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IN OCULIS MEIS

Traumhaus

Symphonic Prog


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3.83 | 30 ratings | 3 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD1: (German)
1. Das Erwachen (2:13)
2. Bewahren Und Verstehen (8:12)
3. Der Vorsprung (6:11)
4. Entfliehen (5:21)
5. Viele Wege (4:45)
6. Der Neue Morgen (7:36)
7. Verstehen Und Bewahren (5:32)
8. Die Dunkelheit Durchleuchten (8:52)

Total time: 48:42

CD2: (English)
1. The Awakening (2:13)
2. Preserve & Understand (8:12)
3. Walk On Yourself (6:11)
4. Escape (5:21)
5. So Many Ways (4:45)
6. The New Morning (7:36)
7. Understand & Preserve (5:32)
8. X- Ray The Darkness (8:52)

Total time: 48:42

Line-up / Musicians

- Alexander Weyland / keyboards, vocals
- Tobias Hampl / guitars
- Ray Gattner / drums
- Till Ottinger / bass

Releases information

Label: Progressive Promotion Records
Format: Vinyl (German or English), CD, Digital
April 24, 2020

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TRAUMHAUS In Oculis Meis ratings distribution


3.83
(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
23%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (37%)
37%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

TRAUMHAUS In Oculis Meis reviews


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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars German band TRAUMHAUS can trace their history back to the end of the 1990's, and they revealed themselves to the public in 2001 with the debut album "Traumhaus". Since then the band have delivered new studio albums every 6 years or so. "In Oculis Meis" is their fourth studio album, and was released in 2020 through German label Progressive Promotion Records.

Traumhaus isn't a band that will appeal to dedicated fans of niche segments within the progressive rock universe, and the focus on darker tones and darker moods may well alienate a few as well. But those who enjoy high quality progressive rock explored with a focus on darker moods, compositions that are more atmospheric laden and accessible and a band that exist somewhere inside the triangle of hard progressive rock, neo-progressive rock and progressive metal should find the latest album by Traumhaus to be something of a treat I'd imagine. From a personal point of view I'd describe this as a highly enjoyable creation.

Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Reviewer
4 stars True to their career history to date, German band Traumhaus took seven years from the release of the third album to give us their fourth. There were also the customary line-up changes, with just founder Alexander Weyland (keyboards, vocals) and guitarist Tobias Hampl (who joined for the second) still there, with the line-up now completed by Ray Gattner (drums) and Till Ottinger (bass). The band have always been known for releasing their albums with German vocals, and that is again the case here, but this time we have a double CD set with Alexander also providing the lyrics in English. Personally, I do not see the need for this, but if it gets them across to a wider audience then that has to be a good thing.

It is interesting to play this against the reissue of the debut as one would not imagine there is nearly 20 years between as the two are very similar with the same mix of neo-progressive rock with some symphonic tendencies and metal here and there, plus they tend to keep to a darker place than many progressive bands. While the rhythm section keep it nailed down, they feel more restricted than others, with the guitars and keyboards really stretching. Here is an album where they have more embraced their inner Threshold, and it is this move into more progressive metal territory which is the most noticeable difference in the overall sound. However, they firmly keep their feet inside the neo prog territory as opposed to going full bored and the result is an album which is both polished and accomplished. I have been fortunate to now hear all four of their studio albums, and they are all incredibly enjoyable, and here is a band which definitely needs to be far wider known across the progressive community. Definitely worth seeking out.

Latest members reviews

3 stars After seven years of silence, TRAUMHAUS presents us his fourth album, four for a quartet of which only one representative of the first lin-up remains ..., the singer, keyboardist and composer ALEXANDER WEYLAND. This Germanic group sends us two versions, one in English and the other in German in orde ... (read more)

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