Arcturus - Arcturian



8.2 | 276 votes |
Release date: 8 May 2015
Style: Avantgarde metal

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50 want it


Disc I [Arcturian]
01. The Arcturian Sign
02. Crashland
03. Angst
04. Warp
05. Game Over
06. Demon
07. Pale
08. The Journey
09. Archer
10. Bane

Disc II [Rearcturianized - Limited Mediabook Edition]
01. Angst [Industrial Club Remix by Pride And Fall]
02. Archer [Sun Of The Sleepless Geisterbahn Remix]
03. Game Over [Germ Remix]
04. Warp [Wormhole Remix by Encephalon]
05. Angst [Nailbomb Remix by Fractured]
06. Arcturian Psychedelic Sign [by MøllarN]
07. Warp [Germ Remix]
08. Pale [Necro Deathmort Remix]

Line-up
Simen Hestnæs - vocals, piano, synthesizers
Steinar Johnsen - keyboards
Knut Magne Valle - guitars, tuba, synthesizers, vocals, keyboards
Jan Axel Blomberg - drums, backing vocals
Hugh Steven James Mingay - bass, backing vocals

Additional musicians:
Sebastian Grouchot - violin
Twistex - synthesizers, bass, programming, low bass
Atle Pakusch Gundersen - gong

Additional info
Produced by MK.

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published 22.12.2015 | Comments (14)

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21.05.2015 - 02:26
Rating: 7
Diverge
Written by Guest on 20.05.2015 at 15:34

Best arcturus album of the decade.

I'll disregard that annoying "in this thread" comment.

Well, decade=a period of 10 years. So the only two permissible albums for "the decade" are Sideshow Symphonies and Arcturian. In essence, you're simply saying you like it better than Sideshow Symphonies, a sentiment that most people tend to agree with.
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21.05.2015 - 02:44
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Diverge on 21.05.2015 at 02:26

Written by Guest on 20.05.2015 at 15:34

Best arcturus album of the decade.

I'll disregard that annoying "in this thread" comment.

Well, decade=a period of 10 years. So the only two permissible albums for "the decade" are Sideshow Symphonies and Arcturian. In essence, you're simply saying you like it better than Sideshow Symphonies, a sentiment that most people tend to agree with.


This decade is five years old now and Arcturian is the only release in that period of time so no matter how crap this would be it would still be their best in this decade
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21.05.2015 - 03:30
Rating: 7
Diverge
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.05.2015 at 02:44

Written by Diverge on 21.05.2015 at 02:26

I'll disregard that annoying "in this thread" comment.

Well, decade=a period of 10 years. So the only two permissible albums for "the decade" are Sideshow Symphonies and Arcturian. In essence, you're simply saying you like it better than Sideshow Symphonies, a sentiment that most people tend to agree with.


This decade is five years old now and Arcturian is the only release in that period of time so no matter how crap this would be it would still be their best in this decade

Haha excellent point. I was trying to be as generous with him as I possibly could.
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21.05.2015 - 17:00
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
I like how they married the sound of their not-so-exciting Sideshow Symphonies to their older sound. Production isn't what I expected but it works anyway. I'm glad they returned after all, hope I can see them live!
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21.05.2015 - 21:03
Shinkirō
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.05.2015 at 02:44

Written by Diverge on 21.05.2015 at 02:26

Written by Guest on 20.05.2015 at 15:34

Best arcturus album of the decade.

I'll disregard that annoying "in this thread" comment.

Well, decade=a period of 10 years. So the only two permissible albums for "the decade" are Sideshow Symphonies and Arcturian. In essence, you're simply saying you like it better than Sideshow Symphonies, a sentiment that most people tend to agree with.


This decade is five years old now and Arcturian is the only release in that period of time so no matter how crap this would be it would still be their best in this decade



um.. that was precisely the joke.
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23.05.2015 - 15:59
Rating: 10
Atrus
Nice Masterpiece. It's an awesome grower. Even with lots of years of difference, they remain with the same sound and feeling, but fresh. Very good and enjoying album. I want more ^^
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12.06.2015 - 20:32
visiblenoise
Written by Atrus on 23.05.2015 at 15:59

Nice Masterpiece. It's an awesome grower. Even with lots of years of difference, they remain with the same sound and feeling, but fresh. Very good and enjoying album. I want more ^^


Yea, at first I was underwhelmed, but once I got used to the hectic production it grew on me like crazy. And I love ICS Vortex's delivery, I think this is the best album he's been on yet. Especially at certain points where he transitions from singing to a short burst of harsh vocals.
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15.06.2015 - 02:11
Frudd
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After 25 listens I can say this is definitely a 10.
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27.06.2015 - 00:55
Paz
News Man
"The Journey" sounds like it was taken from the Gris' latest output... Minus electro intro and the cleans, of course.
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14.07.2015 - 18:18
Rating: 8
Lethrokai
I've always felt somewhat estranged by Arcturus releases, but that being said this is pretty solid. The Arcturian Sign is a brilliant opening track, and the rest of the album is pretty good too. (Though there aren't many other remarkably high moments on the album either)
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05.08.2015 - 06:36
Rating: 10
Jiri
Game Over is amazing.
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21.08.2015 - 22:42
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Awesome album. 8.5/10 material I'd say. For now a 9 will do.

Definitely one of my favourites of this year, even though I have a lot of catching up to do.
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19.02.2016 - 12:03
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Still don't see why it's nominated in extreme prog. Regular prog or avant garde would have fit better.
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19.02.2016 - 15:25
Fearmeister
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Written by M C Vice on 19.02.2016 at 12:03

Still don't see why it's nominated in extreme prog. Regular prog or avant garde would have fit better.


Too crazy for regular prog, not crazy enough for avant-garde
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19.02.2016 - 17:41
psykometal
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^Exactly. Doesn't really fit alongside the likes of Steven Wilson, Leprous and Riverside.
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