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Release date: 30 August 2013
Style: Technical death metal, Avantgarde metal

Rating:

8.1 | 133 votes

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01. Le Toit Du Monde
02. An Ocean Of Wisdom
03. Forgotten Arrows
04. Colored Sands
05. The Battle Of Chamdo
06. Enemies Of Compassion
07. Ember's Voice
08. Absconders
09. Reduced To Silence

Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Luc Lemay - vocals, guitars
Kevin Hufnagel - guitars
John Longstreth - drums
Colin Marston - bass


Additional info
• Digipak CD
• Gatefold 2-LP version released in different colours:
 - 150 yellow-red
 - 350 clear
 - regular black

Staff pick by
psykometal

02.10.2013 Definitely my favorite of the decade+ long comeback album craze that has been happening lately.



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Candlemass - 04.06.2013 at 23:02  
  YESS!! this is gonna be so good!! thanking for submitting the news!
Illog1cal - 04.06.2013 at 23:44  
  I am hoping very much that this will be not another squeaky clean produced modern death metal album.
LeKiwi - 05.06.2013 at 00:55  
 
Written by Guest on 04.06.2013 at 23:44

I am hoping very much that this will be not another squeaky clean produced modern death metal album.

As long as the other musical traits remains, production really isn't much to complain about.
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.06.2013 at 17:33  
  New track.

Divergenceless - 26.07.2013 at 22:43  
Rating: 8 Good shiz, but I think this one will get a little bit of negative reception from Metal Storm nonetheless. At many points, I felt like this was Gorguts TRYING to be Gorguts, and it felt a bit more calculated than a typical Gorguts album.

That being said, it appealed to me greatly and I think it is a fantastic record. Enemies of Compassion and Ember's Voice are the two tracks that stood out for me.
Rulatore - 27.07.2013 at 03:06  
Rating: 9 Holy shit, that was better than I expected (and better than anything I've heard from them, as far as I remember)
psykometal - 04.08.2013 at 18:32  
  This is yet another really good return for a reformed renowned death metal band!
qlacs - 06.08.2013 at 00:34  
 
Written by Rulatore on 27.07.2013 at 03:06

Holy shit, that was better than I expected (and better than anything I've heard from them, as far as I remember)

Same here!
maniard - 08.08.2013 at 18:01  
Rating: 10 Because of the leak, the album is currently availabe on iTunes and Spotify. Incredible cd
Alex Fenger - 18.08.2013 at 18:21  
Rating: 8 Really nice album. My main complaint is that it opens much stronger than it closes, and I tend to prefer the opposite. Actually the opening track is my favorite on the album. Better than FWTH, very pleased.
Cynic Metalhead - 30.08.2013 at 10:40  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 18.08.2013 at 18:21

Actually the opening track is my favorite on the album. Better than FWTH, very pleased.


Le toit opened up like the album gonna be fantastic. It is, but wasn't that much blown away as the first song sounded like.
nekrobik - 30.08.2013 at 16:09  
Rating: 8 The best album of the year!!!!
Apatheria - 31.08.2013 at 21:19  
Rating: 9 Thinking man's death metal with a lot of melodic complexity. My favorite record thus far in 2013.
musicalkaratekid - 02.09.2013 at 19:50  
Rating: 9 How many more top-notch albums like this are going to be released this year?

But seriously, "Colored sands" is extremely good indeed. The band may have a considerably large gap between each of their albums but at least every time they make up for those long periods of wait. As for the album itself, I personally think the first half outshines the second-but not by that much. I mean, the one thing that annoys me a bit is that fact that 'Absconders' is a bit too long (although I know that Gorguts like to experiment, and they usually do that considerably well), yet that doesn't exactly lower the quality that the previous seven songs had produced. Personal favourites for me are the outstanding title track, 'Le toit du monde' and the nice classical interlude that is 'The battle of Chamdo'. This album is going to be loved by many for years to come, that's for sure.
Lit. - 02.09.2013 at 20:21  
  So far, so good.
JCJen7 - 05.09.2013 at 01:50  
  .........................so what!
Chobo_jokeR - 07.09.2013 at 02:14  
Rating: 8 First half was fantastic, second half was ok. Pretty disappointed the second half wasn't as good, because this was shaping up to be one of the best I've heard this year. I found the first half to be a little more experimental with odd stuff going on, whereas the second half was a little more just tech death with some wankery. I'll give it time, but it is a little disappointing. First half was like a 9, second half was a 6.5 / 7.
Velvet Thorns - 09.09.2013 at 21:00  
  The first time i hear that band
beautiful album
Cal - 17.09.2013 at 18:39  
Rating: 9 Best album I've heard this year
carlitozik - 28.09.2013 at 19:09  
  An Ocean Of Wisdom!
Rupert - 02.10.2013 at 18:08  
Rating: 9
Written by LeKiwi on 05.06.2013 at 00:55

Written by Guest on 04.06.2013 at 23:44

I am hoping very much that this will be not another squeaky clean produced modern death metal album.

As long as the other musical traits remains, production really isn't much to complain about.


A good part of their sound is, well, their sound. Luckily they're not idiots and the production brings out the best of their music.
Marcel Hubregtse - 02.10.2013 at 18:38  
Rating: 6 An average okay album nothing more.
psykometal - 02.10.2013 at 18:45  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.10.2013 at 18:38

An average okay album nothing more.

Was expecting you to say this.
Daniell - 02.10.2013 at 21:50  
 
Written by psykometal on 02.10.2013 at 18:45

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.10.2013 at 18:38

An average okay album nothing more.

Was expecting you to say this.


And I will agree with Marcel on this one. The odds of that happening are quite remote by the way
psykometal - 03.10.2013 at 00:03  
 
Written by Daniell on 02.10.2013 at 21:50

And I will agree with Marcel on this one. The odds of that happening are quite remote by the way

Wow, that is something. I definitely expected that of Marcel, but not you. Lol.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.10.2013 at 02:18  
Rating: 6 Well why Dasniell syas it's average is because it IS average but then again Girguts have never been great at all
psykometal - 03.10.2013 at 07:43  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.10.2013 at 02:18

Well why Dasniell syas it's average is because it IS average but then again Girguts have never been great at all

Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
Daniell - 03.10.2013 at 10:27  
 
Written by psykometal on 03.10.2013 at 00:03

Wow, that is something. I definitely expected that of Marcel, but not you. Lol.


Gorguts make their music so weird that it becomes ridiculous. I like to listen to music that actually resembles songs. Gorguts create random assemblies of riffs and drum fills that are supposed to be songs, but they aren't. I listened to "Colored Sands" a few times when the album leaked, and now, when it's out, I revisited it on spotify just to see if my initial impression was correct. It was.
psykometal - 03.10.2013 at 15:27  
 
Written by Daniell on 03.10.2013 at 10:27

Gorguts make their music so weird that it becomes ridiculous. I like to listen to music that actually resembles songs. Gorguts create random assemblies of riffs and drum fills that are supposed to be songs, but they aren't. I listened to "Colored Sands" a few times when the album leaked, and now, when it's out, I revisited it on spotify just to see if my initial impression was correct. It was.

They sound like songs to me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.10.2013 at 15:33  
  Yeah Gorguts are strange but I wouldn't say that they're so alien that the songs don't sound like songs. I can understand people not liking the dissonance however.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.10.2013 at 17:36  
Rating: 6
Written by psykometal on 03.10.2013 at 15:27

Written by Daniell on 03.10.2013 at 10:27

Gorguts make their music so weird that it becomes ridiculous. I like to listen to music that actually resembles songs. Gorguts create random assemblies of riffs and drum fills that are supposed to be songs, but they aren't. I listened to "Colored Sands" a few times when the album leaked, and now, when it's out, I revisited it on spotify just to see if my initial impression was correct. It was.

They sound like songs to me.



they indeed still are songs, with a head and a tail.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.10.2013 at 17:37  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.10.2013 at 15:33

Yeah Gorguts are strange but I wouldn't say that they're so alien that the songs don't sound like songs. I can understand people not liking the dissonance however.



somehow I am starting to get a 2001: A Space Odessey is not a film deja vu
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.10.2013 at 18:42  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.10.2013 at 17:37


somehow I am starting to get a 2001: A Space Odessey is not a film deja vu

Haha, I think he came perilously close. I think we should ask him whether or not Gorguts is music. If he says yes he should explain to us then why it's music but doesn't consist of songs
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.10.2013 at 18:43  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.10.2013 at 18:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.10.2013 at 17:37


somehow I am starting to get a 2001: A Space Odessey is not a film deja vu

Haha, I think he came perilously close. I think we should ask him whether or not Gorguts is music. If he says yes he should explain to us then why it's music but doesn't consist of songs



Head of Metal - 05.10.2013 at 23:12  
  Will DEFINITELY be picking this up at some point.
Daggon - 08.11.2013 at 04:13  
Rating: 5 That was reaaaaally boring, too bad, I wanted to enjoy this.
Lit. - 21.11.2013 at 05:47  
 
Written by Daggon on 08.11.2013 at 04:13

That was reaaaaally boring, too bad, I wanted to enjoy this.

We are evidently not listening to the same album, I enjoyed this much more than From Wisdom To Hate.
Troy Killjoy - 21.11.2013 at 06:21  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. on 21.11.2013 at 05:47
We are evidently not listening to the same album, I enjoyed this much more than From Wisdom To Hate.

I think it's safe for me to say this has actually become my favorite Gorguts release. I know it's probably not a popular opinion but I don't think their back catalog stands up to this album.
Cynic Metalhead - 21.11.2013 at 13:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.11.2013 at 06:21

Written by Lit. on 21.11.2013 at 05:47
We are evidently not listening to the same album, I enjoyed this much more than From Wisdom To Hate.

I think it's safe for me to say this has actually become my favorite Gorguts release. I know it's probably not a popular opinion but I don't think their back catalog stands up to this album.


No no, it can't be, Troy. I'd thought the same way when I was going through the first track but eventually have to settled it down with "okay, good album, nothing else". If you're fan of Gorguts and think about this(your) decision, it might be. Personally, I don't think so.
Troy Killjoy - 21.11.2013 at 14:35  
Rating: 8
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 21.11.2013 at 13:35
No no, it can't be, Troy.

It may not be better per se, but I've definitely listened to this more than I've listened to all of their previous albums combined in the past few months. Basically I look at those albums and think nah, I'd rather listen to Colored Sands.
Cynic Metalhead - 21.11.2013 at 14:40  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.11.2013 at 14:35

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 21.11.2013 at 13:35
No no, it can't be, Troy.

It may not be better per se, but I've definitely listened to this more than I've listened to all of their previous albums combined in the past few months. Basically I look at those albums and think nah, I'd rather listen to Colored Sands.


May be. I'm not big fan of Gorguts, matter of fact, don't know much about this band as I haven't listen to their previous records much. I think you could be right.
Troy Killjoy - 21.11.2013 at 14:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 21.11.2013 at 14:40
I think you could be right.

Not about right and wrong here, although from a general standpoint I think most people would say Gorguts hit their peak with Obscura.
Cynic Metalhead - 21.11.2013 at 16:14  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.11.2013 at 14:43

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 21.11.2013 at 14:40
I think you could be right.

Not about right and wrong here, although from a general standpoint I think most people would say Gorguts hit their peak with Obscura.


But, we're talking about Colored Sands.
Lit. - 21.11.2013 at 22:53  
  I wouldn't call Colored Sands better than Obscura. Just better than Wisdom.
I'm not gonna compare it to their first two, though, because those are kinda in different leagues and I enjoy those on a different level.
Divergenceless - 23.11.2013 at 17:18  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.11.2013 at 06:21

Written by Lit. on 21.11.2013 at 05:47
We are evidently not listening to the same album, I enjoyed this much more than From Wisdom To Hate.

I think it's safe for me to say this has actually become my favorite Gorguts release. I know it's probably not a popular opinion but I don't think their back catalog stands up to this album.

I actually know a lot of people who share this point of view, which I find very fascinating.

While I don't think it is better than From Wisdom to Hate or Obscura, it's a really nice comeback that has some excellent moments (particularly past the Battle of Chamdo). I just tend to think the first half of the album is lacking relative to what Gorguts were capable of doing.
Troy Killjoy - 23.11.2013 at 17:38  
Rating: 8
Written by Divergenceless on 23.11.2013 at 17:18
I just tend to think the first half of the album is lacking relative to what Gorguts were capable of doing.

To be honest, I feel the same way. Even though this as turned out to be my favorite Gorguts release, I was personally expecting more. Their sound has been modernized but I don't think it's been sterilized. It lacks the unpredictability of their back catalog but also sounds more consistent, which is what I like so much about it.
mz - 18.01.2014 at 00:02  
Rating: 8 I'm with Lit on this. Better than FWtH and a welcomed comeback. Not as crazy and astonishing as Obscura but this ain't a problem as that album is really hard to match.

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