Soen - Lykaia



8.4 | 151 votes |
Release date: 3 February 2017
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal

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31 want it


01. Sectarian
02. Orison
03. Lucidity
04. Opal
05. Jinn
06. Sister
07. Stray
08. Paragon
09. Gods Acre
10. Vitriol

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04.11.2016 - 19:47
Ichinose
Account deleted
Oh my god, most anticipated record of the next 6 months.
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03.02.2017 - 01:08
Rating: 9
robpal
Proglord
What a beautiful piece of music.
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03.02.2017 - 09:11
Ganondox
I really like Sectarian.
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03.02.2017 - 18:50
Rating: 7
Doge of Venice
Hmmmm.
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06.02.2017 - 01:24
screenshot
This is like a weird version of Opeth
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06.02.2017 - 10:41
Rating: 10
Morbidron
FUCK ME this is GOOD !!!
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09.02.2017 - 17:38
Rating: 10
Thanosminion
Brilliant album. Usually takes a few spins for me to be onboard for a new release. This only took one listen. I think they've fully matured here into their own. Fantastic riffs, sensitive melodies that are memorable, high energy and just overall fantastic songwriting. These guys are (obviously) highly influenced by some top tier bands but they have morphed it into their own. One of my standard go to bands now. Check it out!
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14.02.2017 - 04:11
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
Really enjoyed it on my first listen.
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I'm derp.
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14.02.2017 - 17:49
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
Really really good, their best so far in overall quality. No super track, like Tabula Rasa on their previous though. Throw in a bit more personality, and maybe a growl or two, and I think we've got a 10.
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16.02.2017 - 18:42
Royalty
Solid.
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17.02.2017 - 23:50
Rating: 7
Diverge
Good songwriting, with a sprinkling of excellent riffs and great melodies here and there. Ultimately, though, Soen doesn't really bring anything new to the table for me and I tend to think their approach is rather bland. It's worth a listen, though.
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19.02.2017 - 15:48
Rating: 10
OpethFlames
I'd list my favorite tracks from this album but I'd pretty much just list every track, great from start to finish!
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25.02.2017 - 19:54
hadriel
Another fantastic albums by these guys. Soen are shaping up to be one of the most consistent prog metal acts out there. The songwriting is excellent and it's really tough to nit-pick for any flaws. At the same time, as others have said, this is still fairly similar to their other material. There's nothing ground-breaking brought to the table so it is hard to say if it will maintain that allure through the rest of the year with more listens, but the whole album is so consistently strong that I'm not sure that it really matters... Others are saying that they've really come into their own with this release, which I'm not sure I really agree with. Still hearing a lot of Toolpeth all through this and a lot of Katatonia as well; not necessarily a bad thing.
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03.03.2017 - 21:35
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
Dat part when the riff increases in intensity on Opal.
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03.03.2017 - 22:44
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
Lmao who needs a new Tool album?
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I'm derp.
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06.03.2017 - 11:57
Rating: 8
musclassia
Sounds like the meeting point at a Tool-Opeth-Riverside crossroads to me, more so than the first two albums that seemed to lean on Tool a bit more, plus a bit of a personal touch in there as well. It's enjoyable and well-made, although it doesn't wildly excite me compared to those other bands to be honest
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19.03.2017 - 22:23
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
Written by musclassia on 06.03.2017 at 11:57

Sounds like the meeting point at a Tool-Opeth-Riverside crossroads to me, more so than the first two albums that seemed to lean on Tool a bit more, plus a bit of a personal touch in there as well. It's enjoyable and well-made, although it doesn't wildly excite me compared to those other bands to be honest

Personally, now that Opeth has switched styles, Soen is excites me the most out of those 4.
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20.03.2017 - 01:13
Rating: 8
musclassia
Written by Kuroboshi on 19.03.2017 at 22:23

Written by musclassia on 06.03.2017 at 11:57

Sounds like the meeting point at a Tool-Opeth-Riverside crossroads

Personally, now that Opeth has switched styles, Soen is excites me the most out of those 4.


Well, I do prefer this to Sorceress and Heritage (not PC though), Riverside have a big question mark regarding their future sound now that Piotr's gone, and Tool's album is forever just beyond the horizon, so I guess I'm quite likely to prefer Soen's next album to anything the other bands release in the meantime. Still, I'd probably look forward to a new album by any of those bands (even Opeth, I'll always go in with hope that they get more towards what I want from them) than Soen, they still haven't fully clicked with me after 3 albums now
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