Atoma - Skylight


8.4 | 321 votes |
Release date: 4 March 2012
Style: Post-metal, Post-rock

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01. Atoma
02. Skylight
03. Hole In The Sky
04. Highway
05. Bermuda Riviera
06. Resonance
07. Solaris
08. Rainmen
09. Saturn & I
10. Cloud Nine

The Best Post-Metal Album Of 2012 / The best debut album of 2012
Top 20 albums of 2012: 11

Line-up
Ehsan Kalantarpour - vocals, keyboards
Markus Hill - guitar
Siavosh Bigonah - bass

Additional musicians:
Jari Lindholm - guitar
Oscar Borgenstam - drums

Additional info
Skylight" was recorded during eight weeks in 2010 at The Panic Room and was created with AtomA's official sound-engineer partner Thomas 'Plec' Johansson (Watain, Torchbearer, Scar Symmetry).

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.6
We're all still alive it seems. There was no apocalypse for us as 2012 came to a close but the year did treat us with a premeditated glimpse of how things may have turned out in its aftermath with this compelling piece of post metal by Atoma.

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published 04.01.2013 | Comments (27)

Leaving the Earth behind and exploring uncharted worlds and all the star systems rarely sounds this decisively passionate. Like kissing the world goodbye with the explosive romanticism of a mushroom cloud, Skylight offers vocal lines and guitar solos that echo the beauty of a nebula, all while letting us travel with them in the warmth of their journey afar. Like a tear with a smile beneath it.

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27.04.2012 - 02:42
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Anathema fans pick this up now! Terrific atmosphere on this debut record, yes I said DEBUT record...wow! Possible album of the year 2012 (so far)
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28.04.2012 - 11:57
Fredd
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Written by tea[m]ster on 27.04.2012 at 02:42

Anathema fans pick this up now! Terrific atmosphere on this debut record, yes I said DEBUT record...wow! Possible album of the year 2012 (so far)

Technichally, this is not a debut. The guys are ex-members of Slumber.
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29.04.2012 - 06:33
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 28.04.2012 at 11:57

Technichally, this is not a debut. The guys are ex-members of Slumber.


I know but it is AtomA's first record. Still amazing sound and production.
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29.04.2012 - 09:20
Fredd
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Written by tea[m]ster on 29.04.2012 at 06:33

I know but it is AtomA's first record. Still amazing sound and production.

I'm going to give it a listen today, and seeing that Fallout is one of my favourite albums, I'll probably like this one very much as well.
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29.04.2012 - 12:13
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by Guest on 29.04.2012 at 09:20

Written by tea[m]ster on 29.04.2012 at 06:33

I know but it is AtomA's first record. Still amazing sound and production.

I'm going to give it a listen today, and seeing that Fallout is one of my favourite albums, I'll probably like this one very much as well.

Imagine Fallout stripped bare from all the Doom elements and you've got Skylight
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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29.04.2012 - 18:50
Fredd
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Written by InnerSelf on 29.04.2012 at 12:13


Imagine Fallout stripped bare from all the Doom elements and you've got Skylight

I discovered that the hard way earlier today. Unimpressed, unfortunately.
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29.04.2012 - 20:05
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by Guest on 29.04.2012 at 18:50

Written by InnerSelf on 29.04.2012 at 12:13

Imagine Fallout stripped bare from all the Doom elements and you've got Skylight

I discovered that the hard way earlier today. Unimpressed, unfortunately.

Fortunately It's a grower, so don't give up on it fast unless you're not at all into electronica
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to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
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29.04.2012 - 20:21
Fredd
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Written by InnerSelf on 29.04.2012 at 20:05

Fortunately It's a grower, so don't give up on it fast unless you're not at all into electronica

I dont like electronica, but only the first track (ab)uses it, so I'll just skip that track from now on. The rest are very good.
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29.04.2012 - 20:47
Rating: 10
sea_of_fate
Best album I've heard this year. Unfortunately, they will still not recieve the recognition they deserve. Just as Slumber is starting to gain some popluarity, they change their name. Very odd.
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30.04.2012 - 21:43
Rating: 9
Starchild
My expectations for this album were huge, because I am a big fan of Slumber's Fallout. And i must say that those expectations are fulfilled. The style is pretty different from Slumber's doom melodic death, this is more like atmospheric post-metal/prog or something like that. But what an awesome album. The atmosphere is just outstanding. For me, album of the year so far!
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01.05.2012 - 05:20
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 29.04.2012 at 20:21

Written by InnerSelf on 29.04.2012 at 20:05

Fortunately It's a grower, so don't give up on it fast unless you're not at all into electronica

I dont like electronica, but only the first track (ab)uses it, so I'll just skip that track from now on. The rest are very good.


There's a lot of electonica on the album man. Just give it a go, the atmosphere is so good.
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02.05.2012 - 21:52
Fredd
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Written by tea[m]ster on 01.05.2012 at 05:20

There's a lot of electonica on the album man. Just give it a go, the atmosphere is so good.

True, except for the first song. That one is pure piss.
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03.05.2012 - 11:26
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
Hmmm looks interesting, should check this one out.
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If you never wake up from a dream does it become reality?

Last fm
Don't click here
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12.05.2012 - 13:31
Rating: 10
Behdad K
DEAD
Amazing album...
The song "Skylight" just banged my head...

Amazing...
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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12.05.2012 - 19:29
Rating: 10
Behdad K
DEAD
A question, hoping our Persian friends can answer:

What is the lyrics of the song "Skylight" ?
I just noticed خورشیدم میاد پایین
but i couldn't realize the rest.

Any help would be appreciated
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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18.05.2012 - 20:31
Rating: 10
Behdad K
DEAD
Well, after sending an email to Ehsan, he posted me the lyrics.
Here it is:

تبر به سر
می ریم به شب
خورشید را بیار پایین

He said it is written by his 7 year old cousin when he asked her to describe her feelings about the end of the world. It's exactly her words.

And for our non-Persian friends, i would translate the words:

"With axes on our heads,
we march through the night.
Bring down the Sun."
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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18.05.2012 - 22:06
Rating: 9
MELANCOHOLIC
Written by Behdad K on 18.05.2012 at 20:31

Well, after sending an email to Ehsan, he posted me the lyrics.
Here it is:

تبر به سر
می ریم به شب
خورشید را بیار پایین

He said it is written by his 7 year old cousin when he asked her to describe her feelings about the end of the world. It's exactly her words.

And for our non-Persian friends, i would translate the words:

"With axes on our heads,
we march through the night.
Bring down the Sun."


Amazing lyrics!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot for the info, dude!!!
This album is awesome!!!
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02.06.2012 - 23:42
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Meh, I liked it at first. But more listens only left me more unimpressed.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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06.06.2012 - 15:53
Rating: 9
ravendeath
Beautiful melodies and captivating atmospheres. I wonder why is this band among the invisible ones here on MS?
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06.06.2012 - 16:19
Fritillaria
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I wanna die listening to this album,sure gonna commit my suicide with Skylight...
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06.06.2012 - 17:05
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
That atmosphere is really superb, despite that though my interest in the album seems to wane towards the end.
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07.06.2012 - 23:24
Rating: 10
SyntheticBreed
One of the best CDs I own and I own 500+.
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14.06.2012 - 13:44
Rating: 8
Therapy?
I was really impressed with the first playthrough. Though the magic wears off after a couple of spins. Still a very good album though!
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15.06.2012 - 17:23
Rating: 10
lord artan
Hole In The Sky its masterpiece i love this band
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19.06.2012 - 18:20
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
Very cool album I must say, I really liked it. I've only done a couple of spins so not sure if the doc's words hold true.
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If you never wake up from a dream does it become reality?

Last fm
Don't click here
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05.07.2012 - 22:05
Spacerunner
Star-tling music. But why this album is not in top with so high rating?(
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06.07.2012 - 00:32
Dethking26
Written by Spacerunner on 05.07.2012 at 22:05

Star-tling music. But why this album is not in top with so high rating?(

It's already No. 1 for 2012, but the album needs at least 200 votes to get into the top 200 of all-time.
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06.07.2012 - 00:37
Spacerunner
Cool!:)
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06.07.2012 - 08:33
Rating: 10
SyntheticBreed
Spin number 200, still wonderful and unreal!!
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06.07.2012 - 13:50
Rating: 8
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Ex-Slumber members, don't expect less than awesome.
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