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Caligula's Horse - Charcoal Grace



7.9 | 122 votes |
Release date: 26 January 2024
Style: Alternative metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

22 have it
37 want it


01. The World Breathes With Me
02. Golem
03. Charcoal Grace I: Prey
04. Charcoal Grace II: A World Without
05. Charcoal Grace III: Vigil
06. Charcoal Grace IV: Give Me Hell
07. Sails
08. The Stormchaser
09. Mute

Top 20 albums of 2024: 9

Line-up
Jim Grey - vocals
Sam Vallen - guitars
Josh Griffin - drums
Dale Prinsse - bass

Additional info
Released via InsideOut Music.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.2
Bookended by songs both at or above the 10-minute mark and with a four-part title track as its centrepiece, Charcoal Grace is prog band Caligula's Horse at their proggiest.

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published 24.01.2024 | Comments (3)

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Comments: 13   Visited by: 334 users
10.11.2023 - 19:59
Rating: 7
Vellichor

This is the first release I’m really excited for in 2024, so glad to see we’re getting more from them
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10.01.2024 - 17:58
Rating: 7
Samot

Written by Vellichor on 10.11.2023 at 19:59

This is the first release I’m really excited for in 2024, so glad to see we’re getting more from them

There are 2 of us =) and I'm quite curious about the new Borknagar too!
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26.01.2024 - 15:59
Rating: 6
iMorphball

It's _okay_. Vocals are at times really beautiful. But it all feels very "flat." Nothing overly exciting or new, especially for these guys. They're sort of starting to get into Soen territory where it feels like they're writing the same album over and over.
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26.01.2024 - 18:46
Rating: 8
dammage11

Disagree, this is different enough from In Contact, while also just being better than Rise Radiant, that I'm really enjoying what I'm hearing. It's no In Contact for cure, but the beauty and passion are still there. I feel like with Soen, if you moved around their songs between their last 3 albums I would not be able to tell, whereas (aside from the first 2 songs) this is pretty distinctly Charcoal Grace
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26.01.2024 - 20:15
Rating: 9
Ruisdier

One of their best efforts yet. The World Breathes With Me and Mute are amazing tracks
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27.01.2024 - 05:36
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose

At this point it’s impossible for a band’s latest album not to be their lowest rated on this site
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27.01.2024 - 06:06
24emd
Theory Snob
Written by Nicko's Nose on 27.01.2024 at 05:36

At this point it’s impossible for a band’s latest album not to be their lowest rated on this site

Hellripper, Dødheimsgard, An Abstract Illusion, Disillusion, Brymir, Gaerea, Allegaeon and Blind Guardian beg to differ. I also wouldn't fret as this album has 27 votes
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31.01.2024 - 18:44
Rating: 8
Jaro

I feel that they delivered, probably will prefer this album over Rise Radiant in the future. "Charcoal Grace IV: Give Me Hell" hits really hard
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06.02.2024 - 13:21
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Nicko's Nose on 27.01.2024 at 05:36

At this point it’s impossible for a band’s latest album not to be their lowest rated on this site

You gave it a 10 and feel resentful that not many more people did the same.
Let me tell you why I did not give it a 10. I gave no rating yet, but I doubt it'll be higher than 7. Caligula's Horse is a perfectly mediocre band. the singer is flat and unoffensive, the riffs are good background music, because I can't remember any of them. The impressive musicianship is undoubtedly there, but it never serves a song, it only shows that the musicians are very adept and willing to show off. This is a band that I won't turn off when I hear it, but I will never turn it on of my own volition.
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08.02.2024 - 23:07
Rating: 8
Jaro

Written by Daniell on 06.02.2024 at 13:21

This is a band that I won't turn off when I hear it, but I will never turn it on of my own volition.

Based on that last sentence giving it a 7 would be really high, don't you think?
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09.02.2024 - 06:31
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Jaro on 08.02.2024 at 23:07

Written by Daniell on 06.02.2024 at 13:21

This is a band that I won't turn off when I hear it, but I will never turn it on of my own volition.

Based on that last sentence giving it a 7 would be really high, don't you think?

There are hundreds of bands that I won't listen to willingly that I would rate with a 7.
Caligula's Horse is not a bad band, it's just I don't really want to listen to them, even though I can appreciate some of their songs.
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11.02.2024 - 22:10
Rating: 8
Jaro

Written by Daniell on 09.02.2024 at 06:31

There are hundreds of bands that I won't listen to willingly that I would rate with a 7.
Caligula's Horse is not a bad band, it's just I don't really want to listen to them, even though I can appreciate some of their songs.

I respect your opinion on the band. I do not however respect your rating system, it seems a bit skewed towards overrating xD I don't want to argue with a random person about this though, so you do you
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19.02.2024 - 19:36
Rating: 9
schlakt

Really impressed with this one, probably my favourite of theirs yet!
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