23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
01. Acid Mist Tomorrow 02. Six Fingers In One Hand She Holds The Dawn (Part I) 03. Six Fingers In One Hand She Holds The Dawn (Part II) 04. Story Of The Eye 05. Gehenne (Part I) 06. Gehenne (Part II) 07. Gehenne (Part III) 08. Brume Unique Obscurité (Part I) 09. Brume Unique Obscurité (Part II)
Hypno5e is another example of the whole being better than the individual parts. Acid Mist Tomorrow is really techy progressive metalcore, and although there's really nothing new in each aspect, pieced together it's an impressive puzzle work.
I realized the existence of this band a long time ago, but I still enjoy this album. I don't think this band is better than other bands in the same genre, but this album has its own power to attract my attention.
For some reason I never got deep into this, but now that the follow-up record is out I really started to appreciate it. Amazing album, with finesse and such finetuned momentum it's gonna be hard to challenge for anyone.