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...And Oceans - As In Gardens, So In Tombs

8 | 171 votes |
Release date: 27 January 2023
Style: Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal


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01. As In Gardens, So In Tombs
02. The Collector And His Construct
03. Within Fire And Crystal
04. Carried On Lead Wings
05. Likt Törnen Genom Kött
06. Cloud Heads
07. Wine Into Water
08. Inverse Magnification Matrix
09. The Earth Canvas
10. Ambivalent God
11. Samlarens Valv [deluxe edition bonus]
12. Third Eye Catalyst [deluxe edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2023: 6

Mathias Lillmåns - vocals
Antti Simonen - keyboards
Teemu Saari - guitars
Timo Kontio - guitars
Kauko Kuusisalo - drums
Pyry Hanski - bass

Additional info
Released via Season Of Mist

Mixed and engineered at Necromorbus Studio.
Mastered studio and engineer at Necromorbus Studio.
Recorded drums and bass at D-Studio.
Recorded guitars and vocals at SoundSpiral Audio.

Staff review by
It's official, ...And Oceans are well and truly back on the metal map now, with their second release in 21 years ,As in Gardens, So in Tombs, a more than ideal album for fans that want a trip down memory lane to reminisce the glory days of 90s symphonic and melodic black metal.

published 31.01.2023 | Comments (4)

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25.01.2023 - 10:55
Rating: 8

I didn't know this band before 2020 album but I tried the older stuff then and didn't really care for it to be honest. Cosmic World Mother was good and this new album might be better. I think this is more melodic black but the few symphonic parts sound great. Standout songs for me was more melancholic Likt Törnen Genom Kött and symphonic Inverse Magnification Matrix.
25.01.2023 - 15:08
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Cosmology, cosmic aeons, cosmic streams and energy , one of best elements, own elements, tell me when band has wrote bad album? I dont remember it, I enjoy this one.
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25.01.2023 - 15:38
A Real Monkey

Honestly I’d rather have another Havoc Unit.
"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
27.01.2023 - 00:17

Not my usual type of black metal but it has it's good enough moments.
"Perception and fact, all the same: the truth's what you feel..."

Unpopular opinions is my middle name.
27.01.2023 - 09:55
Rating: 8
Nocturnal Bro
Early contender for best album cover art of the year

27.01.2023 - 12:42
Rating: 8

Written by F3ynman2000 on 27.01.2023 at 09:55

Early contender for best album cover art of the year

Yeah, good album, great artwork
27.01.2023 - 14:03
Rating: 10
Cosmic World Mother was an unexpected and extremely pleasant surprise. One of the best albums of that year. This one, I would say is at least on par with that one, if not even better.
... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
27.01.2023 - 14:43
Written by F3ynman2000 on 27.01.2023 at 09:55

Early contender for best album cover art of the year

Good stuff indeed.

Reminds me of Azarath's Blasphemer's Maledictions... I think it's the same artist. Zbigniew M.Bielak?

27.01.2023 - 20:41
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
I have to agree about the cover art, it's fantastic, music wise it's pretty good too but it doesn't blow me away, despite having some excellent symphonic moments. The last track stands out for me the most.
28.01.2023 - 01:25
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
Definitely some nice artwork. Paz brings up a good comparison with Blasphemers' Maledictions but my mind first went to The Desanctification and The Feral Wisdom. I think that has a lot more to due with the color scheme than anything though.

As for the music, I think this is a small step up from Cosmic World Mother, but still not anything amazing. I just don't feel wowed by anything I'm hearing.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
28.01.2023 - 13:19
Rating: 8
Nocturnal Bro
Very enjoyable black metal with great melodies throughout
30.01.2023 - 23:39
The Ancient One
Written by F3ynman2000 on 27.01.2023 at 09:55

Early contender for best album cover art of the year

I can dig it.
get the fuck off my lawn.

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31.01.2023 - 14:38
The artist who did the artwork is actually Adrien Bousson.

Love his work with The Algorithm and many others.
01.02.2023 - 12:12

The drummer's on fire (and crystal)😛
07.02.2023 - 12:06
Rating: 8

Favourite album of the year so far right here.
11.03.2023 - 16:15
Rating: 9

Could be my AOTY. Kind of annoyed that it released so early in the year and won my heart so fast. Loved this album to death. The third and the fourth tracks are some of the best in the business so far. Also this album feels more like a melodeath album than meloblack.
Leeches everywhere.

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