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Release date: 2 September 2013
Style: Progressive metal


8.5 | 284 votes


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01. The Path
02. Atlas Stone
03. Cockroach King
04. In Memoriam
05. Because It's There
06. Falling Back To Earth
07. As Death Embraces
08. Pareidolia
09. Somebody
10. The Path Unbeaten [instrumental version of The Path] [digital bonus]
11. Nobody [acoustic version of Somebody] [digital bonus]

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Lyrics (10)

Ross Jennings - vocals
Richard "Hen" Henshall - keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
Charlie Griffiths - guitars, backing vocals
Tom MacLean - bass, backing vocals
Raymond Hearne - drums, backing vocals, cimbasso, tuba
Diego Tejeida - keyboards, sound design, backing vocals

Session musicians
Joey "Dah Lipz" Ryan - French horn
Matthew Lews - trombone
Barry Clements - bass trombone

Additional info
Music by Richard Henshall, arrangements by Haken.
As Death Embraces by Diego Tejeida.
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
Limited edition bonus tracks mixed by Diego Tejeida.
Drums recorded by Anthony Leung at The Crypt.
Art and design by Blacklake.

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Lord Dimitriy - 16.01.2014 at 09:58  
Rating: 6 Well any progressive style means that the band should improve their previous releases or implement some new fresh ideas in the upcoming albums. I haven't found any mentioned factors in this Haken album.
Gerula37 - 19.01.2014 at 14:21  
Rating: 2 This is the best "Metal" album of 2013?Good God!
JohnDoe - 19.01.2014 at 14:39  
Written by Gerula37 on 19.01.2014 at 14:21

This is the best "Metal" album of 2013?Good God!

so what wrong with this album if you give it just 2 (meaning pure shit - really?) ?
BloodJuNkie - 01.03.2014 at 13:38  
Rating: 7
Written by Gerula37 on 19.01.2014 at 14:21

This is the best "Metal" album of 2013?Good God!

"Pareidolia" & "Cockroach King" are great songs, so at the worst case you should give it a 5. I advice you to give it another listen i didn't like it so much at the beginning but seriously it's a good album!
Mehdi Taba - 18.05.2014 at 23:46  
Rating: 9 I love this album, What a great band and what a great album .
bleak - 10.07.2014 at 21:39  
Rating: 9 Great album. Excellent prog.
NocturnalStalker - 04.09.2014 at 19:58  
Rating: 9 Somehow I wasn't able to get into two previous albums of Haken. The bigger the surprise was to me, when I found myself liking Mountain quite a lot. The record is sufficiently diverse and interesting-sounding.
True enough, it's not revolutionary, but, on the other hand, despite its name, progressive metal doesn't seem to be having a lot of progress in recent years. Most bands just build up on the foundation of their previous works without daring to tread into new territories. I can't blame them for that, though - it's a task worthy of Hercules to come up with something new nowadays...
Favourite tracks: Cockroach King, In Memoriam, Pareidolia, Somebody.
Mountain King - 09.09.2014 at 10:14  
  Not really my favorite Progressive Metal style. Progressive Metal label can be deceiving sometimes, it's not a bad band by any means I just prefer Pagan's Mind, Symphony X, Voyager etc... by far...

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