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OMNIO

In The Woods...

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.08 | 101 ratings

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Asphalt
4 stars a very special album, quite dissapointed it doesn't get more attention

i rated this one four stars; while not being essential for someone who wants to get an accurate image of progressive music, it is an excellent addition to any prog collection

now, to answer just one more question, in what way is it prog? i like to think of this album rather as avant-garde music than prog metal, just so you don't make any associations that might have nothing to do with this band, but that is of little importance; just to make one thing clear, the music here only uses metal sound as a support and not it's main artistic expression, which lies in it's powerful emotion; both voices [male and female] deliver impressive, powerful, at times heart-wretching performances

before going in depth with the structure of this lp, i'm just going to say that this is a truly remarcable album, one which i recommend to all those who fell prog metal is a bit too much for them; it's really not, once you get to see that you can create music that is metal, is emotional and is also varied and complex; one of the mood-iest, with perfect fitting vocals and an absolutely unique instrumentation, superb blend of gothic-doom feeling with progressive tendencies [have i mentioned how powerfully emotional this is?]

well, now that the subjective part is over... just a uick spin through:

299 796 km/s - perfect opener: strong, epic, haunting; if you're hooked on this one you will most surely be hooked on the rest, and you will never get bored [needles to say, your world of sadness will never be the same again]

I Am Your Flesh - with a rather abrupt and at the same time catchy [but not in the poppish way] intro, this track is a perfect follow-up to the opening one; the atmosphere on this one is so intense that is almost impossible to leave you indifferent; if by now you had any doubts, you WILL know after listening to this if you like the album or not; powerful intro, creepy mellower parts and pure genius crescento ["I lost my eyes, I lost my head, I lost my flesh and my heart"]

Kairos! - rather an intermezzo, a break from all that epic feeling, small gem with female vocals that go just so right with the instrumentation part and lyrics; don't skip this one, it all ads up

Weeping Willow - most likely one of the most progressive of the bunch, this is quite a song; although it lacks the catchiness of the previouses, it's still got plenty of emotion, beautiful arrangements and excellent song-writing; sometimes i feel this one drags a bit towards the end, but then the feeling fades away :)

Omnio? (pre) (12:00) - first part of what's actually just one song; again, slow-building intro towards an explosion of creativity and sorrow

Omnio? (bardo) (5:55) - one of the best moments on the album; pink floyd metal if you wish, careful with that axe, eugene, done by suicidal drug-addicts; the real thing, you name it, it's probabely it

Omnio? (post) (8:09) - not necessarily outstanding but fits in very well and provides a suitable ending

well, by this time you'd better put this one on your to buy or at least to listen list; it doesn't really matter what you usually listen to, if you're in the right mood, it just might grab you; and if you're not, give it another try when you are

Asphalt | 4/5 |

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