Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel



8.5 | 575 votes |
Release date: 7 November 2014
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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01. Painters Of The Tempest (Part I): Wyrmholes
02. Painters Of The Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux
    1 - Movement I: Creator
    2 - Movement II: Cynosure
    3 - Movement III: Curator
03. Painters Of The Tempest (Part III): Reveries From The Stained Glass Womb
04. Pyrrhic
05. Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes
06. Devour Me, Colossus (Part II): Contortions

The Best Extreme Progressive Metal Album Of 2014
Top 20 albums of 2014: 3

Line-up
Tim Charles - violin, clean vocals, piano
Marc "Xenoyr" Campbell - harsh vocals
Matt Klavins - guitars
Benjamin Baret - guitars
Daniel "Mortuary" Presland - drums
Brendan "Cygnus" Brown - bass

Additional musicians:
Emma Charles - additional violin
Timothy Hennessy - cello

Additional info
Produced by Troy McCosker and Tim Charles.

Staff review by
Mattybu
Rating:
N/A
I find Citadel to be a very special album. There is a sort of checklist you can go down when preparing to listen to this kind of modern extreme progressive metal, and Ne Obliviscaris basically hit everything on it... But they go a bit further than that.

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published 13.01.2015 | Comments (17)

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22.12.2014 - 11:01
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Litvin on 22.12.2014 at 07:09

Written by Risto on 21.12.2014 at 14:26

Cool vote abuse, bro.

I am not abusing the vote. If I would I wouldn't put so much explanation about my vote.

Just because you're commenting doesn't change the fact your vote ratio is retarded. I suggest you read the latest article about vote abuse by Xnoybis.
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22.12.2014 - 16:07
Rating: 8
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Written by Darth Revan on 22.12.2014 at 08:21

Written by Litvin on 22.12.2014 at 07:38



Dawn of the 5th Era, which I'll agree is a great album, got a 10 from you, and it just so happened to have been 2nd place on the charts... right behind Citadel. You see how this looks fishy? I

13 votes, 10 10s. Looks fishier.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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24.12.2014 - 00:14
Rating: 8
raveneffect

Well, after all the Hype I've decided to give this a shot. And yeah, I really understand the fuzz. It's a really good piece of music and feels like a strong top10 to me.
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24.12.2014 - 22:39
Rating: 6
Melkor

I dont like it much.
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01.01.2015 - 22:34
Rating: 7
DevilishSong

No. 2 has somehow reminds me a little of a masterpiece by Dan Swano , Edge of Sanity , Crimson 1996
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02.02.2015 - 18:27
Rating: 6
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
I'm a sucker for teh violin, but those clean vocals are pretty atrocious. I also feel like each instrument is playing something interesting, but they are all just thrown together with little attention to overall composition. I think these guys shine the most in their more progressive instrumental interludes, like the guitar solo and strings around the 6 minute mark in Painters Part II. But then we are right back with "hear the childreeeen..." Vomit. This is the third time I have come back to these guys given the repeat exposure on various metal sites. Still not doing it for me, but not outright bad either. Enjoyability=6, Musicianship=7, Innovation=7.
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29.03.2015 - 08:40
Rating: 5
Slade_19

Overrated.
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09.04.2015 - 09:01
Rating: 7
yeah1980

Good, but I cannot fall in Love with their Sound.
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"Be water, my friend" (Bruce Lee)
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06.10.2016 - 21:18
Mik
Account deleted
Why is this so boring?
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06.10.2016 - 21:27
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Guest on 06.10.2016 at 21:18

Why is this so boring?

Why do so many people find it not boring is what I want to know.
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06.10.2016 - 21:37
Zap
Phlegmish
It's because lots of metal folk seem to be into bloated "complex" musical wankery.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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19.08.2018 - 15:40
Rating: 10
Jack_Torrance

Perfection. This is their best album imo.
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