Release date: 14 February 2014
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.1 | 55 votes

Owners:

34 have it
6 want it


01. En Nyckel Till Drömmars Grind
02. Jag Fyller Min Bägare Med Tomhet
03. Att Av Ödets Trådar Väva Sorg
04. Vördnad

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!J.O.O.E.!

03.03.2014 If you've been missing the golden days of Drudkh, are pining for the emotionally charged atmospherics of Fen's debut, or feel like Walknut's sophomore will never arrive, then this is truly the album for you. And what a blinder it is; dense and foreboding with a subtle, folky darkness that harkens back to Negură Bunget's 'n Crugu Bradului'.



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!J.O.O.E.! - 02.03.2014 at 21:31  
Rating: 8 What an album.
Erik M. - 02.03.2014 at 21:52  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.03.2014 at 21:31

What an album.


Yep, especially the 3rd track is awesome.

One of the best albums of 2014 so far for me.
Alex Fenger - 02.03.2014 at 22:19  
Rating: 8 Ah finally. Fantastic album, and more than a worthy addition to the MS database.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.03.2014 at 22:26  
Rating: 8 I'll make it visible when (if) the band get back to me with details about their members and discography.
Schnabeltier 24 - 02.03.2014 at 22:58  
Rating: 9 Excellent, really ! It would be so cool if it reaches the top of the top of 2014
But first, it has to get more votes, so come on guys, bring the 9s and the 10s on !
Draugen - 03.03.2014 at 16:08  
Rating: 9 I totally agree with what has been said. A great album with excellent lyrics to top it off.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.03.2014 at 18:25  
Rating: 8 In terms of style I think the new Infestus is the only album that could compete with this one. Hell, their Exist record was the last album of this type I enjoyed before Nasheim made an appearance.
Nefarious - 03.03.2014 at 18:41  
Rating: 9 I've had this on repeat for the last week or so & i'm digging it more with each listen. Great stuff.
Rodney - 04.03.2014 at 00:49  
Rating: 9 Fantastic. This will almost definitely land in my top 15 and probably 10 at the end of the year.
Zaphod - 04.03.2014 at 22:52  
Rating: 7 Uhm, so is everyone just giving it 9?
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.03.2014 at 22:54  
Rating: 8
Written by Zaphod on 04.03.2014 at 22:52

Uhm, so is everyone just giving it 9?

RaduP gave it an 8 and Curumir a 10.
Troy Killjoy - 04.03.2014 at 23:45  
  I should probably listen to this.
Diverge - 04.03.2014 at 23:56  
Rating: 9 Like Major Parkinson, I really tried to be critical listening to it, but this is 9-level material. Through and through. Damn, 2014 is starting off well.
Teravolt_Danny - 05.03.2014 at 01:10  
  Love the music... vocals throw me off a bit, but that's usually the case with most BM. The chord progressions are beautiful.
Alex Fenger - 05.03.2014 at 01:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Zaphod on 04.03.2014 at 22:52

Uhm, so is everyone just giving it 9?

Well they should be. This albums is fantastic.
mz - 05.03.2014 at 02:08  
Rating: 6 Pretty astonishing. My only complain is that this album does not sound loud enough. The mixing is fine but the whole thing needs to be amplified.
Rodney - 05.03.2014 at 02:49  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 02:08

Pretty astonishing. My only complain is that this album does not sound loud enough. The mixing is fine but the whole thing needs to be amplified.

I thought the same thing at first, just turn up the volume louder than you would normally have it.
Dima - 05.03.2014 at 06:21  
Rating: 9 My album of the year for now.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.03.2014 at 11:25  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 02:08

Pretty astonishing. My only complain is that this album does not sound loud enough. The mixing is fine but the whole thing needs to be amplified.

This is definitely not a Rain Upon the Impure type problem. The production has an intentional denseness which only needs to have its volume turned up to a fraction to compensate for.
mz - 05.03.2014 at 13:05  
Rating: 6
Written by Rodney on 05.03.2014 at 02:49

I thought the same thing at first, just turn up the volume louder than you would normally have it.


Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2014 at 11:25

This is definitely not a Rain Upon the Impure type problem. The production has an intentional denseness which only needs to have its volume turned up to a fraction to compensate for.


I always listen to music at maximum volume. In the other words, there is no way for me to improve the highest volume of this record.
As I said, everything is fine in the production department except the volume. The vocals, drums and guitar are all mixed in proper manner and nothing is annoying.
Edit: listen to Indian and these guys and you'll know what I mean =p
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.03.2014 at 13:11  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 13:05

I always listen to music at maximum volume. In the other words, there is no way for me to improve the highest volume of this record.
As I said, everything is fine in the production department except the volume. The vocals, drums and guitar are all mixed in proper manner and nothing is annoying.

Wow, if I listened at maximum volume I'd either damage my hearing or get a call from the police, or both what speakers are you using?
mz - 05.03.2014 at 13:16  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2014 at 13:11

Wow, if I listened at maximum volume I'd either damage my hearing or get call from the police, or both what speakers are you using?

I always listen on earbuds. So, no call from police. I'm still not sure about my hearing, though Used to have a shitty one with extreme amount of leak. My brother bought me a new one to save his ears
Also, I edited my previous post. You might want to check that again, too.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.03.2014 at 13:19  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 13:16

I always listen on earbuds. So, no call from police. I'm still not sure about my hearing, though Used to have a shitty one with extreme amount of leak. My brother bought me a new one to save his ears
Also, I edited my previous post. You might want to check that again, too.

Earbuds? o.O dude, no one should be using earbuds to listen to music... unless you mean canalphones in which case you're probably fine.
mz - 05.03.2014 at 14:01  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2014 at 13:19

Earbuds? o.O dude, no one should be using earbuds to listen to music... unless you mean canalphones in which case you're probably fine.

Just realized that the new one is canalphones and the previous one was earbuds . It's getting too of-topic, but what's the danger of earbuds ?
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.03.2014 at 14:05  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 14:01

Just realized that the new one is canalphones and the previous one was earbuds . It's getting too of-topic, but what's the danger of earbuds ?

That they're mostly terrible I've seen you can buy expensive ones but I would imagine they wouldn't compare that highly to a good pair of headphones or canalphones as you rarely see music enthusiasts discussing them. I don't think you can get very dynamic bass from them.
Daniell - 05.03.2014 at 14:11  
  I've always thought thatt these were erabuds:



I have Creative and they do have great bass if you ask me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.03.2014 at 14:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Daniell on 05.03.2014 at 14:11

I've always thought thatt these were erabuds:

I have Creative and they do have great bass if you ask me.

Generally speaking I don't think they would be called "earbuds" as they're often used to differentiate between the in-ear / canalphones that go inside the ear (which is what that picture is an example of), rather than earbuds which just sit on the outside of the ear.

http://www.bestearbudsguide.com/difference-between-earbuds-earphones-in-ear-monitors/
Mr. Doctor - 05.03.2014 at 14:35  
  Hah, now I know how those things are called... But screw them: HEADPHONES 4 EVER!
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.03.2014 at 14:48  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.03.2014 at 14:35

Hah, now I know how those things are called... But screw them: HEADPHONES 4 EVER!

Definitely. They sound better and they look better
Cynic Metalhead - 05.03.2014 at 14:48  
 
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 13:16

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2014 at 13:11

Wow, if I listened at maximum volume I'd either damage my hearing or get call from the police, or both what speakers are you using?

I always listen on earbuds.


I avoid to listen records on earbuds or headphones. I love to blast it on (small)speakers or on laptop. I'm not self-whoring right now but I have got 10 warnings in uni(including one face to face with head of the resident manager). I don't know I really like to refrain myself from listening on headphones.

Yeah, i'm like this only.
mz - 06.03.2014 at 01:43  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2014 at 14:05

That they're mostly terrible I've seen you can buy expensive ones but I would imagine they wouldn't compare that highly to a good pair of headphones or canalphones as you rarely see music enthusiasts discussing them. I don't think you can get very dynamic bass from them.

I personally have problem with most of earbuds and canalphones. Earbuds have leak and they mostly do not offer enough of bass. canalphones, on the other hands, are too heavy on bass for me, but overall they are better.
The best thing I ever tried was HTC's simple Earbuds. Most of the people find them shitty but I really loved their sound.
mz - 06.03.2014 at 01:45  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2014 at 14:48

Definitely. They sound better and they look better

And they do cost much more
mz - 06.03.2014 at 01:48  
Rating: 6
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 05.03.2014 at 14:48

I avoid to listen records on earbuds or headphones. I love to blast it on (small)speakers or on laptop. I'm not self-whoring right now but I have got 10 warnings in uni(including one face to face with head of the resident manager). I don't know I really like to refrain myself from listening on headphones.

Yeah, i'm like this only.

I really don't know how could anyone enjoy music on laptop :|. That's odd.
I used to occasionally blast music at maximum volume on my 1200 Watt speaker, and that pissed everyone off
Lit. - 06.03.2014 at 02:09  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2014 at 14:48

Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.03.2014 at 14:35

Hah, now I know how those things are called... But screw them: HEADPHONES 4 EVER!

Definitely. They sound better and they look better

...And they don't damage your ear canal.
PocketMetal - 06.03.2014 at 14:29  
 
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 02:08

Pretty astonishing. My only complain is that this album does not sound loud enough. The mixing is fine but the whole thing needs to be amplified.


THIS ! my speakers are broken and I'm listening with my headphones on the maximum volume possible ... I still don't feel half the riffs. I'll wait till I listen to it properly so I can give it a rating. sounds pretty great tbh.
esw1026 - 06.03.2014 at 19:40  
  Fuck.... already sold out..
Unhealer - 06.03.2014 at 20:41  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 05.03.2014 at 02:08

Pretty astonishing. My only complain is that this album does not sound loud enough. The mixing is fine but the whole thing needs to be amplified.


Are you streaming it from bandcamp by any chance? After I uploaded my tracks there I noticed it takes a fair portion of volume.
mz - 06.03.2014 at 22:03  
Rating: 6
Written by Unhealer on 06.03.2014 at 20:41

Are you streaming it from bandcamp by any chance? After I uploaded my tracks there I noticed it takes a fair portion of volume.

I first downloaded it in an illegal way, and had problem with the volume of the sound. Then, I went to bandcamp but this did not do any better for me.
Mattybu - 07.03.2014 at 06:26  
  Really really great cover artwork. Seriously.
Erik M. - 07.03.2014 at 19:20  
Rating: 9 "emotionally charged atmospherics of Fen's debut"

Now please explain to me how this isn't being a hypocrite, Joe.
!J.O.O.E.! - 07.03.2014 at 19:22  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 07.03.2014 at 19:20

"emotionally charged atmospherics of Fen's debut"

Now please explain to me how this isn't being a hypocrite, Joe.

As you'll notice on the main page here, I put the term atmospheric into quotation marks, signifying that it is personal perspective
Erik M. - 07.03.2014 at 19:24  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.03.2014 at 19:22

As you'll notice on the main page here, I put the term atmospheric into quotation marks, signifying that it is personal perspective


But isn't this more of an ambient black metal album?
!J.O.O.E.! - 07.03.2014 at 19:25  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 07.03.2014 at 19:24


But isn't this more of an ambient black metal album?

The dense production gives it a somewhat ambient-like quality but I wouldn't describe this as ambient black metal.
koob - 07.03.2014 at 22:57  
Rating: 9 That was freaking great, especially the third song.
mz - 08.03.2014 at 00:21  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 07.03.2014 at 19:24


But isn't this more of an ambient black metal album?

Isn't this too heavy on structure to be considered ambient black metal?
Diverge - 08.03.2014 at 04:26  
Rating: 9 I wouldn't really call it atmospheric or ambient. It's just black metal that's well done.
koob - 08.03.2014 at 09:19  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 08.03.2014 at 04:26

I wouldn't really call it atmospheric or ambient. It's just black metal that's well done.


Indeed, it has a "dreamy" feeling but it's clearly not ambient.
Unhealer - 10.03.2014 at 17:22  
Rating: 8 I told you people that this year is already best year ever, but you still don't believe me.
I really want a physical copy of this for that amazing artwork.
Rodney - 12.03.2014 at 03:17  
Rating: 9
Written by Unhealer on 10.03.2014 at 17:22

I told you people that this year is already best year ever, but you still don't believe me.
I really want a physical copy of this for that amazing artwork.

I got the digipack CD and it looks great. I almost like the inside even more than the cover art which is fantastic to begin with.
tea[m]ster - 12.03.2014 at 20:40  
Rating: 8
Written by Diverge on 08.03.2014 at 04:26

I wouldn't really call it atmospheric or ambient. It's just black metal that's well done.


Disagree friend. I would put this in the "atmospheric" kind of black metal category. Reminds me of WoD and Fen.

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