The Firstborn - The Noble Search

8.2 | 11 votes |
Release date: 6 December 2008
Style: Death metal, Progressive black metal


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01. Illumination Of The Five Realms
02. Water Transformation
03. Flesh To The Crows [feat. Proscriptor McGovern & Hugo Santos]
04. 'Sunyata (The Wisdom Of Emptiness)
05. The Noble Search
06. In Praise Of Reality
07. Bliss
08. Ocean Of The One Vehicle

Additional info
Avant-garde Black metal
Recorded: Foel Studio, Wales 2008
Label: Major Label Industries
Total Running Time: 45:48

Staff review by
The year 2009 is progressing quite steadily and a big share of new releases has been floating by so far. This also means that, by now, we all had the time to pin down the more memorable releases of 2008. Among those more interesting albums of last year belongs The Noble Search by Portuguese metal act The Firstborn. Frankly, The Noble Search was also one of the more challenging releases of the past year. Mainly because it's an a-typical, pretty avant-garde (as in unconventional) album due to complex and experimental (dare I say exotic) tendencies. Before going into detail, let me "warn" you that, it took me an awful long time to bring this particular review to fruition. On the one hand, I had of course a lot of other dirty writing business to deal with, creating a certain review-laziness on my part. But on the other hand - and more importantly - this was such a surpassingly complex yet luminous listening experience that I finally came to realize it was almost impossible to be fully satisfied whatsoever with the way I was putting this album into words... So here goes.

published 17.06.2009 | Comments (16)

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