Aluk Todolo - Voix



7.3 | 30 votes |
Release date: 5 February 2016
Style: Black metal, Krautrock

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12 have it
4 want it


01. 8:18
02. 7:54
03. 5:01
04. 7:01
05. 5:34
06. 9:29

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07.01.2016 - 04:11
Rating: 9
Diverge
I'm really liking those two tracks on their Bandcamp page. Very promising album for me.
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07.01.2016 - 04:17
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Written by Diverge on 07.01.2016 at 04:11

I'm really liking those two tracks on their Bandcamp page. Very promising album for me.

Thanks for letting me know that there's another track!

My most anticipated record for this year, most likely.
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07.01.2016 - 04:25
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Jeeeesus Christ, the new song is good.
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02.02.2016 - 16:29
Dima
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02.02.2016 - 16:42
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I didn't go in expecting it to be an Occult Rock beater, but at the time I didn't know this was going to be one long composition separated into individual tracks (unnecessarily imo). Because it's more cohesive than Occult Rock I think it's quite possibly even better (no out of place black metal here). It's just a staggeringly immense, sprawling psychedelic kaleidoscopic journey. I'm not sure why I ever had a problem with the production when the first track was released; I'm wondering if it wasn't the final mix. The final product is as every bit as great sounding as OR. Yes, yes and more fucking yes.

I hope to your giddy aunt I get to see them live again soon.
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02.02.2016 - 17:01
Rating: 9
mz
Well tuck then. Need to listen to it ASAP.
So, no more a bass heavy sound?
Let's see. OR is one of the top five records of the last five years IMO. This really needs to be great to match it.
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02.02.2016 - 17:05
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Written by mz on 02.02.2016 at 17:01

Well tuck then. Need to listen to it ASAP.
So, no more a bass heavy sound?
Let's see. OR is one of the top five records of the last five years IMO. This really needs to be great to match it.

Well I never found it too bassy to begin with, for me it sounded a little abrasive. It's quit bassy, but I love that it gives the sound so much oomph.
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03.02.2016 - 02:05
Rating: 9
Diverge
Not a letdown. 5:34 is so fucking good.
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17.02.2016 - 11:05
Rating: 8
musclassia
Written by Guest on 02.02.2016 at 16:42

Because it's more cohesive than Occult Rock I think it's quite possibly even better (no out of place black metal here)... The final product is as every bit as great sounding as OR. Yes, yes and more fucking yes.


Your description yesterday had me anticipating that this would be totally chaotic and Al(uk To)lodo the place, but I actually rather like the mix of menacing BM and frantic jazzy drumming, and the more experimental parts never get tedious. Your description of Occult Rock makes it sound noisier and wackier than this one - how far away from this one is it?

Edit: Ah crap, I thought I'd come up with a funny half-pun with the band name, but turns out I'd forgotten how it was spelt. I'll blame it on getting into labs before 8:30
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17.02.2016 - 11:07
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Written by musclassia on 17.02.2016 at 11:05

Your description yesterday had me anticipating that this would be totally chaotic and Al(uk To)lodo the place, but I actually rather like the mix of menacing BM and frantic jazzy drumming, and the more experimental parts never get tedious. Your description of Occult Rock makes it sound noisier and wackier than this one - how far away from this one is it?

To be honest they're basically the same. Occult Rock has a more distinctive black metal song at the start of the album, and the rest mimics the style on this one throughout, so if you like this you'll like that one.

"Al lodo the place"

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17.02.2016 - 15:18
Dima
V and VI will always be their best songs. This is still pretty great though.
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04.03.2016 - 19:17
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
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Wow, I was not expecting this to be enjoyable
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04.03.2016 - 19:25
Rating: 9
Diverge
Written by LeKiwi on 04.03.2016 at 19:17

Wow, I was not expecting this to be enjoyable

Why do you say that? I had every expectation this would be decent.
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04.03.2016 - 19:27
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
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Written by Diverge on 04.03.2016 at 19:25

Why do you say that? I had every expectation this would be decent.

'cause xD.
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04.03.2016 - 19:29
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Written by LeKiwi on 04.03.2016 at 19:27

'cause xD.

Quite strange your scores are so dissonant, considering that once the first track of Occult Rock is removed they're practically sibling albums. Perhaps this one is slightly more contiguous from a song to song aspect.
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04.03.2016 - 19:32
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
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Written by Guest on 04.03.2016 at 19:29

Quite strange your scores are so dissonant, considering that once the first track of Occult Rock is removed they're practically sibling albums. Perhaps this one is slightly more contiguous from a song to song aspect.

The main reason is that I found the progression (or evolution...whatever you want to call it) within and between songs was much better on this album. I felt there was a palpable momentum whereas on the previous album it was a bit tedious, i.e.: "when is this going to end...?"
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04.03.2016 - 19:36
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Written by LeKiwi on 04.03.2016 at 19:32

The main reason is that I found the progression (or evolution...whatever you want to call it) within and between songs was much better on this album. I felt there was momentum whereas on the previous album it was a bit tedious, i.e.: "when is this going to end...?"

Well I imagine the fact Voix is basically half the length of Occult Todolo's 85 minutes probably helps with that too =P
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04.03.2016 - 19:39
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Guest on 04.03.2016 at 19:36

Well I imagine the fact Voix is basically half the length of Occult Todolo's 85 minutes probably helps with that too =P

Woah, never noticed that - that probably made a huge difference Since the band appears to write albums that are meant to be heard in their entirety, I think this length is far more appropriate, although I guess it depends on how you listen to your music.
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04.03.2016 - 21:45
Rating: 9
mz
I love this album, but nowhere near OR at all, even though we had that first track there.
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04.03.2016 - 21:55
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I think, more than any other band, I want to see this band live again.
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04.03.2016 - 22:18
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
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Written by musclassia on 17.02.2016 at 11:05
I actually rather like the mix of menacing BM and frantic jazzy drumming, and the more experimental parts never get tedious. Your description of Occult Rock makes it sound noisier and wackier than this one - how far away from this one is it?
The drumming on this album was particularly jazzy, which I found really spiced up their sound. Also the guitar work is a lot more interesting imo.

Written by musclassia on 17.02.2016 at 11:05
Edit: Ah crap, I thought I'd come up with a funny half-pun with the band name, but turns out I'd forgotten how it was spelt. I'll blame it on getting into labs before 8:30

8:18*
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05.09.2016 - 19:11
Rating: 10
Zaph
The Nothingth
I still regularly find pieces of my brain around the house ever since I watched them play this live.
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28.09.2016 - 19:58
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I guess this is still ok.
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