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Tómarúm - Ash In Realms Of Stone Icons

8.3 | 66 votes |
Release date: 4 May 2022
Style: Progressive black metal


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01. Introspection I
02. Condemned To A Life Of Grief
03. In This Empty Space
04. Introspection II
05. Where No Warmth Is Found [feat. Marissa Godinez]
06. As Black Forms From Grey
07. Awake Into Eternal Slumber [feat. Matt Warner]

Top 20 albums of 2022: 2

Brandon J. Iacovella - guitars, vocals, contrabass
Kyle Walburn - guitars, vocals
Matthew Longerbeam - guitars
Christopher Stropoli - drums
Michael Sanders - bass

Session musicians
Aaron Baumoel - keyboards
Arran McSporran - fretless bass
Spencer Moore - drums

Guest musicians
Marissa Godinez - vocals
Matt Warner - guitars

Additional info
Engineered by Corey Bautista at Corey Bautista Audio.
Drums edited by Jordan Beal at Glasswall Studio.
Mixed by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording.
Mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, the Thousand Caves.
Art by Mariusz Lewandowski.

Staff review by
Tómarúm, according to a quick online search, is an Icelandic word meaning a vacuum or void. Having listened to Ash In Realms Of Stone Icons, Tómarúm’s music couldn’t sound less empty or voidlike.

published 14.05.2022 | Comments (6)

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06.05.2022 - 22:01
Rating: 10

Wow. So the EP was intriguing and I had some expectations coming into this but these guys blew those away. Sounds like Izthmi cut with some high energy Inferi and some Fallujah to boot. Awesome sound, great execution. Don't miss this one!
10.05.2022 - 02:59
Rating: 10

I might be getting ahead of myself here, but I think this is on par with Epigone for album of the year. I didnt even know these people existed and they just dropped a masterpiece
11.05.2022 - 01:25
Rating: 9

Incredible album, definitely AOTY material.
"Nullum unquam exstitit magnum igenium sine aliqua dementia [there was never great genius without some madness]."

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11.05.2022 - 07:39
Rating: 8
Morbid Angel 13

I like it a lot, don't get me wrong. But just like with many progressive albums, the unecessary complexity hinders its relistenability value. Only time will tell....
17.05.2022 - 04:54
Rating: 10

Easily one of the most innovative albums I've heard In a long time. Well done on transforming the genre further.

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