Equilibrium - Renegades



5.9 | 74 votes |
Release date: 23 August 2019
Style: Gothenburg metal

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24 have it
7 want it


01. Renegades - A Lost Generation
02. Tornado
03. Himmel Und Feuer
04. Path Of Destiny
05. Moonlight
06. Kawakaari - The Periphery Of The Mind
07. Johnny B.
08. Final Tear
09. Hype Train
10. Rise Of The Phoenix

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17.08.2019 - 23:15
Rating: 6
tempoklad
Not so much folk metal anymore
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22.08.2019 - 19:13
Rating: 4
SlaytanicBacon
Well this was a complete fall from grace...there is little to no Folk here and most songs are simple, repetitive or damn right awful.
Robse is underused in favor of the new clean vocals, which are overused and have cringey lyrics.
The epic sound that made Equilibrium unique is gone and instead, synths and electronic sounds are here in over abundance - to the point it sounds like "pop chart" music at times.
This sounds more like a generic melodeath/metalcore band than the Equilibrium I once knew.
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23.08.2019 - 10:28
miekka18
I didn't find folk anymore in this album. Except for some slight oriental / asian vibes from melodies of instruments. It's good that band refreshes their style but in this case they went to worse in my opinion. I really like Skar as singer and have subscribed his channel on youtube, but I don't quite find him fit the band like this. It just changes too much of their style.

Other than that I kind of agree with @SlaytanicBacon on everything. But I'm gonna give this record a few more spins and get used to it. I'm sure it's gonna be better and better.
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23.08.2019 - 10:46
Rating: 5
Harmaajoki
You hear Aus ferner Ziet in Himmel und Feuer
You hear sh*t in Path of Destiny

A great example of a good band creating bad albums, that is, you can actually feel what they want to express and how mature they are, but you won't buy it. Simply, you just get really, really disappointed.
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Shit talking and shit taste, whatever.
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23.08.2019 - 12:31
Rating: 3
Taravilyaion
Written by Harmaajoki on 23.08.2019 at 10:46

You hear Aus ferner Ziet in Himmel und Feuer


Aus Ferner Zeit, not 'Aus Ferner Ziet'..


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Another band going to crap..
Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, In Flames, Nightwish, Sepultura and now Equilibrium?

Never expected to hate any albums from my (previous) No.1 band.
What a disappointment.
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"Ein wahrer Krieger ist immer vorbereitet auf den Tod - ob eigene oder jemand anderes.. "
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23.08.2019 - 12:42
Rating: 5
Harmaajoki
Written by Taravilyaion on 23.08.2019 at 12:31

Written by Harmaajoki on 23.08.2019 at 10:46

You hear Aus ferner Ziet in Himmel und Feuer


Aus Ferner Zeit, not 'Aus Ferner Ziet'..




Oops too bad I was typing really... angry, and didn't check my spelling
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Shit talking and shit taste, whatever.
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23.08.2019 - 17:08
Rating: 4
Ellinor
What the flying fuck was this? A free fall.
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23.08.2019 - 17:42
Rating: 4
SlaytanicBacon
Written by miekka18 on 23.08.2019 at 10:28

Other than that I kind of agree with @SlaytanicBacon on everything. But I'm gonna give this record a few more spins and get used to it. I'm sure it's gonna be better and better.

I thought id give it another chance but just ended up disliking it even more
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23.08.2019 - 20:08
Rating: 4
FYA
Destroyer
Production is massive, that's for sure. But the rest...

It's really bad move from them. It's not slow and thinked evolution in sound, but complete discard of their past. There's nothing left that was the 'core' of this band in case of music. Epic and great melodies abandoned for some shitty 'oh, we are renegades' theme. For me? Worst 2019 release...sadly...
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24.08.2019 - 00:53
Rating: 7
Gopherhawk
Sounds like Equilibrium is trying to do what In Flames thinks they are good at.
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Follow your heart, not trends.
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25.08.2019 - 18:50
Rating: 4
bddidier
A huge disappointment, sounds like a bad 90's remix album. Almost as bad as Nu Metal...
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26.08.2019 - 13:09
Rating: 6
Absu
I guess bands need to evolve but what a huge disappointment is this album for me compared to the previous one that's just epic.
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26.08.2019 - 20:06
Rating: 5
Nick Carter
Fuck this is the greatest dissapointment ever! I understand bands should always try to change, but you don't change to become generic and predictable.
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#MetalIsForEveryone
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27.08.2019 - 11:04
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Masterchief
Same story I didnt get into this band as teenager , young man in 20's when I was rafing in MS; now old staff is OK, I like it but this is well somehow pop folk to me... good but can be better, and I never will vote to this as best. bad artwork and album title for folk metal
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

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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27.08.2019 - 13:33
Rating: 5
metalwolf
When I first saw the artwork for this album I was already afraid of things to come and I was alas right: their new sound is as bas as the cover.

On the previous album they were 'Born to be epic' and on this one they had a miscarriage.
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Cthulhu for President! Why settle for the lesser evil?
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27.08.2019 - 15:29
Rating: 5
Harmaajoki
Written by SlaytanicBacon on 23.08.2019 at 17:42

Written by miekka18 on 23.08.2019 at 10:28

Other than that I kind of agree with @SlaytanicBacon on everything. But I'm gonna give this record a few more spins and get used to it. I'm sure it's gonna be better and better.

I thought id give it another chance but just ended up disliking it even more


Sir you're brave enough to give it a second listen.
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Shit talking and shit taste, whatever.
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28.08.2019 - 22:53
Rating: 4
Maxder
This is Equilibrium without the elements that made Equilibrium stand out. The "massive" production gets boring really fast, too.
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31.08.2019 - 01:55
Rating: 7
glizda00
This album is worst than all previous for sure, but objectively it' s not so bad. It's just different. Guys, you can't demand how they should sound like and forbid any changes. It's they own right. I wish them the best and i will be still listening to all new stuff.
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02.09.2019 - 11:40
Rating: 6
Sword_Chant
Horrible feeling that in this album they have tried too hard to appeal to a wider audience and it's obvious.

Some songs have decent riffs and melodies - actually at times there are some better songs that remind me of Caliban, especially in songs like Renegades and Final Tear, but it's like they put this massively commercialised layer over the songs to the point it suffocates the whole album. For a band that brought us albums like Erdentempel, Turis Fratyr and Sagas, this is a huge waste of opportunity and talent.

You listen to any song from Turis Fratyr and compare it to the song 'Johnny B'... what were they thinking!
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07.09.2019 - 10:04
Rating: 5
Kuroboshi
There are a lot of nice melodies in this album, and catchy parts. Unfortunately it just feels like it is the wrong guys pulling it off. Don't really know how to explain it. And then there is the simplicity and cringe-worthiness dragging it down...
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09.09.2019 - 03:00
Rating: 3
M(4)G
Cheesy and cheap... big fan of all their albums but this one is garbage.
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06.10.2019 - 21:59
Rating: 7
ScreamingSteelUS
Editor-in-Chief
It's a garbage Equilibrium album, but as a goofy Amaranthe-meets-In Flames pop melodeath album, it's not half-bad.
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Row, row, fight the power
Djently down the stream

I'm the Agent of Steel.
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