Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt


8.4 | 54 votes |
Release date: 26 April 2010
Style: Atmospheric sludge metal

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01. Perséphone I
02. Perséphone II
03. Hiérophante
04. Abbesse

Staff review by
Thryce
Rating:
N/A
Post-metal
Recorded: Cadillac Studio, France 2010
Label: Conspiracy Records
Total Running Time: 48:00

Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt: one of 2010's little treasures you might have missed.

These French post-metal dudes spent an awful lot of time making their sophomore release, the follow-up to 2006's Nord - another album you might want to add to your Do-Want!-list while you're at it. But all the hard work during their long absence really pays off (ya hear that Korpiklaani?) as Ausserwelt is a clear step-up from their already superb debut record.

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published 27.01.2011 | Comments (19)

15.02.2011
One of 2010's little treasures you might have missed... and certainly worthy of an Award *cough cough* Just saying.

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12.09.2011 - 01:05
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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I came too late to the party , this is THE shit
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12.09.2011 - 01:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by InnerSelf on 12.09.2011 at 01:05

I came too late to the party , this is THE shit


I don't want to make you too jealous, first with Ludicra and now with Year Of No Light... but I have seen them 5 times now and the first time was when they still had a vocalist. Saw them four times at Roadburn where they did two different sets last year, one was Ausserwlt and the other was a soundtrack to the Vampyr movie. Both were good to great.
But best gig I saw by them was a couple of days after Roadburn 2010 when they played in a tiny club (could hold a maximum of 100 people) in my hometown of Utrecht and they opened for Altar If Plagues and they played Ausserwlt in its entirety for the first time, with two drummers, and it was the most intense gig I had ever undergone in my life (seeing I have seen thousands of gigs since 1983 you can imagine how impressed and blown away I was)
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12.09.2011 - 21:18
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.09.2011 at 01:25


I don't want to make you too jealous, first with Ludicra and now with Year Of No Light... but I have seen them 5 times now and the first time was when they still had a vocalist. Saw them four times at Roadburn where they did two different sets last year, one was Ausserwlt and the other was a soundtrack to the Vampyr movie. Both were good to great.
But best gig I saw by them was a couple of days after Roadburn 2010 when they played in a tiny club (could hold a maximum of 100 people) in my hometown of Utrecht and they opened for Altar If Plagues and they played Ausserwlt in its entirety for the first time, with two drummers, and it was the most intense gig I had ever undergone in my life (seeing I have seen thousands of gigs since 1983 you can imagine how impressed and blown away I was)


Even though I have no experience whatsoever in live performances but I can see this kind of music played in small intimate clubs with awesome light-shows , and if they could handle the intensity of their music in such live show it would be a once in life time experience
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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25.01.2012 - 23:57
Rating: 10
madrigal
Perfect album !! This is the archetype of my modern vision of metal !
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25.03.2012 - 20:29
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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Listening to this a lot lately, this is monumental
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to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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25.03.2012 - 22:51
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by InnerSelf on 25.03.2012 at 20:29

Listening to this a lot lately, this is monumental


I wouldn't say monumental, it sits high atop the post/sludge/atmo mountain...
You should dig up some videos on youtube performing these songs live, the two drummers are a sight to behold!
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26.03.2012 - 14:32
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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Written by tea[m]ster on 25.03.2012 at 22:51

I wouldn't say monumental, it sits high atop the post/sludge/atmo mountain...
You should dig up some videos on youtube performing these songs live, the two drummers are a sight to behold!


It feels monumental if you know what I mean, it has this glorious vibe and even though it might not be the best ever it feels as if it's perfect
downloading a live video from their official website.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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30.04.2013 - 11:27
Rating: 7
Monolithic
♠♠♠
It is a forward-thinking effort, but it gets stale after a few songs. I used to like it but sadly, it's not made to last.
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30.04.2013 - 12:32
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
To me it just keeps getting better. A fine example of the more modern post metal sound.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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23.08.2015 - 15:53
Rating: 9
Reaper_Redeamer
Unique sound, harsh but fragile too. Organized greatly as post music. Very deep and emotional, especially "01. Perséphone I" and "04. Abbesse".
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03.01.2017 - 23:02
Ichinose
Account deleted
I'll be fucking damned, this album.
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04.01.2017 - 00:50
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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Written by Guest on 03.01.2017 at 23:02

I'll be fucking damned, this album.

Yup, one of those albums that you can put on repeat and not feel bored even after it has played for 5 times!
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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