In Mourning - Garden Of Storms



8.4 | 180 votes |
Release date: 4 October 2019
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

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01. Black Storm
02. Yields Of Sand
03. Hierophant
04. Magenta Ritual
05. Huntress Moon
06. Tribunal Of Suns
07. The Lost Outpost

Top 20 albums of 2019: 9

Additional info
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren, artwork by Kristian Wåhlin.

Available as:
  • Standard CD
  • Box CD (inc. digipack, beer opener, patch and bag)
  • Black LP
  • Transparent purple LP
  • Transparent splatter LP
  • Digital

  • Staff review by
    musclassia
    Rating:
    8.2
    With Garden Of Storms, In Mourning continue to refine their progressive melodeath sound and further establish themselves as a model of consistency.

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    published 19.10.2019 | Comments (6)

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    03.07.2019 - 13:11
    BehzadSh
    Can't wait that long
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    03.10.2019 - 18:04
    Rating: 9
    annodomini
    So thank god, this is way way better than the last one. Kind of a mix of everything In Mourning has made till today.
    Still need more spins, but sounds as a strong 8 for me.
    Edit: gave it more spins, and it gets better with each one.
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    03.10.2019 - 18:36
    Rating: 9
    Risto
    Wandering Midget
    Likely their best album in my books. Tobias said they took more care to arrangements than before and I can definitely hear it!

    Also a noticeable increase in the use of clean vocals, but harsh vox are still dominant.
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    04.10.2019 - 10:48
    Rating: 10
    EXEbeast
    Amazing album OMG! It's the epitome of all the styles used in their previous albums.
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    04.10.2019 - 13:31
    Rating: 9
    RaduP
    CertifiedHipster
    This sounds a lot like what a lot of people wish Opeth still sounded like
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    04.10.2019 - 15:11
    Rating: 8
    musclassia
    Written by RaduP on 04.10.2019 at 13:31

    This sounds a lot like what a lot of people wish Opeth still sounded like


    I dunno, I like both bands but I feel like the In Mourning/Opeth comparisons have mainly come from them both being Swedish - I don't see a strong resemblance. These guys are clearly more melodeath-inclined than Opeth ever were.
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    04.10.2019 - 15:15
    Rating: 9
    RaduP
    CertifiedHipster
    Written by musclassia on 04.10.2019 at 15:11

    I dunno, I like both bands but I feel like the In Mourning/Opeth comparisons have mainly come from them both being Swedish - I don't see a strong resemblance. These guys are clearly more melodeath-inclined than Opeth ever were.

    It's not really just that they're Swedish. There were more than a few moments on this thing when I though "this sounds a lot like old school Opeth". Obviously it doesn't sound like a copy or anything, but they're pretty much the best thing around that sounds anything like that.
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    04.10.2019 - 16:53
    Rating: 8
    musclassia
    Written by RaduP on 04.10.2019 at 15:15

    Written by musclassia on 04.10.2019 at 15:11

    I dunno, I like both bands but I feel like the In Mourning/Opeth comparisons have mainly come from them both being Swedish - I don't see a strong resemblance. These guys are clearly more melodeath-inclined than Opeth ever were.

    It's not really just that they're Swedish. There were more than a few moments on this thing when I though "this sounds a lot like old school Opeth". Obviously it doesn't sound like a copy or anything, but they're pretty much the best thing around that sounds anything like that.


    I mean I guess there must be something to it given the number of people who say it, but it's never stood out to me. I feel like In Mourning's guitar work is too often focused about just strumming on chords for a bit before moving onto a new chord, rather than like proper riffs, whilst Opeth always felt like a riff-focussed band.
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    04.10.2019 - 22:39
    Rating: 9
    athtar
    Written by RaduP on 04.10.2019 at 13:31

    This sounds a lot like what a lot of people wish Opeth still sounded like

    Exactly what I thought
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    05.10.2019 - 02:11
    Rating: 7
    Seba Raven Rock
    good...
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    07.10.2019 - 16:04
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    Masterchief
    Many ways I like this band , idea, but in old days it was way to I dont know, I never gluw up whit this, I decide to give a try, its same feeling, good music, but something is missing, but what? I dont know
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    I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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    12.10.2019 - 03:00
    Rating: 9
    tominator
    At best deranged
    Well, I finally had a chance to listen to this record and I have to say this might be my second favourite album in their discography. A close call between this one and The Weight Of Oceans for second place, but this one just edges it out imo.

    That's after a first listen though. I wouldn't be surprised if I like it even more with a couple more spins. Magenta Ritual is up there with some of my favourite In Mourning songs.
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    15.10.2019 - 23:48
    Rating: 8
    musclassia
    Written by tominator on 12.10.2019 at 03:00

    Well, I finally had a chance to listen to this record and I have to say this might be my second favourite album in their discography. A close call between this one and The Weight Of Oceans for second place, but this one just edges it out imo.

    That's after a first listen though. I wouldn't be surprised if I like it even more with a couple more spins. Magenta Ritual is up their with some of my favourite In Mourning songs.


    The Weight Of Oceans is my favourite of theirs as well - wasn't sure if that was a common opinion or if people preferred Monolith. To be honest, I've been playing through their albums whilst trying to prepare to review this album and their catalogue is very consistent. Afterglow seems to be the least heralded of the bunch but most people would love to have it as their worst received album. I think this one probably comes second or third for me, but not sure I have any strong hierachy, there's a lot to enjoy (without too many truly amazing moments) on all of them.
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    16.10.2019 - 01:55
    Rating: 9
    tominator
    At best deranged
    Written by musclassia on 15.10.2019 at 23:48


    The Weight Of Oceans is my favourite of theirs as well - wasn't sure if that was a common opinion or if people preferred Monolith. To be honest, I've been playing through their albums whilst trying to prepare to review this album and their catalogue is very consistent. Afterglow seems to be the least heralded of the bunch but most people would love to have it as their worst received album. I think this one probably comes second or third for me, but not sure I have any strong hierachy, there's a lot to enjoy (without too many truly amazing moments) on all of them.


    Honestly I've a hard time picking a favourite between their albums. I mean I could say Shrouded Divine but I feel like there is a bit of nostalgia involved with that one. Then it would probably be The Weight Of Oceans or this one. But those 3 are so close that in the end it really comes down to whichever one I fancy listening to on a certain day.

    I like Monolith a lot but it's behind the aforementioned 3 albums for me. But honestly with In Mourning it's like you said very consistent stuff, so I wouldn't be surprised if Monolith is someone elses favourite over the others.

    As for Afterglow. That's a solid album imo. Their weakest? Yeah I'd say so. But indeed, a lot of other bands could only wish it was the weakest in their discography.
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    17.10.2019 - 10:56
    Rating: 6
    Reaper_Redeemer
    Don't misjudge me, I like old Opeth, but when this band loses it's catchy riffs and melodies, they become indifferent for me. Found some interesting parts in "Hierophant" and "Tribunal Of Suns", but the rest was boring for my taste. Too bad and I liked In Mourning's first releases...
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    29.10.2019 - 09:56
    Coconut Racecar
    I definitely enjoy it and the comparisons to Opeth people have made is quite true. That said, I don't think they have nearly as strong of an atmosphere as Opeth but, that's a hard thing to beat so I'm not making any criticisms there.
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    30.10.2019 - 23:09
    Rating: 9
    Eternity'sChild
    Written by tominator on 16.10.2019 at 01:55

    Honestly I've a hard time picking a favourite between their albums. I mean I could say Shrouded Divine but I feel like there is a bit of nostalgia involved with that one. Then it would probably be The Weight Of Oceans or this one. But those 3 are so close that in the end it really comes down to whichever one I fancy listening to on a certain day.

    I like Monolith a lot but it's behind the aforementioned 3 albums for me. But honestly with In Mourning it's like you said very consistent stuff, so I wouldn't be surprised if Monolith is someone elses favourite over the others.

    As for Afterglow. That's a solid album imo. Their weakest? Yeah I'd say so. But indeed, a lot of other bands could only wish it was the weakest in their discography.


    Actually I would agree on Shrouded Divine being their best. Though I never really understood what's the problem with Afterglow - I enjoyed it quite a lot. I probably like it more than Monolith and maybe even more or equal than The Weight of Oceans (controverse opinion I guess).

    I'm not yet sure how to rank this one compared to the rest - but so far I really like it. Maybe one thing I noticed is, that from The Weight of Oceans onwards it took more time for me to make up my mind about their albums...
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    31.10.2019 - 03:22
    Rating: 9
    tominator
    At best deranged
    Written by Eternity'sChild on 30.10.2019 at 23:09

    Actually I would agree on Shrouded Divine being their best. Though I never really understood what's the problem with Afterglow - I enjoyed it quite a lot. I probably like it more than Monolith and maybe even more or equal than The Weight of Oceans (controverse opinion I guess).


    I mean, I don't find it very strange that you like Afterglow more than some of their other albums. I can totally understand that. Like I said, Afterglow is imo a solid record. So it's not unsurprising that people who like that album even more, prefer it over some of In Mourning's other records.

    Honestly, I listen to all their albums on a regular basis. That just shows that I like all their stuff. But of course you will always have your favourites.
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