Release date: 7 November 2014
Style: Extreme progressive metal

Rating:

8.7 | 252 votes

Owners:

157 have it
56 want it


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

Top 20 albums of 2014: 1


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.

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SceneryOfLoss 2014 - Best To Worst  | #17
Lethrokai 2014 - Leth's List Of Likables (Non-Metal Inclusive)  | #227
Ab.Victor 2014 Top Albums (P.O.V)  | #11
Nunzie 69 2014"s Precious Metal  | #13
The Philosopher Best Of 2014 So Far  | #2
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LeKiwi - 21.11.2014 at 04:47  
Rating: 8 From what I can remember, the debut wasn't as stylistically diverse as this album. Despite that improvement, it seems they still haven't amended some of the prime issues with their songwriting, namely those incredibly bland classical-esque passages.
Schnabeltier 24 - 22.11.2014 at 23:41  
Rating: 7
Written by Risto on 19.11.2014 at 19:51

Written by Warman on 19.11.2014 at 17:54

Written by Schnabeltier 24 on 11.11.2014 at 13:44

Well, I'm a bit disappointed. Especially by the clean parts, which don't hold the same emotions as in their debut. I'll give it some more spins, maybe it'll grow on me...

That's what I thought too. I thought the clean vocals in the debut was great and as you say emotional. This time it felt forced and most of the times it sounds pretty bad or something from a typical metalcore song.

Don't know if the user you quoted was referring to clean singing only. The metalcore card made me chuckle, considering how far ahead Tim is of most core singers technically

Yeah, my post was most about the lack of emotion in the music in general, not particularly the vocals. Tim sings pretty well, but this time the vocal lines were not inspired.
Valaskjalf - 24.11.2014 at 13:59  
Rating: 7 Been listening to this profusely over the past few weeks, even if it was only to convince myself that it's anywhere near as good as the debut....but it's not. The thing that gets me is that, instead of harnessing their own sound, this album shares way more similarities to various other bands than the previous album. And that is a bit of a let down....

Portal of I sounded unique and adventurous in it's totality, nothing else sounds like it. Citadel swings by, and strangely enough, they lost some of that unique sound - it almost feels as the albums were done in reverse. It's less mature and intriguing than the debut. Very few memorable bits and a handful of hooks as opposed to Portal of I which, to me, had a whole string of really amazing sections all the way through.

I don't know...perhaps they tried to be too aggressive, the vocals got worse and the songs sort of fall flat. I never feel like listening any of the songs on repeat, whereas the previous album would be on constant replay for weeks on end.
erat - 25.11.2014 at 13:51  
Rating: 9
Written by maglor on 19.11.2014 at 16:36

Written by John Shock on 19.11.2014 at 16:27

This is now on top 200 on Metalstorm best rated albums, so...haters gonna hate
For me?
I'm very proud of my existence, so i can listen to this wonderful band!!!


I agree, they now will start to rate 1 to make the album disappear of top 200.


it's happening
Ilham - 25.11.2014 at 14:23  
Rating: 6 I don't get the hype. It's just toughened-up noodly-prog with cute violin moments. Definitely not bad, but really nothing to go crazy about. Boy people are easily impressed by this type of stuff.
Mr. Doctor - 25.11.2014 at 17:37  
 
Written by Ilham on 25.11.2014 at 14:23

I don't get the hype. It's just toughened-up noodly-prog with cute violin moments. Definitely not bad, but really nothing to go crazy about. Boy people are easily impressed by this type of stuff.


Let's not even talk about their debut... or their demo. Just check the reviews of the later one in MA. It's insane.
ScottyM - 26.11.2014 at 21:38  
Rating: 6 I don't get it... Why the hype?
Dima - 27.11.2014 at 17:46  
Rating: 9 Just got back from a NeO+ Beyond Creation gig. Never really enjoyed BC's material and unfortunately I didn't think much of them live either. NeO was ballistic. They can definitely put on a show. It's up there with the likes of Sabaton, which is high praise imo.
_deepblack - 28.11.2014 at 15:24  
Rating: 8
Written by Dima on 27.11.2014 at 17:46

Just got back from a NeO+ Beyond Creation gig. Never really enjoyed BC's material and unfortunately I didn't think much of them live either. NeO was ballistic. They can definitely put on a show. It's up there with the likes of Sabaton, which is high praise imo.

you sir
are a very lucky person i wish i could attend it too im sure watching these two bands live is hell of a fun
_deepblack - 28.11.2014 at 15:35  
Rating: 8 My actual rating is 8.5 i think our friends in Australia have a very interesting band they have spent about 9 years for their first album Portal Of I and one of their tracks has been choosed to be studied in Sydney Conservatorium
So I think that they are hell of a composer for them selves and they spent a lot of time on their music
BUT sometimes between those good moments of Violin and guitars Dueting , vocals get pretty annoying thats why their instrumental tracks are their best tracks

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