Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides



8.2 | 233 votes |
Release date: 18 July 2014
Style: Neofolk

Owners:

167 have it
56 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

Line-up
Markus "Ulf Theodor Schwadorf" Stock - guitars, drums, percussion, bass, vocals, keyboards, programming
Thomas Helm - vocals, keyboards, piano

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.

Recorded during various occasions between 2010 to 2012 at Klangschmiede Studio E, Mellrichstadt.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock.
Produced by MK for Prophecy Productions.

Layout and artwork by Fursy Teyssier.
Cover photography by Dr. Henning Hardrah-Erfurt. Edited by Fursy Teyssier.

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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03.08.2014 - 19:44
Rating: 10
The Paul
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!
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04.08.2014 - 22:56
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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04.08.2014 - 22:56
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by rpxs 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!
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04.08.2014 - 22:56
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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04.08.2014 - 22:56
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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04.08.2014 - 22:57
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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04.08.2014 - 23:09
Rating: 8
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
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
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04.08.2014 - 23:23
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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05.08.2014 - 03:08
Dima
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..
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05.08.2014 - 11:31
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
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
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05.08.2014 - 19:36
Rating: 8
Sojgenske
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.
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07.08.2014 - 02:10
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot
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.
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10.08.2014 - 18:52
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
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.
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10.08.2014 - 20:49
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot
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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24.10.2014 - 17:23
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
I almost forgot how beautiful the music of this band is. Definitely one of the most delightful albums for me this year.
My personal favourites: Saviour, Dead Winter Ways, The Days Before the Fall, With the Current into Grey.
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We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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03.11.2014 - 23:00
Rating: 9
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
First listen it was a 7... seventh listen currently and it's a 9. It's just so damn beautiful!

Favourite tracks:
1. Day Before the Fall
2. In the Gutter of this Spring
3. Saviour
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21.03.2015 - 01:54
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Someone tell me about their previous releases....thanks.
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21.03.2015 - 02:02
Rating: 9
MetalDoomMaster
Written by tea[m]ster on 21.03.2015 at 01:54

Someone tell me about their previous releases....thanks.

They are all a bit different from one another but all very good. I think this is the least "metal" of their releases. Their live dvd/cd is also incredible.
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