Ihsahn - Eremita


8.1 | 281 votes |
Release date: 18 June 2012
Style: Extreme progressive metal, Avantgarde metal

Owners:

273 have it
42 want it


01. Arrival
02. The Paranoid
03. Introspection
04. The Eagle And The Snake
05. Catharsis
06. Something Out There
07. Grief
08. The Grave
09. Departure
10. Recollection [deluxe edition bonus]

Line-up
Ihsahn - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals

Session musicians
Jørgen Munkeby - saxophone
Tobias Ørnes Andersen - drums

Guest musicians
Einar Solberg - vocals
Devin Townsend - vocals
Heidi Solberg Tveitan - vocals
Jeff Loomis - guitars

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
9.0
Shovel parting earth and an unnerving scream signal an imminently approaching force. A force to be reckoned with it is one which mouths to you your own doubts and brings you to question your own sanity. The listener will find themselves in a position from which they cannot move, fastened tight within a straight-jacket of exceptionally resilient musical compositions.

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published 04.11.2012 | Comments (17)

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25.01.2012 - 00:16
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Hopefully something continuing in the direction of After. Looking forward to it, regardless
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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25.01.2012 - 02:50
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Is this confirmed? I thought he was doing a trilogy only?
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27.01.2012 - 21:28
Mugthulhu
Ihsahn is too creative to stop.
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11.02.2012 - 01:21
larrynmn
Ihsahn definitely does need to continue.. although i heard the same that there would only be three albums and then he would continue other avenues of making music aside from his solo project.
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07.03.2012 - 10:35
Rating: 10
-N-
Can't wait'
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19.03.2012 - 04:44
Rating: 7
Czerny Reiter
After is a favourite but I wasn't so fond of the other two albums. He still seems to have Munkeby's sax on retainer but I'll have to reserve judgment until I see it. Also, shouldn't some more details have emerged by now? Not even a title, weird...
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13.04.2012 - 18:33
Night Sight
Really cant wait
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Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
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08.05.2012 - 06:17
Rating: 9
munson
Jesus titty fucking Christ this album is fantastic. Going to be in extremely heavy rotation when I can get more than a press stream of it. =/
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08.05.2012 - 16:03
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by munson on 08.05.2012 at 06:17

Jesus titty fucking Christ this album is fantastic. Going to be in extremely heavy rotation when I can get more than a press stream of it. =/


How did you get to listen to it?
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10.05.2012 - 03:49
Rating: 9
munson
Written by Unhealer on 08.05.2012 at 16:03

Written by munson on 08.05.2012 at 06:17

Jesus titty fucking Christ this album is fantastic. Going to be in extremely heavy rotation when I can get more than a press stream of it. =/


How did you get to listen to it?


I was sent a steam by the person who handles PR for Ihsahn (Earsplit PR, if you're curious). I can't wait to get a high quality (read: lossless) version of this. Buying the record as soon as preorders are available.
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17.06.2012 - 18:17
Neroese
Account deleted
Album leaked.
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17.06.2012 - 18:23
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Guest on 17.06.2012 at 18:17

Album leaked.


I love you
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18.06.2012 - 03:32
Mideus
Odd that the album cover is of Nietzsche, upside down.
He was quite insane by that point in his life, too.
Interesting choice all the same.
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18.06.2012 - 15:36
Neroese
Account deleted
Not bad.
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18.06.2012 - 15:53
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Even better than After, that means it gets an eleven from me.

The guitar work is insane. I don't know how many tracks had input from Loomis, but Ihsahn threw a couple of godly leads in this one; he improved a lot.
And all the tracks are really diverse, he experimented a lot more in this record, damn perfect.
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19.06.2012 - 01:41
Rating: 7
Dentura
Shadow King
Definitely not bad, it may just need a few more spins....

Days later I have given this album more spins, and what do you know, this album is amazing. This is even better than After, and so many more awesome subtleties that really add up to something breathtaking. One of the best albums of the year!!!
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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19.06.2012 - 04:12
Rating: 10
jesterhead57
Whats with all the great releases this year? The sax is used much more fittingly, much more enjoyable on this album imo.
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19.06.2012 - 04:19
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I suppose the question is whether or not I bother with this. Chances are it's just going to be more of the same sax-heavy progressive "black metal" mess as before.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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19.06.2012 - 04:30
Rating: 10
jesterhead57
Sax is only on two tracks (and the bonus track). Last album too much sax for me. I was hoping for no sax on this but I don't mind the sax at all now that I've heard it.
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19.06.2012 - 05:35
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.06.2012 at 04:19

I suppose the question is whether or not I bother with this. Chances are it's just going to be more of the same sax-heavy progressive "black metal" mess as before.


You'll certainly find some more on this release, but not the same
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19.06.2012 - 06:38
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
The music is incredible, but something about the vocal production is bothering me. Will have to check back after a few more spins.
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19.06.2012 - 07:40
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Introspekrieg on 19.06.2012 at 06:38

The music is incredible, but something about the vocal production is bothering me. Will have to check back after a few more spins.
I don't see anything wrong, but I think it's a step up from After. The riffs and song writing in general are just better . I will have to listen to After as well to confirm some of my thoughts
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19.06.2012 - 08:07
oblong
Account deleted
Looking forward to hearing this, like many others I enjoyed 'After' (and his previous releases).
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19.06.2012 - 14:26
Bad English
Masterchief
Just tryd. no this is not old Emperor, this album is good and bad, I like where he sings clean vox and use more metal sound not prog sound into songs, I mean instruments who play mor eprog metal less metal, he shood do it other way around than its be killer albums, + clean vox parts was awesome m still its not old good Emperor
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19.06.2012 - 16:29
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
I'm still on the fence about this one. I'll give it another few days before I make up my mind.
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19.06.2012 - 18:33
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Yet another sloppy mixture of prog and melodic black metal, albeit with more of an extreme feel and less saxophone abuse. This guy just stands on the edge of being able to deliver so much more but never knows when to cut down on the bullshit. A high 6 or low 7 is in order here in my opinion - moments of brilliance held back by a convoluted execution. He needs to condense his ideas and focus on playing out one riff at a time before throwing the kitchen sink at it.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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20.06.2012 - 06:08
oblong
Account deleted
Gave the leak a few listens and again with the stream this morning;
I also think that it is a step down from 'After', a much weaker sound overall. Clean vocals especially doesn't do much for me, I preferred them when they were more subtle - the atmosphere is also hard to define, again doesn't contain as much impact.
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20.06.2012 - 15:58
Rating: 7
3dd
NEED MOAR SAX!!!

Seriously, it's a very very interesting album. With the same elements of before, but with something different, more atmospheric perhaps. I will give it more listens but till now "Something out there" is my favorite.

But the album It's average to good overall. Overly progressive in some tracks.

Also, what the hell he tried to do in "The Grave? This song just sucks, WTF. (Reminded LuLu)
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20.06.2012 - 16:39
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Great album, can't stop listening to it. Introspection, Catharsis, Something Out There and The Grave are probably the best tracks for me. Seeing others say its sloppy or 'too' progressive.. can't understand that myself, this seems like Ihsahn knows exactly where he's going with it, I was hooked from the first listen.
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20.06.2012 - 16:57
Rating: 6
Opethian
Just got my copy yesterday. Congrats Ihsahn!
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