Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards


8.5 | 192 votes |
Release date: 30 August 2010
Style: Doom metal

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01. Starmaker
02. Shining Human Skin
03. The Bell And The Solar Gust
04. Spectral Ocean
05. Sensing The New Orbit
06. Catatonic North
07. Knotted Delirium
08. A Sea Of Dead Comets
09. Aphelion Aura [limited edition bonus]

The Best Doom Metal Album Of 2010
Top 20 albums of 2010: 18

Line-up
Juan Escobar - keyboards, vocals
Rodrigo Morris - guitars
Sergio Alvarez - guitars
Alejandro Arce - drums
Rodrigo Gálvez - bass

Additional info
Produced by Rodrigo Morris, Mar De Grises and Igor Leiva.

Release dates:

Europe - 30/08/2010
North America - 14/09/2010

Guest musicians on Aphelion Aura: Natalia Suazo (vocals) and Gerardo Hormazabal (bass).

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
9.0
Mar De Grises are a band that utilize an alchemical approach to music. Their process combines the heavy emotional impact of doom metal with a cerebral prog influence and imagination inspiring ambient passages to create sonic gold. As a result, the music ultimately appeals to listeners on many levels. Streams Inwards, their third full length, sees the band continuing to employ the aforementioned elements of their arsenal, adding in some Post-metal to boot. (Enough so that the Seasons Of Mist site lists the band as Post-Doom. I guess journalists can feel free to like the band now that the "post-" tag is affixed)

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published 03.09.2010 | Comments (23)

The Chilean masters of prog-post doom have returned with their third, much anticipated full-length. The approach is similar to prior albums, in incorporating prog and post metal as well as ambient influences into their doom. It's appealing on emotional and cerebral levels. Quite possibly 2010's best release to date.

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21.08.2010 - 07:32
Liquidus_Animus
Great band. Can't wait!
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18.09.2010 - 22:05
Rating: 10
lord artan
I get this album...beauty and great...i love this chili band as like as uaral
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01.10.2010 - 03:16
Rating: 9
Black Apep
I get it finally... beautiful album .... i like it more thsn the otherZ... gr8 as ever
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02.10.2010 - 18:09
Rating: 7
JÄY
Metal slave
Second half not as good, fer me
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08.12.2010 - 20:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
The single best metal album of 2010, bar none.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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22.12.2010 - 16:38
the stranger
Great album. Way beyond my expectations.
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22.12.2010 - 20:29
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.12.2010 at 20:42

The single best metal album of 2010, bar none.


well Procession beat Streams Inwards eventually.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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23.12.2010 - 01:49
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.12.2010 at 20:29

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.12.2010 at 20:42

The single best metal album of 2010, bar none.


well Procession beat Streams Inwards eventually.


Only Chile could beat Chile this year
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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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23.12.2010 - 01:57
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Mr. doctor, somehow when I saw I had a notification by you in this thread I expected a post along those lines from you
well, only Chile could beat Chile and of course those two bands are connect by members of both playing in Mourners Lament
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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01.02.2011 - 22:04
Rating: 9
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Metal Storm Awards 2010 is helping me discover some great shit!
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19.02.2011 - 10:26
Rating: 9
Growing
I really don't think that this should be in the "Best Doom Metal Album" category,it's more like progressive,experimental,post.
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19.02.2011 - 13:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Growing on 19.02.2011 at 10:26

I really don't think that this should be in the "Best Doom Metal Album" category,it's more like progressive,experimental,post.


It has those influences in it indeed, but the largest part of the album is still doom. It is doom with those influences hence in the Doom Metal category.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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26.01.2013 - 22:26
nille
It was a good album ......
Could be stronger and better, "but it was good .......
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25.02.2014 - 17:41
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
"Shining Human Skin" is amazing.
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05.12.2014 - 06:10
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
"Shining Human Skin" is the best song on the album.
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I'm derp.
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30.01.2015 - 21:53
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
I had the opportunity to spin this while leaving for walk at 6 in morning and it is absolutely fantastic. Nothing less drawn or teared off after so many years and sounds still fresh and exciting.

Shining Human Skin probabaly will be the highlight of Stream Inwards.
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07.11.2015 - 14:12
Rating: 9
musclassia
This album is funny; if the whole album was of the quality of Spectral Ocean onwards, I would be pretty content with what would be a fairly strong release - Knotted Delirium in particular is a very interesting and different song. However, I always feel a slight let-down once I reach Spectral Ocean, just becuase I know the rest of the music can't compare to the absolutely phenomenal opening trio of songs - all fairly different but all equally brilliant. I honestly think it's one of the most impressive opening quarter-hours of an album I've ever encountered, and an album that maintained that level of quality throughout would be an absolute world-beater. As it is, it's still a great album that slightly blows its load too early on.
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