In Mourning - Afterglow



7.8 | 155 votes |
Release date: 20 May 2016
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal

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01. Fire And Ocean
02. The Grinning Mist
03. Ashen Crown
04. Below Rise To The Above
05. The Lighthouse Keeper
06. The Call To Orion
07. Afterglow

Line-up
Tobias Netzell - guitars, vocals
Björn Pettersson - guitars
Tim Nedergård - guitars
Daniel Liljekvist - drums
Pierre Stam - bass

Additional info
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Martinsson.

Artwork by Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
8.3
Sweden's In Mourning have earned being called a premier band in the field of progressive melodic death. Often stamped as Opeth's successors, even more so since Akerfeld and his revamped horde have veered off into some kind of progressive rock experience, the musicians from the city of Falun are set to unleash Afterglow on the metalsphere. And it is something quite special.

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published 20.05.2016 | Comments (10)

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07.03.2016 - 11:23
Rating: 7
BehzadSh
I want it now
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11.05.2016 - 02:55
MelancholiaC
A funny coincidence that Daniel Liljekvist's new band is releasing their album on the exact same day as Katatonia lol.
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14.05.2016 - 17:37
Rating: 6
deswesher
Leaked bros
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14.05.2016 - 22:13
Rating: 8
OpenMind
Mmm not bad but i was expecting a lot more, probably their weakest album
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15.05.2016 - 12:28
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by OpenMind on 14.05.2016 at 22:13

Mmm not bad but i was expecting a lot more, probably their weakest album

That's what I've feared. Won't be able to hear this for another 2 days, but I hope it's somewhat good.
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16.05.2016 - 01:08
Rating: 7
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by OpenMind on 14.05.2016 at 22:13

probably their weakest album

Hard to believe this when two of the three premiered songs pretty much match the top half of Monolith, but we'll see.
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16.05.2016 - 12:34
Rating: 8
OpenMind
Written by Risto on 16.05.2016 at 01:08

Written by OpenMind on 14.05.2016 at 22:13

probably their weakest album

Hard to believe this when two of the three premiered songs pretty much match the top half of Monolith, but we'll see.


De gustibus, Monolith for me is one of their best albums, every song is insane, on the new album after listening it 10-15 times i can say the best song's are the one you already can hear on internet.
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17.05.2016 - 17:02
Rating: 7
Reaper_Redeamer
I enjoyed
02. The Grinning Mist
04. Below Rise To The Above
06. The Call To Orion
with all the groovy or progressive riffs and the characteristic In Mourning's atmosphere but the rest was not that good (except last track maybe) and actually no track made me go mad like I was in the first two albums. Indeed their weakest album but of course they are still a good band.
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18.05.2016 - 21:39
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Masterchief
Afterglow, somehow remained me purgatory afterglow, million times better album as this, but its not abnd but somehow band name and what we expect from this band jumped higher as band can deliver
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18.05.2016 - 22:06
Rating: 7
qnick90
It lacks memorable melodies that older albums had. It moved more to the "technical" sphere and reminds more obscura like songwriting than "this is new opeth" as people used to call them after their debut. Yeah I would call it more technical and less melodeath, more creative in tempo and rytmic changes than in catchy riffs.
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19.05.2016 - 00:03
Rating: 7
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by qnick90 on 18.05.2016 at 22:06

It lacks memorable melodies that older albums had. It moved more to the "technical" sphere and reminds more obscura like songwriting than "this is new opeth" as people used to call them after their debut. Yeah I would call it more technical and less melodeath, more creative in tempo and rytmic changes than in catchy riffs.

I actually find "Fire and Ocean" relatively catchy, In Mourning melodies don't get more memorable than that. "Below Rise to the Above" was also more enjoyable in context than when I heard it as a single. The occasional technical riffing isn't that different compared to Monolith for example, just not as inspired.
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19.05.2016 - 04:09
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Woooooow. I never thought the day would come that In Mourning would disappoint me. Damn this is terrible by their standards...
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19.05.2016 - 12:38
Rating: 7
qnick90
Quote:
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The occasional technical riffing isn't that different compared to Monolith for example, just not as inspired.


Agreed
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19.05.2016 - 14:52
God Alone
Found nothing memorable or inspiring about this record, aside from Necrolord's great artwork.
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19.05.2016 - 17:48
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by God Alone on 19.05.2016 at 14:52

Found nothing memorable or inspiring about this record, aside from Necrolord's great artwork.

To be fair there were perhaps a handful of moments that I'd listen to again, but most of this record is very forgettable

Edit: that said...you're ratings are a cause for confusion. It seems you found the band's other works equally uninspired...which is...weird.
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19.05.2016 - 18:19
God Alone
Written by LeKiwi on 19.05.2016 at 17:48

Written by God Alone on 19.05.2016 at 14:52

Found nothing memorable or inspiring about this record, aside from Necrolord's great artwork.

To be fair there were perhaps a handful of moments that I'd listen to again, but most of this record is very forgettable

Edit: that said...you're ratings are a cause for confusion. It seems you found the band's other works equally uninspired...which is...weird.


I wish there were half votes. I found The Weight Of Oceans a little less inspired than Monolith - respectively 5.5 and 6.5. I rounded both to 6. Small details after all. Monolith was fairly nice but nothing I would revisit very often tbh. TWoO... bit boring, but not that bad. I think they have the potential to finally strike me but it doesn't really happen, and they end up being just a good background listen.
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20.05.2016 - 05:39
Rating: 6
Diverge
Such a weak album compared to their earlier accomplishments. This is laughable.
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20.05.2016 - 18:26
Rating: 7
BehzadSh
I looked like this while listen to the album
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20.05.2016 - 18:43
Rating: 7
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Not at the level of the previous releases!
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21.05.2016 - 17:07
Rating: 8
Nihil Aeternum
Although not bad, it sounds quite uninspired. Could be the B-side of one of their previous masterpieces.
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22.05.2016 - 02:59
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Nihil Aeternum on 21.05.2016 at 17:07

Could be the B-side of one of their previous masterpieces.

This.
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23.05.2016 - 10:11
Rating: 8
NoxStorM
Overall the Album is not bad at all but compared to the previous ones it is not at the same level , i think the main reason is that the album is more progressive than the others which gives the feeling of disorganized and forgettable riffs and melodies , however analyzing every musical element alone will tell how these guys are talented , specially Daniel Liljekvist on the Drums .. the guys is a fabulous drummer , anyway this kinda album is hard to digest from the first few times of listening , it needs more time to criticize and evaluate . now at least 3 out of the 7 tracks are extremely good , still the predecessors are better .
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24.05.2016 - 00:18
Rating: 9
Korah
I really don't understand what's wrong with you all. This album is great, ok a less better than the first three ones but still excellent with the same spirit. You really don't need a lot to enjoy or dislike a band's path, they changed some little details in production and approach and they are a little less inspired but they're still here. For me, an album with 3 great songs is at less 8. However I respect your opinions
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18.12.2016 - 05:53
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Diverge on 20.05.2016 at 05:39

Such a weak album compared to their earlier accomplishments. This is laughable.

Finally got around to this. I like it. Maybe the production turned you off?
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