Amiensus - Ascension



8.2 | 94 votes |
Release date: 1 July 2015
Style: Melodic black metal, Progressive metal

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01. On These Deserted Plains
02. Towards Horizon
03. What Worlds Create
04. One In Spirit
05. Delphic Æther
06. Divine Potion Of Acumen
07. Time Is Growing Old
08. Glass Dungeon
09. What Evil Lay Dorment

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
7.7
I enjoy reviewing follow-up works from unsigned/smaller acts who contact me to review their initial offerings. It's always interesting to see how they have progressed.

Amiensus contacted me to review Restoration about two years ago. Enjoyed it, even if I was a tad out of my element.

Susan described it thus:

They seem to float around the ether between genres, never really landing anywhere, and not necessarily "combining" genres. Just playing emotional, intense music.

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published 05.08.2015 | Comments (8)

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Comments: 13   [ 1 ignored ]   Visited by: 414 users
13.07.2015 - 22:11
Rating: 6
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
This is solid. I can see the Enslaved comparisons. Quality song writing and exquisite production.
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17.07.2015 - 02:50
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
On Bandcamp I read comparisons to other acts, seems the might have increased the intensity a little from the last one. shame no review request as i'd gladly have done one.
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17.07.2015 - 22:53
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by BitterCOld on 17.07.2015 at 02:50

On Bandcamp I read comparisons to other acts, seems the might have increased the intensity a little from the last one. shame no review request as i'd gladly have done one.

Since when do you need a review request to review an album?
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18.07.2015 - 00:53
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Someone mentioned Enslaved comparisons - I'm definitely interested!
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18.07.2015 - 04:29
Maco
Carnivore
Did somebody say Enslaved?! I'm in.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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19.07.2015 - 15:52
Rating: 6
Enemy of Reality
This is what i call "internet browsing metal". It's overall pleasant to hear... as background music while browsing the web. Like Ne Obliviscaris and Be'lakor for example.
Nice guitar melodies, epic progressive arrangements and vocal diversity are good.
The meh sides are: nothing really stands out to brilliancy. Songs develop for too long, with no direction. Some would be much stronger if edited to 4/5 mnutes mark.
The harsh vs acoustic has been explored by too many bands, so originality isn't these guys strong either.
As for comparisons, besides the bands in already mentioned, Opeth and Enslaved are good references.

Gave it a 6, though it"s more like a 6,5. It's like that guy/girl who's too nice to date.
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19.07.2015 - 22:20
Rating: 6
PanzerPriest
Enslaved.? By no means. Nothing of that kind. For me just an average band trying to sound progressive but haven't reached that. In my opinion this one is quite empty album
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20.07.2015 - 12:18
Joe Zombie
Written by Enemy of Reality on 19.07.2015 at 15:52

The meh sides are: nothing really stands out to brilliancy. Songs develop for too long, with no direction. Some would be much stronger if edited to 4/5 mnutes mark.
The harsh vs acoustic has been explored by too many bands, so originality isn't these guys strong either.


My thoughts exactly.
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23.07.2015 - 05:21
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Alakazam on 22.07.2015 at 20:48

Enslaved or Opeth?? hahahahah this shit is boring compared to those two and actually rather misleading, since it's more reminiscent to Insomnium.


I'm a big Enslaved fan, also really dig Opeth but Insomnium puts me to sleep. Will have to listen and make up my own mind.
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23.07.2015 - 08:38
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Yeah, had a listen for myself and this is nothing much like Enslaved or Opeth. Agree with Amatsu Mikaboshi that it's more reminiscent of Insomnium. Good luck to anyone who digs this but not my cup of tea.
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24.07.2015 - 00:56
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
There are bits and pieces of it that sound like this or that . listening to it for a review, i hear bits of like Borknagar (not the 1st) at times.
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27.07.2015 - 13:00
hamG
When they try to sound like Dimmu Borgir they really nail it. Some Insomnium and attempts at Opeth and I don't know who to match the extended clean singing bits too.

I like the album though. It's sort of ... accessible. It is a good platform for the band to evolve into something their own.
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15.09.2015 - 01:37
Rating: 8
musclassia
Very nice album like that last one, although it does peak at the beginning and end, with the middle songs not really living up to them
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