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Release date: 7 May 2012
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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8.6 | 610 votes

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01. Tapestry Of The Starless Abstract
02. Xenoflux
03. Of The Leper Butterflies
04. Forget Not
05. And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope
06. As Icicles Fall
07. Of Petrichor Weaves Black Noise

Top 20 albums of 2012: 2

Reviews (3)
Lyrics (7)


Line-up
Tim Charles - violin, clean vocals
Marc "Xenoyr" Campbell - harsh vocals
Matt Klavins - guitars
Benjamin Baret - guitars
Brendan "Cygnus" Brown - bass
Daniel "Mortuary" Presland - drums


Additional info
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Opeth, Soilwork) at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.

Released on 7 May, 2012 in Australia through Welkin Records.

Guest review by
Dentura

Rating:
8.5
Now I for one am one of the newer fans of this unique progressive metal outfit. I was unaware of the Aurora Veil EP that came out in 2007, was already establishing a fan-base, and was building up significant hype for the release of Portal of I five years later. I have never even heard of Ne Obliviscaris, until right before the album was released, with the surrounding hype growing to a fever-pitch. I was finally able to order a copy from the band's label and after a few spins, I must say, I was quite impressed.

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published 30.09.2012 | Comments (6)

Staff review by
Milena

Rating:
N/A
Reading other people's opinions is a funny thing. Before I checked it out myself, I was convinced Ne Obliviscaris would sound like a bastard child of meloblack-infused Wintersun and Into Eternity on drugs. And I'm not going to lie to you, there's definitely a bit of that in Portal Of I, but that's only a part of the picture.

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published 24.10.2012 | Comments (22)

Guest review by
Lucerna

Rating:
9.0
I was introduced to this band by a friend of mine whose taste in metal was quite similar to mine; he showed me a video of "As Icicles Fall". This took my attention, and I decided to check these guys out; and I was very pleased with what I heard.

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published 04.06.2014 | Comments (2)

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JaimeLeonel - 12.10.2011 at 16:54  
Rating: 9 Been waiting for a looooong time..... can't wait anymore!
Void Eater - 13.10.2011 at 22:34  
  About damn time.
Eddie Misery - 17.10.2011 at 08:17  
Rating: 9 Just heard a song off this album for the first time, track 5, a friend posted it to my fb, and I was floored. I can't get my hands on this album soon enough!
Talik - 17.10.2011 at 09:19  
Rating: 10 New song:

http://www.facebook.com/NeObliviscarisBand?sk=app_204974879526524
qlacs - 18.04.2012 at 00:14  
Rating: 9 It will definitely a land in the top 3 of 2012. What i'd like though is soon after this is released they start recording the next one because it will take at least 3 f*ckin years again.
Troy Killjoy - 08.05.2012 at 07:56  
  Still haven't listened to more than "And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope" and "Xenoflux" on Youtube, but I'm not overly interested based on those two songs. The cello/violin movements in the background are pretty interesting but the rest of the music just seems like a pretty standard form of progressive melodic death metal. Some of the guitar melodies remind me of the battle scene music from a recent Final Fantasy game.

And that's probably enough to make people shoot a pretty big load all over this. Assuming the two songs I've listened to represent the album fairly well, I probably won't be doling out anything more than a 6 for this.
Risto - 08.05.2012 at 15:38  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.05.2012 at 07:56

Assuming the two songs I've listened to represent the album fairly well, I probably won't be doling out anything more than a 6 for this.

They're probably not a bad representation, though songs from The Aurora Veil lean towards black metal a bit. I especially recommend "Forget Not".

I've enjoyed all of what I heard quite a bit so far, plenty of cool details in their songwriting with impressive musicianship. The first international release is on Saturday via iTunes and Bandcamp and they just announced a deal with Code 666.
Troy Killjoy - 08.05.2012 at 16:20  
  Hmm... well, I guess I'll probably end up looking up the rest of the songs but I still won't be expecting anything more than what I've already heard. Who knows though, I might be blown away.
Risto - 09.05.2012 at 12:42  
Rating: 8 Hmh, they have changed plenty of black vocals to death vocals on the re-recorded songs. Not sure what to think of that because Xenoyr still sounds bloody great when he does the black ones :/ Haven't heard Tapestry yet though.
qlacs - 09.05.2012 at 13:36  
Rating: 9 Forget Not is even more beautiful that on the demo. Favourite song atm
PocketMetal - 10.05.2012 at 16:06  
Rating: 9 Oh.my.god ... this album is like a dream for me . it's one of those bands with violin that understands the violin itself is not the key ... you have to play it good ! it's perfect really ...great riffs , amazing dual vocals , slower parts are not boring at all and there is a certain flow from song to song .

I won't give 10 yet but I may do it after a few more listens .
Timmeh - 17.05.2012 at 10:10  
Rating: 8 This is getting better with repeated listenings, oh boy dat violin and dat bass guitar
MechanisT - 17.05.2012 at 14:17  
  Just... beautiful.
Troy Killjoy - 17.05.2012 at 20:45  
 
Quote:
Assuming the two songs I've listened to represent the album fairly well, I probably won't be doling out anything more than a 6 for this.

Turns out this was a very accurate assumption...
The Melting Snow - 17.05.2012 at 22:42  
Rating: 6 i wonder what's all the hype for. I'm listening to the album right now for the 2nd time, doesn't sound all that special. pretty average stuff, gets boring in places.
Troy Killjoy - 17.05.2012 at 22:47  
 
Written by The Melting Snow on 17.05.2012 at 22:42
:o i wonder what's all the hype for.

Can't say if this is receiving any special attention outside of Metal Storm, but I can say this will undoubtedly find its way into the top 10 and remain there for the remainder of the year.

The average Metal Stormer enjoys more melodic, catchy, accessible forms of metal, and although this isn't the most simplistic style of music, the album itself is very... "easy" to appreciate, and has a lot of elements that people here go crazy for.
The Melting Snow - 17.05.2012 at 23:06  
Rating: 6
Quote:
The album itself is very... "easy" to appreciate, and has a lot of elements that people here go crazy for.


yeah, but all those elements put together in one song just doesn't feel right to me. People are praising the violin, but it seems badly out of place to me.
Yugosaki - 18.05.2012 at 02:27  
Rating: 9 Brilliant
Unhealer - 18.05.2012 at 03:12  
Rating: 8 I remember checking their older stuff and not liking it, but I must say the samples I've heard from this album are quite interesting. I'll give this a shot and hit it with a crowbar afterwards.
Chobo_jokeR - 18.05.2012 at 03:26  
Rating: 8 I'm enjoying the violin and everything else. Solid stuff.
Risto - 18.05.2012 at 12:19  
Rating: 8
Written by The Melting Snow on 17.05.2012 at 23:06

People are praising the violin, but it seems badly out of place to me.

Some of the best use of violin in metal IMO. People aren't used to it because it's usually not arranged as an extensive solo instrument in metal. Most seem to love it, but I can also understand why someone doesn't.

I'd probably rate this a 9 if Tapestry wasn't on it. Clearly my least favourite song.
pisymbol - 18.05.2012 at 14:59  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.05.2012 at 22:47

Written by The Melting Snow on 17.05.2012 at 22:42
:o i wonder what's all the hype for.

Can't say if this is receiving any special attention outside of Metal Storm, but I can say this will undoubtedly find its way into the top 10 and remain there for the remainder of the year.

The average Metal Stormer enjoys more melodic, catchy, accessible forms of metal, and although this isn't the most simplistic style of music, the album itself is very... "easy" to appreciate, and has a lot of elements that people here go crazy for.


You could have just said "its good." Really, it would have made your life a lot easier.

[I have not listened to it yet, I am in the midst of one random song recommended by a friend]

[Correction, so far it sounds a lot like Dominia but a bit heavier]

Most of the album can be streamed on Bandcamp
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 15:51  
 
Written by pisymbol on 18.05.2012 at 14:59
You could have just said "its good." Really, it would have made your life a lot easier.

Except for the fact that I'd be exaggerating. This album isn't good in my opinion, it's messy and sounds way too polished. As pointed out before by someone else, the violin sounds out of place and to be honest their songs don't really offer much beyond the aesthetic appeal of cheesy melodies.

Still can't decide if I think it's a 5 or a 6 though.
Frodd - 18.05.2012 at 15:54  
Rating: 8 Good melodies. Haters gonna hate.
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 16:07  
 
Written by Frodd on 18.05.2012 at 15:54
Haters gonna hate.

Probably the most annoying response people on the internet have come up with. I'm not a "hater" because I don't like the music. I don't "hate" the album, I have an opinion that differs from those who are praising it. I think at best it's a decent effort, the progressive elements and technicality are obviously worth anyone's time just to see the skill on display, but the songs themselves are convoluted and take away from the overall flow of the album. As I said in my post above, the average person won't see that because they're too busy focusing on BEAUTIFUL MELODIES to understand these songs offer nothing special.

No different than Septicflesh last year. People will rate this a 10 and call it a masterpiece and everyone and their dog will call anyone who thinks otherwise a "hater" because they don't buy the hype and look beyond the aesthetics of over-the-top melodies and repetitive song structures that you think are different because they follow more of an A-C-B-C-B-A formula as opposed to just A-B-C-A-B-C.
Frodd - 18.05.2012 at 16:28  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:07

Written by Frodd on 18.05.2012 at 15:54
Haters gonna hate.

Probably the most annoying response people on the internet have come up with. I'm not a "hater" because I don't like the music. I don't "hate" the album, I have an opinion that differs from those who are praising it. I think at best it's a decent effort, the progressive elements and technicality are obviously worth anyone's time just to see the skill on display, but the songs themselves are convoluted and take away from the overall flow of the album. As I said in my post above, the average person won't see that because they're too busy focusing on BEAUTIFUL MELODIES to understand these songs offer nothing special.

No different than Septicflesh last year. People will rate this a 10 and call it a masterpiece and everyone and their dog will call anyone who thinks otherwise a "hater" because they don't buy the hype and look beyond the aesthetics of over-the-top melodies and repetitive song structures that you think are different because they follow more of an A-C-B-C-B-A formula as opposed to just A-B-C-A-B-C.

HARHARHARHAR I swear I knew this would happen.

And by the way, I am not impressed much by this album.
pisymbol - 18.05.2012 at 16:37  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:07

Written by Frodd on 18.05.2012 at 15:54
Haters gonna hate.

Probably the most annoying response people on the internet have come up with. I'm not a "hater" because I don't like the music. I don't "hate" the album, I have an opinion that differs from those who are praising it. I think at best it's a decent effort, the progressive elements and technicality are obviously worth anyone's time just to see the skill on display, but the songs themselves are convoluted and take away from the overall flow of the album. As I said in my post above, the average person won't see that because they're too busy focusing on BEAUTIFUL MELODIES to understand these songs offer nothing special.

No different than Septicflesh last year. People will rate this a 10 and call it a masterpiece and everyone and their dog will call anyone who thinks otherwise a "hater" because they don't buy the hype and look beyond the aesthetics of over-the-top melodies and repetitive song structures that you think are different because they follow more of an A-C-B-C-B-A formula as opposed to just A-B-C-A-B-C.


Please get down from your "I understand music more than the average Septic Flesh fan" high horse. Its just as silly as the "haters gonna hate" idiom.

(Disclaimer: I have no idea whether I like or dislike this album yet, i.e. this is not a fanboy defense)
PocketMetal - 18.05.2012 at 16:39  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:07

Probably the most annoying response people on the internet have come up with. I'm not a "hater" because I don't like the music. I don't "hate" the album, I have an opinion that differs from those who are praising it. I think at best it's a decent effort, the progressive elements and technicality are obviously worth anyone's time just to see the skill on display, but the songs themselves are convoluted and take away from the overall flow of the album. As I said in my post above, the average person won't see that because they're too busy focusing on BEAUTIFUL MELODIES to understand these songs offer nothing special.


"hater" and "average person" are both annoying terms Troy , OK you think this album offers nothing special TO YOU ... don't you think it's a little hypocritical to call everyone else "average" just because they don't share the same opinion ? I mean by that you are like " Yay , I'm not average ... I'm too smart to enjoy this "
you don't seem to respect other people's opinion and think they are somewhat "below" you , on the other hand you want them to respect yours ?
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 16:43  
  Will respond to both of you, since you seem to focus on one word in a paragraph and not the context...

By "the average person" I mean "the majority". I don't mean to imply in any way that my opinion is somehow more valid than anyone else's. I'm on no high horse, and I don't try to assert myself as being "above" anyone.
Frodd - 18.05.2012 at 17:01  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:43

Will respond to both of you, since you seem to focus on one word in a paragraph and not the context...

By "the average person" I mean "the majority". I don't mean to imply in any way that my opinion is somehow more valid than anyone else's. I'm on no high horse, and I don't try to assert myself as being "above" anyone.

Ok. We'll all stop here, before it gets out of hand.
PocketMetal - 18.05.2012 at 17:23  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:43

Will respond to both of you, since you seem to focus on one word in a paragraph and not the context...

By "the average person" I mean "the majority". I don't mean to imply in any way that my opinion is somehow more valid than anyone else's. I'm on no high horse, and I don't try to assert myself as being "above" anyone.


As a Mora would say " it's all fine and dandy , really "
I pray to God it won't end up like Septicflesh at the top of the charts , this was supposed to be my discovery
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 17:24  
 
Written by PocketMetal on 18.05.2012 at 17:23
I pray to God it won't end up like Septicflesh at the top of the charts , this was supposed to be my discovery

You were beaten to the punch by quite a large margin...

http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Ne_Obliviscaris/The_Aurora_Veil/152048/
PocketMetal - 18.05.2012 at 17:31  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 17:24

Written by PocketMetal on 18.05.2012 at 17:23
I pray to God it won't end up like Septicflesh at the top of the charts , this was supposed to be my discovery

You were beaten to the punch by quite a large margin...

http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Ne_Obliviscaris/The_Aurora_Veil/152048/


WTF
I rarely visit metal-archive , first time in 4 years I guess ...

P.S. and you are too fast at replying !
Justicelust - 18.05.2012 at 18:10  
Rating: 9 Great album, I really enjoy it
JÄY - 18.05.2012 at 19:16  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 16:43

I don't try to assert myself as being "above" anyone.


So, it's unintentional, then?
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 19:31  
 
Written by JÄY on 18.05.2012 at 19:16
So, it's unintentional, then?

If any of my comments give others any reason to believe I think I'm somehow better than them, then yes, it's unintentional.

Just because I don't like this album doesn't mean I think I have a better taste in music, and just because people do like this album doesn't mean I think they have a bad taste in music.
JÄY - 18.05.2012 at 19:48  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 19:31

Written by JÄY on 18.05.2012 at 19:16
So, it's unintentional, then?

If any of my comments give others any reason to believe I think I'm somehow better than them, then yes, it's unintentional.

Just because I don't like this album doesn't mean I think I have a better taste in music, and just because people do like this album doesn't mean I think they have a bad taste in music.


just joshin troyboy
bitethepain - 18.05.2012 at 22:45  
Rating: 10 Wow! Just wow!
Unhealer - 19.05.2012 at 00:56  
Rating: 8 Damn, it was good indeed. Towards the end I was kind of hoping they'd stop it already, but the last song made me regret that. Lots of puppies for the bass player, please.
snake? snaaaake! - 20.05.2012 at 01:19  
  I suppose this is 2012's overhyped album of the year (2011's being Septic Flesh of course). The novetly factor wears off quicker than a fat man chasing an ice cream truck, and it drags on for far too long. I suppose it is still a somewhat refreshing album.
MechanisT - 20.05.2012 at 14:03  
 
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 20.05.2012 at 01:19

I suppose this is 2012's overhyped album of the year (2011's being Septic Flesh of course). The novetly factor wears off quicker than a fat man chasing an ice cream truck, and it drags on for far too long. I suppose it is still a somewhat refreshing album.


I... ummmm... uhhh... no wait, uhhhh... ah, forget it. -_-
qlacs - 20.05.2012 at 16:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.05.2012 at 22:47

Written by The Melting Snow on 17.05.2012 at 22:42
:o i wonder what's all the hype for.

Can't say if this is receiving any special attention outside of Metal Storm, but I can say this will undoubtedly find its way into the top 10 and remain there for the remainder of the year.

The average Metal Stormer enjoys more melodic, catchy, accessible forms of metal, and although this isn't the most simplistic style of music, the album itself is very... "easy" to appreciate, and has a lot of elements that people here go crazy for.

There is no such thing as average metalstormer. If you consider yourself special (with more uncommon musical taste that we know you have) that only means you're more self-contained and egoist than most people.

Depressive, moody, dissonant, erratic, complicated - since these are not entirely true signatures of this album of course it won't be your fav, since you used to measure music only in these terms. The less these are in it, the less you'll like it.
All I'm saying if someone is ought to be a music reviewer he/she needs/must be more and more open-minded.

Sorry if I was a bit rude but it had to come out.
Troy Killjoy - 20.05.2012 at 17:02  
 
Written by qlacs on 20.05.2012 at 16:29
Sorry if I was a bit rude but it had to come out.

Sorry if you missed everyone else already trying to do the same and me already responding to this crap.
Dark†SymphonY - 20.05.2012 at 18:44  
  After checking out most of the comments above, I might just listen to this album. Really like the album cover too.
pisymbol - 21.05.2012 at 01:48  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 19:31

Written by JÄY on 18.05.2012 at 19:16
So, it's unintentional, then?

If any of my comments give others any reason to believe I think I'm somehow better than them, then yes, it's unintentional.

Just because I don't like this album doesn't mean I think I have a better taste in music, and just because people do like this album doesn't mean I think they have a bad taste in music.


Btw Troy, I listened to the album. Sigh, you were right! They have a lot of material that has a lot of potential but they can't coalesce it into anything substantial. Musical masturbation if you ask me.
DelightfulJim - 21.05.2012 at 02:11  
Rating: 9 This is fantastic.
Stoned Crow - 21.05.2012 at 03:02  
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meadow - 21.05.2012 at 03:05  
Rating: 10 Amazing!! be'lakor has some friendly competition this year.
Troy Killjoy - 21.05.2012 at 03:39  
 
Written by pisymbol on 21.05.2012 at 01:48
Btw Troy, I listened to the album. Sigh, you were right! They have a lot of material that has a lot of potential but they can't coalesce it into anything substantial. Musical masturbation if you ask me.

Not really "glad" that you agree since I'm never glad to hear someone doesn't like something, but it is nice to know someone agrees with me.

And hopefully my comments aren't misconstrued again. I hate looking like an elitist douchebag.
Boxcar Willy - 21.05.2012 at 03:46  
  *Not reading the comments (except for Troy's latest), or having any prior knowledge of this band.*


I bet this is soulless prog black.

EDIT: Damn, I really had a feeling on this one. Will check out though. Extreme prog seems interesting enough.

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