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Vale Of Pnath - Between The Worlds Of Life And Death



7.7 | 52 votes |
Release date: 24 May 2024
Style: Symphonic black metal, Technical death metal

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01. The Forgotten Path (Intro)
02. Silent Prayers
03. Soul Offering
04. Shadow
05. Uncertain Tomorrow
06. Beneath Ashen Skies
07. No Return, No Regret
08. Echoes Of The Past (Interlude)
09. Burning Light

Additional info
Produced by Ken Scorceron.
Mixed and mastered by Ken Scorceron.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.0
To the surprise of probably not that many people, an 8-year gap and almost complete overhaul of the band’s membership since II has had a fairly dramatic impact upon the sound of Vale Of Pnath.

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published 19.06.2024 | Comments (0)

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23.04.2024 - 09:09
Ed plain
Singles sound completely awesome I can't wait
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25.05.2024 - 09:30
Rating: 6
AndyMetalFreak
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This ain't a bad tech death release by any means, it even borders on symphonic death at times, but I've certainly heard better tech death albums this year. It has a very solid production, and the musicianship skills are clearly a high-quality standard, but unfortunately the songwriting doesn't wow or excite me in any way.
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26.05.2024 - 13:06
Rating: 8
Liafev
There are band I don’t expect any surprise from. And Vale of Pnath was one of them, they’ve been very consistent in the style they play, pretty straight forward, high speed tech tech, albeit already a bit darker than the average tech death band. And I thought we’d get that once more.

But right from the first minutes of this one, I was completely intrigued. Did tech death take a trip to 90s era Norway ?! Because this sounds totally inspired by old school sympho black from Scandinavia.

This gives the band a whole new dimension, it’s even darker now. The symphonic layers are mastered perfectly, they nailed the atmosphere.

This was a big surprise for me. It takes Vale of Pnath from a good but rather unoriginal band to one quite unique and special. I can only wish they’ll continue on this path.
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30.05.2024 - 10:26
Rating: 8
musclassia
Staff
So apparently the Vale Of Pnath line-up is now almost exactly the same as the Abigail Williams line-up; as a big fan of the latter band, probably not a surprise that I dig this new album, although reading online it seems the long-time tech-death fans are disappointed. This is now somewhere between tech-death and a rather dramatic and synth-heavy form of black metal as Liafev mentions above, and I like it quite a bit
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04.06.2024 - 17:38
AstralBurial
I enjoyed this album quite a bit. those 37 minutes flew by so fast i didnt even notice. made me play it again and that is a good thing. is it normal for tech death to have symphonic and electronic elements? i quite liked that.
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04.06.2024 - 18:08
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by AstralBurial on 04.06.2024 at 17:38

I enjoyed this album quite a bit. those 37 minutes flew by so fast i didnt even notice. made me play it again and that is a good thing. is it normal for tech death to have symphonic and electronic elements? i quite liked that.

Some bands do but very few. I wouldn't call it a staple of the genre. Also, a lot of bands on the side of Deathcore will use symphonic elements. If you enjoy that I'd recommend other bands such as:

- Fleshgod Apocalypse
- Shadow Of Intent
- Immanifest
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- Also Thrash Paradise
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07.06.2024 - 03:19
Rating: 7
Folkbill
I really think that this album has low quality or just poor production. The vocals barely stand out, as though they were in the background, similar to a 1990 death metal album mix. Some riffs, solos, and passages are just okay. The sound is what really impacts this work overall.
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--Non So Bill.
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