Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant



7.9 | 126 votes |
Release date: 22 May 2020
Style: Alternative metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

41 have it
8 want it


01. The Tempest
02. Slow Violence
03. Salt
04. Resonate
05. Oceanrise
06. Valkyrie
07. Autumn
08. The Ascent
09. Don't Give Up [Peter Gabriel cover]
10. Message To My Girl [Split Enz cover]

Line-up
Jim Grey - vocals
Adrian Goleby - guitars
Sam Vallen - guitars
Josh Griffin - drums
Dale Prinsse - bass

Additional info
Label: InsideOut Music
Produced by Sam Vallen, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, Leprous)

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.1
As the wait for a new Karnivool record goes on and on, Caligula's Horse continue to establish themselves as the new leading force in Australian prog.

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published 07.05.2020 | Comments (6)

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20.05.2020 - 13:44
|pyro|

They Hakend us this year. They released all the ''heavy'' songs minus the longest one as a single. Why do record labels keep doing this? Any one got any idea?
Album is cool, not as good as the previous ones, but still very much consistent and high in quality. I like it!
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24.05.2020 - 15:00
tiny dog ghosts

It's not as good as In Contact which is my personal favourite, but it's still solid. Valkyrie and especially The Tempest are SO good
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27.05.2020 - 15:22
Imraghil

Written by |pyro| on 20.05.2020 at 13:44

They Hakend us this year. They released all the ''heavy'' songs minus the longest one as a single. Why do record labels keep doing this? Any one got any idea?
Album is cool, not as good as the previous ones, but still very much consistent and high in quality. I like it!


Because it sells better.
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03.06.2020 - 19:49
Rating: 9
JoHn DoE

Finally listened to this today, I enjoyed it quite a bit, if I were to complain about anything is that they played it safe.
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14.07.2020 - 00:03
Rating: 7
Metal Rambo

Not a bad album per ce, but they should have at least tried something more than just the usual safe prog metal stuff everybody's doing these days.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like.
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13.08.2020 - 20:57
Rating: 6
metalbrat

All ingredients for a safe hit. Not good not bad. Did not find anything new.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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15.08.2020 - 01:18
Rating: 8
musclassia

I'm surprised this has a lower rating than Virus; I've never quite got on board the immense hype trains either Caligula's Horse or Haken have in certain prog circles, but I found this to easily be a more consistently enjoyable listen than Virus as a complete package
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26.12.2020 - 21:52
Rating: 6
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by musclassia on 15.08.2020 at 01:18
I'm surprised this has a lower rating than Virus; I've never quite got on board the immense hype trains either Caligula's Horse or Haken have in certain prog circles, but I found this to easily be a more consistently enjoyable listen than Virus as a complete package

This will probably sound counter-intuitive but I think the consistency here is its primary drawback. They practically go out of their way to make sure each song fits the archetype of a contemporary prog track: subdued clean vocal verses, delicate melodies, plodding breakdowns, bombastic choruses, brief guitar solos, and an anthemic send-off to cap it all off.

It's incredibly formulaic with "Resonate" and "Autumn" filling awkward roles to seemingly inflate the overall run time, as if they really wanted to hit that 45-minute mark.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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26.12.2020 - 22:01
Rating: 8
musclassia

Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.12.2020 at 21:52

Written by musclassia on 15.08.2020 at 01:18
I'm surprised this has a lower rating than Virus; I've never quite got on board the immense hype trains either Caligula's Horse or Haken have in certain prog circles, but I found this to easily be a more consistently enjoyable listen than Virus as a complete package

This will probably sound counter-intuitive but I think the consistency here is its primary drawback. They practically go out of their way to make sure each song fits the archetype of a contemporary prog track: subdued clean vocal verses, delicate melodies, plodding breakdowns, bombastic choruses, brief guitar solos, and an anthemic send-off to cap it all off.

It's incredibly formulaic with "Resonate" and "Autumn" filling awkward roles to seemingly inflate the overall run time, as if they really wanted to hit that 45-minute mark.


Each for their own, I like both Resonate and particularly Autumn. I like the album rather a lot, albeit less than their previous one; I do think they're overhyped but I didn't find this to be especially formulaic
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26.12.2020 - 22:08
Rating: 6
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by musclassia on 26.12.2020 at 22:01
I like both Resonate and particularly Autumn.

"Resonate" I can do without either way, like it isn't a distractingly bad break or anything, but "Autumn" just seems superfluous to me. What do you like so much about it? All I thought while listening to it was how much fat could be trimmed.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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26.12.2020 - 22:18
Rating: 8
musclassia

Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.12.2020 at 22:08

Written by musclassia on 26.12.2020 at 22:01
I like both Resonate and particularly Autumn.

"Resonate" I can do without either way, like it isn't a distractingly bad break or anything, but "Autumn" just seems superfluous to me. What do you like so much about it? All I thought while listening to it was how much fat could be trimmed.

I just find it to be a very pleasant and stirring softer track, it's one of my favourites on the album alongside Salt and The Ascent
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26.12.2020 - 22:25
Rating: 6
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by musclassia on 26.12.2020 at 22:18
I just find it to be a very pleasant and stirring softer track, it's one of my favourites on the album alongside Salt and The Ascent

Ah, as you said, differing tastes and such. My biggest issue with it was how it detracted from the momentum being built as the album neared its end, but that's all just a matter of preference.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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