Release date: 18 July 2014
Style: Neofolk

Rating:

8.3 | 155 votes

Owners:

101 have it
45 want it


01. Saviour
02. Dead Winter Ways
03. In The Gutter Of This Spring
04. The Days Before The Fall
05. We Are Alone
06. With The Current Into Grey
07. The Turn Of The Tides

Top 20 albums of 2014: 4

Review
Lyrics (6)


Line-up
Thomas Helm - keyboards, vocals
Markus "Ulf Theodor Schwadorf" Stock - all instruments, vocals


Additional info
Available editions:
- CD in digipak.
- CD in hardcover book (ca. 18x18 cm, 48 pages) incl. liner notes and additional artwork; 777 copies available.

Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.2
Have you ever waited at the shore and listened to the waves rolling in? There's something predictable in the familiarity of it, as you become accustomed to the sound of the movement of the water toward you and then away again. This is The Turn Of The Tides.

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published 03.08.2014 | Comments (8)

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J. N. - 21.05.2014 at 01:18  
  Available for pre-order here.
Erik M. - 21.05.2014 at 01:22  
Rating: 8 Most anticipated release for me at the moment. The song Dead Winter Days sounds pretty damn great.
In Bone Factory - 21.05.2014 at 16:39  
Rating: 8 Thanks God
Death_95 - 28.05.2014 at 16:11  
Rating: 10 Can't wait
lord artan - 18.07.2014 at 16:02  
Rating: 10 Omfg.....after all this years Witting for new album....thanks god for that

Curumir - 18.07.2014 at 16:08  
  There's a lot of Noekk in the new Empyrium... but it's a great record nonetheless
timtim - 18.07.2014 at 17:40  
Rating: 10 Its a masterpiece that worth 12 years waiting...
cheers:beer:
BloodJuNkie - 18.07.2014 at 18:05  
Rating: 10 "In The Gutter Of This Spring" is my favorite track!
advent - 18.07.2014 at 18:26  
Rating: 8
Written by Curumir on 18.07.2014 at 16:08

There's a lot of Noekk in the new Empyrium... but it's a great record nonetheless

exactly what i think, a lot of blues and progressive elements here make them more varied than before, but the production could be far better than what have been.
BehzadSh - 19.07.2014 at 00:06  
Rating: 10
Written by Curumir on 18.07.2014 at 16:08

There's a lot of Noekk in the new Empyrium... but it's a great record nonetheless

totally agreeed
Payam Nouroozi - 19.07.2014 at 13:39  
Rating: 10 Perfect album 2014
7086945 - 19.07.2014 at 14:10  
  Wait... it's no live, no compilation, even no demo, IT'S A FULL-LENGTH! OMFG never thought see this day coming!:banger:
BehzadSh - 19.07.2014 at 21:27  
Rating: 10 I'm listening to this album over and over again. oh I wish this album had no end
AramWinterborn - 20.07.2014 at 01:34  
Rating: 9 It's perfect, album of the year for me.
Death_95 - 20.07.2014 at 01:40  
Rating: 10 A vast difference between this and their previous albums, but just as brilliant!
Winterheir - 20.07.2014 at 05:23  
  A masterpiece, no doubt. Seeing as so much time has passed since Weiland I wasn't quite sure what to expect ... a totally new and different band? A revisitation of the many familiar Empyrium elements? It seems we received both as The Turn Of The Tides sounds like no other group but Empyrium yet it also sounds completely different than any of the band's previous four full-lengths - a legacy not only untainted but also crowned! This album will certainly end up being one of my favorites of the year.
garmling - 21.07.2014 at 13:09  
Rating: 9 Just beautiful!
Erik M. - 21.07.2014 at 21:32  
Rating: 8 After two spins I'd say it's a bit underwhelming. Hopefully it's a grower, because this was one of my most anticipated albums for sure.

Right now this really doesn't come close to the first two albums for me, sadly.
Sword_Chant - 22.07.2014 at 23:00  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 21.07.2014 at 21:32

After two spins I'd say it's a bit underwhelming. Hopefully it's a grower, because this was one of my most anticipated albums for sure.

Right now this really doesn't come close to the first two albums for me, sadly.


I agree mate, it's pretty good album but a 10? Not too convinced, I hope it's a grower too..
PrinceMasood - 23.07.2014 at 19:12  
Rating: 9 Believe me, it grows )
Hex_Omega - 23.07.2014 at 23:22  
Rating: 8 First 2 songs are awesome, too bad the rest of the album isn't that good.
Delamortia - 24.07.2014 at 09:25  
Rating: 8
Written by BloodJuNkie on 18.07.2014 at 18:05

"In The Gutter Of This Spring" is my favorite track!

Like it as well! This album is quite a brilliant one.
Sojgenske - 24.07.2014 at 14:38  
Rating: 8 Really good album !
"With the current into grey" is my favorite track. So Summoning-ish ! I love it.
BloodJuNkie - 24.07.2014 at 18:51  
Rating: 10
Written by Delamortia on 24.07.2014 at 09:25

Written by BloodJuNkie on 18.07.2014 at 18:05

"In The Gutter Of This Spring" is my favorite track!

Like it as well! This album is quite a brilliant one.


Indeed, i gave it an "8" at the beginning, ended up giving it a "10".
MetalDoomMaster - 24.07.2014 at 19:14  
Rating: 9 I thought this album was terribly bland and boring the first listen, but holy shit is it a grower. This is also my first experience with Empyrium.
Unhealer - 24.07.2014 at 20:54  
  Over here I keep and keep trying but it's useless, I'm not liking this one at all
Sand - 24.07.2014 at 22:16  
 
Written by Curumir on 18.07.2014 at 16:08

There's a lot of Noekk in the new Empyrium... but it's a great record nonetheless

Are you saying that Noekk sounds...bad?
zeilard - 25.07.2014 at 08:05  
 
Dark†SymphonY - 25.07.2014 at 21:50  
Rating: 8 So far its been a good listen, but sadly it pales in comparison to Empyrium's past releases both metal and neofolk. The first 3 tracks are excellent to say the least.
Curumir - 26.07.2014 at 18:20  
 
Written by Sand on 24.07.2014 at 22:16

Written by Curumir on 18.07.2014 at 16:08

There's a lot of Noekk in the new Empyrium... but it's a great record nonetheless

Are you saying that Noekk sounds...bad?

No, I actually like Noekk, but it is very different from early Empyrium. I was very skeptical about the new sound, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised!
The Paul - 03.08.2014 at 19:44  
Rating: 10 Laid down,closed my eyes and went on with this on a trip that proved to be a magnificent one. It was like an emotional tour throughout Nature. Goddamn I haven't been so emotionally moved by an album in a LOOONG LOOONG TIME!
Erik M. - 04.08.2014 at 22:56  
Rating: 8
Written by Sword_Chant on 22.07.2014 at 23:00

I agree mate, it's pretty good album but a 10? Not too convinced, I hope it's a grower too..


After 6 spins I can safely say it's a grower. Like it a lot more. In fact, I enjoy it immensely now.

One of the best 2014 albums.
Erik M. - 04.08.2014 at 22:56  
Rating: 8
Written by PrinceMasood on 23.07.2014 at 19:12

Believe me, it grows )


It surely does. First couple of spins were underwhelming to me, but after that, damn!
Erik M. - 04.08.2014 at 22:56  
Rating: 8
Written by Hex_Omega on 23.07.2014 at 23:22

First 2 songs are awesome, too bad the rest of the album isn't that good.


Highly consistent album I'd say. Only the title track I like a bit less (though still good), but all the other songs are awesome.

Like more people here already say: it's a grower. So give it more spins.
Erik M. - 04.08.2014 at 22:56  
Rating: 8
Written by Sojgenske on 24.07.2014 at 14:38

"With the current into grey" is my favorite track. So Summoning-ish ! I love it.


Might be my favourite track as well, but Summoning-ish? Can't say I hear that, and I'm a huge Summoning fan.
Erik M. - 04.08.2014 at 22:57  
Rating: 8
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 24.07.2014 at 19:14

I thought this album was terribly bland and boring the first listen, but holy shit is it a grower. This is also my first experience with Empyrium.


Indeed, it seems most people, including me, experience that this album is one hell of a grower.
Hex_Omega - 04.08.2014 at 23:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 04.08.2014 at 22:56

Written by Hex_Omega on 23.07.2014 at 23:22

First 2 songs are awesome, too bad the rest of the album isn't that good.


Highly consistent album I'd say. Only the title track I like a bit less (though still good), but all the other songs are awesome.

Like more people here already say: it's a grower. So give it more spins.

Yup, its a grower. Now I think that first 3 songs are awesome and the rest isn't that good
Erik M. - 04.08.2014 at 23:23  
Rating: 8
Written by Hex_Omega on 04.08.2014 at 23:09

Yup, its a grower. Now I think that first 3 songs are awesome and the rest isn't that good


I'll just say this: With the Current into Grey. Best song along with In The Gutter of this Spring. The only song that I like less, as I already said, is the title track. But it's still nice.
Dima - 05.08.2014 at 03:08  
Rating: 6 I guess I'm gonna have to spin this a few times to see if it affects me the same way it affects you guys..
The Melting Snow - 05.08.2014 at 11:31  
Rating: 9 Yeah, it's a grower. My initial reaction would've been 7'ish, with Dead Winter Ways being a good song and the other ones average songs with some good parts.

but after a dozen listens, I love it. In the Gutter of This Spring is a song I fall asleep to every night. With The Current Into Grey is a song i completely ignored in my first few listens, but I love it now.

Also, the first track builds up so nicely. The instrumentation and composing is great throughout the whole album
Sojgenske - 05.08.2014 at 19:36  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 04.08.2014 at 22:56

Written by Sojgenske on 24.07.2014 at 14:38

"With the current into grey" is my favorite track. So Summoning-ish ! I love it.


Might be my favourite track as well, but Summoning-ish? Can't say I hear that, and I'm a huge Summoning fan.


The drumming/percussions and the heavy guitar riffs during the chorus made me feel Summoning atmosphere on this song.
Ilham - 07.08.2014 at 02:10  
Rating: 7 I had forgotten how similar to Ian Curtis he sounds. I was pleasantly surprised. And I hate to repeat it, but it does sound like something I could learn to love a lot more in future.
Boxcar Willy - 10.08.2014 at 18:52  
 
Written by Ilham on 07.08.2014 at 02:10

I had forgotten how similar to Ian Curtis he sounds.

Really? I haven't listened to the band in forever, and I don't remember this connection. I love Joy Division and post punk so maybe I'll spin this.
Ilham - 10.08.2014 at 20:49  
Rating: 7
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.08.2014 at 18:52
Really? I haven't listened to the band in forever, and I don't remember this connection. I love Joy Division and post punk so maybe I'll spin this.
Well maybe not that much in this album. When he doesn't push too low, it's very similar yes. But you liking Joy Division won't guarantee you'll like Empyrium at all.

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