Callisto - Secret Youth



7.4 | 44 votes |
Release date: 30 January 2015
Style: Post-metal

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08. Ghostwritten
09. Old Souls
10. Dam's Lair Road

Staff review by
Mr. Doctor
Rating:
8.1
I've said this a few times in previous reviews/comments… I just don't see innovation or nothing very interesting with post-metal anymore. After the originators and other pioneers left their works for us to admire, almost no one tried to develop from there… But here's the new album by Callisto and they are elbowing their way to the first lines.

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published 15.03.2015 | Comments (2)

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20.01.2015 - 07:09
!J.O.O.E.!
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Sounds impressive. Love the clean vocal style.
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21.01.2015 - 03:36
Rating: 8
Neachy
Written by Guest on 20.01.2015 at 07:09

Sounds impressive. Love the clean vocal style.


Agreed. I've only heard the first two tracks but I really enjoy the vocals as well. The post-metal albums with clean vocals I've heard the past few years featured crappy harmonized gang vocals (Intronaut and Mouth of the Architect) which didn't work for me at all. This is a welcome change.
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21.01.2015 - 03:41
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Neachy on 21.01.2015 at 03:36


Agreed. I've only heard the first two tracks but I really enjoy the vocals as well. The post-metal albums with clean vocals I've heard the past few years featured crappy harmonized gang vocals (Intronaut and Mouth of the Architect) which didn't work for me at all. This is a welcome change.

Cool, well if you can get on board with a whole album of more or less the same thing then you should dig the rest of the record. The raspy hardcore vocals are rare here, which I'm fine with to be honest. More room for those great cleans.
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21.01.2015 - 14:30
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Really good album. Their best till now.
Been spinning it like mad for the passed month.
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21.01.2015 - 23:45
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Holy crap! Marcel likes post metal!!!
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21.01.2015 - 23:46
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by tea[m]ster on 21.01.2015 at 23:45

Holy crap! Marcel likes post metal!!!

Yeah haven't quite gotten over that myself
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21.01.2015 - 23:55
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 21.01.2015 at 23:46

Yeah haven't quite gotten over that myself

I have to get around to listening to this - I mean if you two dig it...
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21.01.2015 - 23:56
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by tea[m]ster on 21.01.2015 at 23:55

I have to get around to listening to this - I mean if you two dig it...

Indeed. It's really good stuff.
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22.01.2015 - 12:30
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by tea[m]ster on 21.01.2015 at 23:45

Holy crap! Marcel likes post metal!!!


There are a couple of post metal bands I enjoy, but most of it is just plain boring to me. Callisto is one of the post metal bands I do enjoy. Others being Isis, Cult Of Luna, Burst (if you regard them as post-metal and not metalcore), Year Of No Light, Neurosis, Long Distance Calling. But that's about it.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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17.02.2015 - 20:10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Really digging the bass on this album. The vocals are nice although I expected more coming from the comments.
Only on the second track though, let's see how it developes.

Edit: Been growing on me. The vocals are really something great in this album, that and the bass.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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03.03.2015 - 21:34
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Vocals will take some time getting used to. I really like the instrumentation.
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03.03.2015 - 22:07
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by tea[m]ster on 03.03.2015 at 21:34
Vocals will take some time getting used to.

I can't see why tbh. They are pretty good but they are not unusual.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.03.2015 - 01:05
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.03.2015 at 22:07

Written by tea[m]ster on 03.03.2015 at 21:34
Vocals will take some time getting used to.

I can't see why tbh. They are pretty good but they are not unusual.

For post metal...they are unusual.
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04.03.2015 - 01:12
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.03.2015 at 01:05

Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.03.2015 at 22:07

Written by tea[m]ster on 03.03.2015 at 21:34
Vocals will take some time getting used to.

I can't see why tbh. They are pretty good but they are not unusual.

For post metal...they are unusual.


Each to his own I guess. There's nothing new about clean vocals in post metal to me.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.03.2015 - 01:24
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.03.2015 at 01:12

Each to his own I guess. There's nothing new about clean vocals in post metal to me.

Yes, there are clean vocals in post metal, but usually in a singing to scream mixture. Post rock is generally associated with only singing style vocals. Now you got me curious, I will go thru my catalog and see how many post metal bands use strictly clean singing vocals. I bet it's a small percentage.
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04.03.2015 - 01:26
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.03.2015 at 01:24

Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.03.2015 at 01:12

Each to his own I guess. There's nothing new about clean vocals in post metal to me.

Yes, there are clean vocals in post metal, but usually in a singing to scream mixture. Post rock is generally associated with only singing style vocals. Now you got me curious, I will go thru my catalog and see how many post metal bands use strictly clean singing vocals. I bet it's a small percentage.


Well, to be honest with you the fact that the vocals is the least of the things I thought about is because outside the genre they ARE normal-sounding. The kind of vocals that are not strange in the suomi scene. What I find far more intriguing is the music that borrows a lot of elements from alternative metal (that bass is basically tool) and also from other suomi metal bands. I wont call a post metal band unique just because they have clean vocals more often than the harsh ones. With Callisto it's more the music itself that stands out to me.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.03.2015 - 01:36
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.03.2015 at 01:26

Well, to be honest with you the fact that the vocals is the least of the things I thought about is because outside the genre they ARE normal-sounding. The kind of vocals that are not strange in the suomi scene. What I find far more intriguing is the music that borrows a lot of elements from alternative metal (that bass is basically tool) and also from other suomi metal bands. I wont call a post metal band unique just because they have clean vocals more often than the harsh ones. With Callisto it's more the music itself that stands out to me.

Sounds like you just wrote a nice paragraph for a review I will explore this album more, I do like the overall sound. TBH, I haven't listened to Callisto in forever, I remember Noir from years ago.
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04.03.2015 - 01:38
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.03.2015 at 01:36

Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.03.2015 at 01:26

Well, to be honest with you the fact that the vocals is the least of the things I thought about is because outside the genre they ARE normal-sounding. The kind of vocals that are not strange in the suomi scene. What I find far more intriguing is the music that borrows a lot of elements from alternative metal (that bass is basically tool) and also from other suomi metal bands. I wont call a post metal band unique just because they have clean vocals more often than the harsh ones. With Callisto it's more the music itself that stands out to me.

Sounds like you just wrote a nice paragraph for a review I will explore this album more, I do like the overall sound. TBH, I haven't listened to Callisto in forever, I remember Noir from years ago.


This is my first contact with the band and a review will follow up soon.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.03.2015 - 22:10
MechanisT
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Massive album with a lush sound. Very urban-esque ala latest Cult of Luna, which is definitely its brightest spark.
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21.03.2015 - 22:12
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 21.03.2015 at 22:10

Massive album with a lush sound. Very urban-esque ala latest Cult of Luna, which is definitely its brightest spark.


Ah, I should have commented on the urban touches for sure. Definitely reminiscent of Vertikal. Well, you can't nail all the things, specially with a rich album like this one.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.03.2015 - 22:15
MechanisT
Account deleted
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.03.2015 at 22:12

Ah, I should have commented on the urban touches for sure. Definitely reminiscent of Vertikal. Well, you can't nail all the things, specially with a rich album like this one.


Oh yes, 'tis rich indeed. So full-sounding... something about this particular element that compliments albums like this. Both Vertikal and this one are prime examples. Thoroughly and vigorously enjoying it.
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25.03.2015 - 02:37
Rating: 8
Kuroboshi
Written by Neachy on 21.01.2015 at 03:36

Written by Guest on 20.01.2015 at 07:09

Sounds impressive. Love the clean vocal style.


Agreed. I've only heard the first two tracks but I really enjoy the vocals as well. The post-metal albums with clean vocals I've heard the past few years featured crappy harmonized gang vocals (Intronaut and Mouth of the Architect) which didn't work for me at all. This is a welcome change.

Best Callisto album so far, I feel. If you like clean vocals in Post metal, you should listen to Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - excellent post.
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24.06.2015 - 00:21
Rating: 9
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
What a grower! I started rating this a low 7 and now I changed it to a strong 9 after loving it more after every listen. Great atmosphere, so many hidden details and the vocals give it a haunting mood.
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04.07.2015 - 11:28
Rating: 8
_deepblack
Its pretty neat and good post metal album and i think clean vocals are in the right place and the right time great atmosphere and sometimes very good combination of post rock and post metal mixed together
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09.02.2016 - 23:10
Reaper_Redeemer
A solid work on this one. Nice inspirations.
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22.03.2016 - 05:19
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
This is the best post-metal I've heard in a while.
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