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Haken - The Mountain

8.5 | 412 votes |
Release date: 2 September 2013
Style: Progressive metal


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01. The Path
02. Atlas Stone
03. Cockroach King
04. In Memoriam
05. Because It's There
06. Falling Back To Earth
07. As Death Embraces
08. Pareidolia
09. Somebody
10. The Path Unbeaten [instrumental version of The Path] [digital bonus]
11. Nobody [acoustic version of Somebody] [digital bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2013: 13

Ross Jennings - vocals
Richard "Hen" Henshall - keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
Charlie Griffiths - guitars, backing vocals
Tom MacLean - bass, backing vocals
Raymond Hearne - drums, backing vocals, cimbasso, tuba
Diego Tejeida - keyboards, sound design, backing vocals

Session musicians
Joey "Dah Lipz" Ryan - French horn
Matthew Lews - trombone
Barry Clements - bass trombone

Additional info
Music by Richard Henshall, arrangements by Haken.
As Death Embraces by Diego Tejeida.
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
Limited edition bonus tracks mixed by Diego Tejeida.
Drums recorded by Anthony Leung at The Crypt.
Art and design by Blacklake.

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22.07.2020 - 16:51
Rating: 8
Mountain King
K i K o
I liked this album from the start. Really good record with a mix of styles while still being really proggy, and I think Leprous and Haken are similar bands somehow (Leprous incorporate more growls). Enjoying this and Leprous' "Tall Poppy Syndrome" quite a lot.
I really like "Cockroach King" and my fav track it "Pareidolia"
27.06.2022 - 10:49
Rating: 6

Really couldn't enjoy this one, lost the atmosphere of Aquarius and Visions. Most songs here just follow the good melodies but directionless wankery formula, which makes for a bland and unmemorable listen. "Falling Back to Earth" is decent but again pales in comparison to the first two masterpieces. Performance and production remain top notch, but the lack of great songwriting means this one many classes below Aquarius and Visions.
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