Lotus Thief - Oresteia



7.9 | 81 votes |
Release date: 10 January 2020
Style: Experimental rock, Post-metal

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01. Agamemnon
02. Banishment
03. Libation Bearers
04. Woe
05. The Furies
06. Reverence
07. Sister In Silence
08. The Kindly Ones

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
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Tired of Tolkien-inspired metal? Try Aeschylus-inspired metal! Who is Aeschylus? Let's just say he is often described as "the father of tragedy".

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published 13.01.2020 | Comments (5)

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24.01.2020 - 08:00
Rating: 8
illumipony
On my third listen of this now. Honestly, still not sure what to fully think about it. Parts of this are beautiful, soft, and dramatic but then other parts can slow down a bit too much to the point where the sound becomes limp.

Still, something about this grabbed me enough to where it stuck in my head a good long while after I finished listening, so I think that in itself bumps it up a few notches on my scale.
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24.01.2020 - 11:46
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by illumipony on 24.01.2020 at 08:00

On my third listen of this now. Honestly, still not sure what to fully think about it. Parts of this are beautiful, soft, and dramatic but then other parts can slow down a bit too much to the point where the sound becomes limp.

Still, something about this grabbed me enough to where it stuck in my head a good long while after I finished listening, so I think that in itself bumps it up a few notches on my scale.

I only need to think about it and I already got some melodies from it in my head. But I agree that it's not without its defects.
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Father: How can a picture of a field be sad without a sad person looking sad in the field?
Young Woman: That's an interesting problem. Yeah, I struggle with that.
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28.01.2020 - 18:43
Rating: 9
musclassia
Pretty comfortably the best thing I've heard released in 2020 so far
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04.02.2020 - 14:45
Rating: 8
restartmylife
The album is not yet mature, but some pieces are really good. Liked "Libation Bearers" and "The Furies" most
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26.02.2020 - 00:54
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo
Before listening to Oresteia I had never even heard of Lotus Thief. Afterwards I wish I had, because this is pretty damn beautiful and haunting piece of ambient-whatever-metal. Simplistic, yes, but sometimes less really IS more.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like.
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20.06.2020 - 15:55
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
AOTY contender.
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rekt
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23.08.2020 - 22:57
Rating: 6
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Would have scored this 2 points higher if it were instrumental.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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25.11.2020 - 05:02
Rating: 8
quieted_darkness
On my first listen I was confused and frustrated because I didn't know what to label the music as because I have little experience with the rock genre. After I settled on something I could finally give it another listen and listen to it comfortably throughout the entire thing without worrying what to call it. I would loosely call this metal but I am going to add this to my list of Top albums anyways because it's clearly influenced by it. The atmosphere in this is incredible (including the vocals). The main guitar melody in "Libation Bearers" is infectious.
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"If people kept things simple there would be no discovery in the world. If scientists said the brain is just a brain and not take it by small segments and labeling it. We would not have come as far. Labels are necessary. Music is science!"

- Me
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