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.
Additional info Recorded at various locations in 2011.
Mixed by Øyvind Voldmo Larsen at Lionheart Studios.
Mastered by Simen Andreassen at studio 1915.
Orchestration by Roger Bjørge. Produced by Anders Eek.
Music and arrangements by Anders Eek and Erlend Nybo.
Lyrics by Einar Fredriksen.
Vocal arrangements by Sindre Nedland. Produced by Simen Hogdal Pedersen.
Band photos by Magnus Steenhoff.
Cover by Erlend Nybø.
"Oratorium" is dedicated to Einar Fredriksen and Christian Loos.