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Orbit Culture - Nija



8 | 122 votes |
Release date: 7 August 2020
Style: Melodic death metal

Owners:

33 have it
7 want it


01. At The Front
02. North Star Of Nija
03. Open Eye
04. Day Of The Cloud
05. Behold
06. Mirrorslave
07. Nensha
08. Rebirth
09. The Shadowing

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
7.0
The Swedish-American metal exchange program is alive and well in Orbit Culture.

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published 08.08.2020 | Comments (4)

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Comments: 25   Visited by: 316 users
03.05.2020 - 10:55
Rating: 9
metal2000

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07.08.2020 - 13:31
Rating: 10
jawharessence

These guys always deliver. Such a monumental release!
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08.08.2020 - 16:55
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Oh look, a new album in as our #1 for 2020. Let's see what kind of music it is.

*Clicks on album page, sees melodic death metal tag*

Wow, who would have thought?
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08.08.2020 - 18:53
Rating: 5
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Apothecary on 08.08.2020 at 16:55

Oh look, a new album in as our #1 for 2020. Let's see what kind of music it is.

*Clicks on album page, sees melodic death metal tag*

Wow, who would have thought?

It only has 24 votes. Give it a minute and it'll drop below 8.2
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09.08.2020 - 06:06
Rating: 8
tintinb

The album is full of bangers, lots of good grooves in it.
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09.08.2020 - 23:25
Rating: 7
musclassia

I think it's a decent enough Swede-melodeath release, but the score does surprise me - like Troy says, I imagine it'll go down quickly enough as more people vote for it, as it does feel a bit unremarkable, and that's coming from a melodeath fan
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10.08.2020 - 01:34
Rating: 5
Illusion's_Void

Extremely Overrated. Their 2018 EP was Great, but this just has too many problems regarding the choruses. Else, really good record.
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10.08.2020 - 17:59
Rating: 6
666tipex666

A lot of Core!
Some nice moments of melodeath and a few moments of djent, but it sounds average.
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15.08.2020 - 23:16
Rating: 10
EnigmaLake

Written by Illusion's_Void on 10.08.2020 at 01:34

Extremely Overrated. Their 2018 EP was Great, but this just has too many problems regarding the choruses. Else, really good record.


Overrated? Band is barely known. Niklas has been doing nearly everything from the start and now they are on a super small label. Whats "Else"?
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16.08.2020 - 02:39
Rating: 5
Illusion's_Void

Quote:
Overrated? Band is barely known. Niklas has been doing nearly everything from the start and now they are on a super small label. Whats "Else"?

Overrated regarding MS score and overstatements people do about both the record and the band.
With the "else", I mean most of what's not chorus related is actually quite enjoyable.
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17.08.2020 - 05:39
Aries Rising

I get strong Metallica vibes from this.
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17.08.2020 - 05:45
Rating: 5
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Aries Rising on 17.08.2020 at 05:39

I get strong Metallica vibes from this.

That's not a comparison I've come across outside of your comment. What similarities do you hear?
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17.08.2020 - 12:33
Rating: 6
Enemy of Reality

My experience with this album was "Yeah this is alright. Nice vocals, riffs and skill..".
Then the clean vocals came in..
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17.08.2020 - 18:21
Aries Rising

Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.08.2020 at 05:45

Written by Aries Rising on 17.08.2020 at 05:39

I get strong Metallica vibes from this.

That's not a comparison I've come across outside of your comment. What similarities do you hear?


The clean vocals at times have a Hetfield vibe and some of the wah solos sound nearly identical to Kirks wah tone. I've used his signature wah in the past so I know that tone quite well.
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18.08.2020 - 09:35
Rating: 5
Morbid Angel 13

Too many clichés on this one. Haven't heard anything else from them but this is more than melodic death metal. There're plenty of popy nu metal passages, lots of modern metal cringe moments, some industrial sounds thrown in the mix, and the whinny straight vocals are straight from the bummer school of Trivium. Production is excellent but it's a hard pass for me.
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18.08.2020 - 12:57
KaninStryparn

Written by Enemy of Reality on 17.08.2020 at 12:33

My experience with this album was "Yeah this is alright. Nice vocals, riffs and skill..".
Then the clean vocals came in..
I like the clean vocals, but feels a little nu metal at times
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20.08.2020 - 22:35
Rating: 9
Elisyon

This is an excellent album!
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13.09.2020 - 07:29
Rating: 6
metalbrat

Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.08.2020 at 18:53

Written by Apothecary on 08.08.2020 at 16:55

Oh look, a new album in as our #1 for 2020. Let's see what kind of music it is.

*Clicks on album page, sees melodic death metal tag*

Wow, who would have thought?

It only has 24 votes. Give it a minute and it'll drop below 8.2

85 votes and still in 7.9..... What do you think now?....You wanna say 'overrated'?..
First time listening to them. Not yet completed but I am already into it.
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13.09.2020 - 14:51
Rating: 5
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by metalbrat on 13.09.2020 at 07:29

85 votes and still in 7.9..... What do you think now?....You wanna say 'overrated'?..
First time listening to them. Not yet completed but I am already into it.

I never said anything about it being overrated. I correctly estimated that the rating would drop with more exposure and asked another user why he compared this to Metallica.

KnifeAndHate is the only person who brought up their being overrated.
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27.09.2020 - 19:34
Rating: 6
metalbrat

Written by Aries Rising on 17.08.2020 at 05:39

I get strong Metallica vibes from this.

Very true... Behold and Mirror Slave reminds me of Metallica songs.
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01.10.2020 - 19:25
Rating: 6
metalbrat

Written by 666tipex666 on 10.08.2020 at 17:59

A lot of Core!
Some nice moments of melodeath and a few moments of djent, but it sounds average.

After few spins i felt the same.... Lots and lots of core music.
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31.12.2020 - 06:02
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.08.2020 at 05:45

Written by Aries Rising on 17.08.2020 at 05:39

I get strong Metallica vibes from this.

That's not a comparison I've come across outside of your comment. What similarities do you hear?


I'm not sure how someone could not hear the clear vocal similarities, unless they simply rated low without actually listening to the album (which is commonplace to happen to melodeath bands on this website).

As for me, I quite enjoy the album. It's a bit all over the place - like a mix of Metallica, melodeath, and core. Sometimes it's dark and spacey, and other times nu-metalish or thrashy. I actually don't mind the vocals, and find several of the choruses to be enjoyable. Probably a 7.5 for me.
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31.12.2020 - 06:10
Rating: 5
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 31.12.2020 at 06:02
I'm not sure how someone could not hear the clear vocal similarities, unless they simply rated low without actually listening to the album (which is commonplace to happen to melodeath bands on this website).

It would probably be easier to make the comparison for someone who listened to a Metallica album more recently than 4 years ago.
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31.12.2020 - 14:34
Rating: 7
musclassia

People mentioning Metallica influences here but when I was reviewing it I felt like Testament was a more obvious comparison, mainly vocally but also instrumentally
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09.11.2021 - 19:52
Rating: 6
Charlotbk

Written by Enemy of Reality on 17.08.2020 at 12:33

My experience with this album was "Yeah this is alright. Nice vocals, riffs and skill..".
Then the clean vocals came in..


I'm really really late but like you said.... was really digging it but the clean vocal came in I find it really awful.....
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