Before The Rain - Frail


8.2 | 47 votes |
Release date: 1 June 2011
Style: Death doom metal

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1 trades it


01. And The World Ends There
02. Shards
03. Breaking The Waves
04. A Glimpse Towards The Sun
05. Frail
06. Peace Is Absent

Additional info
Recorded at Fabrica de Som in Oporto, Portugal by sound engineer Nuno Maciel and produced by Valter Cunha.
Mixed at Chapel Studios (My Dying Bride, Cathedral) in Lincolnshire, England by Ewan Davies (Anathema) & Valter Cunha, mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Paradise Lost) and includes Natalie Koskinen (Shape Of Despair) and Peter Bjärgö (Arcana) as guest singers.

Staff review by
Mr. Doctor
Rating:
7.7
I'm ashamed to admit that for not so long ago, Portugal wasn't really a country I noticed when it came to metal, let alone doom metal. So it's a surprise to see that the nice weather is not preventing the musicians from creating tragic landscapes. Released in June, the sophomore album by Before The Rain might be a good start for people who haven't embraced this wonderfully doomed kind of music yet.

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published 21.09.2011 | Comments (7)

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03.06.2011 - 15:58
Rating: 9
BehzadSh
I was expected it would be better.
But not so bad.
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10.06.2011 - 16:33
Saeed_P
Written by BehzadSh on 03.06.2011 at 15:58

I was expected it would be better.
But not so bad.

but that was good enough and also catchy as hell!
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10.06.2011 - 23:34
Rating: 9
BehzadSh
Written by Saeed_P on 10.06.2011 at 16:33

Written by BehzadSh on 03.06.2011 at 15:58

I was expected it would be better.
But not so bad.

but that was good enough and also catchy as hell!


Yeah! More I listen, more enjoy of it
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11.06.2011 - 22:57
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Huge disappointment for me the clean vocals were the only part that I enjoyed
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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09.07.2011 - 11:25
Rating: 10
Amo del Merol
I love this band !!!
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01.08.2011 - 16:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
A bit of a disappointment based on one listen. It veers off into too calm post-metal from time to time. I miss the aggression which was still present on the debut. This one is as if floating in a tranquil sea.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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01.08.2011 - 16:37
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
A bit of a disappointment based on one listen. It veers off into too calm post-metal from time to time. I miss the aggression which was still present on the debut. This one is as if floating in a tranquil sea.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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01.08.2011 - 19:18
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.08.2011 at 16:37

A bit of a disappointment based on one listen. It veers off into too calm post-metal from time to time. I miss the aggression which was still present on the debut. This one is as if floating in a tranquil sea.


Heh, since I haven't heard their debut I can't compare and I want to say that I'm digging this album quite a bit. Love the tranquil moments.
Also love the fact that is long as hell but it feels like it's just 40 minutes long or something. The songs just pass by.

This will be a fun album to review
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.08.2011 - 19:24
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
I do feel like we could have more growls on this one but I like the instrumental meandering that goes on.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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01.08.2011 - 19:32
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by BloodTears on 01.08.2011 at 19:24

I do feel like we could have more growls on this one but I like the instrumental meandering that goes on.


I don't really feel like it needs more growls. I didn't really notice the lack of them since I liked his clean vocals, different from what I thought I was going to hear for this music.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.08.2011 - 19:40
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.08.2011 at 19:32

Written by BloodTears on 01.08.2011 at 19:24

I do feel like we could have more growls on this one but I like the instrumental meandering that goes on.


I don't really feel like it needs more growls. I didn't really notice the lack of them since I liked his clean vocals, different from what I thought I was going to hear for this music.


Since I liked the growls when they came in, I kinda expected that more would come. But in the end, I really don't care because I generally like the songs.

What were you expecting? lol
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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01.08.2011 - 19:49
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by BloodTears on 01.08.2011 at 19:40

What were you expecting? lol


Some sort of whiny Aaron.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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22.09.2011 - 09:03
Music4TheSpirit
MetalForTheSpiri
I Iike the art work, so I'm checking this out!
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"I'm a good man... while that don't interfere with my interest" Anonymous , taken from the low moderm and post-moderm consciences
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18.12.2011 - 23:45
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
This got better with time, from a huge disappointment to 19 on my top of 2011 list
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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18.12.2011 - 23:55
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by InnerSelf on 18.12.2011 at 23:45
This got better with time, from a huge disappointment to 19 on my top of 2011 list

It snaked its way up my list in the same fashion. It wasn't even in the top 50 and now it's top 10.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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05.02.2012 - 04:22
Rating: 8
omjaimes
omjaimes
Beautiful moments and soundscapes, though a bit long
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05.02.2012 - 11:36
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by omjaimes on 05.02.2012 at 04:22

Beautiful moments and soundscapes, though a bit long


Good description of the album
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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10.04.2012 - 09:00
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
All I can think of when I see this cover is The Shawshank Redemption, so that makes this kind of hard to pass up right now
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10.04.2012 - 09:00
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
Probably totally unrealated though
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31.05.2012 - 06:04
Timmeh
Dudeman
I only listen to the last 3 songs as they're a thousand times better than the first 3.
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