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Pillorian - Obsidian Arc



7.9 | 120 votes |
Release date: 10 March 2017
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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06. The Sentient Arcanum
07. Dark Is The River Of Man

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05.02.2017 - 06:18
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Not sure what to make of this after one spin. You've got approximately 40% black metal, 40% Agalloch, and 20% interesting-yet-unoriginal musical explorations. It's definitely solid, but I don't know if I'd come back to this more than twice.
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05.02.2017 - 15:25
Rating: 7
God Alone

Indeed it just sounds like a black metal-ish Agalloch. Quite solid but nothing really memorable for me.
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01.03.2017 - 20:08
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
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Growing up is the worst. I hope I never do it.
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01.03.2017 - 20:47
LuciferOfGayness
Account deleted
Sounds good to me, better than 99% of the atmo Ive heard this year. I like that theyve dropped most of the post-rock.
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02.03.2017 - 18:57
Rating: 7
Nick Carter

Well I am surprised, in a very good way. The comparison to Agalloch is impossible to avoid, and even though they won't be at Agalloch's level, they are decently close. They make it more black-ish and it has a lot of elements that deserve at least a second heard.
After 3 runs this is somewhere between Very Good and Excellent. (I wish metalstorm could let us give .5 ratings)
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02.03.2017 - 19:54
sitskier12

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03.03.2017 - 12:24
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Well I suggest listen it in all, I know some ppl has some personal issue whit Aggalovh but this is not that band, but still same melancholic, atmospheric, I enjoy it a lot
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17.03.2017 - 16:26
Rating: 9
JayMo4

Written by Nick Carter on 02.03.2017 at 18:57

I wish metalstorm could let us give .5 ratings


Definitely. It feels like there is way too much space between an 8 and a 9. 8.5 is the perfect rating for something that is better than just good, but not quite classic-level great.
And let's face it, it's not like the metalstorm computers are going to catch fire if they have to average a bunch of half points into their ratings.

Or will they?
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20.03.2017 - 07:17
Rating: 8
essbee

Written by JayMo4 on 17.03.2017 at 16:26

Written by Nick Carter on 02.03.2017 at 18:57

I wish metalstorm could let us give .5 ratings


Definitely. It feels like there is way too much space between an 8 and a 9. 8.5 is the perfect rating for something that is better than just good, but not quite classic-level great.
And let's face it, it's not like the metalstorm computers are going to catch fire if they have to average a bunch of half points into their ratings.

Or will they?


Hmmm, 8 is exactly what you want, it means "very good".... .5's are useless.
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20.03.2017 - 22:10
Rating: 9
JayMo4

Written by essbee on 20.03.2017 at 07:17

Hmmm, 8 is exactly what you want, it means "very good".... .5's are useless.


"Useless" is a bit harsh, isn't it? .5s are useless? Maybe the 1-10 scale is useless. After all, some sites just do a 1*-4* scale. For that matter, why not just say thumbs up, thumbs down? Like or dislike? Maybe anything more than that is useless.

Or maybe some of us would prefer a little more precision in our ratings.
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04.04.2017 - 07:46
Rating: 8
essbee

Written by JayMo4 on 20.03.2017 at 22:10

Written by essbee on 20.03.2017 at 07:17

Hmmm, 8 is exactly what you want, it means "very good".... .5's are useless.


"Useless" is a bit harsh, isn't it? .5s are useless? Maybe the 1-10 scale is useless. After all, some sites just do a 1*-4* scale. For that matter, why not just say thumbs up, thumbs down? Like or dislike? Maybe anything more than that is useless.

Or maybe some of us would prefer a little more precision in our ratings.


Didn't mean to sound harsh, but I really think having 1 to 10 is more than enough. I do think .5s are redundant, you should be able to decide between a 8 and a 9, you have 10 different numbers to categorize the quality of albums in. That is more than enough, and 20 would be over kill imo. I think if you want .5s, you should review how you score the albums, maybe you need to rate some of the albums lower than you already do.

For example, an 8 is exactly what you wanted from what you've said in your first post. 7 is good and 8 is better than just good (very good).
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05.04.2017 - 18:35
Rating: 8
cobrapel
Concept One
Better than I thought, good debut for a new band...
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08.04.2017 - 23:42
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Bad English on 03.03.2017 at 12:24

Well I suggest listen it in all, I know some ppl has some personal issue whit Aggalovh but this is not that band, but still same melancholic, atmospheric, I enjoy it a lot

I still have to listen to this BE. Does it remind you of any particular Agalloch album?
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08.04.2017 - 23:51
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by tea[m]ster on 08.04.2017 at 23:42

Written by Bad English on 03.03.2017 at 12:24

Well I suggest listen it in all, I know some ppl has some personal issue whit Aggalovh but this is not that band, but still same melancholic, atmospheric, I enjoy it a lot

I still have to listen to this BE. Does it remind you of any particular Agalloch album?


Not really, less melancholic sound as Agalloch had
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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14.05.2017 - 21:54
Rating: 9
greg_lecter

Better than I expected. A good one.
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21.05.2017 - 16:06
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Got around to firing this thing up. It's good. About what I expected. I like the production.
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29.04.2020 - 19:35
Rating: 8
Răzvan

I can see why someone would call this a black metal version of Agalloch, but that's certainly not a bad thing in my book. I only recently got into Agalloch (love them) and I also enjoy more melodic/atmospheric black metal, so this is a pretty great combination for me. Too bad this band is already dead, for reasons that are not exactly difficult to understand.
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29.04.2020 - 22:39
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Răzvan on 29.04.2020 at 19:35

I can see why someone would call this a black metal version of Agalloch, but that's certainly not a bad thing in my book. I only recently got into Agalloch (love them) and I also enjoy more melodic/atmospheric black metal, so this is a pretty great combination for me. Too bad this band is already dead, for reasons that are not exactly difficult to understand.

Much better as other band members project, johb haugen Plays metal, others dont, its it
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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02.02.2022 - 09:21
Gaelv

A really good aggressive version of agalloch and i am really sad that they are disbanded.
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