Release date: 2012
Style: Progressive death metal, Atmospheric sludge metal

Rating:

8.2 | 41 votes

Owners:

30 have it
7 want it


01. Apoptosis
02. Apophenia
03. Φ - Phi
04. Vertex
05. Trismegistus
06. Samaroid
07. Samaroid Dioramas
08. Dioramas

Review
Lyrics (8)


Additional info
Recorded between August and October 2011. Engineered by Riccardo Pasini at Studio 73, Ravenna, Italy.

Guest review by
tea[m]ster

Rating:
9.1
After a stale and subpar 2011, 2012 has been a bounce back year for the post metal and atmospheric sludge genres. Why the comeback? Well, the bands today are not standing pat with the "Cult of Neur-Isis" tried-and-trued formula. Instead a lot of the newer groups have jumped head first into experimentation. Daring to push the envelope, these bands are trying very hard to be that band no one sounds like. Keeping the "post" framework standard but rearranging and maneuvering outside its core, post-whatever bands are now sprinkling in a black metal passage here or a punk riff there. What's being concocted is musical genre bending that's fresh and exciting.

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published 26.10.2012 | Comments (5)

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InnerSelf - 09.03.2012 at 23:15  
Rating: 9 No prog death here whatsoever ! I haven't heard the debut EP but reading the review it seems that they sounded like Opeth while this has no Opeth at all. A true gem of an album
tea[m]ster - 10.03.2012 at 02:01  
Rating: 10
Written by InnerSelf on 09.03.2012 at 23:15

No prog death here whatsoever ! I haven't heard the debut EP but reading the review it seems that they sounded like Opeth while this has no Opeth at all. A true gem of an album


Aww, awesome find Innerself! This album is definetly post-metal/sludge, I would know! I like this album as well. I need a few more listens before I rate it!
InnerSelf - 10.03.2012 at 02:21  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 10.03.2012 at 02:01

Aww, awesome find Innerself! This album is definetly post-metal/sludge, I would know! I like this album as well. I need a few more listens before I rate it!


I thought you might like this since it has that Post-metal element definitely an album that needs time and the beauty about it is that it keeps getting better
tea[m]ster - 10.03.2012 at 02:30  
Rating: 10
Written by InnerSelf on 10.03.2012 at 02:21

I thought you might like this since it has that Post-metal element definitely an album that needs time and the beauty about it is that it keeps getting better


To be honest, I am surprised this is on the website. Hope people will take notice and give this a chance!
InnerSelf - 10.03.2012 at 10:13  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 10.03.2012 at 02:30

To be honest, I am surprised this is on the website. Hope people will take notice and give this a chance!


Yeah, me too ! I typed their name in the search field thinking I'm not gonna get any results, but there it was : a page with both albums added and a review of their debut EP (which I'll be checking to see what they sounded like before this)
InnerSelf - 24.03.2012 at 01:18  
Rating: 9 A 9 this is !
BitterCOld - 24.03.2012 at 03:17  
Rating: 8 Cool to see them still around, will have to check this out.

i don't recall entirely what the ep sounded like, it's been a while and i lost the music due to my pc melting earlier this year... my guess is the OPETH bit was based open their citation coupled with the basic shifts from harsh to clean to harsh and back.
InnerSelf - 24.03.2012 at 11:51  
Rating: 9 They say in their Bandcamp page that they shifted styles after the EP and apparently it did sound a lot like Opeth
Ag Fox - 17.04.2012 at 18:03  
Rating: 9 Didn't know they have a page here haha. Samaroid Dioramas is indeed a very nice Post metal album
Troy Killjoy - 17.04.2012 at 18:12  
 
Written by Ag Fox on 17.04.2012 at 18:03
Didn't know they have a page here haha.

Been here since OBC added them in '09.
tea[m]ster - 18.08.2012 at 16:11  
Rating: 10 This release is growing on me more & more. My new favorite post album of the year (so far). Fans that can't wait for the new CoL album and need a filler, try this.
tea[m]ster - 24.08.2012 at 00:34  
Rating: 10 Only 4 people have it? Dammit people, get with the program! This is my mid-front runner for AOTY!
tea[m]ster - 30.09.2012 at 19:23  
Rating: 10 Godammit, should I "10" this people? Help? Anyone? I don't give out "10's" like a Pez dispenser!
InnerSelf - 30.09.2012 at 20:42  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 30.09.2012 at 19:23

Godammit, should I "10" this people? Help? Anyone? I don't give out "10's" like a Pez dispenser!

I actually thought about it for a moment, will not do it though. I think it's a solid 9
If things weren't so shitty here I was thinking about reviewing it ... might have some time to do it in the future and I really want to because I feel that I have a lot to say about it.
R'Vannith - 08.11.2012 at 17:13  
Rating: 8 Jeezus Christ that "Trismegistus" track almost turns sludge into technical death.. how the hell are they doing that?
tea[m]ster - 15.11.2012 at 02:47  
Rating: 10
Written by R'Vannith on 08.11.2012 at 17:13

Jeezus Christ that "Trismegistus" track almost turns sludge into technical death.. how the hell are they doing that?


Pretty sharp yes, "Trismegistus" is more of an ambient track which leads into the colossal death/djent metal song "Samaroid"
tea[m]ster - 15.11.2012 at 02:49  
Rating: 10 I just "10"ed this...had to do it.

Here is youtube video posted by the band. Seems there are more parts, can't wait.

tea[m]ster - 01.01.2013 at 23:05  
Rating: 10 For those wondering what this album is all about click the vid. Holy shit, this blows me away. I love this song...

Kuroboshi - 06.02.2013 at 04:11  
Rating: 8 Really liked this album, especially what they did on "Samaroid"; haven't ever heard such fast and technical metal actually feeling post! At the moment, though, I feel that the mellow parts fail a bit, and the explosive parts are too extensive and chaotic. But that might change with further listens. Might bump it up to a 9.
tea[m]ster - 07.02.2013 at 02:29  
Rating: 10
Written by Kuroboshi on 06.02.2013 at 04:11

Really liked this album, especially what they did on "Samaroid"; haven't ever heard such fast and technical metal actually feeling post! At the moment, though, I feel that the mellow parts fail a bit, and the explosive parts are too extensive and chaotic. But that might change with further listens. Might bump it up to a 9.


Great album, best of 2012 for me. I cannot wait to see what these Italians have in store for us next!
Zaphod - 22.08.2013 at 13:25  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 07.02.2013 at 02:29


Great album, best of 2012 for me.

Since about half of the posts on this thread are yours that is not at all surprising
Zaphod - 14.09.2013 at 19:42  
  Certainly a fine album. Don't know why I didn't like it at first when they were nominated in the MS awards.

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