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Stormkeep - Tales Of Othertime



8 | 92 votes |
Release date: 19 November 2021
Style: Melodic black metal

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01. The Seer
02. The Citadel
03. A Journey Through Storms
04. The Serpent's Stone
05. An Ode To Dragons
06. Eternal Majesty Manifest

Staff review by
X-Ray Rod
Rating:
8.5
Here at Metal Storm headquarters, we like to relax in between all our arduous work as reviewers. Some of us drink, read, or play pool in the lounge room. Radu and I decided to play some D&D when suddenly BAM! All Stormkeep’s members smashed through the door.

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published 12.12.2021 | Comments (16)

From dungeon crawl to alpine odyssey, from cave quest to fortress siege, from forest foray to blizzard-beaten battlefield, Stormkeep's debut serves as the perfect soundtrack to any adventure that can be measured with a dice roll or described while wearing a wizard hat. Though a colossal melodic black metal base defines Tales Of Othertime, the diversity of flavors is enough to put to shame any other of the millions of Tolkien-infused, medieval-themed black metal albums flooding the market. The synth passages are tastefully placed and artfully constructed, and for once, we've got an album that spends as much time with the dragons as with the dungeons: power metal from Blind Guardian to Bal-Sagoth echoes through the majestic choruses, and the riffing is catchy enough to allay your Dissection withdrawal for a time. Like a tale out of time from an ancient, forgotten tome, Tales Of Othertime is filled with magic - and it's been a long time since black metal last felt so powerful.

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Comments: 18   Visited by: 168 users
20.11.2021 - 22:57
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
More bands need to bring back album covers like this one.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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24.11.2021 - 01:24
Rating: 9
Uxküll

Really great album, best symphonic black metal album of the year so far.
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"Nullum unquam exstitit magnum igenium sine aliqua dementia [there was never great genius without some madness]."

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27.11.2021 - 01:02
Rating: 8
The Galactician

These guys are great. And yeah, that album cover is what they sound like.
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04.12.2021 - 05:53
Rating: 5
Neachy

This is mediocre at best. Kinda sucks imo but who tf am I. The cover does give it immediate cred though.
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06.12.2021 - 09:01
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Children Of Bodom trying to play Black Metal. Ugh.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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06.12.2021 - 12:08
Alakazam
yolo grindset
Written by Maco on 06.12.2021 at 09:01

Children Of Bodom trying to play Black Metal. Ugh.

Prime Children Of Bodom was the best Dissection worship, which more or less, is all of melodic black.
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06.12.2021 - 12:16
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Written by Alakazam on 06.12.2021 at 12:08

Written by Maco on 06.12.2021 at 09:01

Children Of Bodom trying to play Black Metal. Ugh.

Prime Children Of Bodom was the best Dissection worship, which more or less, is all of melodic black.


More like suggarish extreme power metal. Without the aggression of Dissection.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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06.12.2021 - 12:24
Alakazam
yolo grindset
Written by Maco on 06.12.2021 at 12:16

Written by Alakazam on 06.12.2021 at 12:08

Written by Maco on 06.12.2021 at 09:01

Children Of Bodom trying to play Black Metal. Ugh.

Prime Children Of Bodom was the best Dissection worship, which more or less, is all of melodic black.


More like suggarish extreme power metal. Without the aggression of Dissection.

It certainly was more aggressive than this, even its keyboards. I mean they had harpsichords(!) as the icing on top!
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06.12.2021 - 12:28
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Maco on 06.12.2021 at 09:01

Children Of Bodom trying to play Black Metal. Ugh.


Lol, terrible comparison. This sounds lik old-Rhapsody covering Emperor's "In The Nightside Eclipse". Loving every second of it. Fun as hell melodic black.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.12.2021 - 22:05
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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11.12.2021 - 17:54
mz

The fact that in 2021 we still have bands using covers like this shows human civilization is doomed.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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11.12.2021 - 18:09
Maco
Pvt Funderground
The cover is the only remarkable thing about the album so no.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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12.12.2021 - 19:27
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by RaduP on 09.12.2021 at 22:05



Hell yeah.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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14.12.2021 - 05:44
Opeth1992

Written by Maco on 11.12.2021 at 18:09

The cover is the only remarkable thing about the album so no.


You like GBK, Disma and Arghoslent and you think THIS is bad?
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14.12.2021 - 15:25
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Written by Opeth1992 on 14.12.2021 at 05:44

You like GBK, Disma and Arghoslent and you think THIS is bad?


Don't know why did you bring those superior bands but yes!

Edit: Well I wouldn't say it's exactly bad. But below average.
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14.12.2021 - 20:26
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
As cheesy as this album is, I find that it's growing on me pretty fast. Definitely going to be in my top 10 of the year.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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16.12.2021 - 06:50
RyanKolp

I just heard about this album today from a best of 2021 video. And damn I'm glad I did. This album is incredible! Lyrics are hella cheesy, but the atmosphere is great and there are so many awesome riffs and solos.
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16.12.2021 - 06:53
RyanKolp

Also, apparently this band is just the members of Wayfarer but they do different instruments! Very talented fellows!
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