Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle


8.7 | 301 votes |
Release date: 15 February 2013
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Folk metal

Owners:

222 have it
40 want it


01. City Of Azure Fire
02. Echoes Of Battle
03. Wild Autumn Wind
04. To Walk The Ashes Of Dead Empires
05. A Voice Born Of Stone And Dust
06. Book Of The Fallen

Top 20 albums of 2013: 1

Additional info
The album can be streamed in its entirety on the band's Bandcamp page.

Guest review by
Metren
Rating:
7.0
Caladan Brood's Echoes Of Battle sounds like Summoning. There, now we've got the most obvious thing out of the way and can proceed. Echoes Of Battle features competent songwriting, an epic soundscape, good vocals, some catchy riffs and also, it is not very good.

OK, I know I have already lost many readers due to that last statement, but for those, who choose to stick around, allow me to explain why this album isn't all that great.

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published 07.03.2016 | Comments (5)

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23.07.2014 - 14:08
Rating: 10
katacrack
9 sublime for me the best of 2013
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22.09.2014 - 14:30
Rating: 9
Paw!!
First time I hear this album I think It will sounds average. But more and more I listen this, this actually beautiful perfect.
All songs are so great especially 'Wild Autumn Wind ', 'A Voice Born of Stone and Dust' and, 'Book of Fallen'.
"Echoes of Battle" is IMO Influence from Summoning. Thanks to them. Without them this album never perfect.
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24.10.2014 - 09:42
Rating: 10
EpicAge
For Epic - Fantasy Books Fans Like Me This Album Is Totally Fantastic And Mind Blowing !
For Me This Album Is Greatist " Epic Black Metal " I Ever Heared ...
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06.12.2014 - 16:32
Rating: 10
Ñarmo
One of the best albums ever made. The music is flawless and the vocals are so damn epic.
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28.01.2015 - 13:39
Rating: 10
winter_brood91
Album that has changed my life.
Thank you Caladan Brood.
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15.02.2015 - 06:09
Fearmeister
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Happy Birthday!

We seriously need a new album from these guys.
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15.02.2015 - 12:10
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Yes, Happy BIrthday for my fav. album of all time.
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24.02.2015 - 12:32
Rating: 9
Erik M.
So bought this CD, trying to rip it to my computer and all the tracks are the tracks of Summoning - Stronghold.

Apparently the fools at Northern Silence thought CB to be a Summoning clone as well.

Anyone else had the same experience? Because I'm 100% serious about this (it seems like a joke, after all).
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24.02.2015 - 12:36
Dima
Written by Erik M. on 24.02.2015 at 12:32

So bought this CD, trying to rip it to my computer and all the tracks are the tracks of Summoning - Stronghold.

Apparently the fools at Northern Silence thought CB to be a Summoning clone as well.

Anyone else had the same experience? Because I'm 100% serious about this (it seems like a joke, after all).


Link the page to the one you bought. After all I need a copy too
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24.02.2015 - 12:44
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Written by Dima on 24.02.2015 at 12:36

Link the page to the one you bought. After all I need a copy too


I bought it here. A couple of months ago I bought Limbonic Art's debut at the same webshop, which was the re-release and apparently the record company TOTALLY fucked those up too because the sound quality was utter shit, the tracks weren't in the right order and not all the tracks were there. So never buy that one if you're planning on doing so. But of course that's not the fault of this webshop.
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17.04.2015 - 11:08
Rating: 9
peggazuzz
Can't stop listening to this.. People are comparing this to Summoning, which is of course correct, but consider also Empyrium's "Of Moors and misty fields" - To me this is a perfect amalgam of the best of those two bands. Perfectly tuned atmosphere!
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14.08.2015 - 12:59
Rating: 7
Tomas Piller
I like the record, but honestly it's a very good Summoning ripoff, no matter how hard people defend that fact.
Just compare last song here with Summoning's "The Loud Music of the Sky" from Stronghold, and there are much more such striking similarities. It's a bit shameful from my point of view.
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17.11.2015 - 16:01
LuciferOfGayness
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Dont get me wrong, I like this album, but in a funny way. The swords in track nr 2 and the albums medieval theme make me think of spinal tap. I got a feeling that Euronymous is turning in hes grave if he hears this.
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19.11.2015 - 09:57
Rating: 10
Stereolab42
Genius! The first Summoning clone that's gone and surpassed the masters at their own game. Now where's the next album?
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28.01.2016 - 20:51
Metren
The What The?
As a pretty big atmospheric bm fan, I find this album to be lacking in atmosphere. It may sound like a dumb thing to say, but this album sounds too nice and while it puts me in an epic mood, it doesn't take me into any dark places at all. Not that atmospheric always needs to equal a dark atmosphere, but still. In other words: this album has very little of what I look for in atmospheric black and very little of what I look for in metal in general (it has some catchy riffs, I will give 'em that).

Also, they use the same two-chord progression too often, I got sick of it even before the second song had finished. I would probably rate this with a 7 at the very most, if I bothered to rate albums.
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13.03.2016 - 19:46
telephonebear
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Well that guitar solo in A Voice Born Of Stone And Dust was very unexpected, but awesome.
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15.05.2016 - 19:56
Rating: 8
Reaper_Redeamer
Generally I found some superb tracks in this:
02. Echoes Of Battle
04. To Walk The Ashes Of Dead Empires
06. Book Of The Fallen
What I liked is that yeah they are playing what Summoning are playing, but in a different approach, more flat without all the raw dirty melodies (US sound maybe which is a correct choice they took). It is good to see more of this genre because there are only a few musician that can produce so well structured melodies, as Summoning do.

In "A Voice Born Of Stone And Dust" they tried to use a Summoning form (the intro riff is almost copy paste too) and take it to a different direction, but they did it bad in my opinion. That was the part that I disliked a lot.

All in all, I believe that they must reconsider how they want to make it exactly and progressively find their own identity, they are for sure talented.
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12.07.2016 - 13:39
LuciferOfGayness
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Upvoting this as its one of the best cheesy metal albums in a long time. Its like a big gold chain on a hairy chest.
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22.02.2017 - 15:13
Rating: 6
VIG
Starman
They all sound similar, but I think this is better than Summoning's entire discography.
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13.05.2017 - 02:08
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
Written by Guest on 17.11.2015 at 16:01

I got a feeling that Euronymous is turning in hes grave if he hears this.


I believe he won't be able to "turn" much with all that stabbing in his body.

As an ambient album, it is quiet fantastic. It creates an atmosphere of black medieval times which is hard to not enjoy. Try it with some Dark Souls gaming
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