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Release date: 12 April 2013
Style: Progressive metal

Rating:

8.3 | 104 votes

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14 want it


01. Raise The Sun
02. Overthrone
03. Falling In Line
04. The Longest River
05. One Foot In The Light
06. Giants
07. Faith And Oath
08. Flood And Fire
09. For Lisa
10. Humanist [Deluxe Edition bonus]
11. Built To Die [Deluxe Edition bonus]

Review


Line-up
Kenny Cook - vocals, guitars
Chris Dyck - guitars, backing vocals
Mike Hannay - drums
Aaron "Boon" Gustafson - bass

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
8.0
2012 saw a notable number of metal bands releasing excellent debut albums (Hail Spirit Noir's was the best, just throwing that out there), and 2013 thus far seems to be following suit. Anciients in particular, a four-piece out of Canada, seem to have been on a roll with pushing along their releases since their inception. The band only formed in 2010, released their Snakebeard EP in 2011, and now two years later here we are with their full length debut, Heart Of Oak. The band's sound overlaps between stoner metal, progressive metal, and a few extreme metal elements as well, but all come together on this debut to create one truly tasty pie.

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published 27.04.2013 | Comments (7)

Staff pick by
Nefarious

10.04.2013 Anciients employ an extremely varied and eclectic mix of styles, from blues rock to black metal, that combine together so effortlessly to form what is surely one of the best debut albums of 2013 so far. Heart Of Oak is as unique & ambitious as it is memorable, and will undoubtedly be a hit with any fan's of progressive, expansive music.

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.Nick - 11.04.2013 at 20:51  
  Heard this a couple days ago. Very cool and varied indeed.
Panterica - 12.04.2013 at 18:51  
  I want it!
Diverge - 12.04.2013 at 22:44  
Rating: 8 There's a reason this is a staff pick. Great stuff, done very tastefully.
tea[m]ster - 13.04.2013 at 01:07  
Rating: 7 Pretty cool. Has an Enochian Theory feel to it. Definitely gonna give it a couple more spins.
Diverge - 13.04.2013 at 03:10  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 13.04.2013 at 01:07

Pretty cool. Has an Enochian Theory feel to it. Definitely gonna give it a couple more spins.


Interesting take on that album. I honestly heard nothing on this album that reminded me of Enochian Theory...what made you strike the comparison?
R'Vannith - 15.04.2013 at 07:36  
Rating: 8 Man I love the heavy metal tone of those guitars, just the sort I can't get enough of and I associate with bands like Cormorant at its most progressive and Slough Feg.
Susan - 15.04.2013 at 19:26  
Rating: 9 This album has been getting quite a bit of attention in the metal press lately. BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME. Don't be left behind: cave to peer pressure and listen now
Diverge - 16.04.2013 at 05:05  
Rating: 8
Written by Susan on 15.04.2013 at 19:26

This album has been getting quite a bit of attention in the metal press lately. BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME. Don't be left behind: cave to peer pressure and listen now

Well put, hahah.
Rulatore - 19.04.2013 at 01:21  
  Ugh, I couldnt pass track 4. I expected more from what I've read here
Darkside Momo - 19.04.2013 at 01:30  
  Unimpressed at first listen, will have to check it again
Nunzie 69 - 19.04.2013 at 03:20  
Rating: 9 So far this is the best debut of 2013 for me. They seem to take the best of everything to create something all their own, yet still are able to employ emotion. It's going to be fun to see how these guys evolve over time because they are truly talented .
Diverge - 23.04.2013 at 03:39  
Rating: 8
Written by Rulatore on 19.04.2013 at 01:21

Ugh, I couldnt pass track 4. I expected more from what I've read here

Haha that's because no one in this thread accurately described the album at all.
Pit_Of_Zombies - 23.04.2013 at 07:00  
  Saw these guys on the Death To All tour at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, amazing band had my attention for the whole set,picked up their album after they played and hasnt left my cd player since. and oh yea special brownies added to their set being so bad ass too lol
Lit. - 24.04.2013 at 00:04  
 
Written by Pit_Of_Zombies on 23.04.2013 at 07:00

Saw these guys on the Death To All tour at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, amazing band had my attention for the whole set,picked up their album after they played and hasnt left my cd player since. and oh yea special brownies added to their set being so bad ass too lol

Dang I was there, too! Damn good show. Shame I finally came in when the band was just about done.
Zaphod - 02.05.2013 at 13:02  
  Get a Mastodon feel often. Good stuff though.
InnerSelf - 03.05.2013 at 09:37  
 
Written by Zaphod on 02.05.2013 at 13:02

Get a Mastodon feel often. Good stuff though.

Agreed, that's the first band I thought of after the first listen. Fun album.
Unhealer - 19.06.2013 at 01:43  
Rating: 8 I love the guitar work here, it gets a bit repetitive at times sadly.
The last song of the album is the winner.
Korah - 23.07.2013 at 02:52  
Rating: 9 Very nice surprise! Big mention to Raise The Sun and For Lisa a very special song
theembryo - 07.10.2013 at 15:06  
Rating: 9 Agreed with Apothecary's review, the guitars are a good sound. "Overthrone" beginning is a spot on cue from Mastodon, among other parts of the release, as already well said here. Therefore I will listen quite often.
K†ulu - 03.02.2014 at 17:16  
  Intereting combination of stoner doom heaviness and guitar intricasy. Glad to have checked this out. Needs more listens though.
Super_Greg - 10.02.2014 at 05:01  
 
Written by Susan on 15.04.2013 at 19:26

This album has been getting quite a bit of attention in the metal press lately. BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME. Don't be left behind: cave to peer pressure and listen now



I caved. Totally worth it!

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