Release date: 27 September 2013
Style: Progressive metal

Rating:

8 | 20 votes

Owners:

21 have it
4 want it


01. Time And Again
02. Paraíso
03. A New Reliance
04. A Heartbeat Away
05. A Long Way Since The Earth Crashed
06. A Giant Leap Of Faith
07. The Stillness Beneath The Snow
08. The Blueprint Of A Winter [feat. Marcela Bovio]
09. The Colossus That Bestrode The World
10. Swimming Home


Line-up
Arno Menses - vocals
Markus Steffen - guitars, additional programming
David Bertok - keyboards
Ralf Schwager - bass
Danilo Batdorf - drums
Marcela Bovio - guest vocals


Additional info
Available in the following formats:

Deluxe Edition (with bonus live CD)
Standard Edition (Digi Pack)
Double Vinyl
Digital Download

Found in 5 lists
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tea[m]ster tea[m]ster's 2013 TOP 25 List & More...hop in, the water's warm...  | #111
Diverge Gems From 2013, Now with Pad Thai!  | #21
Red_Travis My Top Albums Of 2013  | #119
musclassia 2013 List (continued)  | #77
embracing Fruits Of 2013  | #19
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Milena - 04.01.2013 at 17:09  
  Band's Facebook page:
"First post in 2013: A busy and creative year lies ahead. We will hit the studio in February to start recording our third studio album entitled 'Paraìso'. We will be recording nine tracks with an approx. playing time of 60 minutes. The album is schedulede for release in September 2013."

PARTY PARTY PARTY EVERYONE.
tea[m]ster - 04.01.2013 at 22:13  
Rating: 7
Written by Milena on 04.01.2013 at 17:09

Band's Facebook page:


Thanks for the update! I cannot wait for this. They are my favorite band in the genre ATM.
tea[m]ster - 05.09.2013 at 16:04  
Rating: 7 I have no idea how they can top their first two releases. A letdown is inevitable...someone talk me off the ledge!
JohnDoe - 12.09.2013 at 03:47  
  Great news, this just made my day!
Diverge - 28.09.2013 at 05:22  
Rating: 8 Really interesting album. I haven't quite made my mind up about it, but I definitely like some of their explorations on this record.

EDIT: The sound of the album is absolutely phenomenal. The only main issue I can see would be the lack of variety of two tracks in the middle, but there are some really phenomenal tracks on here as well. A Heartbeat Away and The Colossus that Bestrode the World are highlights.
tea[m]ster - 01.01.2014 at 05:31  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 05.09.2013 at 16:04

I have no idea how they can top their first two releases. A letdown is inevitable...someone talk me off the ledge!


Yep. Knew it. I've listened to this three times thru now and nothing stands out. It's not a bad album, in fact it's a good prog album, just not as good as their first two.
Diverge - 04.02.2014 at 05:27  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.01.2014 at 05:31

Written by tea[m]ster on 05.09.2013 at 16:04

I have no idea how they can top their first two releases. A letdown is inevitable...someone talk me off the ledge!


Yep. Knew it. I've listened to this three times thru now and nothing stands out. It's not a bad album, in fact it's a good prog album, just not as good as their first two.

For me, this album was better than Touchstones, but not even close to the level of Beautiful and Monstrous. I love how melodious it is, and just how sturdy and catchy the songs are. It's a shame they weren't nominated for the MS Awards in prog, since this album easily knocks off about a third of the list.
tea[m]ster - 04.02.2014 at 19:34  
Rating: 7
Written by Diverge on 04.02.2014 at 05:27

For me, this album was better than Touchstones, but not even close to the level of Beautiful and Monstrous. I love how melodious it is, and just how sturdy and catchy the songs are. It's a shame they weren't nominated for the MS Awards in prog, since this album easily knocks off about a third of the list.


B&M is one of my favorite albums ever. I like Touchstones a lot too. This album is a bit of a step down from them. Not a huge step because the production is flawless and Arno's voice is as amazing as ever but their just isn't many memorable songs.
tea[m]ster - 04.02.2014 at 19:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Diverge on 04.02.2014 at 05:27

For me, this album was better than Touchstones, but not even close to the level of Beautiful and Monstrous. I love how melodious it is, and just how sturdy and catchy the songs are. It's a shame they weren't nominated for the MS Awards in prog, since this album easily knocks off about a third of the list.


B&M is one of my favorite albums ever. I like Touchstones a lot too. This album is a bit of a step down from them. Not a huge step because the production is flawless and Arno's voice is as amazing as ever but their just isn't many memorable songs.
musclassia - 13.12.2015 at 18:26  
Rating: 8 After the subtle brilliance of Touchstones that revealed itself over several listens, this one did feel like a bit of a drop to begin with. I don't know, listening to it yesterday, there were times when, whether due to production or instrumental arrangmenet, it felt like it was lacking some of the dynamic range and lush feel of the previous album, particularly in heavy sections, and it generally doesn't have quite the song strength of its predecessor. However, it's still got a lot of very likeable stuff on it, particularly in the second half, so like this year's album, it's not quite lviing up to the expectations my first taste of Subsignal set, but they're still very likeable albums on their own terms.

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