Black Crown Initiate - The Wreckage Of Stars



8.2 | 74 votes |
Release date: 30 September 2014
Style: Progressive death metal

Owners:

66 have it
9 want it


01. The Great Mistake
02. The Fractured One
03. The Malignant
04. This Human Lie Manifest
05. Withering Waves
06. To The Eye That Leads You
07. The Wreckage Of Stars
08. Shape's Collapse
09. Purge
10. Linear

Line-up
James Dorton - vocals
Rik Stelzpflug - guitars, vocals
Andy Thomas - guitars, clean vocals
Jesse Beahler - drums
Nick Shaw - bass

Additional info
Recorded and mixed by Carson Slovak and Grant Mcfarland at Atrium Audio.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (New Windsor, New York).

Artwork and layout by Alex Hofmann.

Guest review by
WayTooManyCDs
Rating:
6.8
Perhaps I have heard too much. I have listened to many forms of progressive metal over the years and been stunned by a fair amount of it, I can easily say that Black Crown Initiate has an acoustic sound that is just different enough to be unique to them and that it is one of the highlights of their music. I can also say that their choruses are enjoyable and entirely worth hearing. So where does this album fall short? Djent. Bloody djent.

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Comments: 17   [ 1 ignored ]   Visited by: 277 users
24.12.2014 - 20:17
Rating: 9
Iskander
Awesome album, easily one of my favorites of the year.
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24.12.2014 - 21:50
MechanisT
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Loved it through and through. Musically, it's midway between Talanas and newer The Faceless with techy/melody parts interspersed.
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24.12.2014 - 23:12
Lit.
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I really liked the previous EP. Definitely gotta check this out.
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25.12.2014 - 06:04
Rating: 10
One of the best debut albums ever!
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25.12.2014 - 12:34
Rating: 6
Urs Blank
A step down from their previous EP, but still an enjoyable listen.
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26.12.2014 - 20:39
Rating: 10
Michaelis
Best album this year.
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07.01.2015 - 13:01
Rating: 10
PanzerPriest
Well, I'm quite surprised ny this album! I consider this one to be much better than the pathetic melodic death albums from the chart!
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07.01.2015 - 19:33
!J.O.O.E.!
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I don't think I'll ever understand people's taste in music sometimes. This is really uninspired stuff with really poor sound.
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07.01.2015 - 19:50
Fearmeister
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Written by Guest on 07.01.2015 at 19:33

I don't think I'll ever understand people's taste in music sometimes. This is really uninspired stuff with really poor sound.


But its progressive maaaaaaan. That means its good!
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07.01.2015 - 19:51
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 07.01.2015 at 19:50

But its progressive maaaaaaan. That means its good!

I guess they'll call anything progressive these days =P
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07.01.2015 - 22:41
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
The djent riffing and subpar clean vocals completely killed this for me
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get that bag
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07.01.2015 - 22:43
Joe Zombie
Decent album I suppose. Nothing special. Kind of boring. Best song: This Human Lie Manifest. The EP was much better.
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12.01.2015 - 18:01
Rating: 9
AssailantForce
Kickass. Not often do melodies with clean vocals merge gracefully with death parts. Track 09 - Purge - beautiful, creative, minimalistic.
Début of the Year '14 for me.

Written by Guest on 24.12.2014 at 21:50

Musically, it's midway between Talanas and newer The Faceless with techy/melody parts interspersed.


Much agree - The Faceless reference with respect to that!
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12.01.2015 - 18:26
Rating: 9
AssailantForce
Written by Alex F on 07.01.2015 at 22:41

The djent riffing and subpar clean vocals completely killed this for me


Djent riffing? Fascinating. Must have taken a while to fish out something so sparingly used, maybe for a lack of better reasons to criticize thereof.
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12.01.2015 - 18:30
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by AssailantForce on 12.01.2015 at 18:26

Djent riffing? Fascinating. Must have taken a while to fish out something so sparingly used, maybe for a lack of better reasons to criticize thereof.

Or maybe because it was just that abrasive it managed to kill any flow the album may have previously maintained. Even without the djent-shit and shitty cleans, I still would have only given this album a 6 at most. Nothing even remotely progressive about this, and in fact, everything present on this album is just a watered down rehash of the same formula that all generic death metal bands have been using (excluding the djent stuff) for the past 8 years or so.
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get that bag
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12.01.2015 - 20:20
Rating: 9
AssailantForce
Written by Alex F on 12.01.2015 at 18:30

Or maybe because it was just that abrasive it managed to kill any flow the album may have previously maintained.


Okay now this puts your previous remark in a much needed context. Thank you for clarifying. Since the rest are pretty much opinions, it is futile to debate on so I'll just disagree.
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14.01.2015 - 15:14
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Tight instrumentation which proves enjoyable for the most part. Nothing worth spamming the repeat button over...at least not when you have a massive collection.
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