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OMNIO

In The Woods...

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.05 | 103 ratings

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el böthy
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3 stars Unlike my fellow reviewers before me, I am not that enthusiastic about this album. I find it to be quite good, the band is original, but all the songs are pretty much the same, especially when it comes to the sound of this album, it doesn't change, it stays the same from start to finish. Some might call that their personal sound, granted, it is, but then this is a very monotonous one; some variation would be more than welcomed from my part.

Now, not everything is lost, because, if we take every song on it's own, they are all good, it's just that as they are so similar that after 30 minutes into the album you might want to stop listening, having no interest in the rest, ´cause you already found out, that it all sounds quite the same, which is a pity, ´cause you will not enjoy the last songs.

If one must take one song to show the essence of the album, that should be, without any sort of hesitation, the opener: "299 796 km/s", and I repeat: without any sort of hesitation! This song is an absolute masterpiece, one of the best in the whole metal genre if you ask me. The way it opens, so dramatically (well, actually I would say that that is one of the characteristics of this band, the dramatically, emotional cuasi operatic feel this band has is what makes them stand aside from the rest of the Black, Death, or Gothic metal scene). Then the crescendo, and when finally the vocals drop in, then you have one of the best moments in metal history my friends. But after that, no track, so song comes remotely close to it. and why is that? Well, mainly (for me at least) ´cause they didn't try to think outside their own box. all songs after this one seem (to me) like "299 796 km/s" 2. Of course, they are not exactly alike, but the sound. the sound is the exact replica.

After saying this reader can hesitate if getting this might be a good idea. well. do it, get it! It is a very original piece of work, and you might not agree with me, many before me didn't. and even if you agree with me, you still must give them credit for "299 796 km/s". really, it's an outstanding song, I even say, just get this ´cause of this song!

el böthy | 3/5 |

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