In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans


8.3 | 429 votes |
Release date: 18 April 2012
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal

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01. Colossus
02. A Vow To Conquer The Ocean
03. From A Tidal Sleep
04. Celestial Tear
05. Convergence
06. Sirens
07. Isle Of Solace
08. The Drowning Sun
09. Voyage Of A Wavering Mind

Guest review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.8
When it comes to metal if there is one thing I appreciate it's when a band manages to not only fit their music to an idea or a point of focus but make it a bloody enjoyable listen in doing so. Everything from the exceptionally well executed oceanic theme of In Mourning's latest release to the album's title, which matches not only this theme but lets you know exactly what kind of experience you're in for, and displays a clear sense of direction and understanding for where the band want to take their sound.

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published 30.07.2012 | Comments (11)

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23.04.2012 - 04:22
Rating: 9
jesterhead57
Prog goodness.
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05.05.2012 - 10:35
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Upon first listen, "Isle Of Solace" is my favourite song so far, along with "Convergence" and "From A Tidal Sleep". I really like the album and it's much better than I expected initially.

I also don't follow the general idea that this album is more "progressive" in nature, longer songs doesn't mean they are more proggy. I think they follow the same vein and mixture they had on their other previous releases.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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07.05.2012 - 18:22
Rating: 6
The Melting Snow
Boring -_-
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09.05.2012 - 22:39
Coconut Racecar
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For me an album needs to pick up enough within the first three spins or so if it's gonna go anywhere.


Same. I'm still not sure what to think of this album as of right now.. Maybe it's just because I'm harder into the gore and porn-grind than usual lately but, hopefully In Mourning prevails to entertain soon.. Because I have hopes for these guys I wouldn't want to see die.
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10.05.2012 - 03:19
Rating: 6
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys

I'll have to make this one fight Rekreatur sometime...
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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10.05.2012 - 05:54
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
I wouldn't say it's more 'progressive' either, if anything I'd say its less so. Seems to follow more of a straightforward, despite track length, melodic death pattern to me, especially in tracks like 'A Vow To Conquer The Ocean'. That is in comparison with the other album I've heard from them, Monolith. There is still much of this album you can describe as progressive of course.
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16.05.2012 - 00:07
Rating: 7
*!*
This one is solid..has some really good moments but its too long and some times repetitive, a good album after all but a disappointment coming from In Mourning, imo their worst yet...
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17.05.2012 - 03:14
Rating: 9
Mrdissection
Perfect, i love this album very much
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18.05.2012 - 19:14
Rating: 7
Draugen
When an album is as devided quality wise as In Mourning's latest it easily gets tricky to rate.

The first half of it is really solid, with a refined and mature sound to the songs that felt like a step in the right direction for the band. But then the album suddenly takes a turn for the worst as the issues that mainly plagued Monolith start to present themselves. The second half of it is too repetative and bland, almost amateurish, which is such a shame. Overall the duration is too long and I would not have minded if the last two songs had been left out entirely.

All in all, The Weight Of Oceans is a clear improvement over Monolith but at the same time not as consistently good as Shrouded Divine. If the album had been trimmed down a bit the rating would be higher but as it stands, while taking all the songs into account, a 7 seems fair to me.
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21.05.2012 - 22:03
Rating: 9
snakecorpse
My favorite album so far this year along with the Swallow The Sun album. Good shit
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12.06.2012 - 10:03
Rating: 6
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Written by Draugen on 18.05.2012 at 19:14

When an album is as devided quality wise as In Mourning's latest it easily gets tricky to rate.

The first half of it is really solid, with a refined and mature sound to the songs that felt like a step in the right direction for the band. But then the album suddenly takes a turn for the worst as the issues that mainly plagued Monolith start to present themselves. The second half of it is too repetative and bland, almost amateurish, which is such a shame. Overall the duration is too long and I would not have minded if the last two songs had been left out entirely.

All in all, The Weight Of Oceans is a clear improvement over Monolith but at the same time not as consistently good as Shrouded Divine. If the album had been trimmed down a bit the rating would be higher but as it stands, while taking all the songs into account, a 7.5 rating seems fair to me.


Thanks for the substantial post. I listened to the new album only once and it seemed terribly boring to me and I will listen to it again soon. My question is what you consider to be "the issues that mainly plagued Monolith?"
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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12.06.2012 - 15:43
Rating: 7
Draugen
Written by K†ulu on 12.06.2012 at 10:03

My question is what you consider to be "the issues that mainly plagued Monolith?"


It was mainly the repetitiveness of a lot of the songs as well as the complete lack of memorability overall. It simply felt uninspired and this feeling arose once again for me while listening to parts of the latest album.
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16.06.2012 - 16:53
Rating: 6
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by Draugen on 12.06.2012 at 15:43

Written by K†ulu on 12.06.2012 at 10:03

My question is what you consider to be "the issues that mainly plagued Monolith?"


It was mainly the repetitiveness of a lot of the songs as well as the complete lack of memorability overall. It simply felt uninspired and this feeling arose once again for me while listening to parts of the latest album.

As always with music, it's all a matter of taste but I don't agree with the "uninspired" argument as it is a very subjective word and depends on how each of us feels the music. Monolith felt pretty touching to me, very passionate and the clean vocals were always catchy and memorable as far as I'm concerned. In Mourning's debut is my favorite so far but I think this third release is their first real flaw. Boring to death except two or three tracks, but that's my point of view of course...
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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24.06.2012 - 16:40
Rating: 10
lord artan
This album is awesome.just in mourning fans can understand this masterpiece.all songs near to perfect.voice of Tobias Netzell in A Vow To Conquer The Ocean so perfect.i love this album.but i know Shrouded Divine & Monolith better than this.
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27.06.2012 - 09:59
Zaph
The Nothingth
This is really boring. It just feels like nothing happens, this one song had been playing for 3 minutes before I noticed it was still playing. Whenever I listen to this my mind just drifts off and tries to forget about the music playing.
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04.07.2012 - 09:47
Rating: 8
Kuroboshi
Well, definitely a huge disappointment, I had expected so much more. As so many comments before mine: bland. Especially the second half. Still, face on it is a very good album, just not a very good album compared with their previous ones.
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30.07.2012 - 18:39
Rating: 10
lord artan
A Vow To Conquer The Ocean is awesome people look at this:
The day the sun forgot to shine, the stars carved something out of the sky
A wooden gift to a haunted heart, for a distorted mind the tide will turn
in mourning is awesome and maybe best in 2012....i know Monolith and Shrouded Divine netter than this but it's still awesome...
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20.08.2012 - 06:35
Alex F
yeah man
It's just so boring. It could have been good, but everything feels so soulless...
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11.09.2012 - 09:59
Rating: 7
Malaghost
For my taste little too repetitive and overall boring. I love 2 songs though - Colossus and Convergence.
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02.11.2012 - 07:48
Rating: 9
Sonic MrSumo
This would be a 10 if Celestial Tear was not on the album!
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All the bridges in the world won't save you, if there's no other side to cross to.
- Rock poetry from Silverchair.
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16.11.2012 - 09:23
Wes
Wow when did this get released??? Crazy..
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15.03.2013 - 17:31
Creativinity
The entire album: wow. Every album that these guys make is just beyond perfect. Yup, even their early demos.

My favorite song of all In Mourning songs will always be Convergence. The feels!
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01.11.2014 - 12:10
Rating: 9
Mrdissection
Best melo death album in last decade
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01.11.2014 - 19:06
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Wes on 16.11.2012 at 09:23

Wow when did this get released??? Crazy..

Good morning, two years ago !
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01.11.2014 - 19:24
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Angel N. on 01.11.2014 at 19:06

Written by Wes on 16.11.2012 at 09:23

Wow when did this get released??? Crazy..

Good morning, two years ago !

Just like his comment.
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01.11.2014 - 19:50
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Ilham on 01.11.2014 at 19:24

Just like his comment.

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