Omnium Gatherum - Beyond


8.5 | 560 votes |
Release date: 22 February 2013
Style: Melodic death metal

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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] [feat. Dan Swanö] [digital bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2013: 8

Line-up
Jukka Pelkonen - vocals
Aapo Koivisto - keyboards
Joonas Koto - guitars, backing vocals
Markus Vanhala - guitars
Jarmo Pikka - drums
Erkki Silvennoinen - bass

Guest musicians
Dan Erland Swanö - vocals

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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29.03.2012 - 23:49
tirim4
Written by Guest 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.
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30.03.2012 - 01:12
Milena
Learning To "X"
Dudes dudes dudes. Why that fast?
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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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30.03.2012 - 12:06
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
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.
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15.05.2012 - 18:52
SunFalcon
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!!
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08.12.2012 - 15:05
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
I call an instumental intro on track 1...
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08.12.2012 - 15:09
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I kind of like this band.
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12.12.2012 - 16:53
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
Apparently the last track should be "White Palace".
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30.12.2012 - 14:13
Stoned Crow
Is this legit? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQv-orUd0Rg
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30.12.2012 - 21:10
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
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.
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05.01.2013 - 12:38
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
The samples sounds promising, and as I thought and hoped for: In the veins of New World Shadows.
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09.01.2013 - 14:43
Rating: 9
FeskarN
New song sounds amazing!

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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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06.02.2013 - 19:38
Rating: 8
CyberSymphony
Ollie
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.
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20.02.2013 - 21:34
Rating: 10
Until the End
Made my top 1 for 2013. Pre-ordered the day I heard 'The Unknowing' for the first time.
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21.02.2013 - 00:51
Ozejames
Underwhelming album, Its ok but not amazing!
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21.02.2013 - 03:11
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
I found it great...prolly rate a 9/10
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21.02.2013 - 23:43
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
....I do find the two longer tracks to be boring, tho
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21.02.2013 - 23:49
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
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.
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21.02.2013 - 23:54
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
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 :/
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22.02.2013 - 00:16
Stoned Crow
Well, it has grown on me immensely.
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22.02.2013 - 01:38
Rating: 10
Until the End
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.
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22.02.2013 - 22:49
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I like it. Band knows what the fuck they are doing. Along with Fractal Gates, melodeth has received a shot in the arm...
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23.02.2013 - 13:54
Rating: 10
Wes
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!
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23.02.2013 - 16:34
Rating: 10
Windrider
Raureif
Some Opeth feeling in here I guess...
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24.02.2013 - 10:47
Rating: 9
Thywinter
Truly an early contender for album of the year. 9/10
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25.02.2013 - 19:16
Rating: 8
CyberSymphony
Ollie
As I expected, an excellent release. Definitely the best album I've heard this year so far.
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25.02.2013 - 22:19
Rating: 10
Until the End
Even the bonus cover song's amazing.
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25.02.2013 - 22:31
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
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?!
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25.02.2013 - 22:38
Rating: 8
Risto
Wandering Midget
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.
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25.02.2013 - 23:00
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
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
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25.02.2013 - 23:15
Rating: 9
OpenMind
These guys know their job, another masterpiece
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