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Hail Spirit Noir - Fossil Gardens



8 | 100 votes |
Release date: 28 June 2024
Style: Blackened progressive metal, Psychedelic rock

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25 want it


01. Starfront Promenade
02. The Temple Of Curved Space
03. Curse You, Entropia
04. The Blue Dot
05. The Road To Awe
06. Ludwig In Orbit
07. Fossil Gardens

Top 20 albums of 2024: 9

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
N/A
The progressive nature of Enslaved, the exploratory nature of Dødheimsgard, and the psychedelia of Oranssi Pazuzu. And yet Hail Spirit Noir have never been about sounding like other bands, and Fossil Gardens is no exception.

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published 04.07.2024 | Comments (4)

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23.04.2024 - 23:34
Nejde
Moderator
Contender for AOTY incoming. I'm super excited to hear what they've come up with this time because the evolution of their sound feels so natural from album to album.
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24.04.2024 - 00:15
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Nejde on 23.04.2024 at 23:34

Contender for AOTY incoming. I'm super excited to hear what they've come up with this time because the evolution of their sound feels so natural from album to album.

It's not out yet Nejde. You can't be calling out AOTY before release The expectations you're putting on your ears!
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24.04.2024 - 00:46
Nejde
Moderator
Written by Guib on 24.04.2024 at 00:15

It's not out yet Nejde. You can't be calling out AOTY before release The expectations you're putting on your ears!

I said contender and sure I can. They're one of my favourite bands and they haven't released a single second of bad music, including the synthwave album Mannequins. I can't see how this album will disappoint me. I'm quite confident that it will be there among the top albums by the end of the year. And here's the proof. First single just dropped.

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24.04.2024 - 02:11
Rating: 7
Vellichor
Awesome, I can add them to growing list of amazing bands releasing music this year! I also think this is one of the promising albums coming up, like Nejde said they haven’t disappointed yet so no reason to think this one will be any different
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24.04.2024 - 10:19
nikarg
Staff
Amazing news. I was just thinking about them a few days ago, wondering whether they are up to something because they had been radio silent for a while. Beautiful artwork, once again, splendid new song. Just like Nejde, my expectations are limitless.
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06.06.2024 - 21:44
Paz
פז
Elite
Why are you cursing Entropia, my fave band?

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29.06.2024 - 07:28
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Contributor
This band has such an extraordinary array of sounds and influences unlike any other band out there, and this could possibly be their most bizarre and extreme to date. It's like Tiamat, Ghost, and Thy Catafalque came together for the ultimate progressive psychedelic black metal collaboration.
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29.06.2024 - 10:08
Nejde
Moderator
Been spinning this non-stop since yesterday and it's just as phenomenal as I expected it to be. They just go from clarity to clarity with every new album. I don't think they could release a bad song even if they tried their hardest. Hands down the best album of 2024 so far. Can't see which band and album that is gonna top this.
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29.06.2024 - 10:44
Cynic Metalhead
Paisa Vich Nasha
I don't think it will surpass Pneuma. Is it?!

I had a good run with Mayhem in Blue as well.

Hype is engulfed. Will check to see if these chaps are right or have gone bonkers.
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29.06.2024 - 20:24
Rating: 8
Ch'ti
This band has a style that perfectly mixes other styles to create its own. It's not every day that I listen to such a unique album, although in metal only, there is no shortage of surprises.
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30.06.2024 - 16:40
Rating: 8
Metren
Dreadrealm
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 29.06.2024 at 10:44

I don't think it will surpass Pneuma. Is it?!

I prefer Pneuma by far. But this album is really good.

Also, "Fossil Gardens"... what an amazing and evocative title. They came up with that themselves, apparently. I googled the phrase and it doesn't seem to be a reference to any obscure science fiction novel or any IRL location or anything. These guys know what they are doing and they're damn good at it.
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02.07.2024 - 06:34
Rating: 5
BCI
I was eagerly awaiting for the album. Gave it a few spins but it hasn't clicked yet... 😬
What's with the fucking lasers???
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Black Crown Initiate have ruined a lot of bands for me...
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03.07.2024 - 13:02
Rating: 8
musclassia
Staff
Really enjoy the clean sung passage midway into The Road To Awe, gave me slight Crossroads vibes. Not sure I enjoy it quite as much as Eden In Reverse (the album that was my HSN breakthrough), but it's a very solid album, and it being slightly more blackened than Eden In Reverse (at least from my memory of that album) isn't a bad thing
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04.07.2024 - 14:15
nikarg
Staff
The album is wonderful. There is no band out there like HSN. Lying on the beach, staring at rhe sea and listening to "The Blue Dot" is priceless.
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05.07.2024 - 10:31
Zap
Guest
It's okay but definitely their weakest album yet. I find some songs really annoying, like "Curse You, Entropia".
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06.07.2024 - 00:13
Rating: 9
Construct
I think this is a solid album, however I agree that "Curse You, Entropia" is one of their weakest songs.
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