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Release date: 30 August 2013
Style: Technical death metal, Avantgarde metal


8.2 | 164 votes


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01. Le Toit Du Monde
02. An Ocean Of Wisdom
03. Forgotten Arrows
04. Colored Sands
05. The Battle Of Chamdo
06. Enemies Of Compassion
07. Ember's Voice
08. Absconders
09. Reduced To Silence

Lyrics (9)

Luc Lemay - guitars, vocals
Kevin Hufnagel - guitars
John Longstreth - drums
Colin Marston - bass

Additional info
Digipak CD
Gatefold 2-LP version released in different colours:
 - 150 yellow-red
 - 350 clear
 - regular black

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02.10.2013 Definitely my favorite of the decade+ long comeback album craze that has been happening lately.

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InnerSelf - 15.05.2014 at 09:33  
Rating: 9 I also have been listening to this a lot lately and I cannot see anything wrong with it, there were a couple of times where I even played this twice back to back. The first half is indeed better than the second one but this takes nothing from the greatness of this record.
musicalkaratekid - 21.10.2015 at 21:15  
Rating: 8 Definitely Gorguts' second best album, though only slightly better than From Wisdom to Hate. In all honesty, I think Colored Sands does succeed in spearheading a more-or-less new direction for Gorguts, though it features some techniques used in the last two albums (especially Obscura). I think the first half eclipses the second half in terms of quality (though the second half is still very good stuff), especially with the beautiful violin-led instrumental "The Battle of Chamdo", showcasing the band's delicate approach to giving the listener a break from all the twisted proggy death metal. The best songs here in my opinion are the first two in fact, "Le Toit du Monde" and "An Ocean of Wisdom", as well as "The Battle of Chamdo". Everything else falls slightly short of the expectations caused by these three tunes, but the album is very consistent and keeps the listener intrigued until the end.

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