Kontinuum - Kyrr



8.4 | 130 votes |
Release date: 20 April 2015
Style: Post-metal

Owners:

96 have it
20 want it


01. Breathe
02. Í Huldusal
03. Hliðargötu-heimsveldi
04. Kyrr
05. Undir Þunnu Skinni
06. Lone
07. In Shallow Seas
08. Red Stream

Top 20 albums of 2015: 8

Additional info
Candlelight Records

07.06.2015
This is a fantastic album. Awesomeness runs strong in this one beyond my expectations even. I love how some of the songs almost reach out into gothic territories. If amidst the Sólstafir drama you are looking for a new Icelandic favourite, this should definitely be your choice.

Head over to Bandcamp to give it a listen.

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20.04.2015 - 02:00
Rating: 8
Sword_Chant
Got this today, sounds pretty good, rating will be up soon enough
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25.04.2015 - 17:04
Rating: 9
Netzach
Sólstafir linked this album on Facebook, and I'm glad I gave it a shot. Fantastic music and the sound is nothing if not purely Icelandic.
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27.04.2015 - 03:10
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
If this is ambient prog metal, I'm a goddam china man. This is definitely post rock dabbing in black metal. Maybe their last album explains the genre tag but it's very misleading now. Oh, the album is very good - my kind of shit.
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02.05.2015 - 00:30
Rating: 9
Netzach
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.04.2015 at 03:10

If this is ambient prog metal, I'm a goddam china man. This is definitely post rock dabbing in black metal. Maybe their last album explains the genre tag but it's very misleading now. Oh, the album is very good - my kind of shit.

I don't hear any black metal in this, more of a post-punk/gothic vibe. The bass reminds me of Sisters of Mercy sometimes. Almost too soft for the "metal" tag, too. The last couple tracks are quite aggressive though.
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08.05.2015 - 19:42
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Netzach on 02.05.2015 at 00:30

Written by tea[m]ster on 27.04.2015 at 03:10

If this is ambient prog metal, I'm a goddam china man. This is definitely post rock dabbing in black metal. Maybe their last album explains the genre tag but it's very misleading now. Oh, the album is very good - my kind of shit.

I don't hear any black metal in this, more of a post-punk/gothic vibe. The bass reminds me of Sisters of Mercy sometimes. Almost too soft for the "metal" tag, too. The last couple tracks are quite aggressive though.

Agreed. The genre tag is wrong though. I will have to listen to this more.
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07.06.2015 - 09:02
Joe Zombie
Heard the track "Í Huldusal" and was quite impressed. Great melancholic sound, and the Icelandic vocals are welcomed. Going to listen to the rest of the album now.

Edit: Very nice album indeed. Despite what the cover art purveys, the vocals are warm and melodic. The music however is chilling and embellished with gothic leanings. Favorite tracks: Breathe, Í Huldusal.
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07.06.2015 - 09:04
Dima
Ambient prog? 1st time hearing those two words in succession..

Edit: Ye wrong tags here and on bandcamp. It's good at least. Iceland has been killing it lately.
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07.06.2015 - 13:35
Ivor
Staff
Written by Dima on 07.06.2015 at 09:04

Ambient prog? 1st time hearing those two words in succession..

I've no idea why people want to label everything as prog with a prefix. Probably to imply that it's with an added flavor, or something.

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No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust
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No friends in my house on Mars
No foes in my house on Mars
I was born in my house on Mars
I will die in my house on Mars
-- Ayreon - My House on Mars
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08.06.2015 - 00:16
DevilishSong
It's not fantastic but , a nice try to make decent music .... try no.6 at least once if your not just into metal
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09.06.2015 - 11:33
Rating: 9
Delamortia
Excellent journey, this album is definitely different from what I've listened so far (Í Huldusal has some really interesting moments).
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10.06.2015 - 23:59
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
Trying this now, not understanding the deal with it.. Maybe I have to give it some more tries.. Expected something along the lines of Sólstafir but was quite wrong it seems!
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11.06.2015 - 16:40
Ivor
Staff
Written by Fallen Ghost on 10.06.2015 at 23:59

Expected something along the lines of Sólstafir but was quite wrong it seems!

If you take Solstafir's latest, it kind of is along the somewhat similar lines. I didn't say it's similar, though, I just played on the implications.

I.
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No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust
/---/
No friends in my house on Mars
No foes in my house on Mars
I was born in my house on Mars
I will die in my house on Mars
-- Ayreon - My House on Mars
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13.06.2015 - 15:05
Rating: 8
Luneth
I really like the gothic atmosphere on this album. It's good, if a bit soft for me.
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Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
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13.06.2015 - 18:13
Therapy?
It's a really easy-going album. Nothing groundbreaking, innovative or thought-provoking. But very, very pleasant to listen to. I think some people underrate such things sometimes.
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04.07.2015 - 11:36
Rating: 7
_deepblack
Listening to this band for the first time was a little odd for me cause it was a mixture of some genres and the first plays u say its post rock in some places u may say gothic .
but with the few more listens i found out that i get feeling of a post rock and folk sound of them that its pretty good thing specially the folk thing . anyway heck with the genre its good and i think they didnt think much of the genre when they played .
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09.09.2015 - 11:02
Rating: 8
me<3mertl
Nice,melodic,relaxing. The perfect album for someone who wants to chill out and have a cup of tea on a cold day.
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09.02.2016 - 23:06
Rating: 7
Reaper_Redeamer
Easy album to listen to and this is not necessary a bad thing. Too much competition in this year's best post album category
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05.07.2016 - 01:03
Rating: 8
Zykloncrawaxx
Kind of goth-y kind of post-y, nothing great, but nothing bad, turns out that's good.
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