Saor - Guardians



8.3 | 142 votes |
Release date: 11 November 2016
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Folk metal

Owners:

110 have it
25 want it


01. Guardians
02. The Declaration
03. Autumn Rain
04. Hearth
05. Tears Of A Nation

Top 20 albums of 2016: 19

Line-up
Andy Marshall - all instruments, vocals

Additional musicians:
Bryan Hamilton - drums
Meri Tadić - fiddle
Johan Becker - strings
Reni McDonald - bodhrán
Kevin Murphy - highland bagpipes

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.4
Bracing winds blow heavy mists across the ancient hillocks, vertebrae of soil trodden and venerated over millennia rising and falling like waves. Distant crows balefully cast their distinctive, corvine calls toward daybreak. Slowly, the weary earth awakens from its slumber. Cloistered somewhere in the verdant valley, bagpipes skirl into life, and the song begins anew. Saor returns.

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published 18.10.2016 | Comments (10)

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12.10.2016 - 14:36
Rating: 9
Oykan Övgü
Considering the songs released so far, this album seems to have already guaranteed to be one of the top albums of the year.
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31.10.2016 - 23:52
Bad English
Masterchief
I knew this one before, because 3 songs was shared in MS news, anyway nice what I expected, nice sound
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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11.11.2016 - 14:39
Rating: 9
boo-boo
Just beautiful.
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World won't end today - it's already tomorrow in Australia.
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11.11.2016 - 14:51
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Next up on my tab. Anytime I can spin the disc and see what implementation they have done.

I'll be certainly looking over what they have done differently from "Aura".
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12.11.2016 - 12:59
garmling
Account deleted
Magnificent album!
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23.11.2016 - 08:57
Rating: 8
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
I preferred Aura personally... no standout songs yet on Guardians. Very good conistent album all the same though.
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30.11.2016 - 21:21
Rating: 9
Nick Carter
Best 2016 Album! (At least for me)
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#MetalIsForEveryone
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02.12.2016 - 20:36
Rating: 6
Sword_Chant
Aura was better imo... the album artwork is awesome though.
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03.12.2016 - 01:39
Rating: 6
Reaper_Redeamer
Written by Sword_Chant on 02.12.2016 at 20:36

Aura was better imo... the album artwork is awesome though.


Exactly, in some parts it was good (I liked the final track) but Aura was definitely a better inspiration.
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06.12.2016 - 17:06
Rating: 7
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
This would be so much better with proper growls. It has beautiful moments though, especially Tears Of A Nation.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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06.12.2016 - 22:20
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Its a decent album. Not great. I'd give it a 7.5
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07.12.2016 - 20:28
StewsandGoulash
This is the best album of the year, in my opinion. The production is a lot less harsh than Aura (most notably in the drums). I think it allows the melodies and the atmosphere to shine through a lot more. I was driving down state and listening to this. One of the best drives of my life. Favorite track: Tears of a Nation
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Watch me be play drums and be an idiot below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wjypFlqdj3eEtV8W4YiMw/videos?view_as=subscriber
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11.12.2016 - 14:10
Rating: 5
Gurablashta
Can't really get into it, I find Aura to be better... Oh well.
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15.03.2017 - 21:42
Rating: 8
Zykloncrawaxx
Aura and Roots definitely had more to offer, but this album was a solid release. It's grown on me the more I listen to it and I liked the fact that each song was better than the one that came before it, so listening all the way through is rather easy. However, all the songs are about the same length which makes them blend together, not a lot really stands out, and I find it much easier to get distracted from than its predecessors.
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02.04.2017 - 17:05
Rating: 8
In Bone Factory
Just Beautiful.
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a hammerhead goobrian
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