Owl - Owl


6.1 | 16 votes |
Release date: 7 March 2011
Style: Experimental death metal

Owners:

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01. Conquering The Kingdom Of Rain (Enter Her Holy Halls)
02. Lost In Vaults Underneath The Melting Mountain Of The Saints
03. The Daimonion Of Dying Summers Looming Through The Golden Mist Of Dreams
04. Spell Of The Ignis Fatuus That Leads To The Impalpable Altar Of Beasts
05. Threnodical Ritual At The Spectral Shores Of The Eternal Sunset

Line-up
Patrick Schröder - drums
Christian Kolf - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals

Additional info
Recorded at DH Studios, January to July 2010.
Mixed and mastered at Soundsight Studios by Armin Rave, December 2010.
Produced by Owl.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
9.0
Set aside the death metal scene of sheer brutality and muscles ready to punch any part of your body any time with tones of testosterone making your veins explode out of pompous masculinity. Screw this, who said death metal can't be extreme and threatening at the same time through the atmosphere it evokes? Atmosphere? Yeah, right, you read correctly, Owl play some kind of atmospheric and at the same time primitive death metal with a devouring sound and a production thick and impure as underwater magma.

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published 03.07.2011 | Comments (13)

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09.07.2011 - 21:45
Rating: 2
Behdad K
DEAD
One of the worst releases I've ever heard...
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As tyranny becomes normality;
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10.08.2011 - 12:52
!J.O.O.E.!
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Great release this. Only hampered by the silly ambient track at the end. Quite surprised at the low score.
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10.08.2011 - 13:36
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 10.08.2011 at 12:52

Great release this. Only hampered by the silly ambient track at the end. Quite surprised at the low score.


Yeah, when I saw it I was totally "wtf". I can't understand why the rating is low because even if you don't like the last track you can just delete it from your computer and STILL have 35 minutes of GOOD death metal.

If that last track was replaced by 3-4 songs like the first ones it would have beena killer release worth of a 9 at least
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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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10.08.2011 - 14:08
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 10.08.2011 at 13:36


Yeah, when I saw it I was totally "wtf". I can't understand why the rating is low because even if you don't like the last track you can just delete it from your computer and STILL have 35 minutes of GOOD death metal.

If that last track was replaced by 3-4 songs like the first ones it would have beena killer release worth of a 9 at least

'Zackly! I can't help but wonder if the low score is because it lacks the hype surrounding it like the recent Mitochondrion did. A cynical way to look at it, mind.
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10.08.2011 - 16:31
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 10.08.2011 at 14:08
I can't help but wonder if the low score is because it lacks the hype surrounding it like the recent Mitochondrion did.

Being one of the people who first helped push the Mitochondrion album into prominence, I must say Owl failed in my eyes at capturing the atmosphere that made Mito's latest so...enveloping. I got bored in my attempts to get into this album, which surprised me because it has everything I look for.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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10.08.2011 - 17:29
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.08.2011 at 16:31

Written by Guest on 10.08.2011 at 14:08
I can't help but wonder if the low score is because it lacks the hype surrounding it like the recent Mitochondrion did.

Being one of the people who first helped push the Mitochondrion album into prominence, I must say Owl failed in my eyes at capturing the atmosphere that made Mito's latest so...enveloping. I got bored in my attempts to get into this album, which surprised me because it has everything I look for.

Perhaps Mitochondrion spoiled you then? A little too similar perhaps.
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12.08.2011 - 00:26
Slayer666
Written by Guest on 10.08.2011 at 12:52

Quite surprised at the low score.

Not me. It was a fairly interesting listen, I certainly wasn't bored or anything the first time, but for some reason I just couldn't go through it again.
About five minutes into the album (on my second listen), I just had that "oh, not again" feeling.
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12.08.2011 - 11:59
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Slayer666 on 12.08.2011 at 00:26

Written by Guest on 10.08.2011 at 12:52

Quite surprised at the low score.

Not me. It was a fairly interesting listen, I certainly wasn't bored or anything the first time, but for some reason I just couldn't go through it again.
About five minutes into the album (on my second listen), I just had that "oh, not again" feeling.

Well really the low score is down to a couple of 'tards who were unduly offended by this music, proffering a 1 and a 2, probably making the mistake of venturing outside their comfort zone, so yeah, no surprise here after all.
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06.03.2013 - 19:30
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
This having a 6 is criminal. Just listened to it (twice actually) and I'm beyond impressed. Such a dark atmosphere with great production and cool guitar riffing. My only complaint would be the sometimes annoying guitar leads, but that only ocurred twice
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07.05.2013 - 20:16
Rating: 4
mz
Not on par with Mitochondrion. I was looking fro some interesting moments while listening to this album and suddenly realized that the final parts of 4th song are being played. Needles to say that the stupid final track makes the already boring album an real displeasure. 5.5 for me.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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