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Isole - The Calm Hunter



7.7 | 33 votes |
Release date: 28 November 2014
Style: Epic doom metal

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01. The Calm Hunter
02. Dead To Me (The Destroyer Part I)
03. Into Oblivion
04. The Eye Of Light
05. Perdition
06. Alone In Silence
07. My Regret (The Destroyer Part II)

Line-up
Crister Olsson - guitars, vocals
Daniel Bryntse - vocals, guitars
Jonas Lindström - drums
Jimmy Mattsson - bass, vocals

Additional info
Recorded and mixed by Jonas Lindström and Isole at Studio Apocalypse.
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Artwork by Travis Smith.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
6.2
The Calm Hunter meanders as it seeks out more melodious terrain for Isole's doom metal. This decision brings with it an inconsistency in the catalogue of the Swedes, who have maintained a style of their own under the Isole name ever since their debut in 2005.

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published 15.11.2014 | Comments (9)

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15.10.2014 - 19:49
J. N.
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13.12.2014 - 07:48
Rating: 7
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
It's an ok album, it's just not really much stands out and songs tend to drown into one another. Best song is probably the title track. I can't say there are any bad songs though.
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16.12.2014 - 07:34
Rating: 7
Arcesse Eum

I really wanted to love this album, but it just doesn't have the charm of the last few. Much fewer contrapuntal melodies, fewer vocal harmonies, less crushing drums, less overall epic-ness. When I hear Born from Shadows or Bliss of Solitude I get mad chills, this album doesn't really do that at all for me. I don't want to shit talk this album too much because I generally love these guys so much, but yeh... this album was really not up to usual Isole standards (though I realize it's virtually impossible to live up to something like Silent Ruins).
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As above, so below.
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16.12.2014 - 13:20
Rating: 7
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
Written by Arcesse Eum on 16.12.2014 at 07:34

.....though I realize it's virtually impossible to live up to something like Silent Ruins


Indeed. However, it's a formula they should work on for the next album. There was just nothing that wow'ed me on this album. Isole are catchy as fuck, but certainly not on this album. I need those meaty epic riffs and vocal harmonies back.
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28.01.2015 - 10:43
Rating: 6
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Have they changed singers? The lead vocals sound different.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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28.01.2015 - 13:27
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by M C Vice on 28.01.2015 at 10:43

Have they changed singers? The lead vocals sound different.



Nope, they haven't. It's still Daniel for the clean vocals and Crister for the harsh ones and Jimmy also did some vocals. I guess that's why think it's different, because Jimmy wasn't part of Isole on their previous albums, where Henrik did some vocals.
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29.01.2015 - 09:46
Rating: 6
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.01.2015 at 13:27

Written by M C Vice on 28.01.2015 at 10:43

Have they changed singers? The lead vocals sound different.



Nope, they haven't. It's still Daniel for the clean vocals and Crister for the harsh ones and Jimmy also did some vocals. I guess that's why think it's different, because Jimmy wasn't part of Isole on their previous albums, where Henrik did some vocals.

Well, Daniel must be doing something different, cause it really sounds like a different singer.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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06.02.2015 - 09:18
Rating: 6
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Sounds more like Erab Altor than Isole. Also reminds me of Opeth's Watershed for some reason.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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21.03.2016 - 10:37
Rating: 9
ThomasBryant

I love all their stuff, but I kind of find it funny that this album has a lower rating then Born from Shadows. While in Sputnic music it's the other way around.
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17.01.2019 - 20:24
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Tage Westerlund
It sounds like back to roots, somehow after going troughta ll disco, its over and I miss it, well we will see what new albums brings, but this is decent, maybe their best in some way.
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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