Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows


8.6 | 632 votes |
Release date: 4 February 2011
Style: Melodic death metal

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01. Everfields
02. Ego
03. New World Shadows
04. Soul Journeys
05. Nova Flame
06. An Infinite Mind
07. Watcher Of The Skies
08. The Distance
09. Deep Cold

Top 20 albums of 2011: 8

Guest review by
Windrider
Rating:
10
I know, very few albums deserve the rating you can see on the left, but trust me, I could only think of two or three more that would. Omnium Gatherum have showed me another dimension of metal music that is both strange and awesome. New World Shadows cannot be compared to other bands or albums. Of course I could name a few out of the melodic death and gothenburg genre, but even if I would, one could not even think of how this record sounds like. People have to listen to it, there is no other way to explain the music, since it is that complex and original. Hailing from Finland, Omnium Gatherum created their final breakthrough with New World Shadows, a nine-song album that runs for about 52 minutes.

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published 07.05.2011 | Comments (32)

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06.11.2011 - 13:10
Fredd
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Their previous albums are more awesome
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06.11.2011 - 20:08
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 06.11.2011 at 13:10
Their previous albums are more awesome

Agreed. This is pretty much their weakest release yet.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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06.11.2011 - 23:16
Rating: 10
Starchild
^^
Their weakest? Hm...Weird statement. I see that rating based on more than 400 people tells totaly oposite. (and rating would be even higher if there is no vote abusers)
And i definitely agree with that. This is their best by far! A melodic death masterpiece.
but hey, everyone has it's own opinion, i can't argue with that
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06.11.2011 - 23:50
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.11.2011 at 20:08

Written by Guest on 06.11.2011 at 13:10
Their previous albums are more awesome

Agreed. This is pretty much their weakest release yet.
won't say it's their weakest, but I do think Redshift is a better album
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07.11.2011 - 05:43
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Starchild on 06.11.2011 at 23:16
Their weakest? Hm...Weird statement. I see that rating based on more than 400 people tells totaly oposite.

If you want to be a slave to what the majority thinks, be my guest.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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05.12.2011 - 21:13
Rating: 7
PocketMetal
Average ! they can obviously play those instruments but the sound is just ... average !
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18.12.2011 - 16:01
Rating: 8
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore
Written by Vonpire on 25.05.2011 at 15:51

What a overrated album!

It's a good album, but only that! And in originality it deserves a 1 ...


I agree. It's good but way overrated. -.-
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To their tombs the people are immured,
There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
Those who feed on corruption and weave death
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27.12.2011 - 14:29
DaUndataka
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There is no such thing as originality, either everything is original or nothing is. It's a simple thought, I don't presume too many will be able to grasp it. It has everything to do with exposure. You would have to hear every piece of music ever recorded and not recorded before casting such an assumption pertaining to originality. Anyways, for something to be completely original it would have to build upon itself and nothing else. All music is inspired, one way or the other, by music. No musical artist creates anything "new", "music" is the root word behind "musical" and becomes an adjective describing what is an artist. Music builds upon music, and musicians build upon their own music, as well. But, because of this thing called an industry, people assume there is such a thing as "new": release dates, styles, genres, etc. Simply listening to what "the masses" don't listen to, doesn't necessarily mean you are doing anything new nor listening to anything new. Even what's "new", arbitrarily speaking, becomes old.

Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg is hands down my favorite album of the year, and people arguing between Septic Flesh, Insomnium, and Omnium Gatherum are doing anything but something new. Which leads me to contemplate removing all ratings from any albums I've ever rated. What is this, grade school? You either like something or you don't.

There, ratings deleted, all of them. I'll let the rest of you decide what's "best".
And for the record, the color Green is the best color in the world.
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27.12.2011 - 15:16
Rating: 10
Therapy?
Solid 10! This album (and band) is the best new find I did this year! "The Distance" is an absolute masterpiece. I don't care whether it's original or not. This is the sound I'm looking for, this is the sound I love.
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14.01.2012 - 17:29
Rating: 8
Spanishkiller
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.11.2011 at 05:43

Written by Starchild on 06.11.2011 at 23:16
Their weakest? Hm...Weird statement. I see that rating based on more than 400 people tells totaly oposite.

If you want to be a slave to what the majority thinks, be my guest.


This album has such a more mature sound, more atmospheric than previous releases. Production has also been improved.
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17.01.2012 - 17:35
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
One of the very few melodeath bands I still enjoy listening to. While the album isn't close to being a masterpiece, it's still worth spending 50 minutes to listen to.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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09.02.2012 - 18:29
Rating: 9
Vikingr
A pretty great album and certainly better than most melodeath you hear nowadays
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16.02.2012 - 07:05
R'Vannith
ghedengi
I've heard this a number of times throughout last year but every time I put it on it still leaves me cold.
Listening to it now hasn't changed that, still can't get into it, it just sounds like it's missing something.. though I don't know what.
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19.03.2012 - 21:02
Rating: 10
Until the End
It's their best album since 'Spirits and August Light'. It's been over a year and I'm still listening to 'NWS' fairly regularly.
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25.05.2012 - 03:20
rafaelars
Very Very VERY good album
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26.08.2012 - 13:58
Rating: 10
Therapy?
I sought something that could match Insomnium's "One For Sorrow" and I found it in this album. A masterpiece.
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20.02.2014 - 23:49
armageddon
This is the first album I heard from them. When I started listening to this I was expecting some typical melodic death like Be'lakor.
But I was blown away! The melodies, the atmosphere...
Excellent album!
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"Whenever you're pissed off, just remember that it's better than being pissed on"
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03.04.2014 - 06:28
Rating: 10
Stunning Cactus
This album is one of the best things that ever happened to metal.
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"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
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03.04.2014 - 14:50
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I think metal was just fine without Omnium Gatherum...
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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03.04.2014 - 15:05
mz
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.04.2014 at 14:50

I think metal was just fine without Omnium Gatherum...

True, but I think the same can said about most of melodeath.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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03.04.2014 - 15:22
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Pretty much.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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03.04.2014 - 19:00
Uldreth
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.04.2014 at 14:50

I think metal was just fine without Omnium Gatherum...

Spirits And August Light plus their demos/EPs were pretty good imo.

I can't really stomach most things after those though, seems too sterile/plasticy, mayhaps even saccharine.
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29.06.2014 - 10:27
Rating: 10
Stunning Cactus
One of the most essential Melodeath albums out there. You really don't know what you're missing if you haven't listened to this.
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"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
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28.05.2015 - 23:51
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Didnt like this one as The Redshift... this is much slower and reminds me more of the classic MDM bands..
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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