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Giant Squid - Minoans



7.7 | 42 votes |
Release date: 28 October 2014
Style: Doom metal, Post-metal

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01. Minoans
02. Thera
03. Sir Arthur Evans
04. Palace Of Knossos
05. Sixty Foot Waves
06. Mycenaeans
07. The Pearl And The Parthenon
08. Phaistos Disc

Guest review by
Desha
Rating:
8.0
When looking at the sonic landscape that is post metal, Giant Squid have always been one of the more unique acts. As such, an album inspired by one of the most unique past cultures we know of makes for a great fit.

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published 28.10.2020 | Comments (5)

Giant Squid continue to evolve. They are hard to put in a box because every song is a tantalizing experiment. Minoans reveals itself slowly with shorter songs, powerful blasts and instrumental finesse. There is refinement in the melodies and a perfect marriage between the voices of Jackie Perez Gratz and Aaron Gregory. The enticing cello and sorrowful atmosphere of the songs form layered waves of exotic sounds. Giant Squid gracefully offer us another treasure from the sea.

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Comments: 9   Visited by: 187 users
27.11.2014 - 18:29
Rating: 6
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Contributor
Shit is out there...REALLY out there...I can see this will take time getting used to. I haven't listened to these guys in awhile, don't remember them being this avantgarde.
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30.11.2014 - 13:13
Ivor
Staff
Objectively a very good record but for some reason I don't like the sound of it. Cenotes EP was considerably more appealing and enjoyable to me.

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03.12.2014 - 08:23
PocketMetal
I knew it'd be staff-picked the moment I heard it. I love the atmosphere but the male vocals take some serious getting used to.
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03.12.2014 - 15:21
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Obsessed with this one. Love how the vocalists's voices harmonize, one of the best vocal duets I've heard.
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13.12.2014 - 21:54
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Elite
Written by Unhealer on 03.12.2014 at 15:21

Obsessed with this one. Love how the vocalists's voices harmonize, one of the best vocal duets I've heard.


Yes, I think that is one of the strengths of the album, the vocals. Apart from the magnificent songs back to back, especially "Palace Of Knossos" and "Sixty Foot Waves" are spectacular to me.

And at times it kinda reminds of Grayceon who I love because of Perez Gratz vocals.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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28.12.2014 - 00:25
Rating: 9
Lionthrone
Written by BloodTears on 13.12.2014 at 21:54

Written by Unhealer on 03.12.2014 at 15:21

Obsessed with this one. Love how the vocalists's voices harmonize, one of the best vocal duets I've heard.


Yes, I think that is one of the strengths of the album, the vocals. Apart from the magnificent songs back to back, especially "Palace Of Knossos" and "Sixty Foot Waves" are spectacular to me.

And at times it kinda reminds of Grayceon who I love because of Perez Gratz vocals.


Agreed, with the addition of Mycenaeans to your back-to-back spectacularness.
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28.12.2014 - 11:52
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Elite
Written by Lionthrone on 28.12.2014 at 00:25

Agreed, with the addition of Mycenaeans to your back-to-back spectacularness.


Oh, yes. I'm with you on that one. Since we are at it, I'll add "Thera" too to that group of songs I think "Phaistos Disc", the album closer, is the only song which is not on par with the other ones.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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26.02.2015 - 07:00
Rating: 5
In Bone Factory
Boring
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10.08.2020 - 23:58
Desha
delicious dish
Didn't like it at first but coming around to it. 60 foot waves is one of my favourites of theirs. Still not as good as the last two ofc
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