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Release date: 7 May 2012
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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8.6 | 588 votes

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01. Tapestry Of The Starless Abstract
02. Xenoflux
03. Of The Leper Butterflies
04. Forget Not
05. And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope
06. As Icicles Fall
07. Of Petrichor Weaves Black Noise

Top 20 albums of 2012: 2

Reviews (3)
Lyrics (7)


Line-up
Tim Charles - violin, clean vocals
Marc "Xenoyr" Campbell - harsh vocals
Matt Klavins - guitars
Benjamin Baret - guitars
Brendan "Cygnus" Brown - bass
Daniel "Mortuary" Presland - drums


Additional info
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Opeth, Soilwork) at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.

Released on 7 May, 2012 in Australia through Welkin Records.

Guest review by
Dentura

Rating:
8.5
Now I for one am one of the newer fans of this unique progressive metal outfit. I was unaware of the Aurora Veil EP that came out in 2007, was already establishing a fan-base, and was building up significant hype for the release of Portal of I five years later. I have never even heard of Ne Obliviscaris, until right before the album was released, with the surrounding hype growing to a fever-pitch. I was finally able to order a copy from the band's label and after a few spins, I must say, I was quite impressed.

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published 30.09.2012 | Comments (6)

Staff review by
Milena

Rating:
N/A
Reading other people's opinions is a funny thing. Before I checked it out myself, I was convinced Ne Obliviscaris would sound like a bastard child of meloblack-infused Wintersun and Into Eternity on drugs. And I'm not going to lie to you, there's definitely a bit of that in Portal Of I, but that's only a part of the picture.

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published 24.10.2012 | Comments (22)

Guest review by
Lucerna

Rating:
9.0
I was introduced to this band by a friend of mine whose taste in metal was quite similar to mine; he showed me a video of "As Icicles Fall". This took my attention, and I decided to check these guys out; and I was very pleased with what I heard.

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published 04.06.2014 | Comments (2)

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_deepblack - 04.06.2014 at 10:33  
Rating: 9 Its a Great achievment for 9 years trying
Loendt - 09.08.2014 at 21:53  
Rating: 10 Perfection.
bugsterscrow - 17.08.2014 at 12:25  
Rating: 9 Yeah extreme prog metal sounds like black....
Ganondox - 18.08.2014 at 01:21  
  Haven't listened to the whole album yet so I'm not rating it yet, but it's sounds pretty awesome, only problem is the songs tend to be longer than they need to, and a bit same sounding. Got some great textures and melodies, and the violin adds a lot, but I think the song writing could use a bit more work.
Risto - 18.08.2014 at 17:34  
Rating: 8
Written by Ganondox on 18.08.2014 at 01:21

Haven't listened to the whole album yet so I'm not rating it yet, but it's sounds pretty awesome, only problem is the songs tend to be longer than they need to, and a bit same sounding. Got some great textures and melodies, and the violin adds a lot, but I think the song writing could use a bit more work.

The only song I've always had a bit of a problem is Tapestry, no big complaints otherwise. It's sort of in their blood to write long songs so that's not going away on their sophomore effort (I think they said one song is 15+ minutes on there). There's so much going on in the songs it's not much of an issue anyway.
Ganondox - 24.08.2014 at 23:40  
 
Written by Risto on 18.08.2014 at 17:34

Written by Ganondox on 18.08.2014 at 01:21

Haven't listened to the whole album yet so I'm not rating it yet, but it's sounds pretty awesome, only problem is the songs tend to be longer than they need to, and a bit same sounding. Got some great textures and melodies, and the violin adds a lot, but I think the song writing could use a bit more work.

The only song I've always had a bit of a problem is Tapestry, no big complaints otherwise. It's sort of in their blood to write long songs so that's not going away on their sophomore effort (I think they said one song is 15+ minutes on there). There's so much going on in the songs it's not much of an issue anyway.


I have no problem with long songs with lots going in them, it's only a problem well it fails to keep my engaged throughout the whole song. I like Ne Oblivscarious, but I can only pay attention to about half of each song, which I think is a sign their songs are longer than they ought to be.

This is a long song I like, it's complex, but every part has a clear purpose to the whole.

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