Eye Of Solitude - Canto III


8.1 | 47 votes |
Release date: 25 November 2013
Style: Funeral doom metal

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46 have it
9 want it


01. Act I: Between Two Worlds (Occularis Infernum)
02. Act II: Where The Descent Began
03. Act III: He Who Willingly Suffers
04. Act IV: The Pathway Had Been Lost
05. Act V: I Sat In Silence
06. Act VI: In The Desert Vast

Simply put, this is a great follow-up to last years album Sui Caedere that further solidifies Eye Of Solitude as one of the elite UK death/doom metal acts.

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27.11.2013 - 05:32
Diverge
Oh man, this is up my alley for sure.

Initial impression: I don't think there's a better death/doom album this year. Fantastic.
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27.11.2013 - 07:14
Rating: 9
Monolithic
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If you really want to listen to some fantastic death/doom without being haunted by impressions like:"wow, this is ripping off X band", then you're in the right place.
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01.12.2013 - 13:55
theembryo
Shit - looking at the list of Thumbs up, as well as the initial and subsequent comments.... I fucking love Staff Picks!!
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01.12.2013 - 19:19
Abattoir
Written by theembryo on 01.12.2013 at 13:55

I fucking love Staff Picks!!

Yeah, staff picks are awesome indeed...well, most of it
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02.12.2013 - 12:49
Paz
News Man
Act II emotionally wrecked me...
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02.12.2013 - 18:44
Rating: 8
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Diverge on 27.11.2013 at 05:32

I don't think there's a better death/doom album this year.

It's a pretty bold statement.. but I have a similar feeling.
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03.12.2013 - 05:33
Diverge
Written by Góral on 02.12.2013 at 18:44

Written by Diverge on 27.11.2013 at 05:32

I don't think there's a better death/doom album this year.

It's a pretty bold statement.. but I have a similar feeling.

Hahaha maybe, but it's been a pretty weak year for death/doom, at least in my opinion.
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03.12.2013 - 11:00
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Written by Diverge on 03.12.2013 at 05:33

Written by Góral on 02.12.2013 at 18:44

Written by Diverge on 27.11.2013 at 05:32

I don't think there's a better death/doom album this year.

It's a pretty bold statement.. but I have a similar feeling.

Hahaha maybe, but it's been a pretty weak year for death/doom, at least in my opinion.

What are you guys talking about... This is not my favourite death/doom album of the year, I've heard better this year and in my humble opinion this year is quite good for death/doom fans! Examples? Sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3XkLGh-23g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Eohl8MQ52w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O9M3sED_8M
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03.12.2013 - 11:24
Paz
News Man
You guys probably haven't heard Funeralium's latest... My definite favorite.
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03.12.2013 - 14:20
Rating: 8
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Paz on 03.12.2013 at 11:24

You guys probably haven't heard Funeralium's latest... My definite favorite.

We heard. This is a very strong point in this class, without a doubt. Although +1 for Ataraxie as for me.
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03.12.2013 - 15:48
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Paz on 03.12.2013 at 11:24

You guys probably haven't heard Funeralium's latest... My definite favorite.



heard it, loved it, just like Ataraxie's latest. But Eye Of Solitude isn't really comparable to the much harsher sounds of those two. But it's ona same level qualitywise.
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11.12.2013 - 15:24
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
I saw this staff pick, searched for it on Spotify but only found Sui Caedere. Listened to that one, incredible album! Listened to Canto III afterwards, was not as impressed actually.. For me it gets quite repetitive, and got the feeling that the album is trying to move forward but stands where it starts.. Maybe I will change my mind after more listens, but for now this is how I felt about it.
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04.01.2014 - 00:15
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Does anybody know what's up with the 6 bonus tracks of material that come with the limited edition?

Edit: I figured it out but here's the answer via bandcamp "Coming as a limited edition (1.000 hand-numbered copies) double DigiFile CD first press featuring no less than seven (!) bonus tracks taken from the band's 2011 untitled promo" pretty sweet actually.

The whole album is great. Acts II - IV are my favorites I think. I hear bits of Mar de Grises with it's warmer Doom sides and also a little Colosseum from the structure of the guitar, and then it surges at you with those blast-beat driven walls of sound! It's quite sorrowful as well. I should check out Sui Caedre.
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25.01.2014 - 20:20
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Terribly mixed bag this. On one hand the clean, atmospheric sections are really well judged, and the black-ish faster parts sound pretty good, but the slow death-doom bits, which unfortunately make up most of the record, are pretty atrocious. Massively oversaturated keyboards, boring trudging riffs and awful, unconvincing and forced sounding "death" growls which really jar the experience. Oh, the percussion is really clicky as well. Less of the badly designed and executed death-doom parts, more of the rest (especially could do with more of the tortured Negura Bunget-esque spoken vocals which appear very scarcely).

I get the impression the band want to be part of the whole wall of sound / atmosphere thing but it doesn't really come off well to be honest.
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31.01.2014 - 01:15
Rating: 8
mz
Screw you Joe this is very good =p might even vote up. No problem with death metal parts and drum sound
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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31.01.2014 - 01:52
Paz
News Man
Written by mz on 31.01.2014 at 01:15

No problem with ... drum sound

Von Meilenwald doesn't consider you as a pro in this field
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31.01.2014 - 08:47
Rating: 8
mz
Written by Paz on 31.01.2014 at 01:52


Von Meilenwald doesn't consider you as a pro in this field

I don't consider him a professional either
but anyway he did a fairly good job on his last album
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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26.02.2014 - 22:09
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
I was so tempted to just stop listening to this halfway through...
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27.08.2016 - 23:55
Maco
Handbanana
The album is splendid. I'm so ready for the new album now.
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I'm derp.
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18.04.2017 - 02:10
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Masterchief
Amazing, boat CD are awesome, when they left death doom and fadet to funeral doom. Amazing album indeed, I spinned this last 3 days
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