Blackfield - Blackfield IV


6.8 | 50 votes |
Release date: 26 August 2013
Style: Progressive rock, Avantgarde rock

Owners:

54 have it
12 want it


01. Pills
02. Springtime
03. X-Ray [feat. Vincent Cavanagh]
04. Sense Of Insanity
05. Firefly [feat. Brett Anderson]
06. The Only Fool Is Me [feat. Jonathan Donahue]
07. Jupiter
08. Kissed By The Devil
09. Lost Souls
10. Faking
11. After The Rain

Line-up
Aviv Geffen - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Steven Wilson - vocals, guitars
Seffy Efrati - bass
Tomer Zidkyahu - drums, percussion
Eran Mitelman - piano, keyboards

Guest musicians
Vincent Cavanagh - vocals
Brett Anderson - vocals
Jonathan Donahue - vocals

Additional info
Produced by Aviv Geffen.
Mixed by Steven Wilson.
Graphic design by Carl Glover for Aleph Studio.
Photography by Carl Glover/Carl Glover Archive for Aleph Studio.

Guest review by
andreosokin
Rating:
8.1
Rumors on Blackfield IV had been going around since January 2012, when Aviv Geffen promised to release the album in May that year, but eventually released it more than a year later. I'm pretty sure it was caused by the uncertainty with Steven Wilson's further participation with the project, who had been the second most important figure in Blackfield since its inception. Even though he did not write a lot of the songs, it felt like he really improved the arrangement of the ones written by Aviv. I wouldn't say that this record has some poor songwriting, it's just of much lower quality than it was before, and Wilson's influence can no longer be heard; the album was all written and produced by Geffen, who also recorded a bigger portion of instruments and vocals this time, although I don't enjoy his singing.

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Comments: 9   Visited by: 144 users
25.08.2013 - 18:19
Rating: 5
Rulatore

Posts: 869
From: Brazil

Pretty boring D:
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11.09.2013 - 18:58
John Shock

Posts: 500
From: Portugal
It's amazing...an amazing album!!!
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11.09.2013 - 19:28
JohnDoe
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I wasn't impressed upon first listen, i'll give the album a second chance though
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20.09.2013 - 22:36
Rating: 6
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro

Posts: 570
From: Portugal

This sounds like Steven Wilson's garbage can. Unfinished songs, simple melodies, different styles between them. That being said, this album proves that even his worst ideas can be put together in a good, enjoyable record.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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21.09.2013 - 19:20
JohnDoe
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Written by Dark Forever on 20.09.2013 at 22:36

This sounds like Steven Wilson's garbage can. Unfinished songs, simple melodies, different styles between them. That being said, this album proves that even his worst ideas can be put together in a good, enjoyable record.


Wilson hasn't written much for Blackfield since their second album, he's more into the production.
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22.09.2013 - 15:48
Therapy?

Posts: 157
From: The Netherlands
Very underwhelming through the first listen. I'm inclined to spin it a few more times to really give it a fair chance, though. But so far, quite boring.
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22.09.2013 - 16:36
Rating: 6
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro

Posts: 570
From: Portugal

Written by Guest on 21.09.2013 at 19:20

Written by Dark Forever on 20.09.2013 at 22:36

This sounds like Steven Wilson's garbage can. Unfinished songs, simple melodies, different styles between them. That being said, this album proves that even his worst ideas can be put together in a good, enjoyable record.


Wilson hasn't written much for Blackfield since their second album, he's more into the production.


I didn't know that, thanks for the info
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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04.10.2013 - 00:58
Rating: 8
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba

Posts: 389
From: Iran

Not great without Steven Wilson's full help !

My final rating is "7.6" .
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08.10.2013 - 18:19
Rating: 7
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict

Posts: 882
From: Russia

Good album, but not really memorable.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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