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Release date: 17 September 2013
Style: Sludge metal

Rating:

8.2 | 56 votes

Owners:

42 have it
10 want it


01. The Usher
02. Ghosts Of A Dead Empire
03. Cosey Mo
04. Fat Of The Ram
05. Affliction
06. No Safe Harbor

Lyrics (6)


Line-up
Sarah Pendleton - violin, vocals
Kim Pack - violin, vocals, cello
Rebecca Vernon - guitars, vocals, vibraphone, hammered dulcimer, piano
Andy Patterson - drums
Christian Creek - bass

Additional musicians
Bill Frost - additional guitar
David Payne - clarinet
Jason McFarland - vocals
April Clayton - flute

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

25.09.2013 There's not much I can say about SubRosa that I haven't said before. They are undoubtedly the best at what they do in the female-membered doom circuit, and More Constant Than The Gods is the perfect follow up to their sophomore album. If you like moody, psychedelic sludge metal with eccentric female vocals and oddly dissonant violin then this is the album for you.



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Alex Fenger - 01.05.2013 at 15:48  
Rating: 8 Announced (album title and month of release) on Profound Lore's official Facebook page. Highly anticipated.
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.05.2013 at 15:53  
Rating: 9
Susan - 02.07.2013 at 05:25  
  One of my most anticipated albums this year After hearing a few songs live this spring, I'm counting down the days!
Pazdzioch - 24.07.2013 at 01:28  
  New song called 'Cosey Mo' here.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.07.2013 at 15:44  
Rating: 9 Nice song. Looks like they aren't interested in changing anything from the last album, which is fine with me.
tea[m]ster - 24.07.2013 at 21:59  
  Their last album was a nice surprise in 2011. Looking forward to this one.
Pazdzioch - 15.09.2013 at 22:01  
  Leaked lately.
IronAngel - 16.09.2013 at 23:26  
  No surprises, no complaints. Even if it lacks the shock effect of Mighty Ones, it could very well be my AOTY. They just know how to push my buttons.
!J.O.O.E.! - 16.09.2013 at 23:39  
Rating: 9
Written by IronAngel on 16.09.2013 at 23:26

No surprises, no complaints. Even if it lacks the shock effect of Mighty Ones, it could very well be my AOTY. They just know how to push my buttons.

More of the same then I assume? I'm fine with that.
IronAngel - 16.09.2013 at 23:47  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.09.2013 at 23:39

More of the same then I assume? I'm fine with that.


Pretty much, yeah. There are some new nuances and emphases, but nothing that stands out dramatically. The album opens with a surprisingly light passage and overall, I would say the vocals have improved. Or become more refined anyhow, whether one likes it or not.
PocketMetal - 17.09.2013 at 16:40  
Rating: 9 I liked it better than the previous one , the productions are much better here.
Pazdzioch - 18.09.2013 at 12:23  
  I really love the closing track with its far eastern vibe...
IronAngel - 23.09.2013 at 01:17  
  I would say it's not quite as energetic as Mighty Ones. With fewer and longer songs, it also doesn't have quite as many powerful hooks. The production is thicker and heavier, and overall better, but it loses some in rugged and rough edge in the process. There are some more softer sections, and the transitions are executed smoothly - no more House Carpenter out of nowhere. All in all, it seems like a more balanced, polished and mature album. At this point, I can't help but feel it may be a bit less interesting, though. It's not outright boring, but certainly doesn't click as immediately and memorably as the predecessor did. Certainly not as many catchy choruses.

Needs more spins, but will probably earn 4/5. Outdoes the predecessor in many aspects, but memorable melodies isn't one of them and that (at least for now) puts it behind Mighty Ones, for me. If they'd cut some unnecessary length from a few songs and wrote one more with a killer chorus and violin riff, I would be extatic.

The second half of Ghosts of a Dead Empire is fucking brilliant. And yeah, that last song is way cooler than House Carpenter for a soft song (not that I didn't like that one, too). It's a little overlong, maybe, but works really well to introduce a new angle to the band before closing the album. I didn't get any far eastern vibes first, but you're right that the violin and that plucked instrument (zither?) does bring to mind a Zhang Yimou flick.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.09.2013 at 17:07  
Rating: 9 Fat of the Ram is unbelievably heavy. Seriously, one of the most oppressive tracks I've ever heard. Love it.
oshgar - 26.09.2013 at 05:37  
  I never heard of Subrosa before seeing this on the front page but I have to say, this is some really cool stuff. I don't know if I'd call it sludge but awesome nonetheless.
Fritillaria - 01.10.2013 at 08:58  
Rating: 10 Why I can't find this ? no bandcamp, no youtube, no soundcloud...
mz - 01.10.2013 at 10:48  
 
Written by Fritillaria on 01.10.2013 at 08:58

Why I can't find this ? no bandcamp, no youtube, no soundcloud...

try torrent. I personally found it that way
Spirit Molecule - 01.10.2013 at 14:56  
 
Written by Fritillaria on 01.10.2013 at 08:58

Why I can't find this ? no bandcamp, no youtube, no soundcloud...


Itunes, I bought it off there for like 2$
Fritillaria - 01.10.2013 at 15:01  
Rating: 10
Written by Spirit Molecule on 01.10.2013 at 14:56

Written by Fritillaria on 01.10.2013 at 08:58

Why I can't find this ? no bandcamp, no youtube, no soundcloud...


Itunes, I bought it off there for like 2$

I swear I would buy it too only if I could,it's not because of the amount I should spend, unfortunately I'm looking for another way.
Spirit Molecule - 01.10.2013 at 15:06  
 
Written by Fritillaria on 01.10.2013 at 15:01

I swear I would buy it too only if I could,it's not because of the amount I should spend, unfortunately I'm looking for another way.


I don't think the full album is streaming yet. There were just a couple of tracks online.
IronAngel - 01.10.2013 at 22:06  
  Was reported leaked on the 13th September. Not rocket science googling the blogosphere for Mediafire etc. links. Definitely gonna pick this up at the local record store next time I go around, though. Growing with every listen.
Mechaniacal - 22.10.2013 at 07:29  
Rating: 10 I could hardly describe how much I've come to love this band. It makes me happy just knowing about them. I fucking love SubRosa.
M C Vice - 26.10.2013 at 06:14  
Rating: 9 Is it Vernon or Pendleton singing lead on No Safe Harbor? The voice sounds somewhere between the two.
Apatheria - 15.01.2014 at 10:42  
Rating: 9 My favorite record of 2013. Otherworldly, heavy, and enchanting. Great album.
Night Sight - 15.03.2014 at 21:12  
  This was good surprise to me in doom metal this year i loved that from the first listen

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