Soen - Lotus



8.5 | 469 votes |
Release date: 1 February 2019
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal

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162 have it
40 want it


01. Opponent
02. Lascivious
03. Martyrs
04. Lotus
05. Covenant
06. Penance
07. River
08. Rival
09. Lunacy

Top 20 albums of 2019: 3

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Cover artwork by Wriliya.

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22.03.2019 - 00:50
Rating: 9
MetalManic
Written by Starvynth on 21.03.2019 at 22:41

Written by MetalManic on 21.03.2019 at 20:28

Love Soen. Love em. However, 'Wheel - Moving Backwards' is a stronger 2019 release.

I still owe you something.
So here we go: these photos are 5-10 minutes old.

Wheel just left the stage in Cologne, supporting Soen.





Awesome! I bet it was great.
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22.03.2019 - 14:04
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by MetalManic on 22.03.2019 at 00:50

Awesome! I bet it was great.

Hard for me to judge as I am neither a fan of Wheel nor of Soen or Ghost Iris. Actually, I was just there to have some drinks and to accompany my girlfriend.
All I can say is that she ordered her ticket as a fan of Soen and left the venue as a fangirl of Wheel, so I guess she enjoyed both bands at least likewise. But she is still high on adrenaline, so it's far too early yet to expect particular details of her experience expressed in full and coherent sentences.

Since this thread is dedicated to Soen:


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20.04.2019 - 16:44
Rating: 8
Hrodebert
What am I missing about this album... I think it is good but nothing special as most here seem to think it.... I like Tool and happy they are not a Tool clone now... Swallow the Sun new album is better than this even if nobody likes it besides the last song... BTW Trees of eternity and Bell Witch mirror reaper might be the best metal albums of the last few years...
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22.04.2019 - 00:36
Rating: 10
Spacerunner
Written by Hrodebert on 20.04.2019 at 16:44

What am I missing about this album... I think it is good but nothing special as most here seem to think it.... I like Tool and happy they are not a Tool clone now... Swallow the Sun new album is better than this even if nobody likes it besides the last song... BTW Trees of eternity and Bell Witch mirror reaper might be the best metal albums of the last few years...

You know, I don't care about Tool at all so I have never approached Soen as Tool replacement. Their previous albums were fine but nothing special for me (should re-check). This one was boring first few times. Then 'Rival' went on repeat, next 'Martyrs', 'Lunacy' and album started to grow and grow, so I changed my rate to 8, to 9 and to 10))) Now I would give it 11 if I could.
'Lotus' has unique feel and combines deep emotions with amazing riffs, melodies, texts, song structures, general album structure, musician's performance and sound production. It's a world-class masterpiece and Top 200 material.
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22.04.2019 - 21:33
Rating: 8
metalriff
Written by Spacerunner on 22.04.2019 at 00:36

This one was boring first few times. Then 'Rival' went on repeat, next 'Martyrs', 'Lunacy' and album started to grow and grow, so I changed my rate to 8, to 9 and to 10)))
The same happened with me! This album is growing on me, reminding me of the beauty Katatonia's The Great cold distance was ❤️
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30.04.2019 - 18:17
Rating: 10
hamG
Written by hamG on 20.02.2019 at 11:14

Crikey I gave it 9 but I think it will end up being a 10. Martyrs is a really stunningly crafted track.


10/10
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10.05.2019 - 19:18
Rating: 9
Dark Horizons
The best album of Soen and the best album of this year.
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We are just a moment in time
A blink of an eye
A dream for the blind
Visions from a dying brain
I hope you don't understand
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18.05.2019 - 01:19
Rating: 6
ThomasBryant
Meh tried to get into this one I couldn't as much as the others. It was so so it was ok to me. I really liked Opponent, Convenent, Reval, and Lunacy.
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24.06.2019 - 10:36
Rating: 8
Metren
Donkey Hotte
The first album I've listened to from Soen. Pretty derivative stuff style and sound-wise, but the songwriting is certainly there. Martyrs is a great track. Might bump my score up to an 8 after some more listenings.

EDIT: An 8 it is. Damned Good album.
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24.06.2019 - 21:54
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25.06.2019 - 21:09
Rating: 1
Maasai Mara
Meh, prog is the most pointless genre of metal. More boring than art pop, can't believe i fell into the hype of listening to a prog album hoping for anything different.
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26.06.2019 - 14:55
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Maasai Mara on 25.06.2019 at 21:09

Meh, prog is the most pointless genre of metal. More boring than art pop, can't believe i fell into the hype of listening to a prog album hoping for anything different.

I'm pretty sure this album can't be called progressive.
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27.06.2019 - 23:31
Rating: 1
Maasai Mara
Written by Daniell on 26.06.2019 at 14:55


I'm pretty sure this album can't be called progressive.


I know nothing about prog and have no interest in what strictly defines the genre. If it sounds Dream Theatre-esque and has the prog label then it sucks and i will rate it a 1/10.
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28.06.2019 - 14:15
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Maasai Mara on 27.06.2019 at 23:31

I know nothing about prog and have no interest in what strictly defines the genre. If it sounds Dream Theatre-esque and has the prog label then it sucks and i will rate it a 1/10.

You are right about one thing - you know nothing about prog. This sounds NOTHING like Dream Theater.
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28.06.2019 - 14:17
Mercurial
I hate prog. I don't know what it sounds like, but I hate it. Even when it doesn't sound like prog.
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29.07.2019 - 11:28
Rating: 8
Harmaajoki
I don't know why this album rated so high. Maybe because I don't like prog or alternative metal; I mean it's good, but the score doesn't make sense to me.
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29.07.2019 - 15:57
gavdann
Written by Harmaajoki on 29.07.2019 at 11:28

I don't know why this album rated so high. Maybe because I don't like prog or alternative metal; I mean it's good, but the score doesn't make sense to me.

So why have you rated it an 8 then?

This album isn't for me at all. I managed 3 songs but knew fairly quickly it wasn't going to be my bag.
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30.07.2019 - 07:52
Rating: 8
Harmaajoki
Written by gavdann on 29.07.2019 at 15:57

Written by Harmaajoki on 29.07.2019 at 11:28

I don't know why this album rated so high. Maybe because I don't like prog or alternative metal; I mean it's good, but the score doesn't make sense to me.

So why have you rated it an 8 then?

This album isn't for me at all. I managed 3 songs but knew fairly quickly it wasn't going to be my bag.

I don't like it is a thing, while I respect this album is another one.

And you can say my score system is low-standard, as I like to give 9 or 10 which is not common for the others.
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12.08.2019 - 22:30
Rating: 9
Mountain King
K i K o
I really liked this album. The vocals are a little limited and don't make me so excited but he definitely knows how to use his voice in the slower and more aggressive songs as well. "Covenant" & "Opponent" are my favorite tracks. The riffs are just impeccable! Covenant's riff build up and that switch to the heavy riff is truly remarkable. Other great songs are "Martyrs", "River" & "Lunacy". The whole album is solid and listenable and definitely one of the very good releases this year. I also have to say that it's a little tiny bit overrated and given more praise than it should but still deserves the attention.
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20.09.2019 - 17:39
Rating: 9
Fabiano
This album is very interesting in the first half, then it becomes quite boring until the last song, which I enjoyed a little more.
"Lascivious" and "Martyrs" are masterpieces
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