Amiensus - Restoration



8.2 | 93 votes |
Release date: 1 January 2013
Style: Melodic black metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

69 have it
19 want it


01. Dawn Of Release
02. Deeper Than Blood
03. Become The Fear
04. Morgawr
05. I Am
06. Millenium [feat. Ken Sorceron]
07. Healer
08. Thanatos
09. Prometheus [bonus]

Additional info
Logo Design by Lord of the Logos: Christophe Szpadjel
Album Artwork designed by Zack Morgenthaler

Mixing/Mastering: Ken Sorceron
"Prometheus" Mixed/Mastered by Max Karon

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
7.5
Like Donny, I find myself out of my element in reviewing Amiensus' Restoration.

Ok, so unlike Theodore Donald Karabotsos I do have a frame of reference, although Meloblack has never really been my thing. Like my coffee, I prefer my black metal straight, harsh and not loaded with sugary additives. It just doesn't move me with all the rough edges removed. And thus the biggest problem with the album actually lies with the reviewer.

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published 03.03.2013 | Comments (6)

Found this little gem while using the Bandcamp Discovery feature. Very solid and beautifully crafted American progressive melodic black metal with bits of post-metal strewn about as well.

Here is what the band has to say about the album:
"The result was something that had some rhythmical qualities and aesthetics coming from the black metal genre, but paired up with some contrasting melodic influences from genres such as progressive metal, post-rock, doom metal and even a bit of folk. We don't really know what to call it, we just try to call it metal."

I'd say that sums it up quite well.



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06.02.2013 - 18:02
Fredd
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What a stupid release date.
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06.02.2013 - 18:59
BreadGod
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This is some sweet shit, I tell you what.
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07.02.2013 - 02:43
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog

Posts: 3295
From: UK

Incredible! I thought this year couldn't get any better, but I haven't been this impressed after a single listen in a really long time. Only listened to the first track but I'm convinced I'll love this
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07.02.2013 - 07:48
Rating: 8
Nefarious
Doom Knight

Posts: 5103
From: UAE

I discovered this though using the Bandcamp Discovery feature too. Quite a handy little tool that, although i'm not big on Djent or '-core' genres, which seems to be the main stuff that pops up for me using that feature atm.
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07.02.2013 - 09:35
-DC-002-
Mastercommander

Posts: 1702
From: USA

This is perdy cool. It's interesting and kind of weird I feel like these guys were inspired by, Fen, or Woods of Ypres. along those lines maybe?
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07.02.2013 - 22:10
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Actually changed my mind with this. Went back to it, and diodn't find it all that bad.

^I can also hear the WoY influence.
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08.02.2013 - 07:07
-DC-002-
Mastercommander

Posts: 1702
From: USA

Written by Boxcar Willy on 07.02.2013 at 22:10

Actually changed my mind with this. Went back to it, and diodn't find it all that bad.

^I can also hear the WoY influence.


coool, I'm glad you heard that. it really isn't that bad.
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09.02.2013 - 12:08
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4417
From: USA

Checked this out. It's alright. Nicely blends a few genres together. Needs a few more spins.
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11.02.2013 - 15:58
Fallen Ghost
Metal & Beer

Posts: 573
From: Norway

Listening to it right now, it is interesting. It's something I'll listen more to
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12.02.2013 - 08:06
psykometal
A staff guy...

Posts: 6061
From: USA

Written by Guest on 06.02.2013 at 18:02

What a stupid release date.

Couldn't agree more. When I found it I was really hoping it was 2013 so I could promote it for the 2013 MSAs...
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12.02.2013 - 08:09
psykometal
A staff guy...

Posts: 6061
From: USA

I'm glad that people are digging this so much, I was mildly worried people would see Ken Sorceron's name attached to it and disregard it out of bullheaded disdain for Abigail Williams.
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13.02.2013 - 08:30
adace1

Posts: 48
From: USA
Amazing album.
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04.03.2013 - 21:54
Death_95

Posts: 191


Why is the artwork very similar to Marrow Of The Spirit? I thought this was Mark Thompson too...
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19.05.2013 - 00:44
Rating: 7
Windir

Posts: 94
From: Bolivia

Logo looks like that of Arcturus.
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09.06.2013 - 18:16
Rating: 10
Susan
Smeghead

Posts: 6913
From: USA

This album is the shit! They TRULY transcend musical boundaries and genre limitations like no other.

I wish they'd stop marketing themselves as a black metal band, though. It's once of many styles they touch but this could seriously appeal to the melodic metal crowd, especially gothic, melodic doom, and even darker prog or symphonic fans. Not that it is any of those, just that it's pleasing in a way that those fans might enjoy.

This is unique and special. Truly.

Best of 2013 list has a new entry.
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23.06.2013 - 08:31
BlueMobius
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Written by Susan on 09.06.2013 at 18:16


I wish they'd stop marketing themselves as a black metal band, though. It's once of many styles they touch but this could seriously appeal to the melodic metal crowd, especially gothic, melodic doom, and even darker prog or symphonic fans.



Yeah, I felt the same way about that. I could see fans of bands like Opeth enjoying this release a lot.
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23.06.2013 - 14:27
Paz
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Posts: 2868
From: Poland

Poorly digestible mix for me.
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16.07.2013 - 07:05
Rating: 10
Susan
Smeghead

Posts: 6913
From: USA

OK after having this a month... it's my album of the year. We'll see if anyone unseats them between now and January but for now: this is the reigning #1
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Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
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08.02.2014 - 22:50
Rating: 8
In Bone Factory

Posts: 360
From: Iran

Surprisingly amazing
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