Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece


8.4 | 286 votes |
Release date: 14 March 2011
Style: Gothic doom metal

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01. The Arcadia Order
02. Morning Glory Clouds (In Manus Tuas Domine)
03. GoddessPresidingOverSolitude
04. Once A Burden
05. Winter Slave
06. Leonor
07. Poem For Matilde
08. Fading Sun
09. September Blood
10. Sudden Scars
11. Like Yesterday
12. Her Lament

Staff review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
9.7
Putting "masterpiece" in the title of your album is an incredibly hefty claim, and definitely needs backing up. You better be damned sure what you've created will not only standout in your own catalogue as the proud centrepiece of your career, but also knock down any potential competition. Well, as much as I'd hate to support such self-righteous boasting, Heavenwood really hit it home with this one.

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published 04.04.2011 | Comments (29)

Great riffs, great melodies, epic synths, and plenty of variety out the wazzoo. An incredibly deep sounding album no matter how you slice it. A must-hear for anyone who is looking for some top-notch 2011 releases.

Fun for the whole family.

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04.10.2011 - 00:39
Rating: 6
Milena
Learning To "X"
I'm probably the only one not finding this really enjoyable. Gave it a seven cos I can't deny the hard work and quality, but I can't bare with it to the end no matter how many times I try.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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21.10.2011 - 20:28
MechanisT
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Written by R'Vannith on 11.08.2011 at 10:54

Written by muska on 09.08.2011 at 14:03

That was exactly my point in the original post, how can someone judge an album if they don't even understand it. I always thought that if you rate something you take into account the whole product judging a book by it's cover springs to mind

Lyrics are a great part of music, sure, but not an essential element I would say.


That, sir, is agreed upon wholeheartedly by I.
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22.10.2011 - 08:15
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Guest on 21.10.2011 at 20:28


That, sir, is agreed upon wholeheartedly by I.


I mean if lyrics were an essential element all the wonderful instrumental stuff out there would be pretty pointless.
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01.12.2011 - 21:22
Rating: 10
ahroun
Masterpiece... 10 is too low. It's perfect.
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25.12.2011 - 08:16
Rating: 7
Jason W.
Razorbliss
Written by Milena on 04.10.2011 at 00:39

I'm probably the only one not finding this really enjoyable. Gave it a seven cos I can't deny the hard work and quality, but I can't bare with it to the end no matter how many times I try.

This is similar to how I've felt about this album all year. I've just come back to it again for a final thought before the year's end regarding 2011 releases, and with such a high quality sound, it's amazing how quickly I fall asleep and the songs just pass me by. Not a single memorable song on this album for me, and quite overhyped in this thread.
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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
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25.12.2011 - 11:17
Rating: 6
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Jason W. on 25.12.2011 at 08:16

This is similar to how I've felt about this album all year. I've just come back to it again for a final thought before the year's end regarding 2011 releases, and with such a high quality sound, it's amazing how quickly I fall asleep and the songs just pass me by. Not a single memorable song on this album for me, and quite overhyped in this thread.

I don't think it's overhyped, sure there are people who haven't heard a lot of stuff so they get hyped for everything, but I also see a lot of people who don't get impressed so easily giving it very high grades... it's just not for me. Too bad, I've hardly enjoyed any gothic releases this year.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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25.12.2011 - 11:24
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Milena on 25.12.2011 at 11:17
I don't think it's overhyped, sure there are people who haven't heard a lot of stuff so they get hyped for everything, but I also see a lot of people who don't get impressed so easily giving it very high grades... it's just not for me. Too bad, I've hardly enjoyed any gothic releases this year.

I personally rated this around the same as the latest Draconian, and I agree it's a tad difficult to get through from beginning to end due to it being rather samey.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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26.12.2011 - 02:45
Rating: 6
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.12.2011 at 11:24

...and I agree it's a tad difficult to get through from beginning to end due to it being rather samey.

I could actually feel the difference between the songs, but I didn't like them much.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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15.01.2012 - 03:37
Rating: 10
Dhamer
I cannot believe that Listenable Records did not promote this album as should have.....I barely saw any tours under this amazing album!!!! Not to mention that North America should have been on the moniker.....

Anyway....amazing album and most definitely the best album of 2011!!!!!! No questions asked number 1!!!!! A perfect 10!!!
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16.02.2012 - 01:44
Rating: 7
Paradox0
Unasuming Madnes
Seems to be either a love-or-meh release. For me its a meh listen. Don't get me wrong the opening track "The Arcadia Order" is good, really good, but the rest off the album is rather snooze inducing. The quality is present and very obvious in the song writing, but I really can't seem to empathize with their sound of gothic metal.
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