Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel



8.4 | 490 votes |
Release date: 7 November 2014
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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01. Painters Of The Tempest (Part I): Wyrmholes
02. Painters Of The Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux
    1 - Movement I: Creator
    2 - Movement II: Cynosure
    3 - Movement III: Curator
03. Painters Of The Tempest (Part III): Reveries From The Stained Glass Womb
04. Pyrrhic
05. Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes
06. Devour Me, Colossus (Part II): Contortions

The Best Extreme Progressive Metal Album Of 2014
Top 20 albums of 2014: 5

Line-up
Tim Charles - violin, clean vocals, piano
Marc "Xenoyr" Campbell - harsh vocals
Matt Klavins - guitars
Benjamin Baret - guitars
Daniel "Mortuary" Presland - drums
Brendan "Cygnus" Brown - bass

Additional musicians:
Emma Charles - additional violin
Timothy Hennessy - cello

Additional info
Produced by Troy McCosker and Tim Charles.

Staff review by
Mattybu
Rating:
N/A
I find Citadel to be a very special album. There is a sort of checklist you can go down when preparing to listen to this kind of modern extreme progressive metal, and Ne Obliviscaris basically hit everything on it... But they go a bit further than that.

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published 13.01.2015 | Comments (16)

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20.12.2014 - 19:57
Rating: 9
Stunning Cactus
Written by barnesy on 18.12.2014 at 02:22

Written by Alex F on 18.08.2014 at 18:53

Highly doubt it. This is one of the most overrated bands on MS in my opinion
Written by Guest on 18.08.2014 at 18:19


Totally agree!


I'd be interested to know what makes them overrated. Simply because a lot of people like them doesn't make them overrated. You're implying that they don't live up to their hype, I'd like to know what you mean by that.
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21.12.2014 - 01:34
!J.O.O.E.!
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What the hell are you people doing with my name? I never said "Totally agree!" Quote properly, fools!
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21.12.2014 - 01:53
krrrrebets
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It is a little overhyped indeed. I don't like the drum sound very much.... Especially when it comes to double bass and blast beats - it tends to bury other instruments.

But otherwise quite good overall. Huge prog death fans are in for a treat for sure.
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21.12.2014 - 02:55
Rating: 1
Litvin
Vocal is really bad and violin does not fit there. Nothing unique, boring and I didn't get it at all.

p.s
If you play this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0I4mTEdAf8 and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D66q-uGqjxk at the same time - it will sounds exactly the same like that album
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21.12.2014 - 05:02
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Guest on 21.12.2014 at 01:34

What the hell are you people doing with my name? I never said "Totally agree!" Quote properly, fools!

XD

I always find those quotes weird...
I wonder why is he just quoting and not commenting anything after?
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21.12.2014 - 14:26
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Litvin on 21.12.2014 at 02:55

Vocal is really bad and violin does not fit there. Nothing unique, boring and I didn't get it at all.

Cool vote abuse, bro.
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22.12.2014 - 03:49
Darth Revan
Written by Litvin on 21.12.2014 at 02:55

Vocal is really bad and violin does not fit there. Nothing unique, boring and I didn't get it at all.

p.s
If you play this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0I4mTEdAf8 and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D66q-uGqjxk at the same time - it will sounds exactly the same like that album


But none of those things justifies a 1... Does the violin annoy you enough that you'd consider it WORSE than Lulu? I get it, MPE aren't in first place on that chart (or weren't until vote abuse), I've been watching it too, doesn't mean I sandbag albums.
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22.12.2014 - 07:09
Rating: 1
Litvin
Written by Risto on 21.12.2014 at 14:26

Written by Litvin on 21.12.2014 at 02:55

Vocal is really bad and violin does not fit there. Nothing unique, boring and I didn't get it at all.

Cool vote abuse, bro.

I am not abusing the vote. If I would I wouldn't put so much explanation about my vote.
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22.12.2014 - 07:13
Dima
Written by Litvin on 22.12.2014 at 07:09

Written by Risto on 21.12.2014 at 14:26

Written by Litvin on 21.12.2014 at 02:55

Vocal is really bad and violin does not fit there. Nothing unique, boring and I didn't get it at all.

Cool vote abuse, bro.

I am not abusing the vote. If I would I wouldn't put so much explanation about my vote.


Heh that can still get you nuked. P.s I'm not saying you will or will not get your votes reset.
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22.12.2014 - 07:38
Rating: 1
Litvin
Written by Darth Revan on 22.12.2014 at 03:49

Written by Litvin on 21.12.2014 at 02:55

Vocal is really bad and violin does not fit there. Nothing unique, boring and I didn't get it at all.

p.s
If you play this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0I4mTEdAf8 and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D66q-uGqjxk at the same time - it will sounds exactly the same like that album


But none of those things justifies a 1... Does the violin annoy you enough that you'd consider it WORSE than Lulu? I get it, MPE aren't in first place on that chart (or weren't until vote abuse), I've been watching it too, doesn't mean I sandbag albums.

I am totally explained my vote.
Where I said that I do not like the violin and that it is annoys me? I just said that violin does not fit here.
For example I never said that I didn't like the violin on Carach Angren - Death Came Through A Phantom Ship because it is perfectly fit the there and I can listen to it again and again. Violin is good when it is fits.
p.s
If so many of you guys blaming me for my reasoned vote that I am explained, so I might think that you guys trying to upvoting this album here.
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22.12.2014 - 08:21
Darth Revan
Written by Litvin on 22.12.2014 at 07:38

I am totally explained my vote.
Where I said that I do not like the violin and that it is annoys me? I just said that violin does not fit here.
For example I never said that I didn't like the violin on Carach Angren - Death Came Through A Phantom Ship because it is perfectly fit the there and I can listen to it again and again. Violin is good when it is fits.
p.s
If so many of you guys blaming me for my reasoned vote that I am explained, so I might think that you guys trying to upvoting this album here.


I've never listened to this album. I knew ahead of time it's not going to be my thing. If you'll notice, I didn't vote for it, and that's because I didn't listen to it. I have difficulty believing that a release that so many people say is a quality release can be a 1. Dawn of the 5th Era, which I'll agree is a great album, got a 10 from you, and it just so happened to have been 2nd place on the charts... right behind Citadel. You see how this looks fishy? I have difficulty believing your vote wasn't motivated at least in part by that chart. Claim it's a coincidence and I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, since you did show up to explain your vote, but a staff member might not be so gracious.
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22.12.2014 - 09:21
Rating: 7
_deepblack
First of all i think their first album is better than this the first album has more creativity in it in this album on the other hand we have more extreme playing and vocals except one track and that is the best track of the album but its not a bad album or anything you can listen to it sometimes and enjoy it
but because of their first album this one gets overrated with straight 10's and 9's but anyway every body has a taste
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22.12.2014 - 11:01
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Litvin on 22.12.2014 at 07:09

Written by Risto on 21.12.2014 at 14:26

Cool vote abuse, bro.

I am not abusing the vote. If I would I wouldn't put so much explanation about my vote.

Just because you're commenting doesn't change the fact your vote ratio is retarded. I suggest you read the latest article about vote abuse by Xnoybis.
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22.12.2014 - 16:07
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Darth Revan on 22.12.2014 at 08:21

Written by Litvin on 22.12.2014 at 07:38



Dawn of the 5th Era, which I'll agree is a great album, got a 10 from you, and it just so happened to have been 2nd place on the charts... right behind Citadel. You see how this looks fishy? I

13 votes, 10 10s. Looks fishier.
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24.12.2014 - 00:14
Rating: 8
raveneffect
Well, after all the Hype I've decided to give this a shot. And yeah, I really understand the fuzz. It's a really good piece of music and feels like a strong top10 to me.
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24.12.2014 - 22:39
Rating: 6
MetalButt
I dont like it much.
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01.01.2015 - 22:34
Rating: 7
DevilishSong
No. 2 has somehow reminds me a little of a masterpiece by Dan Swano , Edge of Sanity , Crimson 1996
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02.02.2015 - 18:27
Rating: 6
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
I'm a sucker for teh violin, but those clean vocals are pretty atrocious. I also feel like each instrument is playing something interesting, but they are all just thrown together with little attention to overall composition. I think these guys shine the most in their more progressive instrumental interludes, like the guitar solo and strings around the 6 minute mark in Painters Part II. But then we are right back with "hear the childreeeen..." Vomit. This is the third time I have come back to these guys given the repeat exposure on various metal sites. Still not doing it for me, but not outright bad either. Enjoyability=6, Musicianship=7, Innovation=7.
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29.03.2015 - 08:40
Rating: 5
Slade_19
Overrated.
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09.04.2015 - 09:01
Rating: 7
yeah1980
Good, but I cannot fall in Love with their Sound.
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06.10.2016 - 21:18
Mik
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Why is this so boring?
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06.10.2016 - 21:27
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 06.10.2016 at 21:18

Why is this so boring?

Why do so many people find it not boring is what I want to know.
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06.10.2016 - 21:37
Rating: 5
Zaph
The Nothingth
It's because lots of metal folk seem to be into bloated "complex" musical wankery.
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