Soen - Lotus



8.5 | 391 votes |
Release date: 1 February 2019
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal

Owners:

143 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: 2

Additional info
Cover artwork by Wriliya.

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Comments

Comments: 49   Visited by: 919 users
01.02.2019 - 03:21
Rating: 10
MetalHead9494
This album is a bloody masterpiece! Soen best work for sure. Every song is unique and great on its own. River might be the weakest one, but it's still a great one!
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01.02.2019 - 18:52
Rating: 9
Grouch Douglas
Best album of the year so far.
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03.02.2019 - 10:26
Rating: 6
Theodore V
Lykaia was amazing. Lotus is just a bunch of bummer ballads. Why does everyone love this new album?
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04.02.2019 - 19:46
Rating: 10
Philly_Boy
I find Lotus better than Lykaia. Better sound, better songwritting ans most importantly, every song is unique and memorable. 10/10
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07.02.2019 - 14:31
Rating: 9
MentalYah
Same. I really dig 6 songs on lotus vs 3 on Lykaia.

Seriously. who rates this less than 6?
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08.02.2019 - 08:47
Ball Fondlers
Written by MentalYah on 07.02.2019 at 14:31

Same. I really dig 6 songs on lotus vs 3 on Lykaia.

Seriously. who rates this less than 6?

5 = Not Good, that's probably how I feel about it after a couple of listens
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08.02.2019 - 10:27
JoHn DoE
Needs more listens, I liked it.
What I'll say though is that it does not come close to Tellurian. What an awesome album that was.
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08.02.2019 - 12:48
Rating: 9
Paulh
I'm always sceptical whenever a new album receives a ton of 9 or 10 ratings, especially progressive metal albums. But I can say for certain that this album is awesome! Deserving of its high rating.
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12.02.2019 - 01:14
Rating: 8
MetalManic
Solid release. Cody Ford fits in nicely as the guitarist but I feel that by the time their next album comes along (provided Cody is still with the band) we will hear some interesting deviation from their recent formula.
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13.02.2019 - 13:13
Rating: 8
metalbrat
Lykaia was an excellent album. But I couldn't find a single song in lotus which falls in that category. Great disappointment of 2019.
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13.02.2019 - 22:25
Rating: 9
robpal
Proglord
Probably Soen's best effort.
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14.02.2019 - 22:42
Rating: 6
Theodore V
Written by Ball Fondlers on 08.02.2019 at 08:47

Written by MentalYah on 07.02.2019 at 14:31

Same. I really dig 6 songs on lotus vs 3 on Lykaia.

Seriously. who rates this less than 6?

5 = Not Good, that's probably how I feel about it after a couple of listens


I guess we're in the minority. I suppose prog fans are used to softer sounds and that's why they prefer this to Lykaia. Maybe that's why I never really like Dream Theater. Way too soft... Just check out the favorite bands of all those who loved Lotus and you'll see what I mean
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14.02.2019 - 22:50
Rating: 6
Theodore V
Written by MentalYah on 07.02.2019 at 14:31

Same. I really dig 6 songs on lotus vs 3 on Lykaia.

Seriously. who rates this less than 6?


Seriously! Just 3? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder n' all, but god damn it man! Tracks 1-7 in Lykaia are masterful. This new one is way too soft, sad and boring
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15.02.2019 - 08:54
Ball Fondlers
Written by Theodore V on 14.02.2019 at 22:42

Written by Ball Fondlers on 08.02.2019 at 08:47

Written by MentalYah on 07.02.2019 at 14:31

Same. I really dig 6 songs on lotus vs 3 on Lykaia.

Seriously. who rates this less than 6?

5 = Not Good, that's probably how I feel about it after a couple of listens


I guess we're in the minority. I suppose prog fans are used to softer sounds and that's why they prefer this to Lykaia. Maybe that's why I never really like Dream Theater. Way too soft... Just check out the favorite bands of all those who loved Lotus and you'll see what I mean

I can't get into Dream Theater either, prog definitely isn't my thing so I don't usually vote on those albums unless I really give it enough chances. I don't think I could be bothered to listen to this again, and I'm not supposed to sleep during working hours anyway
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15.02.2019 - 17:14
Rating: 8
illumipony
Yeah, it's pretty good.
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17.02.2019 - 00:48
Rating: 10
Hooman
My first Soen album and I really liked it on my first listen. Will listen to other albums too.
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17.02.2019 - 14:54
Rating: 2
behdad_sh
Very cheap!
You suck Guys
#1?
i wonder where we're going
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17.02.2019 - 16:52
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by behdad_sh on 17.02.2019 at 14:54

i wonder where we're going

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20.02.2019 - 11:14
Rating: 10
hamG
Crikey I gave it 9 but I think it will end up being a 10. Martyrs is a really stunningly crafted track.
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22.02.2019 - 20:38
Rating: 8
metalbrat
After a week I am increasing from 7 to 8. The problem is when we compare this one to Lykaia. Lotus is on the softer side though.
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23.02.2019 - 22:59
Rating: 9
Mountain King
K i K o
Wow, that's a very high rating. I hope it's as good as it seems to be. 8.7 overall is on par with several legendary albums on metal storm. I need to listen to this and the the previous one. I've only heard the first 2 and they are pretty solid although not that remarkable.
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03.03.2019 - 13:09
Rating: 9
Yugosaki
Fantastic album, i'm really enjoying it since it came out ...
very good song structures, production and sound overall. some very memorable tunes here!
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03.03.2019 - 16:50
Rating: 10
Spacerunner
Amazing songs, sick sound production.
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04.03.2019 - 16:01
Crème fraiche
I love the instrumentals here, but I wish I could get into the vocals more. That is the only thing holding me back from loving this band.
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04.03.2019 - 17:55
JoHn DoE
Written by Crème fraiche on 04.03.2019 at 16:01

I love the instrumentals here, but I wish I could get into the vocals more. That is the only thing holding me back from loving this band.


I don't get it, what's wrong with the vocals?
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05.03.2019 - 15:35
Crème fraiche
Written by JoHn DoE on 04.03.2019 at 17:55

Written by Crème fraiche on 04.03.2019 at 16:01

I love the instrumentals here, but I wish I could get into the vocals more. That is the only thing holding me back from loving this band.


I don't get it, what's wrong with the vocals?


I just don't care for them. They sound very monotonous throughout the whole album, not varying a lot between songs. He isn't a bad singer, his style just doesn't do anything for me.
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06.03.2019 - 22:10
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
Ok this is really good. Martyrs, Rival and Lunacy are fantastic songs. I have no problem with this being #1.
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09.03.2019 - 21:07
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
This album is near perfect.
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21.03.2019 - 20:28
Rating: 8
MetalManic
Love Soen. Love em. However, 'Wheel - Moving Backwards' is a stronger 2019 release.
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21.03.2019 - 22:41
Starvynth
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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.


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