listening to Omnium Gatherum for a while and I like their stuff. Surely there's enough energy in their music to keep you going and the band seem to know what they're doing with their music, but let's face it; they're missing something, besides originality of course.

Beyond follows the same formula as New World Shadows and it certainly seems compelling for the ears, but terrible for the brain. The inconsistency is far too great for the musicianship or the performance to maintain a proper balance. The album has some decent moments and the catchy melodies are brilliant and dynamic but in the end, they all sound bland and uninspiring. What you're left with is a bunch of good songs with little to offer and a couple of fillers by the time you reach the hour mark. Even the bonus track "Subdivisions" comes out as a song that's a little hard to digest, although it could've made Rush proud.

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published 13.10.2013 | Comments (18)

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Array - 29.03.2012 at 23:14  
Rating: 7 Interesting. I hope they stick with their soothing sound.
tirim4 - 29.03.2012 at 23:49  
 
Written by Array on 29.03.2012 at 23:14

Interesting. I hope they stick with their soothing sound.


Me too, compared to other melodeath bands they actually have a rather unique and atmospheric sound.
Milena - 30.03.2012 at 01:12  
  Dudes dudes dudes. Why that fast?
Risto - 30.03.2012 at 12:06  
Rating: 8 I doubt it will be out before New Year's, they're just demoing some stuff right now. Pretty much a two-year cycle here.
SunFalcon - 15.05.2012 at 18:52  
 
Written by Milena on 30.03.2012 at 01:12

Dudes dudes dudes. Why that fast?

The Important Is To Keep The Music Good Not The Fast
But If They Are Not Ready I Say Then Why That Fast TOO!!
Risto - 08.12.2012 at 15:05  
Rating: 8 I call an instumental intro on track 1...
tea[m]ster - 08.12.2012 at 15:09  
Rating: 8 I kind of like this band.
Risto - 12.12.2012 at 16:53  
Rating: 8 Apparently the last track should be "White Palace".
Array - 12.12.2012 at 17:13  
Rating: 7
Written by Risto on 12.12.2012 at 16:53

Apparently the last track should be "White Palace".

Done
Stoned Crow - 30.12.2012 at 14:13  
  Is this legit? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQv-orUd0Rg
Risto - 30.12.2012 at 21:10  
Rating: 8
Written by Stoned Crow on 30.12.2012 at 14:13

Is this legit? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQv-orUd0Rg

Yes. The same samples are available at the Amazon store.
Fallen Ghost - 05.01.2013 at 12:38  
  The samples sounds promising, and as I thought and hoped for: In the veins of New World Shadows.
FeskarN - 09.01.2013 at 14:43  
Rating: 9 New song sounds amazing!

Dark†SymphonY - 06.02.2013 at 19:38  
Rating: 8 This is going to be a fantastic release, the samples sound great. New World Shadows was also a brilliant album. Going in my top 10 of 2013 easily.
Until the End - 20.02.2013 at 21:34  
Rating: 10 Made my top 1 for 2013. Pre-ordered the day I heard 'The Unknowing' for the first time.
Ozejames - 21.02.2013 at 00:51  
  Underwhelming album, Its ok but not amazing!
JÄY - 21.02.2013 at 03:11  
Rating: 9 I found it great...prolly rate a 9/10
JÄY - 21.02.2013 at 23:43  
Rating: 9 ....I do find the two longer tracks to be boring, tho
Risto - 21.02.2013 at 23:49  
Rating: 8
Written by JÄY on 21.02.2013 at 23:43

....I do find the two longer tracks to be boring, tho

What? I don't even...

When it comes to Nightwalkers at least, it's my favourite song on the album. White Palace is a lot moodier, goes as far as reminding me of Enslaved's latest. Still very good though.
JÄY - 21.02.2013 at 23:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Risto on 21.02.2013 at 23:49


When it comes to Nightwalkers at least, it's my favourite song on the album. White Palace is a lot moodier, goes as far as reminding me of Enslaved's latest. Still very good though.

A lot more people will probably share your opinion..... I like OG straight-forward stuff more than the slow and drawn out songs. I find myself forgetting I'm even listening to music and when the song ends i realize i didnt even really hear it :/
Stoned Crow - 22.02.2013 at 00:16  
  Well, it has grown on me immensely.
Until the End - 22.02.2013 at 01:38  
Rating: 10 I've listened to the crap quality leak enough to realise that my favourite track's 'Formidable' but 'Nightwalkers' is up there with it. 'White Palace' takes a bit to get going but when it does at about the halfway stage it's absolutely majestic.
tea[m]ster - 22.02.2013 at 22:49  
Rating: 8 I like it. Band knows what the fuck they are doing. Along with Fractal Gates, melodeth has received a shot in the arm...
Array - 22.02.2013 at 23:20  
Rating: 7 Really like "Nightwalkers" and "The Unknowing", but the rest of the stuff just doesn't visit that level. It's good all around, good with too few blades.
Wes - 23.02.2013 at 13:54  
Rating: 10 Wow what a huge surprise! Favorite track is Formidable so far.

Very reminiscent of Noumena to me, but might just be the vocal style. And definitely different than New World Shadows as far as melody progression. Love it!
Windrider - 23.02.2013 at 16:34  
Rating: 10 Some Opeth feeling in here I guess...
Thywinter - 24.02.2013 at 10:47  
Rating: 9 Truly an early contender for album of the year. 9/10
Dark†SymphonY - 25.02.2013 at 19:16  
Rating: 8 As I expected, an excellent release. Definitely the best album I've heard this year so far.
Until the End - 25.02.2013 at 22:19  
Rating: 10 Even the bonus cover song's amazing.
JÄY - 25.02.2013 at 22:31  
Rating: 9
Written by Until the End on 25.02.2013 at 22:19

Even the bonus cover song's amazing.

Twat Twat? I cunt hear you! What's it called?!
Risto - 25.02.2013 at 22:38  
Rating: 8
Written by JÄY on 25.02.2013 at 22:31

Twat Twat? I cunt hear you! What's it called?!

They covered "Subdivisions" by Rush. I've yet to hear it.
JÄY - 25.02.2013 at 23:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Risto on 25.02.2013 at 22:38

Written by JÄY on 25.02.2013 at 22:31

Twat Twat? I cunt hear you! What's it called?!

They covered "Subdivisions" by Rush. I've yet to hear it.

Thanks! It's kinda weird
OpenMind - 25.02.2013 at 23:15  
Rating: 9 These guys know their job, another masterpiece
PocketMetal - 25.02.2013 at 23:24  
Rating: 6 I don't remember the last time I liked a MDM album , and this didn't change it . I just should stop trying ...
Until the End - 26.02.2013 at 00:38  
Rating: 10
Written by JÄY on 25.02.2013 at 23:00

Written by Risto on 25.02.2013 at 22:38

Written by JÄY on 25.02.2013 at 22:31

Twat Twat? I cunt hear you! What's it called?!

They covered "Subdivisions" by Rush. I've yet to hear it.

Thanks! It's kinda weird


I guess that's to be expected from an 80's electro rock sort of song. The guitars sound fantastic on it though.
Fallen Ghost - 27.02.2013 at 16:47  
  First impression: It's way to slow.. New World Shadows was better, this didn't amaze me at all.. I'll give it some other chances, I hope it'll grow on me
doom777 - 27.02.2013 at 19:41  
Rating: 9 Awesome album! One of their best!
Rulatore - 01.03.2013 at 00:28  
Rating: 5 B.O.R.I.N.G
JÄY - 01.03.2013 at 19:05  
Rating: 9
Written by Rulatore on 01.03.2013 at 00:28

B.O.R.I.N.G

Beautiful
Original
Righteous
Interesting
Non-stop-fun
Giggidy-giggidy-goo

????
Rulatore - 01.03.2013 at 21:14  
Rating: 5
Written by JÄY on 01.03.2013 at 19:05

Written by Rulatore on 01.03.2013 at 00:28

B.O.R.I.N.G

Beautiful
Original
Righteous
Interesting
Non-stop-fun
Giggidy-giggidy-goo

????

No, it's just boring. Even Soilwork entertained me better
mz - 02.03.2013 at 16:48  
  I hope it gets high rating because of its quality not simply just because of being melodeath
MetalSpider - 02.03.2013 at 18:08  
  I've listened to it twice so far and while there are some great songs on the album, I find it a bit boring. I'm hoping that'll change after another listen or 2. I wont rate it yet.
Noodles - 03.03.2013 at 08:32  
Rating: 10 I like this album!
Awesome album!!!!
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.03.2013 at 21:30  
Rating: 5 Generic melodeath takes number 1 spot for the year so far.

Risto - 05.03.2013 at 11:06  
Rating: 8 The band leaked the review score on Facebook
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.03.2013 at 14:04  
 
Written by Risto on 05.03.2013 at 11:06

The band leaked the review score on Facebook


what review score? The album hasn't been reviewed here yet
Risto - 05.03.2013 at 14:14  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.03.2013 at 14:04

what review score? The album hasn't been reviewed here yet

Sometimes the score goes out before the actual review gets published. I've come across a similar occurrence before in a Finnish metal webzine/community.

It was 8.8 btw
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.03.2013 at 14:21  
 
Written by Risto on 05.03.2013 at 14:14


Sometimes the score goes out before the actual review gets published. I've come across a similar occurrence before in a Finnish metal webzine/community.

It was 8.8 btw


8.8 is the average score this boring album has scored currently as average by the people that gave it a score here. It is the average of 182 votes cast.

I am 100% sure not a single staff member has written a review on it yet.
Risto - 05.03.2013 at 14:24  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.03.2013 at 14:21

8.8 is the average score this boring album has scored currently as average by the people that gave it a score here. It is the average of 182 votes cast.

I am 100% sure not a single staff member has written a review on it yet.

I guess there's a mix-up then, I will notify the band.
Therapy? - 06.03.2013 at 15:03  
Rating: 10 How is this even possible? I gave their previous album a perfect 10 because, despite it's "simpleness" that many people bash this band for, I really, REALLY dig the atmosphere of that album. It was my first encouter with this band, and I never expected that they'd be able to top that album with this new one! I went to bed to read a bit and put this album in the CD player. I couldn't focus on my book, because the music kept sucking me in... I was blown away.

If I could, I'd give this masterpiece a 12. But I can't. So they'll have to make do with another perfect 10.

Nightwalkers is one hell of an awesome track!

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